Monday, April 11, 2011

It's a girl! Introducing Foodine Frazier



*Note: For those of you who think I would actually name my child Foodine, I'm insulted. And for those of you who may actually know a Foodine, sorry if I just insulted you. :) More on Foodine later.

Meet Lucy Joyce Frazier. Born April 6 at 12:12 p.m. and weighing in at a whopping 8 lbs. 13 oz. I could tell she was going to be big and i think anyone who saw me could tell too.

Day before Lucy was born

I only have so much height for these giant babies to go, so yep, I stuck straight out. We don't really know how to make small babies I guess.

Everything went really smoothly with the delivery and I was pretty shocked when I saw that it was a girl. I convinced everyone including myself that it was a boy. Shane guessed girl all along and it turns out he was right. I'm so glad he was, obviously, because I can't imagine anyone but her. It was a little hard at times not knowing the gender (especially when I had to refer to her as "it"), but it made it so exciting and even more emotional somehow. Anyone out there considering not finding out, DO IT! It's so worth the wait.


Max and Jayne were a little weary at first, I think mostly because I was in the hospital and they weren't sure if everything was ok. Once they eventually figured out what was happening and that Lucy was the baby that I had been carrying around for months, they became obsessed with her.


Foodine is actually a name Max came up with long ago. We were putting out names that we liked one day and let the kids in on it too. Max threw out a few gems he thought were appropriate including Stank, Whitey, Mom, and Vixiwheel (all catchy), but Foodine became a fast favorite of his and stuck. And why wouldn't it :) He would often come up to kiss my belly and sweetly say, "Hi Foodine". After she was born and we told him her name was Lucy, he didn't hesitate to say, "Nope, Foodine." He hasn't let it go and continues to call her that. I'm not even sure he knows who this Lucy is that we keep talking about :) I'm ok with it though, it can be their little thing together. I'm sure if people only talk to Max about the new baby, they will be told with assurance that her name is Foodine :)

Lucy is actually a name we have loved ever since I was pregnant with Max and it just seemed to fit her. Joyce is after Shane's sweet grandmother.

Jayne is completely gone over Lucy. Her constant question is, "Mom, where's Wucy?" Lucy will definitely have to keep one eye open (see previous photo :) with Jayne around. Jayne is always there trying to shove Lucy's binki in, maul her or feed her chips. I'm glad she loves her and all, but sheesh, I'm a little worried for Lucy's welfare!

This picture above melts my heart. I have all brothers, which is wonderful, but I always wanted a sister (although, i have been blessed with amazing sisters-in-law :) I am so excited that Jayne and Lucy get to experience that and I guess I can live sisterhood vicariously through them somehow :)


When I got home from the hospital, there were 'I love Lucy' hearts everywhere. That Shane...so cute :) We feel so blessed to have her sweet little presence in our home. We love you Luce (aka Foodine)!


P.S. Many more pictures to come of course including some my friend took of her birth. Thanks again Sig!

15 comments:

Ang said...

She is beautiful! And so precious Louie. Congratulations. I can't wait to meet her and see you again. Hopefully soon. I'm thinking the first of next month? :) You look fabulous and what a sweet sweet little family of FIVE! I love what you said about sisters. Nothing like them. Glad to know that we could be sisters from "other mothers" growing up. Love you!

Karrissa Winward said...

Congratulations! I love her! I love all your kids names- Max, Jayne, Lucy- they just fit together! So cute!

Angie said...

She is so sweet! I saw Foodine and thought, maybe there is a different pronouncement that is cute?!?!? But if it was cute little Max's idea, I would let it stay too. I love sibling relationships, it is fun to see them grow.
Congrats! Give her a little squeeze from us.

Heather Williams said...

Your a beauty Lou...even with that glorious belly of yours! AND what a true beauty Lucy Joyce is...so squooshy already (love that)! Love the story about Max and Foodine...doesn't surprise me with all the awesome names you and Ash would come up with growing up. And I've got to say that Jayne is a doll and I'm so glad she has a little sis to "hard" love...know exactly how that is:) Life is great isn't it?!!!!!!!!

Brianne said...

Oh my beautiful friend!! I am seriously so happy for your beautiful family!! how happy to see that you have a new little piece of heaven in your home again!! Lucy is a dang darling name I'm tellin ya! Love it! I honestly love your blog! Too funny for words! Anyway I wish I could come give you a big hug and hold your new little one! CONGRATS SO MUCH! Our little guy just turned 5 months! He's getting too big but I love on him because hes so fun to have in our fam too! I'm so happy for you! Love ya lots!
redding ya know Brianne :)

Ashlee said...

Congratulations!! Lucy is just as precious as can be. So excited for you guys!

Catlin said...

She is so sweet! Congrats to you and your family!

Spenny and Nellie Morris said...

Oooh I've been keeping a look out for this post for a while!! Yea so exciting. She is beautiful of course! I admit that when I saw Foodine I thought...well that's an interesting name. (No offense Max on your choice.) I love the name Lucy, so classic. Good luck with 3! I hope she makes it through the funny names and chip feeding. :) Wish I was there to help out.

Congrats Frazier family!

Blair and Lyndsay said...

That is so cool Lou, she is amazing! So beautiful! Can't wait to meet her!

Jenny said...

Congratulations you guys!!! She is beautiful. I love the pictures of her with her siblings. So sweet. And the Foodine bit just cracks me up. It's a great nickname.

Kem said...

Congrats she is a doll, that little foodine.

Emily M said...

So sweet. Congratulations!

c&rkoch said...

Congrats!! Curt got a text from Shane about it, but when relaying the message to me, all he could remember was that he was pretty sure it was a girl. Such a man :) She is definitely a beauty! Congrats again!

Bryan and Whitney said...

Lucy is so sweet! Congrats on your addition! All your kids are adorable! We miss you!

Our Little Corner said...

I haven't checked blogs in forever since mine was so horribly out of date. I love these last few posts. Lucy is too cute and I don't think I've even seen you to tell you. Nathan always knew Natalee was a girl, so maybe dads are a little more intuitive (is that spelled right??) than we give them credit for.