Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Welcome to the World Baby Girl!

Our sweet baby girl, Tessa Kate, was born yesterday at 1:24 pm. She is 7 lbs 5 oz, healthy and beautful! Before I get to the pictures, there are few things I want to post.

Thank you so much to everyone who prayed for us throughout this pregnancy and delivery. J.C. and I are so relieved to have a healthy, full term baby girl! We were both worried that we would go through a similar ordeal with this pregnancy that we went through with Eli, but God is good and we made it! I can't tell you how great it is to have the "normal" childbirth experience and get to hold and nurse my baby right away and have her stay in the room with us (although I only got about 2 1/2 hours of sleep last night...). These were things we missed out on before and are soaking it all up this time around!

I want to extend a huge thanks to my wonderful husband and my friend, Rachel G. who helped me get through the delivery yesterday. I had wanted to have a natural delivery for several reasons and couldn't have done it without their support. Thank you so much!

Now on to the pics!

Last belly shot before heading to the hospital.
She's here!

Proud Papa.
Daddy and Eli taking it all in.


15 comments:

Leanna said...

Congrats you guys! She is beautiful and I am so thankful that you were able to carry her until she was full term. God is truly great! You are such a beautiful family and I can't wait to meet Tessa Kate in person.

Ann Marie said...

Congrats!! Tessa Kate is gorgeous! and I'm so proud and impressed you did it naturally! :)

Rachel Garcia said...

Oh she is so sweet.. and gorgeous.. and was such a little trooper.. she came flying out.. crying! It was so beautiful Lindsay! And let me say here again how proud I am of you. Not only did you do a natural birth you did it with pitocin!! You and JC yielded your will to the Father and He saw fit to bless you! Even if your birth had gone any other way it would have been from the Father for He is sovereign in death and in life.. from the beginning. I can only hope that as you meditate on the whole experience you begin to see the power of the truth that with Christ ALL things are possible.. even the pain of childbirth!

congrats again.. and hopefully I can get up there to that hospital tonight and hold that precious little girl.

Jaci Spain said...

Congratulations Lindsay! We are so excited for ya'll and she is a DOLL!!!

Beth said...

Congrats on that sweet baby girl! ;)

Jeanna said...

Aww, congratulations Lindsay! She's SO precious, and I know you must be overjoyed! So happy for you! :)

Tiffany said...

She's beautiful! I especially love the last picture of Eli smiling at his baby sister. Congrats to all of you, and you go girl...all nat-u-ral!!

Gina said...

congrats. She's beautiful. I'm glad you both made it though the delivery alright. :) :)

Giann said...

Congratulations!!! She is so cute!

Reese said...

She is so beautiful! I love these pics and I am so happy that you were able to have the kind of birthing experience that you wanted. Eli and Tessa are blessed to have you as their mommy.

sweetpeamorrow said...

Congrats! She is BEAUTIFUL! I love seeing Eli with her, so sweet! Hopefully you are doing good, and your BP will be good!!!!!!!! Enjoy this precious time!

Christen said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful! I really admire you for having a natural delivery!

christiejones said...

Congratulations Lindsay!!! I am so excited for you. Praise God she was full term and everything went so well. Praying for you.

Jules said...

oh YAY! finally got to see some pics! She is beautiful! Congrats!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

She is so stinkin' cute!! I had no idea you had a natural childbirth, kudos to you on that! Especially with the pitocin, that is incredible. Enjoy that sweet little girl and congrats!