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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Welcome Kate to Our Family!!

Wednesday started off like any other day and ended with us having another member to our family. On July 30, 2008, Kathryn Hawley Norton was born at 5:38 p.m. She was 20.5 inches long and weighed only 7 pounds 13 ounces. I can say only because Danny was over 9 pounds. And what a difference a pound and a half makes!
This labor was much quicker the second time around and with the aid of only four contractions, I was able to push her out! It was awesome!
This was taken minutes after she was born. We were amazed with her VERY long and skinny fingers and toes. Danny has blocks for feet, so it's interesting to see her very different build. Dan's dad was able to come over shortly after the delivery and take some great pictures!
I was worried about how Danny was going to react to having a baby sister around, but it was a delightful surprise when all he could do was smile and want to kiss her. Although he's "a bit" rough and still trying to learn how to control all his strength, all he wants to is kiss and touch her and be with her everywhere. I can't turn my back for a second, only to find out he's trying to climb into the pack 'n play with her, for example. But he's been really good and is excited to be a big brother.
As many of you know, we struggled with picking out a name for this child and we didn't have a name until just a few days ago. Dan and I would like to try to name our children with names from our family, so that they know where their name originated from and why they were named what they were. So we chose the name Kathryn, my mom's name, and will call her Kate for short. There will be no confusion, since my mom is very much a Kathy and never uses her given name, which I think is beautiful. The name Hawley (pronounced like Holly) is Dan's grandma's maiden name. So Kathryn Hawley Norton it is!

12 comments:

SugarHouse Mama said...

How do you manage to deliver a baby and STILL have perfect hair and skin!?!?!?! I will *never* be brave enough to post pics of me minutes after birth. Boy am I jealous!

Audra said...

Congratulations!!!! She is a doll! And mom looks absolutley great. Yes, how do you do it?

Love that little one and give her a kiss from us.

Andrea said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful and yes, you do look amazing! What a cute little family you have. Good luck with the adjustment of having two. I still feel like I can't leave our two alone, if I do, Jaci usually ends up "wrestling" Tanner and he usually ends up crying. :) They do love each other and Jaci can make Tanner laugh better than anyone! It's fun!

Dahl Family said...

congratulations! What a cute addition to your family! I'm glad that the delivery went well.

The Kyles said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful! Kathryn is a great name.

Suzy said...

Felicidades!!! You look great! Kate is beautiful! and of course I love the name :) (obviously)

Michelle said...

Wow, she's such a pretty little girl. Congrats to you and your family and I'm so glad everything went smoothly!

The Bucks said...

Girl you are sooo beautiful and little Kate takes after her mom definately!! Congratulations!! They are lucky to have a mom who is absolutely amazing no doubt about it!! I miss you!!

Staci Lynn said...

She is so cute!! You have cute kids!!

Raen said...

I'm so happy that little Kate is healthy and doing well. Can't wait to see her in person! I hope all is well for you now that you've been home for a while. Let me know if you ever need a break! Congratulations.

Foxy said...

Congratulations Rebeckah! Both of your little ones are adorable and you look so beautiful in your wedding pictures. The last name was Kokinda in the mission and I remember you being so sweet when I was a still quite new in the mission. =0)

Da TuPolAz said...

I thought I left a comment but maybe I just responded to your text when you gave birth. We are so happy for your family and I'm glad to see your healthy and all went well with the delivery! Beautiful pictures!! my goal this time around is not to look so tore up when I take my first picture with our new baby. You look great, congrats again!