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.