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Please Welcome Corice!

I told the doctor I had no intentions of waiting until the 18th to have my baby.  Lo and behold, my water broke early Monday morning.

Corice Nicole Gee was welcomed into this world at 9:27 a.m. on Monday, September 15th.  She weighed 6 pounds, 1.3 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.  She is a tiny little thing, with dark strawberry hair (though it’s only in the back).

Ah, just a few minutes old.

The c-section went alright.  There were no big problems, but they did have to work pretty hard to get her out.  Unfortunately, that leaves me a little extra tender.

What can I say?  Morphine makes me seriously tired.

Carter had a difficult time while we were in the hospital.  He’s doing much better now that we’re home.  He loves to whisper “Baby Reese” (that’s all he can say of her name for now), and check on her.

Braden’s hand looks insanely huge against Corice, lol.  He is so excited to have a baby sister.

Here’s the proud Daddy.

Andy thought she looked like she was playing peek-a-boo.

Corice definitely likes to be snuggled up against Mommy.

Getting ready to go home.  We got to leave the hospital early Thursday afternoon.

At home in Corice’s ladybug room.

Last night, Braden said “it’s okay if you don’t give me much attention for awhile.  I know that Corice will need all your attention right now.”  What a sweetheart!  That deserved extra hugs, something he couldn’t get enough of yesterday.

Can you tell how huge these clothes are on her?  And they’re preemie-sized!  She only weighed 5 lbs 7 ounces yesterday when we left the hospital.  I think she’s trying to regain those lost 10 ounces all today.  She’s a hungry girl.  🙂

As for the hospital and gf, they get credit for trying.  All my oral meds were checked.  I didn’t bother to inform dietary services, because it didn’t work out last time.  This time, though, labor and delivery must have passed on the allergy alert, because my meals were obviouly different than everyone else’s (the pickup cart was near my room, that’s how I know).  But there was gravy (brown) on the meat the first night (though later my meal tickets had the “no gluten” highlighted and someone had written “no gravies”), and breakfasts had cereals with barley malt.  I had brought food from home, so Andy got to eat the boring imitation-gf food.  But it was progress from 2 years ago.






23 responses to “Please Welcome Corice!”

  1. Lea Avatar

    She is gorgeous. Congratulations!!!

  2. Mary ... aka Ruby Rose Avatar
    Mary … aka Ruby Rose

    Cassandra, your little Corice is extra precious and you have such a beautiful family!

    Congratulations, I’m so happy for you!!!


  3. melanie Avatar

    oh Cassandra, she is so beautiful!! Congratulations! I love the cupcake blanket… yummy Gluten free cupcakes?

  4. marilee Avatar


    We wish you all the best. She’s beautiful.

  5. Sandy Avatar

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. Wishing you lots of rest and peace! (Heh, I can wish it right?) 😀

  6. Anita Avatar

    Congratulations, Cassandra! She is gorgeous and enjoyed seeing the rest of your family too! Hope you heal quickly.

  7. Aelfie Avatar

    Congrats! She is beautiful!

  8. Jenn-Lee Avatar

    Hi I found your blog on LDS blogs. I thought I would check it out to possibly send to a friend who has kids that have to have gluten free food. I couldn’t help but be so happy to see the cute pics of your new baby girl!! I love her prissy little outfit with the pink blanky. How is that they come here so small and new and puffy, and within hours look so grown up and just adorable?!! Congratulations and Thank you for the blog. I am sure my friend will love it, if she doesn’t already know about it. 😉

  9. Ginger Carter Miller Avatar

    She’s just beautiful, Cassandra. I know you’re glad to be home.

  10. Kate Avatar

    Wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Go Cassandra and Welcome Corice!

    You guys BOTH look GORGEOUS!

    Welcome to the world, little one.
    You picked a good one for your mom!


  11. Randi Avatar

    Congratulations! She looks so cute in her carseat. And her long fingers… I think she might be a pianist like her mama. You all did well! I hope you are feeling up and at em soon!

  12. Vittoria Avatar

    Congratulations. A beautiful Baby!

  13. Jessica Avatar

    Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family!

  14. Laurel Smith Avatar
    Laurel Smith

    What an adorable baby! I am so glad that your delivery went well. Hopefully all the kids are adjusting to having a new sister.
    Take care. Ps I love the Cupcake blankie. IT is soooo cute.
    Love, Cousin Laurel

  15. Melanie Sutherlin Avatar

    I’m so happy for you! She is beautiful! Congratulations!

  16. Francie Kelley Avatar
    Francie Kelley


    Congratulations!!! She is beautiful and the boys look great with her.


  17. Melanie North Avatar

    Cassandra! She’s just beautiful! Congratulations! Wish I was close enough to bring you some GF meals! Hope you’re being taken care of! Happy Babymoon!

  18. Claudia Pillow Avatar
    Claudia Pillow

    Corice is beautiful. Congratulations! May she have a happy and healthy life.

  19. Yulia Buras Avatar
    Yulia Buras


    Congratulations!!! She is so cute, and the boys are too, with their little sister. I mo SOOO sorry I couldn’t make it to your baby shower. We were about to move into our house and you can imagine what it was like. Especially since this pregnancy has not been easy on me at all. And the mornings are the worst… And we still have so much to do!

    Anyways, I hope you are feeling better and I send you and all of your family my best wishes!



  20. Anne Luther Avatar
    Anne Luther

    Congragulations – beautiful baby and beautiful family. Hope you heal quickly. Best wishes to you and your family.

  21. Shirley Avatar

    Wow, she’s gorgeous and so active for such a young one! Congratulations to all!

  22. Gluten Free Steve Avatar

    I’m behind on reading blogs so my apologies on the late response. CONGRATS! She is beautiful. Wishing you and your family all the best.