Welcome to the world, Winter Elizabeth Lute! Winter was born on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. in Denver, Colorado. She weighs 7 pounds, 2.5 ounces and measures 18.5 inches long. She has a full head of dark brown hair and daddy’s blue eyes. She is healthy and completely perfect. Eric and I couldn’t feel happier or more blessed.
As I sit down to write, I have no idea where to begin. I will plan to write a completely separate blog post about our birth story, but wanted to give an update on what’s been going on and how we are doing! The past 5 days have been a blur, but we are enjoying every second of this precious addition to our family.
We arrived to the hospital on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and welcomed Winter into the world by 6:37 p.m. that day. Her birth was beautiful and I would not change a single thing. (But as I mentioned, I will write out the full story when I have more time.) We stayed in the hospital for two nights and arrived home on Saturday afternoon, ready for our brand new adventure! We haven’t gotten a whole lot of sleep since then, but it’s well worth every second.
The winner of the baby pool is my brother-in-law Jason. He must have great intuition, because he guessed her name, birthday, weight and length (nearly perfectly). Way to go, Jason! We also had a lot of other great guessers who got the birthday correct, including me! Other correct 10/10 guesses were: my sister Maggie, blog friends Priscilla Marie, Carin, and Katie, my Aunt Carol, Eric’s Grandma Helen, and my college friend Franki. Way to go, everyone! 10/10 is a cool birthday!
Baby Pool final results — way to go Jason!
Until I get a chance to write Winter’s birth story, here is just a series of snapshots of what we have been up to:
First family photo! This was taken just moments after Winter was born. We had skin-on-skin time before she was weighed and measured. She even started breastfeeding right away!
Mommy is SO PROUD of her little girl! This was taken right after we were moved into our recovery room post-delivery.
Before her first bath. Just an hour or so old here.
We are so proud of our little angel!
Winter is the most beautiful little girl I’ve ever seen!
Getting ready to take her home.
One proud Daddy! He is so amazing with her.
Snuggling baby Winter before leaving the hospital.
First car ride!
Family photo as we arrived home!
The sleepy Winter just melts my heart. This is how she looks after she breastfeeds.
Winter loves being a baby burrito. Daddy is the best at swaddling her!
This is what I get to live and breathe for now. Winter is my precious angel.
Thank you so much for all of your kind words. We are all doing great. Recovery from birth is going well. Just pray that we get some sleep every now and again:)
Until next time,