08 April 2009

Baby Girl Dix is Here

Warren got his little sister today. Camille Taylor Dix was born at 4:05am, weighing in at 7 lbs. 5 oz. Like her brother, she's a redhead.

Labor was blissfully uneventful. Steph started having contractions around 6:00pm, and they got more intense around 10:00pm. My mom drove down after work (thanks!) to sleep at the house with W while Steph and I sped off to the hospital. Steph was admitted a little after midnight and got her epidural around 1:00am. After that, we both got some rest. The medical crew came in about 4:00am, woke me up and said it was time to push. Three pushes later, our little girl got her first taste of the real world. After memories of W's brutal labor and delivery, this one was awesome.

We can already tell she's different from her brother--she's quiet. She cried the first couple minutes after her birth, but she's been incredibly silent since. She's content to stare around the room, just soaking things in. She doesn't seem to have W's incessant need to let everyone know that he's around. On the other hand, she hates to get her diaper changed, something W never minded.

All in all, mom and baby are doing well. Steph was a champ (she even considered going drug-free until I talked her out of it). Apart from the whole no-sleep thing, it couldn't have gone better.

I have to admit, I was worried about my initial W vs. C feelings. It's amazing, though, how you can instantly love a brand new little person just as much as the other baby you've known and loved for two and a half years. Kids are great.

Here are the long-awaited pics:

Steph's last moments of pregnancy


The new addition


How cruel that we make them strip naked in the cold, cold world just to get an accurate weight measurement


All warm



Steph and her babies


Dad getting some 1-on-1 time



W meeting his sister. He did really well. The last couple days, he's been saying "Cami's coming. Cami's going to live at our house." He was excited to visit the hospital to see his little sister. Once we put her in his harms, he started stroking her blanket saying "It's OK Cami, don't be sad." What a good brother.



Just waking up


She seems to always be sticking her tongue out lately.


Thanks for all the phone calls; we appreciate them. We'll post more when the ladies come home tomorrow.

36 comments:

Lea Tame said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Congrats Steph and Taylor!

Ben Robbins said...

Congratulations!!! She's SO adorable! I've been checking this blog every day anticipating the pictures. Warren looks so cute holding her. I hope everything's going great!!

Carolyn said...

Aw, what a cutie! Congrats on the baby and the easy labor. You guys have a cute family! :)

Street Fam said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! So glad you have a cute little red head girl. Nice to hear that the labor and delivery was a breeze. We're so happy for you!!!

JF said...

Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy! She's adorable! Glad the labor went smoothly and everyone is doing well!

-Jenny Furgala

HeidiAnn said...

I too have been checking every day for about a week in anticipation of pics . . and then it became obsessive when i kept seeing on Taylors gmail that baby girl was here! Congrats!!!!! She is so perfectly pretty . . . like her momma.

Jocelyn & Todd said...

Hooray for babies! Warren's reaction to Cami made me tear up a little bit. We're glad everything went so well.

John, Kara, and Myla said...

Welcome to the world Camille!

KMad said...

YEAH!!! What a beautiful little red headed family! Taylor-do you feel left out?? Congrats! I want to come see her once you guys get settled back home :)

Amy said...

Congrats!! Allison keeps asking to look at the pictures of "Warren's Baby". I think she's excited to get to meet her! Glad to hear that labor and delivery went well!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful! Good job Steph!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful! Good job Steph!

GO Gray's said...

Steph she is adorable and sounds like you had a great delivery. Look at that red hair how cute!!! Take care.

Jamie Ortega said...

Wow what a beautiful baby girl. And all that red hair! Good to hear everything went well. Congratulations.

Julie said...

What a happy post! I'm so glad everything went so smoothly. Your family is beautiful!

wray and nat said...

Welcome baby Cami. We love you already!!!
Steph i want the name of your doc :)

The Lowmans said...

Congrats! We are so happy for you guys. She is precious and we LOVE the name. Very clever indeed :) We're glad things went well. We'll be sending Taylor some hair dye so that he can fit in with the fam.
We miss you guys! Congrats again.

Jessica Sorensen said...

Congrats she is a cutie!

Bonnie and David said...

Oh my gosh! oh my gosh! She is the cutest little thing ever and love her red hair! Its a nice soft red. She is so darling. Congrats to the growing family. so cute i love the picture with her little tongue sticking out. so adorable.

Scott Family Blog said...

What a precious angel. I am so happy for you! I can't wait to meet my Madelyn, only a couple weeks(ish) away!

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

She is so ADORABLE! Love the cute strawberry blonde that she has going on! Congratulations on her safe arrival! Can't wait to see more pict. of her!

wray and nat said...

Just can't stop. Keep coming back to the blog to get seconds and thirds. She sooo beautiful. Can't wait to meet her . Give her lots of kisses for us.!

tracie said...

Wow, you guys are popular. I was just thinking about Stephanie today and wondering when that baby would make its debut. Congrats to you all. She is a doll. Can't wait to meet her in person. We'll have to have you guys over soon.

G&G Thatcher said...

Such a sweet little girl. Congratulations! She looks just like her mommy. I love her red hair. Take care. Luv ya, JoDean

Anna said...

Congratulations Steph & Taylor!!! She is just beautiful!! I knew Warren would be a great big brother :) And hey Steph, happy day that labor wasn't a total nightmare, eh? You make me hopeful! :)

Welcome sweet Camille! Can't wait to give you a little snuggle.

Mrs. Horton said...

I love her!!!! Warren's reaction to her is so sweet. Glad to hear their first meeting was a good one, not like when he first met cousin Chloe. :) Maybe it's the red-hair connection. And her head is so perfectly round too!

I'm going to be coming back to look at these pictures on a daily basis.

Katie said...

Yea, yea, yea! I'm glad that things went well and that you have a new beautiful daughter. Thanks for posting pictures.

Ron and Rachelle said...

She is such a cutie pie! Congrats, she is lucky to come to such a nice family. I wish everyone good luck and that mom and baby continue to do well!

BandHGardner said...

Woo hoo for new babies! I'm so glad the labor and delivery went so perfectly. She's darling. A thousand congrats to you all!

Benedict and Jessica said...

Well, not that my comment is probably that exciting here being # 30 or so, but I still wanted to say congrats! She is beautiful and I love the name. You two (+ W) are very blessed to have such a sweet little girl.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! We can't wait to meet her this summer.

GordonandChrissy said...

First of all, I am SOOO glad that your labor was NOTHING like last time. Hooray for that! :)

And, secondly ... she is beautiful. We are so excited to meet her in less than a month! Yay!

Steph, you look great and so happy. :) A mother of two now. Is that weird?

Kerri Whitney said...

She is beautiful...so glad she arrived safely. We are so excited for you!

Jade and Charla said...

She is adorable and I love all that red hair! She was definetely worth the wait and I know what that wait feels like. Warren looks like he really loves her already too! Have fun with them, we will see you sometime soon!

Stori said...

Stephanie! She's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats, woman.

Chelsea said...

she is such a cute little girl. i love the name you guys picked. and stephanie looks awesome. good luck in these next few weeks and congratulations!