Welcome Simone!

Simone Marie Sweet-Chavez has finally arrived! She was born on January 13th at 6:16 AM, and she was 6 pounds 14 ounces and 20 inches long. Today is her one-week birthday, a milestone that we are happy to have made it to. Here are some recent photos of her (from yesterday and this morning):

It snowed for the first time this winter in Durham last night, and we took her for her first walk around the neighborhood while it was snowing. We dressed her in a warm outfit that resulted in this hands-up pose. I knew that having children would be challenging, but I didn't realize how funny it could be as well.

We took her to the pediatrician this week and she seems to be doing very well so far. Kyla's mom will be here in a week to help us out as I will be going back to work at that time. I'm not looking forward to work at all, so her timing will be very good!

Here I am with Simone at our first Sunday morning breakfast with chocolate chip pancakes. Coffee, newspaper, pancakes, and now an extra cute baby.

We will start a Flickr photo album soon with a lot more pictures of her. Thank you to everyone who has checked in with us or called or mailed something to us in the past couple of weeks. This has been very good for us as we live far away from most of you all.

We'll have more than you ever wanted to know about Simone posted again soon.
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