Monday, June 15, 2009

The circle of life
















We are pleased to announce the arrival of our precious little girl, Aileah Brooklyn Mann! She was born June 4, 2009, weighing 8 lbs 6 oz and measuring 20 inches long. She has quite a bit hair... and we were convinced she'd be bald! She is such a good baby. As I look at her my heart fills with joy and gratitude. We are grateful for the chance to be her parents and pray for the Lord's guidance to help us be the parents she deserves. We never imagined how much we would love her... or how much we would worry about her. This beautiful girl has definetely been worth the wait!

We were able to leave the hospital on Sunday. We hadn"t been home for too long when I got a call from my mom. She had just found out that my Grandpa Bill was not going to be able to have a much needed heart surgery. The doctors were sending him home for hospice care. Mom flew out the next morning. She was able to be there when he passed away as he slept. I am glad that he knew about Aileah. He was bragging to all the hospital staff :) I will remember Grandpa for sense of humor, his arguments with the missionaries, and for the compliments he paid me. I will miss him but I am grateful for the knowledge that we can be together again!





12 comments:

The Davenport's said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandpa, but happy he was able to know about Aileah. She is too cute & I love that picture of her and Tom. Congrats again & we are so excited for you guys!!!

Valerie said...

Love all the pics of my super cute niece---and my super cute sister and brother-in-law too, of course!

Scott, Tina, and Spencer said...

oh i love her and you guys too.

Flee said...

Congratulations! Aileah is so beautiful! I hope you are all feeling well and adjusting to the lack of sleep. (well, un-interrupted sleep :)

Tara said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa - that's so hard. I'm glad for you that he knew Aileah had made her entrance before he passed away. She is so adorable! We are very happy for you and I'm glad you posted so many sweet pictures of her! CONGRATULATIONS!

erika said...

Aren't you so happy that families are forever.

Michele said...

I too am sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandfather, & I too am also appreciative of the knowledge that families are forever! Which brings me to say how precious and beautiful Aileah is! Congrats again!

tjfoit said...

What a darling (I have been afraid to say "cute" since your babyshower, tee hee) family you guys have. Little Aileah looks like both of you in the perfect little way. I remember your stories of your Grandpa Bill. From your memories, he was quite the character. I am sorry that he has left his mortal experience here on earth, but now Aileah has one more guardian angel to watch over her. Love you guys.

David and 'Becca Black said...

Congratulations you guys! So happy for you!!!

Stella Andes said...

She really is a cutie! I'm so glad families can be together forever. I can't decide really who she looks like, but for sure she has your eyes!

Tiff :o) said...

Congrats on getting your cute, healthy baby. I hope you heal up quickly.

Christine said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you! Girls are so much fun! All the best of wishes!