Monday, March 7, 2011

Alana Joy Salt

On March 3rd 2011 at approximately 7:54 am, we welcomed Alana Joy Salt into our family. She came via c-section because she was breech and because I was having some problems with high blood pressure. She was 7 lbs 4 oz and 20.5 inches long.

37 weeks and 2 days

Nathan pretending he was asleep. We had to be at the hospital at 5:15 that morning, so we were a little bit tired that day...
Last pregnant picture:
First picture of Alana (who was still nameless at the time...)
Me strapped to the table. I was crying and it was sad because I could barely even see what was going on from where I lay. : (
A thumb!
First bath
I think I was on the phone with my dad when they brought her in. I was still a little loopy from the medicine and from the early morning. It was very hard to stay awake and I think Alana was a little sleepy too.
We like to call her our little frog
Mommy and baby. My face is a little red because the morphine that they gave me made me itch like crazy! I know I was only supposed to rub...but I scratched a couple times too...
Andrew and baby
Her first outfit
Holding daddy's thumb
Grumpy face
Second outfit
First picture after we actually decided her name
Flowers that Sara and Aaron sent me
Going home!
First nights sleep. We had her sleep in her car seat because her nose was getting so stuffy since it is so dry in Utah. We had to get some boogers out earlier that night with tweezers so that she could breath. Let me tell you, it was traumatic. But then she could breath easier so she was fine.
Today's outfit. Don't you just love the hat? My mom made it. And she's almost smiling.

So far, she is such a good little girl. She hardly cries, unless she is hungry, but even then, only for a few seconds. She loves to look around and also loves to sleep. We love her tons and tons and can't get over how cute she is!


rebecca said...

natalie! she is beautiful! i wish i had words to express how happy i am for you! thanks so much for posting all the pictures..... what a wonderful mother you are going to be!

Lizzie - The Dancing Toad Blog said...

I am SO happy for you! She is so beautiful! So glad everything went so smoothly.

Sharlee said...

She is adorable and I LOVE her outfits! I want to come visit! Let me know when you'd be up for that!!

The Royal Buffington's said...

The half-smile is my favorite. I can't wait to hold her!!!

The Crane's said...

Congratulations!! She is so precious! You will be such a cute mommy!

Janette said...

I love her name. Congratulations!