This afternoon, my newest friend arrived into the world. Meet Ashleigh Peyton DeLong. She was born at 2:59 p.m., weighed almost 8 pounds, and was 51 centimeters long! She and mom have had a long day, but they are both healthy and doing well. Irma was a brave woman and delivered Ashleigh alone. Her husband, Bill, is currently serving our country in Afghanistan and won't be home for R&R until next week, and her mom was out in the hallway trying to keep her other two children under control. I can't wait for daddy to meet his new daughter.
She is quickly becoming a thumb sucker, which Irma does NOT want to have happen. so we're introducing her to the binky TODAY!
Ashleigh is our field training baby. Back in March, 2 SCR was sent to Hohenfels for 3 1/2 weeks for a training excercise to prove to the commander that they were ready for deployment. One morning, Bill and Jared came to Vilseck to pick up some supplies that they forgot and to bring some soldiers home so they could go on emergency leave. Before they left, Irma and I were blessed with the opportunity to see our husbands for a few minutes. While Jared and I didn't get the job done, Ashleigh was conceived!!
So far Ashleigh is a very obedient child. According to dad, she had to be born on the 7th, 17th, or 27th because everyone esle in the family has a 7 in their date of birth. And that she did!