Sunday, July 20, 2008

Iris Eleanor Jenks

Our little Iris Eleanor Jenks was born on July 17 at 6:08 pm. She was 6 lbs 8 oz and 18 1/2 inches long. She's just perfect. We're both doing really well. I'm surprised at how much easier her labor was compared to Roman's. The two biggest factors were theat my epidural worked (hallelujah) and she was a whole 2 lbs smaller than Roman was. Here are a few pics of our sweet little girl. My Mom and my little sister, Cicily drove all the way from Powell to come help me. It's been sooo nice to have them here. Little Iree (yes, I'm already calling her Iree for short) was born on my mom's birthday. Jason and I decided that since she was born on my mom's b-day then that's our tribute to my mom, so we gave her the middle name of Eleanor so that's our tribute to Jason's mom. Anyway, we bought a little birthday cake for my mom and ate it in the hospital.


This is the most recent picture i took of Iris. She looks a lot like Roman did when he was born. She actually has a lot less hair than Roman did, but her face is really similar. We're all so happy to have our sweet little Iris in our family. Roman wasn't sure about her at first, but now he loves her. He likes to pat her and say "pretty." He'll be a good big brother to her. She has such a sweet little disposition. I hope she stays that way forever.



30 comments:

Natalee said...

What a pretty little girl!!! She looks like you Boppy! Congratulations! We are so happy for you!

Lauren said...

She is gorgeous! I'm so excited for you! Girls are so much fun. I'm so glad that your delivery was a lot easier this time. Again, congrats! She's darling! I love her name, too!

Megan & Trever Ford said...

Congrats Beff! She sure is precious. I love the hat. That is a unique name. I love it. It goes good with Roman. Hope your recovery goes well.

Danna said...

Welcome Iree! She is so sweet and pretty. I can't wait to hold her. Tell her I will be there soon! I am glad everything went well and that Roman is already adjusting. It won't be long before he doesn't remember life without her.

melanie said...

I'm so happy that pregnancy is over for you! Iris is a doll. I love that she has her knitted hat on. I almost, almost knocked on your room at the hospital (I was visiting Toby and Rosalie) because I was dying to hear the details. I didn't want to bug you so soon after having her so instead I stalked the hospital website. But I ran in to Amber and she told me all about it so I didn't have to do that for very long. Man, I think I sound like a stalker right now. Oh well, :). Congrats again and have fun with your family while they are here. Can't wait to see more of Iree when you get the time.

Eric, Cori & Quintin said...

YEAH for you!!!! ... and welcome to the world baby Iris!

Megan said...

Yea! Today Kirk and I looked for something with Iris on it at a couple ‘baby’ places in Portland and one woman at a boutique said..."I'm not sure what an Iris looks like..." I was incredulous!!? Was this woman born in a cave? I love Iris! I love the name! LOVE it! Love it! Love it! Good job Bethany! Congratulations! I may have to sew something with an Iris on it...we'll see...seriously though I'm so happy for you guys! =)

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful. It sounds like everything went so smoothly, that is wonderful. Enjoy your new little bundle of joy.

Korbi said...

Iree for short that's funny, because it actually has more letters than her real name. hehe. Anyways, Stephen says she's a pretty baby and that he's glad that she doesn't look anything like Jason. Congrats and we are so happy for you! She is such a keeper.

Kenna said...

What a sweet name for such a sweet and pretty little girl:) Congratulations Beff! It kills me that I can't see her:( Give her an extra kiss for me! I hope you continue to feel good and that Roman adjusts to life with his new little sister! Oh she is just so cute!

Mardis Family said...

I was going to say something similar to Korbi, about "Iree" not being any shorter than "Iris".
Too funny!
Anywho, she is adorable, and I hope I get to see her before ya'll take off to another ward!

Jen Bennion said...

Yay! We're so excited that she is here. Great hat by the way. Roman is adorable, I love love that he pats her and says: "pretty".
Collin wanted me to pass along his support by saying that you have no excuse for not coming to Powell because you just had a baby. Nice right?
One of the girls I visit teach in our ward had a c-section last Friday and was back at work teaching 5th graders summer school 4 days later! I only have one word for this CRAZY! Anyway, so of course after hearing this C came to the conclusion that if she can work 4 days after surgery you can come to Powell...don't worry i've already set him straight for you.
We love you guys, she is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Bethany! I love the picture of her in the little hat. She is so cute! I hope you continue to recover quickly!

Matt and Adge said...

yea!! congratulations!! she is so beautiful! it makes me wish i was you and had already gone through the labor and delivery and was home. i bet it's so nice to have lynn and cicily there to help.

The Hardy Boys...and Me said...

Congratulations!! How exciting to have her here! What a sweet baby. Maybe we can meet her in person sometime.

Cindy said...

What a cutie! If she looks anything like Romie, she will be a little heart breaker as well. Congrats!! I hope you are feeling good and that Roman adjusts well. Welcome to the 2 club!!

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

Congratulations Jason and Bethany! I am LOVING that name! She is so precious. Good luck with everything from here on.... 2 kids!

Nicole Stucki said...

Congrats! So cute. Love the name. I'm glad everything is going good for you!

Mindy said...

Bethany, she is gorgeous! Glad to hear you're doing well, congratulations!

AlliFinn said...

she is so pretty!!! hope your feeling ok!!!

the landreths said...

CONGRATS, Bethany! What a beautiful name and a very pretty girl. I bet your mom was thrilled to have her born on her birthday. :)Good luck with all the new-baby stuff!

Jess said...

She is amazing!! I am so glad that you had a good delivery, small babies are the way to go :) BIG CONGRATS to you Jason & Roman!!!!

Kim and Seth said...

What a cute little tiny thing iris is. And what a cute name! I love it. Oh beff, i am so glad your labor was better this time. By the way, Cicily is looking so grown up it has been a long time since i saw her last!

Dusty said...

Congratulations!! She is a darling little girl!

Jenks Family said...

Ahhh! I have been waiting for a picture of her! I can't wait to come to town and see her. She is beautiful! Heather

allijenks said...

Congratulations! I think labor gets a little easier every time... not that my experience is super extensive, but still. She is too beautiful, such pretty skin. Take care and good luck with TWO!! Luv, Alli and Tony and kidlets

April said...

she is BEAUTIFUL!! ... just like her mother!!! I love her name! Where did you get that? Hope you are recovering well! Congrats!!!!

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