Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Table for Four

Easter Sunday started innocent enough - here is Lucy all prettied up to go to church and hunting for eggs:

Although they were empty, it did not take away from the fun.

We went into the hospital early the next morning for an induction - here is mom upon arrival. Believe me, that smile would not last very long. Can you guess how big the baby is?

After about 12 hours, we welcomed a new family member. Below are some quick photos of Zophia (Zoe) Lanxang Horton.
Here is the baby with her parents minutes after birth.

10lbs 4.2 oz - 23.5 inches long. This is a big girl and Lucy may not be the 'big' sister for long. Nanthida is starting a new 'over 10' club for mothers who deliver big babies - although there doesn't seem to be a lot of enthusiasm for it among expecting women...

Vadsana and Zoe

"Dad - how about a sandwich or something?".

Zoe's grandparents (and great-grandma)



Hmmm...the jury is still out with Lucy. She did not seem overly enthusiastic about her new sister - but life is full of changes....

We would like to thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers during this pregnancy and delivery - we are thankful for your love and support.

19 comments:

Our Three Girls said...

Congratulations, Da, Charles, and Lucy! Zoe is beautiful! Wow, Da! You are a trooper! We were thinking about you and can't wait to meet your precious little girl!

Kerri, Dan, Tatum, Tessa, and Rowan

amosclarkson said...

I was so happy to see this post this morning! She is gorgeous and looks VERY healthy. Wow- over 10 lbs! I know you've heard that enough so I won't mention it again ;) Glad all went well and hopefully Lucy will start to adjust over these next weeks.

amosclarkson said...

Oh, and not that this makes you feel ANY better about the delivery, but at Centerpoint Hospital a 12 lb.s 9 oz. baby was born (c-section of course) over the weekend!!! Crazy!!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations to all of you! Zoe [LOVE that name] is the first to surpass Savannah's scale-tipping weight!! I assure you there are a few perks to having such a big baby.

Oh, and Savannah says sweet kicks Lucy.

Holly said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the name!!
Umm, so what doc said the baby would be 6 pounds!? Congrats, can't wait to meet her!

Baby Preston said...

Congrats!!!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I can't wait to meet her--unfortunately we have the flu bug so we will be staying away--for your sake..you don't want this one...but I can't wait to give her lots of lovin!!! Jen and P

karen.bidney said...

Congratulations to all of you! I was thinking about you yesterday. So happy little Zophia is here for all of you to love, babies are such a blessing! I remember a verse from a card we recieved after Amy was born "A baby is a gift from God,intrusted in our care,a masterpiece of His creation, we are blessed to share" Enjoy all your sharing! God Bless you all,Karen

Supavan said...

So glad Zoe is here! She is a beautiful precious girl who this auntie will be glad to spoil! I know I said this yesterday, but I am so impressed with your delivery - you and Charles really worked hard to bring Zoe into this world, and I know everyone who meets her agrees it was well worth it!

Micah and Beth said...

You are AMAZING! I'm so impressed with your laboring skills!!! WOW! I love the name and she's a pretty girl...just as I knew she would be. Congratulations HOrtons!

Sarah & Scott said...

Hooray! Although I did not want to hear any stories about large babies (I prefer to think those are old wives' tales that are simply untrue. Now I have a friend that it happened to. GREAT!), I think this news is fabulous. Can't wait to see Zoe. I need to start lifting weights before I meet her so I can be at my strongest to hold your 10 pounder! :)

Love you!

April & Alisha said...

Oh My Goodness...so much for 6lbs. What do doctors know anyway? My mom said they told her I was going to be a twin and then a boy. Well I did end up being a Gemini Twin. Congrats she is so adorable and I can't wait to meet her!

Baby Sutton said...

Congratulations. I am so happy Zoe is finally here. I can't wait to see here either. She looks beautiful...just like her mama (sorry Charles...I thinks he is going to look more like Da this time around). If you need anything I'm only a phone call and 10 min away. Love you. Congrats.
Emily, Mal and Josh

Carrie Fluegge said...

When I saw the picture of your belly sticking straight out, I couldn't believe it. But then I see that you had a 10 pounder and I guess that explains it. I don't know how such a tiny person has such a big baby. Well Congrats! You deserve it! I'm looking forward to seeing more family photos.

The Schwengels said...

DA!!! How did you DO that?!?! You are a wonder woman! Shock & awe...

Enjoy your new baby...Keep those pictures coming!

Love you!

Emers

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! Nanthida, you are so awesome, for many reasons, but on top of everything, for blogging the day after delivering a 10-pound baby!! We've been following the pregnancy from afar through the blog and are so happy for you and your family and send you our thoughts and best wishes for health and happiness.

love,
Susan and Matthew

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!!

jasper said...

Adorable!!! I'm so happy for all of you.xxoo

Our Three Girls said...

I can't believe I have not gotten to meet Zoe yet! I may have to rally the troops and bring them out sometime...or beg you for more pictures!

Love you and hope you are feelings fully recovered soon!

Kerri

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to introduce a new member of the family---and little Zoe is picture puurfect! I have been very happy to see the girls up close and personal---they are a joy, especially Lucy, who is such a girlie girl! Talk later---we are out to lunch now! Grandma Judy