Sunday, May 25, 2008


Piper Austin J.
May 17, 2008 @ 10:43 am
5 lbs. 14 oz.
19-1/4 inches long

Many thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and your patience! Sheesh. It took us long enough to post the details.

Because of her preemie status, Miss PJ stayed in the hospital an extra day under the tanning bed lights trying to rid herself of jaundice. We came home for a day-and-a-half but then ended up in the pediatric unit for another spate of tanning.

We are now home and on a strict every 2 hours breastfeeding schedule, which is working wonders on the jaundice (and her weight) so far.

Labor came fast and hard. I will post the birth story soon. Cowboy rose to the occasion and in true Cowboy fashion had tears in his eyes when she let out her first wail.

She's a very mellow baby (part of this is preemie-induced mellowness). We have to wake her to feed her and she mews like a little kitten. She has her dad's eyes. Brown hair with blond highlights. Her mom's petite frame with the beginnings of some serious yoga shoulders.

I am beyond smitten.

It goes without saying, but she is well worth every single heartbreak, pee-stick throwing, prometrium-induced headache and tear shed in frustration.


Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

She is just beautiful! Congratulations!!!

sushilover said...

Congratulations! I drop by your blog on occasion and have followed your story. I can't express how happy I am for you. She looks equisite :)

Meg said...

I am beyond happy for you. You give me so much hope! She is beautiful and her name is awesome.

Lori said...

Oh, Mrs P, Piper is beautiful.

You are very blessed people, the three of you.

Please see this post, that was originally for Furrow. Now I pass it on to you:

christina(apronstrings) said...

*sigh* what a cutie. i wish i could hold her. it's been a long journey,but man have you and cowboy arrived.

E said...

Wow - she is so pretty! It sounds like you are all doing great. Mine have stayed pretty calm now that they're past the sleepy preemie stage, so hopefully Piper will too! Love her name, by the way.

Has she been skiing yet? ;)

JJ said...

Oh my goodness--what a beautiful little girl, Ms. Planner! I love this picture of her=)
So happy for your family!

Geohde said...

Congratulations on a successful end to your journey. She's divine,


niobe said...

What a beautiful little girl. And it looks like she's already got the beginnings of a gorgeous smile.

Wordgirl said...


oh oh oh.

Soooo beautiful. Tell me she'll be a skier and not a snowboarder.




K @ ourboxofrain said...

She is absolutely stunning! Congrats! And I love the name.

Malloryn said...

She is so beautiful... congratulations to you and Cowboy!

Thalia said...

ooh gorgeous girl! Congratulations again.

Newt said...

Oh, she's lovely! Congratulations, and I'm so thrilled for you and Cowboy! Welcome to the world, Miss Piper.

Jen Zac said...

OH YAY!>>> My first blog post. I can't wait to meet Ms. Piper! I created a faux blog just so I could tell you, here, how excited I am for you and the Slinger!! BIG HUGS from CO! Keep the photos coming!

Fiddle1 said...

Super name, beautiful girl! Congratulations!

Carrie said...

She is so beautiful, so perfect. I think she knows what a lucky girl she is to have such an incredible mum.
I can't tell you how happy I am to see that she is here safe and sound. I couldn't be more delighted. A happy ending (although, of course this is a beginning) is truly a tonic.
Much love to you all xxx

Watson said...

What a cutie!

Congratulations and I can't wait to hear more!


Anns said...

Love that she's smiling in this... yes, yes, I realize it's just gas but one can wish!