Sunday, December 15, 2013

Joy to the World

Best Gaudete Sunday ever.

I love Advent. And I love that Christmas came a little early for us this year - 10 days early, to be exact. And an impressively petite 6 lbs, 6 oz, and 18.5 inches. Quite a downgrade from the 8 lb masculine models I'm accustomed to. And quite an easier recovery, thus far.

We decided to take the one night option and stay at hotel hospital tonight, because the L & D floor is empty, people keep bringing me chocolate and taking away my dirty laundry, and I haven't been woken up once by a pesky vitals check. They have the uncanny ability of popping in just when I'm cuing up some e HGTV…

A few photos to tide you over until I can bust out the birth story. A cliffs notes version: Labor started around 11 pm on Friday night, we popped in on Saturday morning around 5 am to do the walk of shame up and down the halls at only 3 cm, I checked back out and attended my baby shower amidst semi-painful contractions and a healthy dose of perspiration, naps were had, baths were drawn, babes were fed, and at about midnight Sunday morning we headed back out into the dark to try our luck at checking in. Again. Of course my contractions slowed down on the ride over and I was so ashamed to be checked upon arrival but…glory, 6.5 centimeters!

They let us stay, they eventually jammed the needle into the right space between vertebrae, and at 7:01 on this beautiful 'pink Sunday' I met my little pink cheeked baby girl with Fleetwood Mac and Dave Matthews playing in the background. She is so very beautiful and so teeny, and we're just so in love. John Paul kissed her head when he arrived to meet and greet later in the day, and Joey basically ignored her and complimented the 'awesome couch' in our room. It's gonna be a great first Christmas as a party of five.

Enough crazy thick black (whaaaat?!) hair for bows and clips already.
Bow hat courtesy of our wonderful night nurse
Our amazing doctor.
Love this little face. 
Our hearts are full. Rejoice, He is coming.

48 comments:

  1. What a beautiful addition! God is good.

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  2. Hooray! And congratulations, and blessings. :)

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  3. Congratulations! She is beautiful; I love her gorgeous hair!

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  4. Oh my goodness, she is amazing! Congratulations, Jenny!

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  5. Congratulations, Jenny! She is so beautiful!!

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  6. Amazing! Awesome! Sooooo perfect and beautiful! And that hair!!!

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  7. Ohhh congratulations!!! She is just beautiful!!!

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  8. She is SO gorgeous! Congratulations, Jenny! I'm glad to hear you're recovering well. God bless you all!

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  9. Congrats and way to use that hospital night- get some pampering :). She's a beautiful baby!

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  10. Congratulations! I love it! (Also, I love your doctor, too... one of my only regrets from Colette's birth is that I didn't get a picture of her with him!)

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  11. So amazing and SO perfect!! Pink on pink. Congratulations!!

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  12. What a little beauty! I love her hair! (And that killer bow hat!)

    Congratulations!

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  13. Jenny! I'm so excited for you! And I'm so happy everything went well and you're both doing so well. You must be exhausted though. And she looks so great for 6 feminine pounds, and the hair-be still my heart! xx

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  14. Jenny, you did it!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and she is an absolute doll!!!!

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  15. Congratulations, I am so happy for you. God bless your lovely family.

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  16. Beautiful!!! Congratulations!

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  17. Congratulations! What a wonderful early Christmas present!

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  18. Congrats!!!!! Your baby girl and I share a birthday :) I hope you all have a joyous Christmas as a family of 5!

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  19. Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful. And that hair! What a wonderful early Christmas gift.

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  20. Congratulations! What a doll baby! And I love the perfect hair all ready for clips. :)

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  21. Congratulations! She's beautiful! :)

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  22. oh she's so beautiful!!! Congratulations!

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  23. Just STOP IT! She is ridiculously good looking! Rock on mama!

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  24. I'm so glad she came in plenty of time for Christmas! She is so sweet. I definitely see Senour in her. :) Hope you're feeling well and getting some rest!

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  25. Wohoo! Congratulations! She is BEAUTIFUL!

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  26. Oh, how wonderful! She's absolutely beautiful! Congratulations, heal well, and may you all have an easy transition to life as a family of five. And p.s. -- one of my girlfriends had her (considerably larger -- 9 lbs, 11 oz!) baby boy yesterday too. I guess December 15, 2013 is a very special day.

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  27. Best Gaudete Sunday Ever! So much rejoicing. She's beautiful Jenny!!! Love you Uebbings!

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  28. ohmygosh!!!!!!!! Congratulations Jenny! She is GORGEOUS! So so happy for you and Dave! This just made my day. Truly the best Gaudete Sunday ever.

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  29. Congratulations!! She is gorgeous!

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  30. She is simply beautiful!! All of mine were born with that thick, dark hair, too! Everyone kept telling me if would fall out, but it never did. It definitely changed color a bit for all of them, in varying shades, but I always had hair-headed babies. Can't wait for the birth story!

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  31. Such a beautiful Advent blessing for you! Enjoy her!
    Robyn Kucinic

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  32. I can't handle the cute! Congratulations!

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  33. Congratulations!!
    Welcome Baby Girl!!

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  34. Congratulations Jenny!!! I'm so glad we got to see you the other day! And so glad your beautiful little girl came before Christmas! :) We're praying for you all.

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  35. Yay! Congratsssssss! Her hair....omg! I've always wanted a fresh newborn around Christmastime....sounds so snugly and magical. Prayers for lots if rest and cuddles :)

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  36. Congratulations! Perfect timing for a beautiful girl��

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  37. Oh I'm so happy for you all!!!! She is beautiful and perfect. I guess the Chinese masseuse worked again!

    (And don't feel bad to be sent home, it happened to me on my 5th baby and he wasn't born for another week!)

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  38. Congratulations! How beautiful!!

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  39. Oh. How lovely!! Many many congratulations!!

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  40. Many, many congratulations!!! What a perfect day to have a sweet little girl!

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  41. Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful! How blessed you are.

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  42. Congratulations!! What wonderful news. She is one very beautiful bundle of pink!!

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