Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lucy Marie Torres has arrived!

Tuesday morning I work at the temple, and this week I also had to sub for someone on Wednesday. I decided to book a temple apartment so I could just stay over. I had planned to study Spanish and do sessions on Tuesday afternoon and then go to Ikea Wednesday after my shift and buy bunkbeds for Jocelyn and Karrie. My plans were changed in a surprisingly nice way when my niece, Angela gave birth to her daughter Monday night. She arrived about a month early by c-section. Angela had already made several trips to the hospital in labor in the past weeks, but they had been able to stop it and luckily the baby wasn't born too early. I was able to go to Glendale after my shift Tuesday, hold her, and have a nice visit with Angela, Lee and their friend Joselyn who also came to see the new arrival. Lucy is absolutely darling! Her grandma, Carla, was one of my best friends in high school and married my brother. I'm sure she is dying to be here. This is her first grandbaby. She had planned to come later in the month when Angela had a scheduled c-section. I know there are a lot of pictures here, but they are for Carla , who is flying to California tomorrow, and Loren. Lucy is named after Angela's great-grandmother and is also known as "Lady Bug". She weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Here I am with Lucy.

Doesn't Angela look happy?

The new mom and baby.

Lucy got a hearing test while I was there.

And...she got hungry!


Eliza said...

Congratulations Angela!! She is such a darling. One month early and still almost 6 pounds isn't bad at all. I am so happy for everyone. A new baby is so special, and a first time grandchild too, how exciting!!

Karrie said...

I had no idea Amgela was even pregnant- I thought maybe you were assuming a new spanish identity to aid your learning. My French teacher made us do that- I picked Sophie because it was easy to say.