Tessa Vu

Ali and I excitedly went to the hospital today to meet her new baby cousin, Tessa Kate!

This is the second time in under 2 months that we have sat in that very same waiting room in anticipation of a Tessa being born, of course. So Ali knew the drill and was ready to meet COUSIN Tessa!

When we got the news, Ali did a few cheerleader “YAY”s for baby Tessa Kate:


Shortly after she was born but before we got to meet Tessa Kate, the rest of the family arrived, including newly Big Brother’ed Eli:IMG_1519

Ali waited with Mammaw:IMG_1528

And Eli called all his friends to tell them the news with his Granddads:IMG_1531

When we got to go back, Eli’s initial reaction was a smile,IMG_1534

Very, VERY quickly followed by screams of protest, when it sunk in what just happened here.

In fact, he wasn’t happy until he ousted Tessa Kate from her center of attention and got to crawl up and give his Mommy a huge hug!


Meanwhile, Ali found an out-of-the-way spot to sit and clap half-heartedly. IMG_1540 (She may have been clapping because it wasn’t HER but Eli that was getting the shock of a lifetime.)

Mommy, Daddy, and Baby Tessa Kate are doing great!IMG_1541(And Lindsay looks amazing considering that she was super duper brave and had NO pain meds whatsoever – I’m impressed!!)

Tessa was born around 1:30pm, at 7 lbs, 5 ozs (ironically the exact same weight as Baby Tessa Faith) and 19 1/2 inches. She was very awake, alert, and not fussy:IMG_1549
And had a bunch of dark hair:IMG_1552

Eli refused to even look at her for the rest of the time we were there. Every time he sensed her presence, he would turn his head as fast as he could:IMG_1558
But he’ll come around. In a day or decade or two.IMG_1559
But, needless to say, the rest of us are completely thrilled, and excited to tell herIMG_1501