Jun 30, 2010

One Big Happy...

Those of you who frequently read the comics will know that my title for this blog refers to this strip, which is one of my all-time favorites.  Here is a close-up of Cille, the newest member of our happy little family... 

Stella and I, checking out Cille's baby toes...

Stella helped me do "This Little Piggy"...

A lap-full of love...

Stella wanted Cille's hands out so that she could hold them...

"Look at her nose!" Stella said...

Just the four of us...

I love the look of wonder on Stella's face, and I have to agree with her.  Cille is pretty amazing...











I think Damon is in for a lot of this...

I love it when they hold hands...







Cille's proud Daddy had her all to himself after all the visitors were gone...
Daddy's tummy was one of Stella's favorite beds when she was an infant, and I think Cille is going to like it, too...

Jun 29, 2010

Visitors!

While we were in the hospital, we had a parade of visitors come to welcome Cille to the world.  Here are a few of the faces that we saw...

Grandma Tonie...
"My" Jamie, as Stella calls her...(looks like Cille is moving in on her territory already!)

Molly Jane...

Sadie Grace...

How many people can you fit into a hospital room at one time?  We tried to figure out the answer...

Poor Talia!  When she begged to hold Cille her mom told her, "You can't hold the baby; you are a baby!"  Keep telling yourself that, Kelly, because I see a very big girl in this picture...

Emma, the little one who convinced Damon girls were pretty cool to begin with...

Kelly had to fight her girls for a turn with the baby...

Emily and Cohen stopped by several times.  They get the award for "Try, Trying Again"...

Karlys prayed with us and we reminisced about her sweet twins when they were this size...
Big Sister was a frequent visitor, and even glammed it up in her shades and pigtails...

Mawmaw was pretty exhausted from chasing Stella around, but she still managed to smile for the camera...
Mawmaw Shirley...

Aunt Sheila...

Aunt Lacie...

We were also blessed to have Sandy and Pam Sherman visit us not only in the delivery room but also in the recovery room, and we were so happy to have our new pastor and his family stop by as well. Our family was truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our new addition. Thanks to everyone who took the time to celebrate with us! We are blessed to have you in our lives!

Jun 28, 2010

Meeting Baby Sister

While the doctor was busy taking Cille out of my tummy, Stella spent the night with her friend Molly Jane and had an absolute blast.  We're talking bubble baths, princess movies, donuts for breakfast, the whole nine yards.  Somehow her Daddy was able to talk her into coming back to our family.  She arrived at the hospital with her camera in hand (thanks to Jace and Emily), ready to take some pictures of her baby sister...


The nurse brought Cille to our room...


She received Stella's instant approval...



Here's Daddy with his hands full...

Jun 27, 2010

Welcome, Cille!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 6:54 a.m. we were blessed with a new addition to our family.  Introducing Cille Beck Pourciau...


We are so excited that Cille is finally here!  We have been preparing for her arrival for quite some time.  We chose her first name in honor of her Great-Grandma, Lucille Sutterfield.  We chose her middle name in memory of her great-great-uncle and aunt, Kenneth and Sally Beck.  As an added bonus, Cille shares her birthday with her cousin, Riley Beck.  Cille means "light" in Latin, and you can already see the light in her eyes as she peeks out from underneath her blankets in Daddy's arms...



Cille weighed in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces, and she measured 20 and a quarter inches long.  I love these shots of Damon doting on his new little girl...



Who is this man?  He was totally afraid to touch Stella at this stage, but he's all over poor Cille...



The man of the hour, my doctor, Jacob Oommen.  I never want to have another baby without him!  He was awesome...



Your first day in the world can be a little tough.  Lucky for Cille, Daddy was there to comfort her...



Cille-d with a kiss...

Jun 25, 2010

Cille's Maternity Pictures

As promised, here is a sampling of some of my favorite shots from our recent family photo shoot with the fabulous Dara May Neyland...






Cute, chubby toddler painted toes, and fat, swollen mommy painted toes...



















This one illustrates just how tired Stella was during the shoot.  She fell asleep in her carseat 2 minutes after we got in the car to leave...





If you would like to see ALL 71 fantastic photos, watch this slideshow...


Thanks, Dara and Matt!  You are miracle workers and we love you!