Saturday, June 20, 2009

Introducing Lana Jean Lenssen!


Don't mind me. I'm typing with one hand and holding a hiccuping three-day-old with the other. I have a good feeling that this is a sign of our new lives together. We are home from the hospital, working on getting to know each other and hammering out a sleeping/feeding schedule we can all be happy with (so far, she's a better negotiator than me and Dan combined), but mostly we've been loving on our little daughter, Lana. Trust me, of all the tasks we have to do, loving Lana is by far the easiest.
Lana Jean Lenssen was born on June 18 at 9:36 pm. She weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and is 21.5 inches long. Yup, that's a pretty big baby, but very healthy and well, so I have no complaints. She took her sweet time getting here, but is certainly worth every minute. We had an amazing doctor and nursing staff that helped us both tremendously. Dan has also been wonderful. He helped deliver this wee one and has been a great daddy from the start.
My sister-in-law, Angela, has a great post and pictures on her blog (see her name on the list on the right) and we should have our hospital pics posted soon at www.pullmanhospital.org
I'm sure I'll post more later, as we seem to be taking a bazillion pictures. It just might take me a few tries to get proficient at blogging with one hand.
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8 comments:

grammyc said...

She is so beautiful. I can't wait to see her on Monday. Thanks for getting your blog updated so fast.

Watkins Family said...

Having her here will make everything worth it. Enjoy every second! We can't wait to see her next month!

She is beautiful! And just in time for Father's Day! Have a good one, Dan!

scriptgal said...

she's beautiful! i love the name too:) congratulations dan and shelle. can't wait to see her in lynden sometime. (it's your cousin, robyn)

SO said...

She is adorable!! Congratulations. Good luck with the negotiations.

Powers Family said...

Congrats!!! She is beautiful... can't wait to meet her in person!

Suzanne Holling said...

CONGRATS!! We can't wait to meet her :) Soon her and Trent can play together! She looks beautiful, and what a great blessing for a healthy one!!

Suzanne Holling said...

CONGRATS! We can't wait to meet little Lana. Soon her and Trent can play together. She looks beautiful! Sleep when she sleeps is my best advice to you, and don't feel too pressured to get her set on a schedule this early. I wanted to right away with Trent but it really wasn't till 4-6 weeks where we had the eat, play, sleep schedule down and he has been sleeping through the night since 8 weeks! :) Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dan and Shelle! Lana Jean is beautiful! Wishing you guys all the best. I hope we get to see Lana soon! Love, Dave and Shannon Heutink