Monday, December 26, 2011

Makynzie Noel

November 25, 2011, was a special day for our family. It was the day that we welcomed this little princess to our family:

Weighing in at 6 pounds 11 ounces and officially 18 inches long (though 5 days later at the pediatrician she was 19 inches so we think there may be a discrepancy there), Makynzie Noel Ford was born at 4:18 a.m. at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah.

Makynzie didn't have a first name until she was about 36 hours old, although we knew her middle name, Noel (pronounced No-el) after her Daddy (his is pronounced Nole), for at least 3 or 4 months before she was born. We just couldn't make a decision and had to go through a book of 100,000 names. We wanted something that was cute and seemed to fit her and it just had to be right. Finally we decided that Makynzie was the perfect name for her. Then the hard part began. There are hundreds of ways to spell Makynzie and we spent an hour and a half spelling out all the different ways and deciding which way we liked the best. Makynzie is very loved by all and we are so grateful to have her sweet spirit in our home! We are adjusting to being a family of 6 (wow that sounds big)!

I will post Makynzie's birth story soon (hopefully) along with pictures from her first month of life.