Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baby Update and Details

Jaidyn Marie

Hello! This is Jessica here. My boys went to run some errands, and Marie and I have had a quiet morning resting and catching up with some e-mails and such.

Thank you for all the comments and congratulations.
They are such a blessing and I appreciate all of our readers!


Like her big brother Elliot, we will be calling this baby by her middle name, Marie. She was 20" long and weighed 6 pounds, 14 oz. That is 2 lbs, 4 oz. smaller then Elliot weighed. She seems so tiny compared to how I remember him!

Like Elliot, Marie had a very positive and gentle birth here at our home, attended by two wonderful midwives. Her birth was much shorter and easier then Elliot's was, and I am feeling much better so much faster. We are so thankful to the Lord for the blessing of a healthy baby girl and a safe delivery.

Marie gave one little cry when she was born, and has hardly cried much since...she is a very peaceful baby and really seems to focus in on Justin and me when she is awake. I love her alert little eyes, and quizzical expressions, and of course I'm in love with her red hair. I wanted a daughter with red hair so badly, but I didn't truly believe I'd really get it.


I love this little video Mom took of her. The first time I saw it, I watched it five times in a row. I think I'm in love. =)


video

14 comments:

  1. She is precious Jessica!
    I love her red hair. :)

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  2. Oh she is so yummy Jessica!!! Congratulations - I'm having baby envy here (but I'm sure that will soon pass when one of my four children decides to be a twit! lol). Enjoy her, she's absolutely precious as can be. Love that red hair too, gorgeous.

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  3. I think I'm in love, too!!! Congratulations to everyone!

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  4. Congratulation:) She looks like such a sweet. I have a girl and two boys, but I would love to have another little girl. There is something about little girl clothes. I also love the red hair:)

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  5. Isn't it precious that He has given you the desires of your heart! He didn't have to create a little red haired girl, but He did! Marie does look so serene. I'm glad to hear you are doing so well in your recovery and I hope big brother is adjusting okay too! :o)

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  6. She is just lovely! Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations and God Bless!! She's beautiful!
    Jeannie W.

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  8. She is so beautiful! Just like her Mom. Congratulations.

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  9. She is absolutely adorable!

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  10. She is so beautiful!! I love the name. Especially since Marie is my middle name too!

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  11. so so cute, it makes me want another one!!

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  12. Jessica,

    Congratulations!! She is absolutely gorgeous! I love her hair color!

    Love, Heather

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  13. Oh, Jessica, she's SO sweet. I'm so glad you got your wish: a little girl with beautiful red hair!

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