Saturday, November 29, 2008

Good Golly Miss Molly

Introducing the newest member of the CUNNINGHAM family:
MOLLY JOY CUNNINGHAM was born on 11/28/08 at 08:24 A.M.
She weighed 6 lbs, 14.9 oz and was 19 & 1/2 inches long.

Alicia did a FANTASTIC job, but I'll let her provide any other details that she would want to share. Both Alicia and Molly are resting and recovering from a hard day. We're hoping to have them come home tomorrow (Sunday).

I know that it is early, but thus far, Molly is a true joy. She has been the most patient, laid-back, content baby. Except for the initial trauma of birth, bathing, prodding, suctioning, blood drawing, immunizations, etc, she only cried for about a total of 10 minutes her entire first 24 hours.

Emma and Macey came by the hospital yesterday afternoon to meet their new baby sister. Both were SUPER excited. They each got to choose a balloon to take to the hospital to give to Molly--because what newborn wouldn't love a balloon?
(Disclaimer: Alicia forbade me from posting any pictures with her in them.) However, this is Alicia's third C-section and I have to say that each time I am more amazed at the heroic act of motherhood and giving birth. I witnessed the surgery. It's a pretty big deal. Alicia was in PAIN throughout the day, had to deal with all the recovery processes, and yet her primary focus was not on herself, but in making sure that Molly was ok and taken care of. I don't know how you mothers do it, but you have my heartfelt admiration and respect.
Emma already loves Molly and wanted to bring her home yesterday and give her some "cold milk."
Macey is SOOO excited to finally be a BIG SISTER. She showered Molly with hugs, kisses, and even got to hold her little sister.
I'm not sure if Molly was curious or terrified of her older sisters, but she clearly kept a watchful eye on hem

Thanks to Grammy for traveling up to take care of Emma and Macey while I stayed at the hospital to help both Alicia and Molly rest and recover.


Sylvia said...

Congrats to all of you :)
Molly is beautiful like her 2 older sisters.
Good job Alicia.
Molly is a great name.

Melissa said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She is adorable. I still want to know the name of the rehab actor Garry wanted to use.

dunowland said...

Congratulations! She is a cutie pie. So happy for you.

Tina said...

Molly is adorable . . you both do good work! I can't believe you posted so quickly, WOW! Enjoy every precious minute with your new one.

Kiersten said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I really love her name.

Stephanie said...

She's beautiful! Thanks for letting me cuddlle her last night.

LeeAnn said...

Congrats to the Cunningham family and their beautiful new addition!! What a cute family!