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Sunday, February 28, 2010

She Has Arrived...Welcome Sweet Little One!!

Meet Abigail Grace!
Feb. 25, 2010
She's here, she's here, she's finally here!!!
Just as I suspected, we were timing contractions by 5pm. They were 5 minutes apart for several hours and not lasting for more than 30 seconds at a time so we decided to wait on going to the hospital for awhile. I called the midwife at 7:55pm and at 9pm hubby and I were on the way to the hospital. We arrived about 9:25pm and by then, the contractions were one right on top of the other. Thank goodness we didn't wait any longer or we just might have had our baby girl on the side of the road! She arrived 2 hours later. There was no time for an epidural or anything so I am very proud to say that she was born completely naturally. It was very painful but truthfully, an experience that I would never trade for anything in the world. I've always had an epidural in the past so this was completely new territory. It was an amazing experience and I have a whole new respect for all of you moms out there who have done this naturally!

I want to thank all of you who left me such kind comments and prayed for us. As the day was going on and I was getting more and more anxious, reading your thoughts and prayers brought me to tears and were calming to me as well. Your kindness and thoughtfulness are overwhelming and I thank you all for that from the bottom of my heart!
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Thank you for your sweet comments about the table runner and chair covers too. When we arrived home from the hospital yesterday and I saw the table runner stretched across the table, I had to laugh at myself. I was so anxious that day that I made everything, I was working on them as if my life depended on it. I was praying and working so hard to try to distract myself and now every time I see the finished projects, I will remember that day from beginning to end and remember the special day little Abbey was born and the prayers of special friends who helped get me through!
God Bless you all and thank you for sharing in our special day!
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I'm going to run for now, the sweet little one is hungry and calling but I'll return soon to post more pictures and to get back to all of you individually. Thank you again for your support and emails!

xo,
Kathleen

40 comments:

Barb said...

How precious your sweet Abigail is.
God has Blessed you with a wonderful gift. Treasure every second.

hugs,
Barb

Judy said...

Congratulations on your little beauty!

Raining Pearls said...

So precious.

DisturbedAngel said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Gosh, she's beautiful...so peaceful. Congratulations! Tami

Linda said...

OH Kathleen~ she is lovely and her name suits her! What a special life experience for your whole family! Congratulations! XO

Mom in High Heels said...

I've been waiting for this post! Congratulations!!!!! What a little beauty! Your post made me feel so bad for not finishing my projects I even posted about you. You can (when you have the time) read it here: http://myheelsarehigherthanyours.blogspot.com/2010/02/way-to-make-me-feel-like-slacker.html

Congrats again on your new little bundle!

BonjourRomance said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl, her name is so wonderful!

Lorrie said...

Congratulations! Enjoy these precious new-born moments.

Lorrie

Bonjour Madame said...

She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your new little angel!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Congratulations, your daughter is truly precious!

Rae Nolt said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! So excited for your family! She is beautiful!!! Love her name!

fairmaiden said...

Sweet sweet Abbie Grace...or is it Abbey? She is the most beautiful baby girl I've seen (in a long long time...'cause you know I thought mine were beauties) I'm so grateful to hear our prayers were answered and that you were able to have her naturally. I had all four of mine naturally and I am so thankful for the grace to have had them all in such a way. There really are no words to describe. I have a Grace(the one born in our truck on the way to the hospital. I think I told you) You are amazing to be able to blog already. We will all understand where you are if you are unable to be here blogging for a while. Enjoy your precious one. oxox

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OH goodness, she is so very lovely! Love that little mouth!!!! I am so glad all went well and can I just say something...I appreciate your compliment to those who do natural childbirths..my friends think I am a martyr, they just could not understand that they just might have been missing out on something...
Good for you for being up and at 'em and blogging all ready - FOUR CHILDREN! Awesome!!!!
(I want four so bad!)
Many, many blessings!!!!!

TheSmithHotel said...

Congrats on your sweet baby girl!

Kathleen Grace said...

How very beautiful! God is good:>) Congratulations on your dear baby. (My middle name is Grace too!)

Diva Kreszl said...

what a sweet precious little angel, God bless you all!

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats on Abigail Grace's arrival! She is just darling. *Smiles*

Jenn said...

so sweet!! it makes me want another baby. congrats to you and your family!

Caroline said...

She is beautiful...congratulations!!

Amy Kinser said...

Congratulations to you all. What a wonderful blessing all children are. What a beauty this little one is. Sleep well and take care of yourself as you also take care of baby.

Annie Louise said...

She is absolutely beautiful--Congratualtions!!!
Jeanette

Chrissy said...

Oh my...she is so lovely..I have no words! What a beautiful name,Grace is our Megs middle name...so happy for all of you,give her a kiss from me!! x0x0x

Lisa said...

Congrats! Abigail Grace is truly beautiful!!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

:)
Thirteen years ago I too had my son without an epidural. Would I do it again? No! lol But yes, it was a wonderful experience <3 Congratulations to you and your family.

Cheryl said...

Kathleen,
Congratulations on your sweet bundle of joy from above! She is beautiful.
So wonderful to hear you and the babe are doing well and that all went well with the delivery.
Hugs,
Cheryl

Tami said...

Congratulations, she is absolutely adorable..what a precious gift the Lord has given!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations! She shares birthday's with my Mallory, who just turned 15. Mallory was born at 7:29 p.m. on Feb. 25, 1995! Best wishes!

Miss Sew & So said...

sooo much congradulations to you & your family.......enjoy her...darling little blossom she looks totally gorgeous....these are the visions that make the mother of 3 wan to be a mother of 4

Melissa x

JMD said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful.

gin said...

congratulations!!

Bella said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. I have to admit, I did a doubletake when I saw the beginning of your post - the name Abigail Grace totally surprised me because that is the same name I gave one of my dogs. (I have dogs, no kids.) Anyway, it's a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl. Blessings to your family.

Christy & the Boys said...

I love your blog I found it through Na-Da Farm by Anne Marie~ and was looking around again today & saw that you had your baby. Congratulations. She is precious and there is truly nothing like a newborn.xo Christy Hadland

Francy said...

So beautiful!!

Congrats.

cityfarmer said...

this is such great news ... I can't believe I missed this post until now ... my oh my ...


a hearty girlie welcome to Abigail Grace ...she must already take after her Mommy ...you are full of Grace, my dear friend.

you are blessed among many
what must the boys think? this is so special!

Maria said...

Congratulations. She is so beautiful, she brings tears to my eyes. Enjoy your new blessing!

Laura said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!!

Helen said...

A perfect name for a perfectly precious girl. Enjoy this week ...

Candylei said...

She is beautiful and look at all of her hair! Congratulations! So exciting~!

Lydia said...

Dear Kathleen,

So wonderful to see your new precious baby Abigail Grace!!!

I have not kept up much, because my husband ended up in the hospital the day after Thanksgiving in NC with a massive stroke and other complications, and after 3 hospitals, came home to Hospice in the beginning of February. He passed away, too young, at the end of May. We are heartbroken without him, but continue onward somehow.

I also missed the fireworks, although I do love them:).

Blessings on the birth of your new little one. She is gorgeous! Blessings to you with your family. Natural child birth is such a wonderful and fulfilling event. God Bless.

Lydia