Thursday, August 14, 2008


Hannah is here! She arrived at 8:33 Wednesday morning to this bright world; 4 weeks before her due date. She was perfect, 10 fingers and toes, 6 lbs 9 oz (exactly the same as Chloe) and 18in long. She has great strength in her neck and muscles (from Matt's sculpted physique of course); she is nursing super well, and the nurses are stating she doesn't even look like a preemie! We're glad she came early or we might have had a 9lb baby instead!

A special thanks to the Grandparents. Grandma Trombley had agreed earlier to watch Chloe when we went into labor, but I'm sure she didn't expect to get the call at 2:37AM!!!! She was awesome though, and made the trip (normally 15-20min) in 11 minutes from the moment we called!!! She watched Chloe all day for us while we took care of Momma and Hannah and she did it all with a smile, and lots of sweets for Chloe! :)

The Achgill clan also rushed into action, going into work super early (4:30 am) to be able to drive over and meet Hannah and take over for Grandma Trombley last night. All three of them even kicked in to help clean a bit since we didn't quite have time to straighten up at 2:30am. 

And the biggest kudos goes to Mary. She was AMAZING! She took on her contractions head on and showed them who was boss! When it was time to push, Hannah came out so fast because Mary pushed soooo well. Hannah took slightly longer than Chloe to come, but Mary did so well I think she's ready for 10 more! :) Just kidding. 

Anyways, we are getting to know Hannah, who may look like Chloe but has her own Hollywood smile and funny faces, and trying to recover from one of the greatest moments of our lives. 


Jaclyn said...

CONGRATS!!! This brings tears to my eyes. I am SO happy for you all!! She is beautiful!

Waden's World said...

Praise the Lord!!!! We love ya'll!

Jon & Sally said...

Joy Joy Joy!!!!
Hannah we LOVE you SOOOOO much!!! What a precious gift you are! I'm SO thankful that you are healthy, despite your early arrival!!
We love you ALL!! Way to go Mary!! You two look so precious together!! And Hooray for great Daddies too!
Wish we could be there to give kisses and entertain Chloe! I'm so glad Mom & Dad could be there to help!
MUWAH to all!

Jonathan said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! I can't believe she's already here! Love the commentary, Matt!;> Mary looks way too beautiful to have just had a baby. I'm praying for everyone, adjustment/recovery, etc, and I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET HANNAH! I know Chloe is going to be a WONDERFUL big sister. Much love, Shanna

Scott and Kaye Birdsell said...

Sweet, sweet NayNay!! Oh, I wish I could give you a big cuddle! You are just beautiful, Mary! I wish I could have been there, too, to rejoice with you after her arrival!
Praise God for your sweet blessings from above!

How did Chloe respond to "Baby Doll"??

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! God has blessed you with another healthy beautiful child!! I'm so happy for you. When I read the caption of the picture where Chloe is looking at the camera and smiling I know its because she is a really proud big sis. Good job Matt&Mary.
Love, Christina, Tom and Brianna Champagne.