Friday, March 27, 2009

Cousin Kaleb

He's here, he's here! Kaleb Dean Strong was born this morning at 2:39am to Tiffany and Kevin (Bret's sister and brother-in-law), 7 lbs-10 oz, 20 1/2 inches. I am finally an aunt, Bret is finally an uncle...and the Wellsbrothers are so excited to finally be cousins!

We got the phone call yesterday afternoon around four...threw some clothes in a bag...went to dinner with some friends...ran to WalMart...drove to Singleton...found out that Bret was **on his way home!!**...got to Gammie's just before 11pm...listened to a crying baby for over an hour until after midnight...got the wee-hour-of-the-morning-"the-baby-was-born"-phonecall...went back to sleep...woke up...got everyone dressed...drove to the hospital...met Kaleb...hugged Mommy Tiff...evacuated the room so that Kaleb could eat...ate our own brunch, put on the "cousin" shirts, and played Leapster...went back in the room...evacuated so the nurse could check everyone out...went back in the room...evacuated so that the nurse could do some more stuff...went back in the room...took the cousin pictures...evacuated and came back here to Gammie's so that Mommy and Baby could rest (yeah right!)...Whew, I need to rest, too!

The kids had matching "cousin" shirts -- thanks Aggie and Gammie and Granny! Conner is the "biggest cousin," Micah is the "bigger cousin," Joey is the "big cousin," and Kaleb is the "little cousin." Here's our attempts at a group picture...yes, we bribed them with Starburst. I love it! :) Welcome, Kaleb -- and Congrats, Tiff and Kevin! Bret, we can't wait to see you...

5 comments:

BooBoo said...

Congratulations to all! Pictures are so cute...Kaleb is very sweet & very-tiny looking next to those biggest, bigger & big cousins!
Love, MOM pfu,wpfy

And, yea! that the boys are back!

Amy said...

Cousins are the greatest! They will have so much fun together! Congrats, Aunt Rachel!

Hollie said...

Congrats, Wells' family!!! What a sweet addition to the family tree! The Wells' brothers always have me laughing just as much if not more than my Blackwell Bunch ;o)

Lee and Michelle said...

What a great picture! I can tell that Conner understood what a big deal it was to hold Baby Kaleb. He has that look on his face like "I really don't want to drop him and I'm trying to smile for the picture"

Gammie said...

Yay for Aunt Rachel!!! Thanks againn for everything! daddy kevin, mommy tif and baby Kaleb are resting tonight (hopefully). We are so proud of all our boys!!! Cousin Conner-we are so proud of you! You took your biggest cousin title very seriously and didn't even get upset when baby cousin got you "wet"! You are such a great biggest cousin. Micah moo-we are so proud of you! You were so soft and gentle around baby cousin Kaleb! And very understanding with Gammie! joey-jo-jo we are so proud of you! You took to your title as big cousin by being a big 1 year old! Aunt Rach-wow! we are really proud of you!!! You drove all evening, tied up loose ends for Gammie and Poppy, tended to the boys, waited patiently at the house, the hospital lobby, outside the door, the lobby, the door, etc...all just for a peek of that beautiful new nephew! and Uncle Bret-whew! (wow-that still sounds funny)for driving home in the middle of the night all for baby Kaleb (at least that's what we will tell him. we will forget about the blizzard coming at you ;)
Again-thanks to the great uncle, aunt and cousins!!! We love you all bunches. It is now after midnight on....um.....okay, Kaleb is almost 48 hours old sooo, you can figure out the day of the week...I have no idea...but...I think I need some rest too! or at least some down time. love you all!me