Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's been a long time coming....






Well it seems like it was a very long nine months but our little girl FINALLY arrived on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, though she wasn't TOO little as she weighed a whopping 8 lbs. 10 oz. She is 20" long and we decided to name her McKinley Jo Gleckler!
Although we think she is as sweet as can be she really surprised us with all that hair and chunkiness. She looks absolutely nothing like Jake and we can't really relate her to anyone else in the family but we sure think she is cute.

Thankfully both sets of grandparents have come in to help out. Before McKinley came, Erich's family came and got Jake and McKinley's rooms put together and us all ready for the big addition. Then Kara's parents came the day before McKinley was born to help out with Jake (perfect timing). Gotta love grandparents.

Kara came home from the hospital on Wednesday morning and we have wasted no time introducing McKinley to the great outdoors of Idaho. We've been to the mountains for a dutch oven dinner and 4 wheeling (don't worry Kara sat out the 4wheeling part) and down to the fish hatchery and park by the river. McKinely is a great little traveler. She sleeps all day...only problem is she is awake a lot of the night. Hopefully she'll get her days and nights figured out here soon. Other than not sleeping at nights she really is such a sweet and good baby. We feel so lucky to have her!

11 comments:

Susan said...

Great news she is beautiful! I understand the being awake all night and sleeping all day business.

meagan said...

Congats guys! I am so glad you posted pictures. It hard to see them on a cell phone. I can't believe those chubby cheeks. It seems crazy to see you as a family of 4. We had a great time getting to visit with you guys. Welcome to earth McKinley!

Johnson Family said...

Oh hurray!! I have been waiting to see more pictures! She is so adorable! You look absolutely beautiful my dear. What an awesome family picture! I am so glad that little McKinley has joined your family! Love you!

Party of Four said...

Congrats! She is so so cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Your little family is amazing! Can't wait to see you all SOON!

Terri

New Mexican Youngs said...

Congratulations guys! So looks adorable. I am sure that Jacob will just love having a little sister. Enjoy guys!

Jeff and Lea said...

I have been checking your blog like crazy! Yay! She is here! She is sooooo gorgeous. Love all that dark hair. So happy for you guys. Congrats!!!

RaeAnn said...

I feel so lucky to have met her already! Thank yoU!!! So much for coming over Sunday. HOpe the drive home wasn't too bad, or too tiring...

Scents by Sasha said...

She is super cute~! And I think she looks like the Reids! CONGRATS

Jake and Liz said...

Kara, I'm so glad your miserable pregnancy/delivery is over with.
She's a doll. Can't figure out who she looks like though. Can't wait to meet her and kiss those chubby cheeks!

Dusty , Angie, & Gage said...

OK, so I just now realized that she has the same birthday as Gage!! Cool! She's beautiful!