July 7, 2007

The Princess Has Arrived...

This evening the world was blessed with the arrival (finally) of Peyton Mahan Douglas. After a TEXTBOOK labor and delivery, she graced us with her presence at 11:19pm on 6 July. She weighed in at 9lbs 5.5oz and is 20.8" long. Mom and baby are doing very well. Dad has the magic touch and is able to put Peyton to sleep with his political talk....I mean Daddy chat.

Visiting hours in the mother baby unit are 10am - 8pm. Kelly and Rob have requested that you call one of their cell phones before you come to visit, as they want to make sure they're decent and awake enough to remember you being there.

Childbirth is truly an amazing blessing. After the epidural, Kelly couldn't have agreed more! :-)

Enjoy the attached photo and I'm sure that sometime soon, all the pictures will be up on the world wide web for y'all to view. (It's hard to get a great shot with all the hustle and bustle going on.)

Love, Rachel


bauer zoo said...

what a beautiful baby! congrats to the new parents!

Joanne and Deric said...

Yippi!!!! I think she was holding out for 07/07/07, she is going to be a lucky girl!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rachel, JD and Lorelai -

Peyton, Rob and I can not thank you enough for your amazing friendship and your particiption in our FABULOUS day. The experience would not have been complete without your involvement. We really are blessed to have friends like you.

I can not wait for Peyton and Lorelai to grow up together. (Well, I can wait because this newborn thing is pretty neat.) I hope Lorelai and Peyton will have the same bond that you and I do. They will be wonderful best friends!!!!

We love you guys.