say hello to my baby niece

My precious niece was born Friday night at 11:53pm.

She is the most precious baby girl in the world. She has beautiful brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes. When she looks in my eyes, it makes my heart melt. She is so alert and calm. Her sneezes are the cutest thing ever. I find it such a big deal when she makes noises and silly faces. I am so addicted and obsessed with this baby. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and just stared at her pictures on my phone for an hour. I couldn’t wait to hold her again today.

Becca started having contractions around 2am on Friday. Caleb and Becca went to the hospital, and were told to go back home. It wasn’t time yet. Later that day she started having contractions about 4 minutes apart. This worried them, for Selah wasn't due for another three weeks. They called the doctor, and she told them to go ahead and come into the hospital. Caleb packed up a bag, and they headed to the hospital. Becca was so strong through it all. She stayed positive the whole way, and I was so proud of my brother. He was so casual and calm, and eased Becca while she was in pain.

Later that night, at 11:53, as my family and the Amer girls huddled outside the door, we heard the cutest cry in the world. Selah Grace had finally made her appearance.

We all got a chance to hold her before we left the hospital on Friday night (it was actually Saturday morning!). We came back to visit with the three of them last night. After church this morning we went to the hospital to visit with them a little bit more before they packed everything up to go home.

While holding her today, she fell asleep on me. I’ve never felt so much love. <3

Our friend Heather Amer was there on Friday night. She is a photographer and took many beautiful pictures, so be watching for those soon. :) My Facebook is flooded with status updates, wall posts, and pictures of this precious little baby. Don’t expect any of that to change any time soon.

Be sure to visit Becca’s blog or Caleb’s blog for future updates on baby Selah Grace. We are all so happy and excited that she is finally here. :)


Ratz said...

Aw. she is so cute and little...

Han said...

I so nearly stayed up through Friday night to wait for the news to come in but then I came to the conclusion that I'd hear first thing in the morning. So I went to bed and got up to check Twitter and Facebook in the morning and there was the news - Baby Selah had arrived! WOOT WOOT!

Amyschmamey said...

So happy for you all. I want another one now! And believe me, that is a huge deal. I have sworn off anymore babies! ha. But seeing the sweet pictures and the cute NEWBORN BABY! GAH! IT's too much for me! ha. :) Love it! congrats!