Wednesday, 9.16.09, my sweet angel-of-a-niece, Annie Hope was born. I've never been much of one for stealing things, but it took everything within me not to take her with me when I left the hospital. She really is a beautiful little girl.
My sweet sister was a total champion while she went through the almost 19-hour labor process - even though after almost and hour and a half of hard pushing - she ended up having a C-section. At 7:54pm Annie made her appearance. It was so precious and sweet.
Annie is so perfect in every way and so already adores her aunt Amanda. I was amazed how she looked at me when she was just about 15 minutes old - it is like she knew that I loved her. I am sure that she has heard her mother tell her about how crazy I am about her.
She weighed 8 lbs and 2 oz and 20.75 inches long. She has a head full of black hair - just like my sister did when she was born. I wish I had a newborn picture of my sister to post - I must scan one soon.
I am so thankful that both my sister and Annie are perfectly healthy and got to leave the hospital this afternoon. I cannot wait for a sleep over!
Annie - I love you to pieces - and you are welcome at my home anytime. I promise to be the best aunt. ever.