we are so happy to finally have Tessa here with us! She was born February 16 at 7:58 am. She gave us a few scares but is now doing awesome! We have named her Tessa (named after Lexie and dads grandma) Leigh (after her grandpa Lee who just absolutely adores her). She is a very strong little girl and is feeding well. when Tessa was born she didn't cry so we wondered if everything was ok. After a little oxygen she became "herself" and has shown us that she has a little bit of her mommy in her. Now, when she wants something she wants it NOW and she has no problem letting us know. :)
Russell has been absolutely amazing. He was so supportive and comforting during labor. He even got through the epidural and entire birth without leaving my side. This was a concern since Russ and needles have never mixed well.
I have always known that Russ would be a wonderful daddy but I didn't know how dang cute he would be. Tessa already loves her daddy. He talks to her with so much love and the look in his undeniable...He already has unconditional love for her. She is our gift from Heavenly Father and we are so blessed.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. we love you