Audrey Elise Hatch was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd. (Yes, we did end up giving her a middle name.) She was 8lbs 13 oz, and 18 inches long. She has lots of dark hair and a beautiful olive skin color. When the pediatrician examined her at the hospital he discovered she has a broken collar bone. Of course, I cried for a day when I found out. Thankfully, it doesn't seem to bother her too much. She has kept me busy with her usual newborn duties: sleeping, eating, and filling her diaper. I easily change 10-15 diapers a day!

Today she is 18 days old. It doesn't seem like I have already survived 17 sleepless nights....only..however many... more to go! I don't necessarily see an end, but I know there will be. She can't wake up every two hours for forever. Now it sounds like I am complaining--so I'll be clear: I love being Audrey's mom. I love that I get to spend all day with her. I cherish this infant stage, because I know I will look back on it as a sweet time in my life.

Hyrum is excited to be a big brother. He likes to touch baby's hair and point out her eyes and nose and ears (with exceptional tenderness I might add). Currently Hyrum is enjoying his chocolate advent calender from Big Daddy and Big Momma. I think this is the first year I haven't had one for myself.

You have to grow up sometime.


Hatch Family said...

oughie! she broke her collar bone. she was a big girl for you and i guess that was the way she had to come. you did great!

Mel said...

Audrey is so adorable! Congratulations!

Does she have to wear something to help set the bone?

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