Saturday, January 17, 2009

Introducing Colby Kathleen McCoromick!

Yesterday at 1:14 pm we welcomed Colby Kathleen McCormick into our family. She weighed 7 lbs and 11 oz and was 21 inches long. She came into the world fast and furious, but most shocking about little Colby is her mass of white-blond hair...I'm not talking about a little bit of peach fuzz here. I'm talking one-inch long blond hair! Our nurse said she hadn't seen anything like it in 30 years of nursing, and Colby's pediatrician said the same thing. I've tried to capture it as much as possible for you in the pictures below.

Many people have asked about the name. We just really liked the name Colby, but had argued over whether it should be spelled with a "C" or a "K". When we couldn't decide on a different name, we honestly flipped a quarter in the delivery room after her birth: heads we spelled it with a "C" and tails with a "K". Well, the quarter came up heads; so, "Colby" it was! The name Kathleen has always been one of Nick's favorite names; so, that was why it was chosen.

We've had a steady stream of visitors over the last 24 hours, and we've enjoyed seeing everyone and introducing friends and family to Colby. I will post more pictures later, but for now here's the first batch! Thanks for checking in! Kelly



Right after birth.

I finally got to see her. Monitors were blocking my view of seeing her getting cleaned up after the birth.


Colby looks tiny in Nick's arms. He hasn't gotten tired of holding her at all.

Cousin Amelia came to meet Colby! I can't believe how much she's grown! She loves interactive toys now!


Amelia was pretty worn out though, and Aunt Gail gave her a bottle and put her to sleep to rest up for a weekend at Grandma Cooper's and Aunt Karen's!


A picture of the hair.

View #2 of the hair.

View #3!


Nick cuddling with his new favorite person in the world.

The new family.

11 comments:

Jan said...

Congratulations! Such an adorable baby! Can't wait to see more pictures once you get a camera in your hands, Kelly. :) You're going to have fun with her!

The Waggoners said...

She's beautiful, Kelly! (I don't say that casually) I can't believe she's actually here! That hair is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Kelly, Nick, and Colby~
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, your pictures made me cry! You are going to be such wonderful parents, I can tell daddy is already hooked, just think what prom dresses will cost in 16 years!! Love, Mindy (Meeker) Wendling

Ryan, Brea, Carter, and Addison said...

I've been terrible about stalking your blog due to the new job but was so excited to see Kim's pics on Facebook. I jumped over here to check and am LOVING the pictures of Colby!!!

Anonymous said...

OK Nick now we better not hear about you feeding her when she crys! Ha Ha Ha your time is here! Remember those books you used to like read in you leisure time? Even though she is an infant she can tell when you are paying attention to something else. It will be great though, just wait untill the first time she smiles at you, not a gas smile, but a real smile just because you came into the room. That is the best!
Hey scroll to where you can see Amelia and Colby both at the same time, man it makes Amelia look so big. Oh yeah and maybe it is because it is 1am, but I just do not get the whole Kathleen is your favorite name so that is why you named her Colby thing?!?!

Ben

Anonymous said...

Kelly and Nick, she is beautiful!! I am so happy for the both of you. I love the hair and as i said yesterday, it's just funny because all kids born in our family are bald!! She is adorable!

Congratulations again!
Aunt Gail

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!
We are so excited for the two of you. Cant wait to meet her! Leo will have another friend to play with. Take care and enjoy the next couple of weeks. They go so fast. I cant believe Leo is 4 weeks old already. I will try and make it down before I go back to work.
The Wyckoff's
Ryan, Sarah, & Leo

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I love her hair. I love your nursery pictures too. Where did you get that huge picture board - that is a great idea!!! Cannot wait to meet her in person. Love - Sherry

Brittany said...

That little girl has a TON of hair! I'm so jealous - apparently I was bald until I was 2. Love the name Colby (and it cracks me up about the coin-flip to decide the spelling). Can't wait to meet her in person! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you!!!Colby is a pretty name and goes so
well with Kathleen. She is certain
to be tall and blond when you're finally shopping for those prom dresses!!!I would hazard a guess that she will be subject to sunburn
too.I'm guessing that you're going
home today.I left a comment on Jacob's blog, thanking you for Colby's first pics and Kim for sending them on to me.She looks like she will be a good baby and Grandma and Grandpa Cooper will be there to help out.Blessings to all
as you welcome this new little girl
into your home.
Love again, Great-Grandma Budke
P.S. Can't wait to get my hands on
her!But don't have any idea when.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you!!!Colby is a pretty name and goes so
well with Kathleen. She is certain
to be tall and blond when you're finally shopping for those prom dresses!!!I would hazard a guess that she will be subject to sunburn
too.I'm guessing that you're going
home today.I left a comment on Jacob's blog, thanking you for Colby's first pics and Kim for sending them on to me.She looks like she will be a good baby and Grandma and Grandpa Cooper will be there to help out.Blessings to all
as you welcome this new little girl
into your home.
Love again, Great-Grandma Budke
P.S. Can't wait to get my hands on
her!But don't have any idea when.