A few minutes after Hailey was born the nurse put her under a heat-light. Imagine how bright any kind of light would be after spending your life in darkness! Birth must be so traumatic for them...
After I took these photos I put my hand above her eyes to shield them from the bright light. Then she opened them! (Now I can brag that I was the first to see them...:) )
Nate, you are such a blessing to Leanne, we are so glad you are in her (and Hailey's!) life! You were amazing in the delivery room, too. Congratulations to you both.
Mom and babe checking each other out!Hailey was quite alert and content for hours after the birth!
Safe at home.