she's here.

i am not kidding.
she's totally here.
and we are
~overjoyed~

with her presence already.

(of course that is easier,
when your other four kids have been wisked away...
thanks moms and dads)  :)

but...
i am so thankful she is here.
and healthy and content and totally beautiful.

my contractions started at midnight last night,
and she was born, in the water, at 3:32 a.m. this morning.
she weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long.
she looks the most like calli...
which means daddy too. :)

we are all doing great.
thank you so much for your prayers and concern...

my sick kids seem to be feeling much better,
and the other 2 have not gotton anything ~yet~
thank you Jesus.
and continue to protect them from this fast moving sickness.

thank you Jesus for

~karolina grace~

for her life, and presence.
i pray she would continue to nurse well,
that she would continue to be a content little girl,
filled with the joy of the Lord.
i pray for a quick recovery for me too.  :)

i am so tickled she is here.
here are a few pics,
probably taken about 15 minutes after she was born...


check out her chunky little face...


i love this...my expression...talking to karolina.


and i really love this.
karolina checking out her daddy...
we were talking about it minutes after she was born.
it's such a wild, miraculous experience.
what is she thinking?


okay. so not the best little family shot.
but i totally love karolina's little frowny.
i honestly don't remember her crying there, but i guess she must have. :)


 

Comments

mom mom Susan said…
SOOO Happy for you and the family. I talked to your mom this morning! THANK you Jesus for this precious little girl.
Shelby said…
Oh my word Congratulations!!!! Love the name, can't wait to see her precious pictures.
Shelby
Ang Stoltzfus said…
yay! yay! yay! i'm so happy!
so you're killing me...i've got to see a picture of her!! but i don't want YOU to walk up the steps....tell someone else to walk up & get the cord. ;)
i was at pottery barn today in the children's section & saw the *cutest* baby girl bedding & it was named karolina!!!! =)) made me think of you. =))
(& i also thought of you when my mom said that she saw your kids at an auction today) =)
Holly said…
Awesome! Congratulations! Enjoy your new little girl!
I was so jealous mark got to hold her first but he did capture some great shots of her and you! i hope to stop by soon and give you the pics and hold my newest neice! :) I will call you!
love ya, heather
My Mom said…
hey mama
im offically out of the holding loop this time. bummer that im here and not there BUT totally stooked that she has arrived AND so quickly. saw cute pic of judah and karo....new fav nickname. way to be power delivery lady.....you forever amaze me!
blessings as you adjust to another precious gift!
naomi
Lorena Shank said…
Congrats Missy and Matt! She looks super sweet and you look great Missy. You all are an inspiration :). Hugs, Kurt and Lorena
Kendra said…
You are amazing! So glad you had another quick delivery, even though she was late! Cannot wait to meet her. Was so happy to see your txt before we left for the beach!!
My Mom said…
wow...what a beauty! love the music too.....you are BEAUTIFUL MISSY!
I LOVE YOU GIRL!
Anonymous said…
Congrats! Love all the photos and update (HOW do you do that with a newborn and 4 other kids?!) She's beautiful and you look radiant.

Love,
Shelly
Angie Myer said…
Congratulations to all of you!! I'm so glad she arrived safely! Enjoy her! :)
Love,
Angie
Adrienne Neff said…
Glad to see she finally arrived- I've been following your blog! I love her name! Sounds like my last baby- had my water broken at Birth Care and had him in the water 2 hours later! Gotta love fast deliveries:) Congrats to you guys!
Missy. said…
okay shelly. well. i am totally figuring this out ONE day at a time, and this was the first one i had everyone here. it will be a crazy time of adjustment, that i know. :) keep praying for me, i am going to need it. :) ~mis.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!!!! She is precious!! And what a quick delivery..you are the birthing queen :) You look great in the Pictures...so sweet! Blessings to you and your new little one :)

Rita

P.S. Lovin the Polka Dot blanket!!
Missy. said…
yes rita...thanks to steph or your mom for that polka dot blanket. it rocks. we love it!! ~mis.

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