Friday, May 08, 2009

She's here!


On Monday afternoon, May 4th, Clare Addison joined our family. She made a quick entrance - I wasn't even sure I was in labor when we went into the hospital, but a short while later, she was born. We are just so thankful to have her here and doing so well!

Clare was 8 lbs, 3 oz and 21 inches long. She was so alert at birth, but we have barely seen her eyes since. She likes to sleep apparently! (hoping this continues) Right now I am snuggled up in bed with her on my chest for some afternoon cuddles, her favorite way to nap.

I'll post more pictures soon!

14 comments:

jenica said...

She is so sweet and beautiful! What a great thing to do today - snuggle with a newborn. Praying for rest, recovery and enjoying your little new one.

Michelle said...

She is just precious!! Thanks for the picture.

Tanya said...

It's so great to hear you are doing well! And can't wait to hear more! Love to you!

Jen said...

I am a lurker here! Can't even remember how I found you but I have been checking back to see if your sweet baby girl arrived and had to say congratulations! We have two daughters (16 and 13) and two sons (11 and 9). Enjoy these sweet moments. It goes so quickly!

I enjoy reading your blog! May your joys be many and your transitions smooth as you welcome sweet Clare to your family!

Many blessings,

Jen
MD

Sarah said...

So excited for you! I am so glad it was so quick. Can't wait for more pictures..she is beautiful.

bandanachick said...

Yay, another pic!
She is so precious. I'm so glad she is sleeping well. We will pray it continues.

Jessie said...

I need to get over to see you both, and have some snuggle time with Clare.

April Nienhuis said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Kari said...

Glad you are finding time to snuggle with your sweet little Clare. So what is it like having a girl after two boys? She's such a cutie and I can't wait to see more pics. SLEEP!

Rachel Whitten said...

Congratulations! Normally I can't tell when babies look like family members, but I definitely see both Simon and Ethan in her already!

The Daniel Den said...

She is so precious....... glad to hear you, Clare and the fam is well. I can not wait to meet her....

Anonymous said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! So glad that you are doing well and getting some sleep and yes, I truly hope it continues! Enjoy :)
~Robin

Kelly said...

She is so cute, Rachel! I am so thankful that she is here, safe and sound and in your arms! What a gift from the Lord! I am praying for you and can't wait to meet Miss Clare Addison soon! Love to you all!

Summer said...

Congratulations on your beautiful, precious little girl!! I'm also a lurker here, I think I found you through Crystal's blog (Biblical Womanhood) ages ago.

I live in Australia now (but lived in Kansas while I studied part of my degree at KU) and have one baby girl - 7 months old. I have enjoyed reading your previous posts about motherhood, and also your experiences with painting furniture :)

Praise God for your new baby, I pray that you will both get good rest and that your family will all manage the change well. I would love to hear your birth story if you feel to share.

Summer