Aug 17, 2011

Introducing................

Cailyn Leia Olejarz!













What a day!!! Cailyn was born at 2:22pm and we were not able to see her for 4 hours afterwards.  When we arrived at the nursery we were able to see her one at a time.  We had to scrub our hands, suit up in gown and slides and then use copious amounts of hand sanitizer.  Cailyn has 4 room mates - two preemies who are doing very well, and two boys born today - one before her and one after her. 
I went in first and she was fussy - hungry!  The sister gave her a bottle and she wouldn't have any of that so the sister had to spoon feed her.  After a few ounces Cailyn calmed down and went back to her bed.  At this point the reality of it all hit me an I had a mini meltdown.  I recovered quickly and then let Mark have his time with his daughter.  Mark was fortunate to be with Cailyn when she got changed into clothes brought by mommy and daddy and then swaddled in her Adan & Anais muslin blanket.  She seemed to be very content in her fresh clothes and blanket.   
Cailyn had blond hair and blue eyes, daddy's lips and chin, and my nose.  Absolutely perfect!!
We were not able to hold her, but were allowed to caress her.  It was awesome!  Tomorrow we will return to the hospital in the morning when we will finally be able to hold and feed her. 
A long day with loads of excitement!  Thanks to you all for your support and the 65 emails! 

34 comments:

  1. Oh, she's just beautiful! I'm so happy for you!

    And have to ask, how are you pronouncing her name-- KY-lynn or Cay-lynn? I'm guessing the first, but want to know for sure :)

    I can't wait to hear how tomorrow goes. Congrats Mommy and Daddy!

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  2. Your daughter is beautiful and so is her name. What adoration I have for my God who answers prayer, and a couple who never gave up. You are truly my heroes. Congratulations again, and of course, I'm crying again. I love happy tears.

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  3. Much congratulations guys. She is perfect! Welcome to parenthood...now the REAL roller coaster begins...LOL. :)

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful girl!!! Welcome to the world baby Cailyn :)

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  5. congrats!!!!!!!! kerry i said she will be a girl. didnt i? she is super cute. may she live long in good health. sooooo happy for you guys. you inspire me more. thank you

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  6. She is so beautiful! I love the name!

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  7. Absolutely perfect!!! Again congrats you two!!

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  8. Tear of joy again! SO happy for you guys, she is BEAUTIFUL just like her parents...mini melt downs are good it keeps you sane, lol...Love the posts as we are dying to enjoy every moment with you all.

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  9. She is So BEAUTIFUL! Best to you both.

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  10. ONG Gorgeous. I love the name as my name of Alana was only temporary. So glad she is healthy and happy and the best part you are parents. Long journey but worth it all. I can't wait to see her in your arms.

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  11. Cailyn is absolutely beautiful! Tomorrow will be lovely for you as it is horrible not being able to hold your baby. One more sleep.

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  12. Congratulations on you beautiful little girl. You travelled a long road, but what a wonderful prize at the end! SJ & B xx

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  13. Congrats Mummy and Daddy she is a stunner! Bet you can't wait to hold her!! Had a giggle at Mark in the hospital out fit, think they need a different gown for the daddies, Lol!

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  14. Ecstatic for you both and CONGRATULATIONS (again!) Finally you are PARENTS of a beautiful perfect wanted baby girl! Turrrr, you look incredibly happy and with reason, I cannot believe she is finally here and made her grand entrance. Love. Chinchola Ursula

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  15. Welcome to the world Cailyn. You're mummy and daddy have waited a VERY long time to meet you. And did it take a while for your name to be shared with the world as mummy and daddy were so sure they were having a boy that they didn't have a girls name ready?!?!

    Seriously, congratulations Kerrie and Mark. Enjoy every moment, including the meltdowns. Before you know it, it will be Cailyn doing those when she throws herself onto the floor to share her displeasure with the world.

    We are so, so happy for you.

    Lisa, Nik and the boys
    xx

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  16. ps - I dreamt you named Cailyn "Katelynn" last night (as in before I read this post)


    Lisa

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  17. Congratulations, Mark and Kerrie! Cailyn is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs to you all!

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  18. Dear Mummy and Daddy

    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter.

    Avey & Vinay

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  19. She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Congrats Kerrie and Mark, you soooo deserve this! You have been a true inspiration to me and tons of others. Happy Born Day Cailyn Leia!!

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  20. Congratulations, Kerrie and Mark! What a beautiful, unique name for a gorgeous, perfect girl! So very happy for you both! Welcome to the world, Cailyn!
    --Alex and Jill

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  21. Lovely name. Lovely little girl. The waiting is over....congratulations again!!!!

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  22. The most awaited baby is Blog Land is finally here!! You all look so tired and incredibly happy. Wow, Kerrie, she is a little you!!! Beautiful gorgeous name for an incredible little girl. The journey is finally over and a new one begins. Sob sob, wish I was there to give you all a big hug, I feel like crying, this is sw special.

    Meg xxxxxx

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  23. She is beautiful! Congratulations! Wow even a few hours old she looks just like the two of you.

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  24. Dearest Kerrie & Mark, a BIG CONGRATUALTIONS on the birth of your beautiful baby girl!! The photos melted my heart inside and I could feel my eyes watering with tears of happiness seeing you with your precious gift from above. I especially was touched by the photo of you Kerrie, your smile made me give out a big sigh of relief and smile that finally your dream came true. My best wishes to your family. Hugs, Anna B.

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  25. And you are still glowing :)
    What a pretty little girl.
    Cheers-
    K

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  26. We are so happy for you all. She is absolutely perfect and I would not say she is beautiful if she was not, but Cailyn is absolutely beautiful. Many of us have waited for this day for a very long time, from the time you arrived on the blog scene to now... Words can not express how so many of us feel, how happy we are all for you two and that there is probably not another baby with so many people cheering for her arrival

    Love to you all - congratulations to the new best parents ever and to a very blessed little girl!!!!

    Joy, Kelly and the boys

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  27. She is cute as a button! Enjoy all of the firsts you are about to experience, Welcome to the world Cailyn, so many people have been waiting for your arrival! Looking forward to the next update and more pics.

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  28. She is absolutely beautiful now that's she's on the outside! Congrats, congrats & more congrats.

    Krissie

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  29. AWWWW,,she is absolutely beautiful!!You two are glowing parents!!Enjoy,enjoy,enjoy and cherish all these beginning moments...
    looking forward to seeing pictures of Cailyn in both your arms....: )

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  30. Congratulations Kerrie and Mark on the birth of your beautiful daughter and never ever giving up that some day you would experience the joy of parenthood. It is an amazing journey that we all share and it gets even better as you see the most amazing little mini you grow and develop.
    We are so happy for you that your dream of being parents have finally come true. Best Wishes from Down Under. x Gem, Wayne and two fat bubbas !!

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  31. Felicitations! What a joy! Love her name, sounds very distinguished and classy! Oh man, I can't believe she has arrived! Best of luck coming back. We can't wait to meet her!
    The Ebreo XXX

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  32. ah she is so beautiful!!! its so nice to finally see the little one arrive and you must feel truly overwhelmed!!! enjoy your time together xx

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  33. Yay! Yay! Yay! She is absolutely perfect! It's amazing how alert she already is - she's probably a genius, laying there soaking in everything around her! I am so thrilled for you!!!

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  34. OMG Kerrie and Mark SHE IS GORGEOUS!! A huge congratulations to you both. I havent looked at your blog for a week or so and was soooooo thrilled to log and see the title of your latest post. What an amazing end to an incredible journey. Soak in every moment and never mind about the mini meltdown - I think every mumma has one as some point but the ones we experience after waiting soooo long is just an outpouring of emotion and relief. I'm sure you guys are feeling on top of the world and for the first time in a looooong time you can stop holding your breath and just enjoy. I know that was how we felt - it is the best, best, best feeling in the whole world woooo hoooooo. Cheers Trea xxxxooo

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