Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Introducing Eila Kay Wilhoit!

Well, since my very favorite Anonymous kinda spilled the beans in his last comment, I figure I better hurry up and do some announcing.

Meet the lovely Eila Kay Wilhoit!

Callie and Adam’s precious babe was born on November 14, 2014 at 12:19 am, weighing in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces, 20 inches at length.  (Apparently she shrunk a bit the following day once the cone head has a chance to subside.)

It was a very lengthy labor where nothing went quite according to plan (just an early lesson in the harsher realities of the real world), but both Mom and baby are doing wonderfully.  Eila, the “fiery oak tree” is just as sweet as can be.  Callie and Adam may have contemplated sending her back at one point when she cried until she was hoarse, but they’ve since decided that she can definitely stay.  Besides, Zoe is thrilled to have a sibling at home.  As for our family, we are delighted to welcome our very first cousin, with another (Justin and Brianna’s babe) soon to arrive.

Unable to keep my hands off the new baby, I flew out here to be with Callie and Adam after a flurry of split-minute decision making.  Annika Mae flew home with Grandma Susie and Grandpa Charles, while Jason and Papa K are taking care of the rest of the munchkins.  I can’t even begin to tell you how appreciative I am for all their love and support.  It was really, really difficult to bid farewell to my own babes, but I know they are in the best of hands.

There’s certainly much more to be said as we’ve had a great number of significant life changes over the past days.  For the moment, though, that will all have to wait.

I have a niece to snuggle.


Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does someone else find the use of decorative baby headbands to be a questionable wardrobe practice? I know, I know, the elastic head band is not so tight that it is likely to change a round head to a "peanut-head" shape. However, in my humble (but correct) opinion, it is a bit like gilding the lily. Baby heads are beautiful without adornment! Furthermore, headbands invariably fall off in car seats and are almost as annoying as grandparents who indulge youngsters with candy mints (tic - tacs). Moreover, in Eila's case a headband is oh so tempting for Zoe to tug on ... I could go on, but I've likely already said too much, and need to get back to my overwhelming to-do list.

In the old days mothers would put a drop of honey on the top of a baby's head in order to secure an unnecessary hair bow -- another superfluous, boneheaded maneuver. There should be a federal law passed that forbids parents from using head bands or bows without a specific handwritten release from the baby herself / himself. Do you think this is legislation our gridlocked Congress could agree upon?

Finally, I sure would like to put holding Eila on my to-do list ... She is so new, and innocent, and loveable. Congratulations & Keep Smiling!

Brittney Richards said...

Oh she's so cuter tell Callie I said congratulations. And justin and Brianna too, that's so exciting. They completely deserve it