Monday, August 10, 2009

Lauren Joy Hopkins!

Our newest family member Lauren Joy Hopkins was born at 8:10 AM on Monday, July 27, 2009 at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches. She is growing quickly and by her one week check-up had gained a pound!

Larissa is doing well too and is slowly recovering from the c-section delivery and is working hard to establish a routine so that thier sleeping periods will be longer.

Mark is a great father and is quick to help with burping, diapers, cuddling, or any of the million things that need to be done - especially since Larissa can't do many things for several weeks.

Kaitlyn (7), Tyler (5), and Trevor (2) are excited and love thier new baby sister a lot!

I have been blessed to spend time with them during the last two weeks. The big kids stayed with Papa Scott and I in Henderson while Larissa, Mark and Lauren were in the hospital. Then the kids and I hurried to Overton to welcome them on Thursday afternoon, July 30th. I left Overton on Friday morning to pack for our trip to Denver and returned to Overton on Tuesday, August 4th and stayed until Friday evening August 7th.

What a blessing and miracle babies are - so fragile, innocent, yet strong and determined, filled with hope for the future, and beauty that touches my soul... just thinking of the journey Lauren has made makes me very grateful!

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