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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Noelle Marie

After being scheduled to be induced last Wednesday evening, my water broke on it's own at 2pm and within nine hours our daughter, Noelle Marie, was born.

She weighed 8lbs exactly and was 19 inches long. You can see more pictures of her here. You can read more about her at my sister's blog, here.

I think she is beautiful. I'm in love. I'm not sure how to write about this experience. So I'll save it for another day. I will just say, there are moments I'm not entirely sure I can go on, but God's presence is near and each day is miraculously better then the last. No one could have prepared me for the equal parts despair and joy which have saturated this experience.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all the love and support we've received. I am even more overwhelmed by the beautiful gift God has given us.


Blogger Carmine said...

congratulations!!!! She IS beautiful!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

look at her, so alert! I am sure you will write beautifully about this whenever you get the time and the mental energy--I'll be waiting with anticipation :) meanwhile, hang in there!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Marcia said...

What a sweetheart! Looove those eyes!

There's nothing like parenthood—nothing! You will learn more about yourself and more about God from that little girl than you could ever imagine!

Congratulations, and give her a snuggle for me!

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Sarah F said...

She's a perfect combination of you and Dwayne, and I love the strawberry-blond hair. :) I've heard this post-partum period can be really tough, so I hope you are recovering physically, emotionally, and spiritually from everything that is assailing your senses right now. Love and prayers...

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes without saying, SHE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Christin, I am near tears reading your blog and seeing pics of your dear, sweet little miracle. I am so happy for you, my heart feels like it will explode. I can't wait to visit you and share our secrets of Mommyhood. I love you!!!!!!!!!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Marcia said...

I had to come back and look again! LOL

I think I see her Grandma W (your mom) in that little face!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Brandon and Lisa said...

There's a family at my church in Indiana that is currently pregnant with quintuplets!!! Can you imagine having 5 newborns all at once?! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your sweet, precious daughter. Noelle is certainly a cutie! :)

7:12 PM  
Blogger jess said...


9:39 PM  
Blogger Jim and Jaena said...

She is so precious! Her eyes seems to be open in almost every photo - amazing! Congratulations and hang in there; it gets easier and better (although neither seems possible at this point, I'm sure).

1:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

She is so precious and beautiful! Congrats! What a special and exciting time in life you are in!

1:05 PM  

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