Announcing the arrival of our Baby Girl Julia
Our first beautiful daughter Julia Currell Retherford
Our family is elated to welcome our first baby Julia Currell Retherford into the World. I have been busy being a dad and that is why there have been minimal updates on the blog. Expect to see LOTS of this girl since I am capturing images of her daily. Already have a few thousand images of her and there will be lots more.
Julia was born February 26, 2010 at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan at 5:17am and weighed 6.5 pounds and 19 inches long. She came two weeks prior to my wives due date but is full term and healthy. I would like to thank Dr. Cockfield for your expert hand in delivery and all of the team of doctors at Northern Michigan Hospital. We saw all of you along the way and each of you added a bit of useful knowledge. You all do amazing work! We would also like to thank the team of nurses, lactation counselors, kitchen staff, janitors, and everyone else that I missed. We really felt at home during our stay and you all did a fantastic job. Keep up the good work and healthy babies!
The whole family is getting used to the new addition. We had the dogs kenneled during the birth and after for a few days. We dropped clothes off to them so they could smell their new sister. When they came home Sampson, our Blue Weimaraner, was very interested in Julia and Asta, our Vizsla, kind of avoided her. They both are getting used to the new sounds and smells in the household. As for Megan and me, we couldn’t be happier right now. Life and new life are precious!
New love is in the air at the Retherfords.
Julia is doing so well and she just had her 2 week appointment. We are so happy to have her in our lives and look forward to raising her to be an exceptional citizen in society. She has been really easy to care for up to this point and we are crossing our fingers that it stays that way.:-) Check out the first seven days image slideshow that I put together below.