Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Meet Holland Taylor Hess

Holland's entrance into this world was...  a little bit dramatic.  

Not only was she almost 3 weeks early, but the surgery that brought her into this world created some rather interesting side effects for her mother.  

I'm not going to go into the whole long story here, except to say that in the process of my surgery, I had a really weird, and rather unsettling (for those around me.  I have no memory of it) reaction to some of the medication that was used in my epidural.

As a result,  She was a little bit late in getting to meet her brother and the rest of the family...  
But meet him she did
And he loved her.
He is by far her biggest fan, as you can see. 



We are all pretty big fans too...  Just take a look at that face:









More soon, when we're getting a little more sleep around here...

23 comments:

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

Eeek! HOW adorable! :)

Lynsay said...

Oh Mel, she's such a sweetie. Big congrats to your whole family.

Stefanie said...

That video just squeezed my heart. The sibling interaction is the BEST part of having two kids. I love the way they look at each other and just LOVE each other (right now at least). Thank you for capturing that SO perfectly. You all loook marvelous and I need to come meet Holland in person!

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

Such darling pictures! Can't wait to see Sadie as a big sister. Let the sibling bonding begin! Hope recovery is going well. I know sleep is out of the question though. Take care!

Kristina said...

The pictures are adorable, but the video is priceless! What a proud big brother :) Congrats!!

Stace said...

oh my goodness! she's gorgeous! congratulations!

Kalli Ko said...

that video...DIE

I wish I would have gotten more of my boys on video when Fatty was small.

Love you guys! I want to meet her!

Hel said...

I loved that video too. If anyone has any doubts about having two or more kids you should show them that movie of Nolan and Holland.

So precious. She is so adorable.

Susanna said...

Oh my goodness! How sweet. She is absolutely breathtaking, and that boy and his soft kisses. Unbelievable. I'm pretty sure that when the girls were that age, Van was trying to step on their heads. They're bound to be friends!

I hope you're recovering. I'm praying for extra sleep for you.

Megan said...

She's perfect Mel. I'm so glad she's here and that Nolan is going to be such a great big brother.

Vanessa Goertzen said...

Doting big brother is very sweet! She is beautiful!

WhiteEyebrows said...

This is fantastic. Congratulations. Sorry to hear about the complications. I'm eager to hear how life changes with #2... :)

Anna said...

So teeny. So perfect. And such a lucky girl to have a GREAT big brother.

Amelia said...

what a beauty!! And the video is too cute, what a wonderful big brother. Get some sleep, then more photos!!!

Megan said...

Those pictures are amazing! It makes me want to do just like Nolan was, althought that'd be weird to starts snuggling my computer screen. I'm so glad that you are recovering from the delivery and that the side effects wore off. Now you can endure the true side effects of delivery: a daughter! And a big brother son! Enjoy them!

OldBairds said...

Loved every picture. What darling children. Holland is darling. And her big brother has been a cutie since the day he arrived too. Got good genes!!!! Totally happy for all four of you!

mel said...

Mel, there are not enough words to explain what your video meant to me... and I'm sure what it will mean to your kids as they grow up. I'm so glad you are on the fast road to recovery now.

Tami said...

She is beautiful!! I am so glad you are not pregnant any more. PLEASE call me if you need anything!!

Lisa said...

Mel, she's beautiful! And she reminds me so much of Nolan already. I love the picture of you two together with her eyes open so wide and aware. Gorgeous!

Sarah R. said...

I loved all of the "big brother smooches" that she received in the video. She is precious and blessed to have such a loving big brother to watch out for her.

Jenee Zirker said...

So darling!!! You guys do good work. Congratulations!

Natalie said...

That video is fan-freakin-tastic! I love how many times he kisses her! Such cute pictures, don't know who she looks like.

Tiffany said...

She is so adorable! Give her some love from me. Wishing I was there.... Hang in there get sleep when you can! xoxo Tiff