Monday, August 17, 2009

She's Here

The first time I've ever labored longer than 7 hours (16 to be exact).

The first time I've ever cussed like a sailor during delivery (I am so embarrassed).

The first time one of my babies has come out on the very first long, hard push.

The first time one of my babies has had a full head of hair.

The first time one of my babies has had a full head of black hair.

The first time I've ever fallen in love with a little girl.


On Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 9:59 p.m. God graced us with Grace Marie.
She weighed 7lbs 12 oz, and is 20 1/2 inches long.
Her brothers are deeply smitten with their little sister.
And daddy was so impressed that she waited to make her entrance until after the Packer preseason game was over.
We are all back home now. Resting (somewhat) comfortably. Thanking God for this wonderful gift and knowing that life really doesn't get better than this.

85 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

Yay! Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful.

Brenda said...

Cheering you on from Colorado! God's blessings to you and your family!

Maryeliz said...

AWWW.. tearing up here. She's absolutely breathtaking. Congratulations and much happiness to you all!!!

Maryeliz said...

(P.S. 16 hours? I'd say a little cussing was in order :-) )

Elaine A. said...

Welcome to sweet Miss Grace! She's just gorgeous and perfect! Congratulations to the whole family. You look wonderful Momma!

Lisa said...

She's just perfect Kathryn! Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you & your family. You look beautiful...and so does sweet Grace!

Robyn said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations!!!

Chrissy said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

wright said...

Oh, Kat. She's perfect, lovely, sweet. You are truly blessed and so is she!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Welcome Grace Marie! She's beautiful. The whole family is beautiful!

Congratulations to all of you!

Not Your Aunt B said...

She's beautiful, cute, sweet, precious....perfect. Congratulations to all of you! I am so happy she is here and loved so much.

BTW, the labor, delivery, description, stats, etc. could be my baby L. And she is my sweetness. Here's hoping Grace Marie is yours.

Cassie said...

OH!!! She is adorable and your family looks so beautiful all together like that. Congratulations!!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

tears of joy f lowing all over the place. She's GORGEOUS! : D

ewe are here said...

Congratulations! Grace Marie ... lovely name for a lovely girl.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I cried. Congrats to your beautiful family and welcome to that wonderful ride that a little girl can take you on.

Krystyn said...

Congrats and welcome baby Grace! She's beautiful!

Kristin said...

Hey there Kat! Congrats!:) She's so precious. I LOVE her name!! Also, I MUST ADD...August 15th is a dear date to me, it was August 15, 2005 that my son entered this world!!! GREAT DATE!;) AGAIN...CONGRATS!!!! Kristin

Hattie said...

Congrats! Love them little chubby cheeks!

OHmommy said...

Yay. Ive been waiting for *this* post. Grace is beautiful and already a Packer fan, huh? What a good girl waiting for that to be over for her daddy.

CONGRATS!

Linda said...

She is so beautiful! I've been watching for the posting!

She was born on my step-dad's 89th birthday.

Congratulations on Grace Marie...what a beautiful name!

Desiree Fawn said...

Oh congrats!!
Beautiful :D

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous! And a Packers fan to boot:)

Laski said...

She is lovely!

What a perfect addition to your beautiful family!

Take care, mama!

Brittany said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations mommy! :)

Wendy said...

She's beautiful!!! Congratulations!

Scrappy said...

She really is so beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Riahli said...

Oh you got me all teary...she is beautiful! Love the pictures. Can't wait to hear more!! Get lots of rest mommy of four... ;)

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I'm emotional over here too! Congrats we are all so happy for you!

Molly's Mom said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many, many congrats to you and your beautiful family! What a gorgeous little peanut she is!

Dawn said...

Welcome to beautiful Grace Marie!

Wacie's Way said...

Congratulations!! What a great looking family you have!

Allison said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful!

Karen MEG said...

Kat, she is absolutely gorgeous! As are you...

Love the family photo.

Congratulations!

Emily said...

How absolutely wonderful!!!!! I'm not surprised that she was the longest/hardest labor...I've learned over the last 2.5 years that that's the kind of wonderful drama that comes with a little girl!
Oh, and she is just beyond beautiful!

Maggie`s Mind said...

It`s awesome to have been following along through the whole pregnancy and then here to beautiful Grace. I love the name, I love what a good looking family you all are, and I love that there will be girl stuff and pink and frills and ruffles and fun. You have to be beyond thrilled. I`m sure Grace`s brothers will be great protectors, too.

Congrats. I`m soooo happy for you. I kept checking for updates and was thrilled to find this today.

Mom24 said...

Awww, I've been thinking of you. So glad everything went well. Sixteen hours? I hope you went for the epidural, but based on the cussing I'm guessing you didn't. ;-)

She looks absolutely precious. Enjoy.

Hazel said...

congratulations! i'm so happy for you and your family!

Karen Deborah said...

She is darling! what a little chubby cherub! So happy for all of you and born on my brothers birthday she is going to be a great girl!! God has blessed you!

Tammy said...

Congratulations! She is so precious and I LOVE her name. :)

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Hooray! Hooray! I love that a baby's birth will always make me cry. Big hugs to all of you! I have three older brothers just like your little Grace!

Kelly said...

She's adorable!! If it's any consolation your longest labor is shorter than my shortest! LOL

You have a beautiful family. I'm hoping she's a good sleeper!

Courtney said...

She is adorable. Congrats. :)

painted maypole said...

Congratulations. She is adorable and your whole family is, too.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations - and I know what you mean, life really doesn't get better than holding your babies! She's beautiful - can't wait to see more of her ;-)

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations to the happy parents and the wonderful baby girl. Get some rest. Get everyone you know to help.

Kristen said...

Yay!!! What a cutie pie and I love her black hair!!

Glad to hear that she changed things up for you a little this time, and even happier to hear that all is well with you both!

Welcome to the world baby Grace!!

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!

We are so happy for you! You are going to LOVE having a little girl around the house! :)

take care sweet mama!

britt

My Life With Boys said...

She's gorgeous! Sorry your labor was so long but so happy everything else went well! Take it easy and really soak her in. They don't stay small very long. Our little guy is almost 4 months old! Sigh...

wheelsonthebus said...

COngratulations! People say girls are different. I haven't found that. But I have found that my tenderness for her is different, I must say.

Jenera said...

Congratulations! She came on my birthday!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh, sweetie!! She's an absolute doll!! Congratulations! I just want to pinch those cheeks...

Chiloe said...

Cogratulations for the birth of your beautiful daughter !!! Mine was born with brown hair then lost them all to become a blond ;-)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Yay!! I LOVE her name. She is beautiful! I am so happy for you all. xoxoxoxoxo

Laura said...

OMG - I am weeping tears of joy - SERIOUSLY! I am so happy for you and your family. What wonderful photos. What a sweet little girl, what an amazing mommy and a fabulous family.

Wishing you all health and happiness and a wonderful adjustment to being a family of 6!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Such happy news! Congratulations!
Already she's proving to be a different bird than her brothers!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

She's absolutely beautiful! And so are you! (And the rest of your clan too!)

Stephanie said...

Oh my heart, she is just beautiful! And a beautiful name to go with a beautiful little girl. You are very blessed. Congratulations to your sweet family!

tweetey30 said...

She's beautiful Kat.. Enjoy her and the boys while you can. I love her name also.

High Heeled Mama said...

Congrats. She's gorgeous.

Rima said...

Oh, congratulations!!!!

Grace Marie is a beautiful name and she is a beautiful baby!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations, you all look so thrilled to have her here! She is just beautiful!!!

lime said...

congratulations, mama! and welcome to the world, grace!

she's precious. i'm glad all is well even if the process was not quite what you expected.

Jill said...

Oh such exciting news. Mazel Tov. Girlies are just the best! :)

Enjoy your time with her... you blink your eyes and they're telling you they want their nails painted and want to watch Hannah Montana. Yikes!

Laura McIntyre said...

Congratulations , she is adorable and oh so perfect looking.

So happy for your family.

Siobhan said...

Wow, what a fast update! She is gorgeous, Kat. I absolutely love her dark hair, I hope it stays! Congrats to you and Todd and the boys, you all look so thrilled. I can't imagine labor that long, you must have been STARVING! I'm glad she made a quick exit for you though!! Hoping you get the rest you need.

BeautifulWreck said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your baby moon.

Annie said...

Oh swear it up, there's a person coming out of your body. I think there is something wrong with giving birth with grace and dignity. She's beautiful, and will be well protected by all those boys.

Jeni said...

And I'm sitting here, reading this post, gazing at the pictures of your beautiful little girl and having to wipe tears from my eyes at the wonder of it all!
Congratulations to you -and your entire family -with the addition of this most precious little girl to your fold. So you let fly with a couple curse words. Big deal. After 16 hours, who wouldn't?
But I'm betting you wouldn't trade those 16 hours for anything now that all is said and done and most importantly, she's here, in your arms to begin the wondrous years ahead of raising her.
Peace and much love to little Grace Marie for having landed with such a great family.

Jana said...

YAY! what a sweet beautiful little girl...sorry labor was so much longer! I hope you get lots of help and rest, thanks for updating us I know those boys are probably going insane over their new sister!

Hilary said...

Awwww congrats to you and your beautiful family. She's just lovely and perfect. I'm glad that all went well. I'm so happy for you. :)

Tonya said...

She is so cute! Happy that she is here and you are now a family of 6!!!

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh Kat - she makes my ovaries ache with her cuteness!

Many, many congratulations!

Bren said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely precious. That last shot has me grinning ear to ear.

Kelley said...

She's GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations!

Courtney said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited to meet her! She is just beautiful!

Tam said...

Congrats! she is wonderfull!

April said...

Oh, she is SO sweet! And look at all that dark hair!!! Congrats, Mommy!

Karen said...

She's beautiful! And has great timing!

Kathryn said...

Many belated congratulations! :) She's beautiful!

CC said...

Hurray and Congrats!!!!!!!!!

On Monday we got to see a 10 hour old baby in the hospital. It was so wonderful to see such new life. I attended a very sad funeral last week, but I know that as some life is leaving this earth, it is being replaced by new bundles of joy.

Grace, you've already got a huge fan club!

Cara said...

Congratulations! I am so behind my reader that I just read this post today. I love how she got a full head of dark hair in the midst of all your blondies. Nicolo had a full head of dark hair that fell out and came back blonde. Enjoy her and get some rest!

Momisodes said...

Congratulations!!!!

I am just so excited for you all. I know I'm late catching up here, but I had to say how beautiful she is. And just how beautiful your family is.

krissy said...

I love you Kat. You make the most precious children and you also are a true Packer girl. So. What's not to love?????

I'm so happy for you and your beautiful family and if I lived closer, I would so help you snuggle with Grace and well...I guess I would help you move. Blessings to you and yours.

Beck said...

KAT! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN HERE IN A MONTH!
She is BEAUTIFUL! I am DELIGHTED for you, and so glad that she's here safe and sound.xoxo

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I'm so sorry I missed this!!!! Congrats to you...what a beautiful baby girl!!!! Can't wait to catch up on your posts and see how she's grown!!!

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