Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Arrival of Our Most Precious Gift!

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Ellie Clare was born on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:48 am. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 inches long. We are all at home now, and most importantly healthy.

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There is so much to this birth story... highs and lows, scary parts, and many details that I want to take the time to document and remember. What a journey to this little lady. From the battle of trying to conceive her, and the dramatic fashion in which she arrived. I never would have thought that all of this could happen to our little family. We survived. Chris and I can live to tell about it. And looking into her sweet face makes it all better.

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For now I will just include some pictures of our amazing little lady.

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Ellie I love you with all of my heart.

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Family is the most important thing in the world. You have taught me that this week.

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I am so lucky and thankful to be your mother.

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18 comments:

Lindsay said...

aww loved looking at all of these pictures of Ellie! I am glad you got a chance to blog some of her arrival! Love you! Call if you need anything :-)

Kristy K said...

Hi! I found you from your sister's blog! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl and your growing family!

amanda said...

there she is honey :) hope she is feeling all better and you are both snuggled up at home - right where you belong!!

can't wait for more details and of course more pics of your sweet new little girl!!

congrats mama!!

xo

Katie said...

Clare-
You look AMAZING!! And Ellie is just so precious. I've been waiting for more pictures of your beauty! :)
Can't wait to catch up. Get some rest and take it easy -- everything else will come in time!
Love ya!

Christy said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear all the details!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that you are both doing well...Congratulations...she's beautiful!

laura said...

hip hip hooray! i know too well the emotions ya'll have been through this week. i am just so happy that everything is a-o-k and that your family of 4 has been reunited at home! talk about easter blessings!

thinking happy thoughts for you and your adorable little girl! welcome to the world, ellie clare!

Krystyn said...

Oh, what a doll. I totally wasn't expecting to see pictures of Miss Ellie already!

Look at her sucking on her fingers. She's precious.

Glad you all are healthy and well.

Congratulations!

Julie, the mama said...

So happy to see your sweet baby girl is here safe and sound. She sure is gorgeous. And can you please tell me how you managed to look gorgeous right after having a baby???

Can't wait to see more pics and hear more of the birth story!

Enjoy these precious first days with your baby girl!
Julie (Carly's sister)

paige said...

oh darn i think i got deleted
anyway
OH MY GOODNESS she is so beautiful
sucking her fingers? how can you stand it? eat her up!!
i'm so excited for you
she is beautiful!!!!

3 Peanuts said...

Clare,

Congratulations! I have been praying for you ever since the e-mail and have been wondering how you all were doing.

Ellie is just adorable. Wish I was there to make you dinner and help you out.

Love,
Kim

amy said...

SO happy for you Clare!!! Enjoy!

Chelle said...

Ohmygoodness--she? Is a DOLL. I love her!

Congrats, momma! I can't wait until you spoil us with more of her beautiful pictures!

xoxo

Garnetrose said...

Beautiful baby and mom. So sweet. *s*

Annmarie said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! We was so loved before she even came into this world! She gave us all a scare but there were so many prayers being said for her that she HAD to be ok.
I'm so happy she is finally home with mommy, daddy and big brother, Bradley!! She is so precious <3
love,
Aunt Annmarie

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Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!!!!

Courtney said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and it sounds like from the post above, that she made quite an entrance into the world. Hope all continues to go well.