Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It seriously looks very much like a baby

Matt managed finally this morning to run home and pick up the device to get pictures off our camera. So I thought I'd post a few.




I gave birth to our newest baby girl last night at 10:01. Despite an ultra sound that afternoon that she was 7lbs 1oz, she weighed in at birth at 6lbs 10oz, only one oz more than Elphine 7 years ago. She is 18 inches long with some darkish hair and a mushed chin from having tried to come face first. For the purposes of this blog I'll be calling her Marigold, but if you'd like to find out her real name you can head over to Stand Firm.

After fretting all day that maybe we were inducing too early etc. etc. (and then feeling bad about worrying after listening to an Outstanding sermon by Marc Driscoll on the subject of Mary while labor was bearable enough to concentrate), I'm really grateful that we Did induce. This baby is a peanut and the cord was all the way around her neck and she was super hungry at the moment of birth. She's been eating and eating and eating and looking cuter and cuter.

We're so grateful for a really healthy baby and an excellent and clued in doctor and such excellent care. I'm delighted to meet this latest edition and wondering quietly to myself whether yet we will get one laid back child or whether she will be as intense and complicated as all the other ones....I already have my suspicions.

25 comments:

Carrie said...

Can't wait to meet her, Anne.

Linda said...

Awwwwwwww. Congratulations, Kennedy clan. (Especially you, Anne.)

Geri said...

Best wishes to the whole family. I hope Gladys adjusts well to the new baby. Try and get as much rest as possible. I hope you had an easy labor and delivery. Let people who ask to help help. Your body needs rest right now. Great pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us. Marigold is blest to have you for a mom.

AmmaKate said...

Blessings, Anne+ (and Matt+)! she is glorious and all look well. Remember, you too, are sacredly important...take care.

Portia's Mom said...

Thankful for a safe delivery for you,Anne, and a healthy baby.

mcyoder said...

Congratulations and God's Blessings!

laura said...

She's beautiful! Enjoy those precious newborn cuddles. :o)
Laura from FL

Teacher Mommy said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful--but then, considering your other children, that was only to be expected!

Kerry said...

She's lovely! Congratulations to you all!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.
-Katy

At A Hen's Pace said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! She looks so tiny and sweet. My older daughter was only 6 lbs, 1 oz and it was so charming while it lasted--alas, they grow! (She is turning 17 next month....) Many blessings to your whole clan!!

Jeanne

Rev Dr Mom said...

Congratulations!

Dr. Alice said...

Outstanding! Congratulations to all, especially you, the mom. I'm glad every one is fine.

R said...

Hurrah!!

R

Polly said...

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Congrats to you all!

Jim said...

Mozel Tov!

I am pleased all our prayers were answered for both mommy and baby. Healthy and safe are the good words.

FWIW
jimB

Jessica said...

Anne, congratulations! She's beautiful. (So are you.)

Anonymous said...

Anne & Matt & kiddos,

Thank the Lord for a safe delivery for mother and baby. Thanks too for a healthy little one. The pictures are great! What a lovely family. Anne, you hardly look as if you had a long and difficult delivery. Hope you all get some rest.

Nancy McCall

Summersnow said...

Congratulations! So very glad that the latest Kennedy is arrived safe and sound.

Blessings to you all!

Chazaq said...

That your sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that your daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace. Psalm 144:12

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Congratulations! God's abundant blessings on your entire family - especially your newest little member!

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!

mark said...

Congratulations from Lutheran friends!! May God's blessings rain on you unceasingly!

PS Our fifth came 10 years after the fourth, so it was a little different in some ways ;-)

Jane R said...

Congratulations! Wishing you many blessings and some sleep...

Jane Duquette said...

Congratulations to all. A lovely new sister/daughter to love. Blessing to all.