Saturday, September 4, 2010

Meet my newest addition!

My baby girl finally made her appearance last Monday, August 30, on my dad's 80th birthday. I didn't even have to buy him a gift this year! We named her Rachel. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20.25" long. This is by far my smallest baby. Her brothers were 9-2 and 8-11, and I don't quite know what to do with someone so tiny.

Here she is with proud brother Nathan, who is in love with her. Every morning he asks me, "Mama, can I hold Rachel today?" To which I have to say, "Honey, you can hold her everyday for as long as she'll let you." Aww. He's such a sweet boy.

And her she is with middle brother Daniel. He loves her too but has too much energy to sit still for long and oogle his sister like my oldest.

I did end up having to be induced since she was 8 days late and hadn't put on any weight in 3 weeks. Oh well, life doesn't always go according to your plans, and we are both healthy. That's what counts.

Hooray, my replacement iron came on the Fed Ex truck yesterday! I've only to sew on the hook closure to my simple skirt started - when was is - two weeks ago? Maybe I'll get around to that today.

116 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous girl! Congrats...

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  2. Congratulations, she is just so precious!!

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  3. So tiny and cute! Congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations! A little princess to go with the little princes!

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  5. Congratulations!! She's beautiful!

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  6. Congratulations! What a cutie... and her brothers are so sweet!

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  7. Congratulations! What a beautiful little princess, and I like the trend of your babies getting smaller as you go (I'm due with #3 in early March).

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  8. A future seamstress?
    Congrats! Your children are so beautiful.

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  9. Congratulations with your little babygirl! She looks so sweet. I can understand why her big brother wants to cuddle her all day.
    She's gonna be spoilt by those guys, I promise you!

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  10. Congratulations on your little princess.

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  11. Congratulations to you and welcome to Rachel! Can't believe you're even thinking about sewing yet! You are a true devotee! Glad you are both doing well.

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  12. Congratulations! Beautiful family

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  13. Oh, Rachel and the boys are so adorable! Congratulations on the newest member of your beautiful family. Glad to hear you are both well.

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  14. Congratulations Amanda!!! Rachel is soooo beautiful and the boy's are the cutest! So delighted you all are doing well.

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  15. Congratulations. You have a beautiful family.

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  16. Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter. She sure has some cutie big brothers!

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  17. Congratulations! I'm glad to hear you are both doing well.

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  18. Gorgeous family. Congratulations.

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  19. Oh Amanda! She's so precious! Congratulations on your baby daughter! Your boys are so sweet!

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  20. Congratulations Amanda she is so beautiful !

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  21. Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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  22. Congratulations! What an adorable family!

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  23. Congratulations!! Your kids are beautiful!!

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  24. Congratulations Amanda! Wonderful to hear you are both well - enjoy your beautiful baby!

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  25. Congratulations - she is darling with her proud brothers!

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  26. What a blessing! Glad to hear all is well and your boys are enjoying their new little sister! She's adorable!

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  27. Absolutely cute as a button - welcome to the world Rachel!!! I'm glad to read all is going well and everyone is healthy.

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  28. She's beautiful! Many blessings to you and your family.

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  29. ....finally made her appearance last Monday, September 30, on my dad's 80th birthday


    I think you meant August 30. ?
    Congratulations !

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  30. Already accompany your blog some time ago and really like their seams. Congratulations on your daughter, I think you'll make beautiful dresses for her!

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  31. Huge congratulations! What a lovely baby and what gorgeous boys you have. I can't believe you're thinking about sewing or finding the energy to blog.

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  32. Congratulations! What a precious and beautiful girl you have. Your boys are darling, too!

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  33. She is SO beautiful!! Congratulations!! Big brothers look like they're in heaven too. Have lots and lots of snuggle time with her for me!

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  34. So beautiful! Congratulations. What fun to have a little girl to sew for.

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  35. Congratulations! A lifetime of very special mom-daughter sharing to look forward to!

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  36. Congratulations! You are truly blessed with a very beautiful (and healthy) family!

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  37. Congratulations to you and your husband on the arrival of your precious daughter. Rachel is so beautiful and what lovely boys you have. My very best wishes to you all.

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  38. She's what, 4 days old, and you are thinking about sewing? Wow! You are amazing and so is Rachel, who will be such a little clothes horse. I can't wait to see what you make for her.

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  39. Best wishes and long, happy life to the new little princess and her protective and precious big brothers. Angels live in your home!

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  40. Oh what a beautiful daughter! She has beautiful hair, just like her mother. Congratulations and thank you for letting us know. I have been wondering how you were getting along.

    Barb

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  41. Congratulations to you and your entire family!

    I can't believe you managed to sew and knit throughout your ENTIRE pregnancy. Kudos to you.

    Yay for little Rachel.

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  42. Congratulations and welcome to baby Rachel. She looks so precious.

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  43. Congratulations to you and your family. Your daughter is beautiful and what a head of hair.

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  44. congratulations! she looks beautiful:)

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  45. How exciting - lovely photos - congratulations!

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  46. She is absolutely beautiful, and what a beautiful head full of hair!!! I really love her name, too. :) Congratulations!!!! Your two boys are both adorable!!

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  47. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl! and very handsome boys too :)

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  48. Congratulations, she is beautiful.

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  49. Congratulations! Welcome to the world, baby girl :)

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  50. She's so beautiful!!!!! Congratulations!!!! I love her hair :)))

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  51. Congratulations. She's absolutely beautiful, as are the boys. I love the look of complete adoration Nathan is giving her. So sweet.

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  52. Congradulations. She is and her big brothers are as cute as can be.

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  53. Congratulations! I am glad to hear you both are doing well.

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  54. Congratulations!!! Best wishes to you and your beautiful family :) :) :)

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  55. Congratulations on your sweet new arrival - nothing more precious than a little girl with adoring big brothers (my baby girl has three of them) - BTW - little girls are really fun to sew for, too!

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  56. Congratulations! God's blessings be upon you all!

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  57. Congratulations on your newest arrival! She is so beautiful and your sons are precious! She is going to love having big brothers! I have 2 older brothers also. She is very fortunate to have that sibling connection, I found it to be so special!

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  58. Mes Compliments! Your kids are so cute (Midle Son has Heartbreaker all over that face!). I'm glad everything went well for you!

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  59. Rachel is darling! And all your children are beautiful. Congratulations!

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  60. Happy birthday to Rachael, and your father! She is beautiful, as are your other two children.

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  61. Congrats. What lovely bible names. Also, the look Nathan is giving his sister is wonderful. so full of love.
    God Bless...R
    I've just recently discovered your blog - amazing!

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  62. Congratulations! She's beautiful.

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  63. Hi Amanda,
    Very sweet pictures. Nathan is looking so adoringly at his new sister...love that! I can't wait to hold her too.
    Much love to you all,
    Mom

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  64. Congratulations!! Gorgeous children, just lovely. She is tiny, my smallest was that size & she came with a twin sister half a kilo heavier. Yes, i was huge!!
    If you're up for a GIVEAWAY i'm having one over at my blog, some fabric to inspire you to keep sewing. Love Posie

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  65. Congratulations Amanda! Rachel is beautiful!

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  66. from one august 30th baby (38 years ago though!) to another - congratulations on your entry to the world, baby!! And congratulations to you too, Amanda, and the rest of your family!! She's absolutely gorgeous!!

    keth
    xx

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  67. Congratulations to you and your family. What a blessing for all of you!

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  68. Congratulations!
    All three are adorable!

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  69. Congratulations! The pictures are just precious.

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  70. Many blessings to your beautiful family. Your children are gorgeous!

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  71. God's blessings to you and your family. Rachel is adorable. :)

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  72. Rachel is a beautiful name. Congratulations!

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  73. Congratulations on you new baby! Your sons look pleased as punch.

    I can't believe you have been getting sewing done with so much on your plate! I'm impressed. During my daughter's infancy the only things I could get done were tank tops!

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  74. Congratulations!! They're so beautiful!

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  75. Congratulations, 3 beautiful, healthy children, what a blessing.

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  76. Congratulations. She is just beautiful!

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  77. Congratulations, she's here at last and looks gorgeous!

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  78. Congratulations, she is so adorable, as are your boys!

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  79. She's beautiful! Congratulations!

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  80. Congratulations! And lovely name...my eldest daughter is called Rachel. Will we see lots of little dresses soon?

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  81. Rachel is lovely, congratulations from me too :-)

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  82. Congratulations, it's a beautiful girl who turns a beautiful family you've ever owned.

    I live in Brazil, I read your blog every day and feel as if this was a personal joy.

    Luck, happiness and joy for you. (Sorry any mistake, I'm using a google translator. :-))

    Hugs

    Eilane
    eilanevida@hotmail.com

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  83. Congratulations! What cute pictures! And take a break- you just had a baby!! :)

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  84. Congratulations, Amanda! Your kids are lovely!

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  85. Concratulations from Germany.
    My name is Alex and I love to read your blog.

    I wish you the best with your little baby daughter! She´s so cute!

    Alex

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  86. Congratulations!! She is precious! She is by far the prettiest newborn I have seen. Here's to many prescious moments to come.

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  87. Congratulations! She's gorgeous, as are her big brothers. Best wishes to all of you.

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  88. Congratulations on your little angel. She is beautiful.

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  89. What a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations.

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  90. Congratulations on your baby girl Amanda! Glad things went well. What a beautiful family you have!

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  91. Congratulations! So happy for you and your family!

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  92. Congratulations! She's lovely!

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  93. Congratulations, Amanda! Enjoy every (peaceful) moment. I know what you mean about tiny babies - my first was 9-8, but my twins were 6-8 and 7-9, they looked so fragile and delicate.

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  94. A very beautiful little girl. Congratulations to you and your lovely family.

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  95. Congratulations! Rachel is beautiful like her mother. Her brothers are so sweet with their baby sister! I am so proud for you!

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  96. Congratulations, I bet you'll have a lot of sewing for this baby girl in the future. I can't wait. In the meantime, thanks for showing your seam finishes on the posts, I learn a lot from those posts

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  97. Amanda, she is just beautiful! Congratulations! And many, many blessings to you your family.

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  98. Congratulations Amanda. She is beautiful. I wish you all the best and lots of love with your family.

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  99. Congratulations Amanda! She is absolutely adorable! Much love to you and the whole family.

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  100. She is so beautiful! What a head of hair! Her brothers seem to love her very much. Cudoo's to you for thinking of sewing with 3 little ones! Be sure to take time to rest and take care of yourself!

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  101. 115 comments! Holy Cow, you're a rock star!!! Cute pics of Rachel...

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