Welcome to the World

We did it! We welcomed Rylee Erica Johnston into the world on May 2, 2013 at 7:07 am.

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She weighed 6 lbs 6 oz and was 17.5 inches long.

What an experience bringing life into the world is! At Winnie Palmer, they are huge proponents of “skin to skin” interaction immediately after delivery. It was an emotional and amazing moment when she was placed right on my chest after delivery. I could not believe that this beautiful being was growing and living inside me and she was finally here! As uncontrollable tears of joy streamed down my face, I looked down into Rylee’s eyes and she stared right up, lifting her head to see me! It was incredible! Brett cut the umbilical cord and as we lay there together she turned her head to take in her Daddy. It was absolutely wonderful. Photo May 02, 10 50 31 AM

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We could not be more thrilled to have Rylee Erica as an addition to our family. She is absolutely stunning.

My parents got into town right at the perfect moment and were able to visit us in the delivery room before we moved up to our hospital room. Everyone instantly fell in love with her.

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Grandma Meyers

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Meeting Uncle Willy

We spent one night in the hospital and Rylee was doing great and so was Mommy. :) After all the neccessary tests and checkups, the pediatrition at the hospital said Rylee was ready to be taken home. We just had to wait for my Doctor to arrive for my assessment and I was doing great as well. We were given the option to be discharged early.

After one more attempt at breastfeeding, to make sure I got it right, I made the decision to take Rylee to her new home. It was a very exciting feeling to know we were going home to start our new lives as a family!

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All bundled up in her car seat.

Just like in the movies, I had to sit in the back with her on the ride home, of course.

Last night was a little tiring, but it is so great to have her here. Of course she is bundled up sleeping at the moment and I just can’t stop staring at her.

She is amazing! So far I feel pretty good… my body is still pretty soar and I am getting the hang of breastfeeding, but other than that it is going very smoothly.

So far Brett and I love being parents!

6 Comments on Welcome to the World

  1. Liz G.
    May 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm (5 years ago)

    I love reading your blog and I must say this post is my favorite! Congratulations Jane & Brett!! So happy for your growing family.

    • Jane
      May 5, 2013 at 6:18 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Liz! Glad you enjoyed it!!!

  2. Sandy Levy
    May 5, 2013 at 11:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Jane and Brett, Rylee is beautiful!!!!! Congratulations!!! I wish I could be there to hold her and give her a kiss Love Aunt Sandy

    • Jane
      May 12, 2013 at 12:18 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much!! Hoping you can meet her soon!


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