June 16, 2012

Elsie June, our baby girl

Elsie June Cotten came into the world on the sunshiney evening of June 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM. 

We are all twice as pleased as punch with her little self. She is sweet and gentle and incredibly cute.

Isn't she perfect?

. She was 8 lbs 6 oz and 21.5 inches, our smallest baby!

VERY glad to have a baby to cuddle rather than looking forward to a baby to cuddle through a haze of dreaded labor. I am a wimp. 

The kids are completely entranced by her littleness and baby-ness

We suffered an unfortunate camera malfunction, so all the pictures we had of the kids holding their brand new sister are somewhere in the nethersphere of nowhere. I might cry. 

Lily wanted to take pictures

She was born on flag day, so I made Justin go buy the patriotic little sleeper I had seen a few days earlier

Checking out the wonders of a hospital bed

Cheyenne being the big cousin

Rilla being very careful

Ashley helped Orianna and Lily decorate our house for Elsie's homecoming. So sweet! 

This makes me sentimentally sad that we didn't work Gosha into her name somehow. But.... 

I love Gosha baby girl


Verity Earl said...

She IS perfect!! Congratulations! So sweet. I love that Ashley, she is so thoughtful and good with the kids. I didn't know that Gosha was an option for the name. I like it. It's so exotic. :) But the name you picked is beautiful too, of course! xoxo Love you all!

Rebekah said...

Whoot! Could you sense a certain amount of stalking?? :) Sweet photos! Can't wait to hold her in a week or so! What perfect timing!

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Cathy said...

She is beautiful!!! Congratulations, looking forward to more pictures, I know you're busy but she is so photogenic ;)

Connie said...

She is just so kissable, squishable, huggable, you name it! Another beautiful little Cotten picking girl! I hope to meet her someday, but until then give her many kisses and hugs from me!

laura said...

So cute and wonderful! Congratulations!!!

Sheena said...

Congratulations Cottons! She looks absolutely precious. And what's with the picture of you....aren't you supposed to look like you just got run over by a train? You look great! Enjoy your baby!