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Saturday, December 6, 2008

At Last.

By now, I'm sure most have guessed that Baby Beep Beep has arrived.

She sure has.
After three hours of labor, twenty eight minutes of pushing, Evelyn Nanette was born on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:53am.
8 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. Perfect in every way.
Our hearts couldn't be any more full of love and joy.
While J said all along it would be a girl, I was skeptical. But I should have known it was a girl.

Only a girl would create such drama even in utero.

Six months of morning sickness requiring me to be on prescription meds.
Varicose vein issues.
Spending the last month impatiently waiting for any day to arrive.
And of course her quick and dramatic arrival to the world. A drop in my blood pressure, a loss of her heartbeat and a quick field trip to the OR, where just as the anesthesiologist told me I was going to go to sleep the doctor shouted that they found the heartbeat after all. Sending us back to our room to deliver naturally.

She was worth every single part.

"My baby sister."

"I love her."

"What's her name again?"

"She's so so cute."

She is here.

Making our family complete.

At last.


Blogger Aimee said...

Congratulations, Samara! She's beautiful!!

December 6, 2008 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

HOORAY! Congratulations to ALL of you. Wishing you years upon years of beauty and grace.

December 6, 2008 at 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Mrs. H said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!!

December 6, 2008 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Oh, Samara! She's beautiful! And what a wonderful tribute to your mother in her name.

I love seeing the excitement and pride in little H's face as he holds his baby sister! Congratulation, my friend, on your beautiful family!

December 6, 2008 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How lovely. Congratulations to you and your family.

I love her name. What a beautiful choice for a beautiful baby.

December 6, 2008 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh she is just beautiful! I have been waiting and waiting..I just KNEW that you had had the baby, lol.

I am so happy for all of you!

December 6, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous linda said...

I am weeping tears of joy! Thank you for sharing all this with us and PRAISE the LORD for a natural delivery! Seriously I am IN LOVE with the name. God is so great! I can't believe its a girl. I am super excited!

December 6, 2008 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Cyndy said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats to you and not having to be pregnant forever! The name is very lovely too. I am so excited for you and your family! Congrats!

December 6, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Ann-Marie said...

Congratulations! She is a beautiful girl, and the picture of your other kids holding her are precious (yes, even the "what's her name again?" one).

Blessings upon you all!

December 6, 2008 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I love her!!! And I've been dying to see pictures. Thank-you so much for posting. She is perfect in every way, and I'm so thankful God has blessed our world with another member of the P family. It will surely be a better place now that Evelyn is here :)

December 6, 2008 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger ATs said...

Congratulations! She's precious.

December 6, 2008 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger charish said...

she is the most beautiful baby. I was so excited to see her. Thank you fro giving us such a special day to remember. love you sis you and j did great.

December 6, 2008 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger melanie. said...

congratulations! what a beautiful baby.

December 6, 2008 at 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Oh Samara, how adorable! Praise God for another life to bring Him joy! Congratulations!

December 6, 2008 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger bethandnate said...

The pictures are just precious, especially of H and his new sister. Adorable.

December 6, 2008 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations! I love the name Evelyn and I love that she's a girl!

December 6, 2008 at 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Yay! You had baby beep beep! I was going to call you on Thursday to see how you were, but I decided if you really had gone to the hospital I didn't want to bother you. Hope you enjoy these days of getting to know the new family dynamics.

December 6, 2008 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Sara Coy said...

Congratulations, Samara and family! She's gorgeous!

December 7, 2008 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Patois said...

Congratulations to you all!

December 7, 2008 at 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Izzy Rose said...

Congratulations Samara! She (as well as her mama) are lovely.


December 7, 2008 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

What a beautiful, beautiful little girl! Congratulations to you and the family. What a wonderful way to enter the Holiday Season!!!

December 7, 2008 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger GMS said...

Congratulations, Samara, J and family! I was hoping that the blogging lull meant that you were busy welcoming baby beep beep into the world. What a beautiful gift she is to your family. Plus, you and M are no longer out numbered!

December 7, 2008 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Michael-Sarah-Greta-Calla said...

YEA!!! such exciting news- now we can send off a little girl gift...good work on keeping things even, 2 boys & now 2 girls...maddie must be thrilled! love to you & your family! sarah

December 7, 2008 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger ses said...

Congratulations to you and j and your family. E is a beautiful name. Enjoy this holiday season with your little bundle of JOY!

December 7, 2008 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

So so excited to see pictures!
She is so perfect.
Can't wait to meet her in person!!!

December 7, 2008 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Congrats. Beautiful name for a beautiful girl. So happy for all of you.

December 7, 2008 at 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samara & Jeff,

I am very happy for your family.

Your mom would be honored to share her name with a new life in your family. This little girl will have a special angel in heaven watching over her.

I am also glad that your dad was able to see her and hold her on her 1st day of life.

Thank You for sending me this announcement of her birth.

Linda Fuller

December 8, 2008 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

Happy news!!

May you all have a wonderful life together.

Looking forward to posts and pictures to come documenting it all...

December 8, 2008 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Emanuel and Kendra said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations to all of you! What a beautiful baby! I am glad that she came safely and that you are doing well!

December 8, 2008 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger ABCDH said...

I absolutely, positively, love, love, love her name.
I am beyond happy for you all!

December 8, 2008 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Congrats Samara and family!!! She's so beautiful. The best things in life are worth waiting for :) H looked over the moon with his new sister! I'm so happy for you!

December 8, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

Samara -
She is perfect - I can't wait to meet her!! What a beautiful addition to your family!!

December 9, 2008 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger It's a Love Thing said...

Congrats! She is precious!!!

December 9, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Happy One Week Birthday, Evelyn!!

December 10, 2008 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger darcie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She IS beautiful - so happy she is here and that she arrived safe and sound! Happy Holidays!! What a gift!

December 10, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

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