June 08, 2013

She's here!


 I promised I'd let you see Elsa when she got here.  Well, the little lady has arrived and I am so in love.  I was induced (due to choice) on Wednesday.  We went in at 8:30am.... 


...and she was born a little after 4:30pm.  Labor went really well.  I had an epidural that worked extremely well.  Being child number three, I also didn't have to push much.  


Knowing you're going to have a baby is a bit scary even when you've done it before, but we were really fortunate to have everything go so smoothly.


I had always envisioned a little girl with dark hair when I thought of Elsa and she actually came out looking just like what I had pictured.


 Here are a few instagram shots.  If you want to stay updated I'm "mommaroars" there and I'll post pics here and there throughout the summer.


 We are now home.  I got to play dress up with her today.  She tolerates it well :)


The boys have been with family, but they have met her.  Baden's face says it all here.  I'm sure she'll grow on them quickly though.


And it's pretty fun to see my husband with a little girl.


That's all for now.  Thank you SO much for your prayers and comments and support.

97 comments:

Pe-Twin-kel said...

Hello,
Congratulation from Germany, my english is not very well but I wish you and your Elsa a good time together.

by,
Petra

Cerise Wade said...

Oh my goodness. She is so precious! Congratulations. Baden's face is so sweet. Poor kid, babies are never what anyone expects, especially for big brothers! Have an awesome summer with your sweet family!

Medr1e said...

What a beautiful child -- she looks just like you! Congratulations and have a wonderful summer!

JenW said...

Yay so glad she is here, safe and she's beautiful!! Rest up when you can!! Enjoy the small babyness, it goes quick, even if you are exhausted;) see you in September!

Eveline Trap said...

Congrats! I wish you and your family a great summer with little Elsa. Love from The Netherlands!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! She is BEYOND precious and so beautiful!

hobina said...

When you were born,
the earth stopped to turn for a moment,
the moon held his breath
and a star appeared in the sky.

She is so wonderful!!! I wish you all the best.
(Sorry, if my english ist not very well!)
Greatings from Bavaria, Germany, yours Ina

Mrs. Pierce said...

you are beautiful (as always) even after labor! i'm glad everything went smoothly and you have a happy healthy baby girl. you deserve a break for the summer so enjoy every moment with her. congratulations!

Jen said...

Congrats! She's adorable!

Hot Mess Housewife said...

She's a beaut! I love that picture of her "dressed up" and smiling. Hopefully the big brothers warm up to her fast! :)

CodyandTraci said...

You look stunning, and she is perfect! congrats!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Congratulations! Elsa is beautiful and I can't believe you just had a baby! Enjoy your summer with your beautiful family. :)

Bethany said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful (and so are you) and she looks perfectly perfect. Have a wonderful summer.

Maegan.Viss said...

She is adorable. Congratulations!! You look great by the way! I wish I looked that well after having my babies. Have fun this summer.

Rex Family said...

Congratulations, Cheri!! She is absolutely gorgeous! -- Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! She looks a lot like you in the picture of her in the dress and hair band. Yay!

The Andlers said...

she is a cutie.

Toni Barsi said...

Congratulations! She's so sweet! Enjoy your summer break!

Luch said...

Congratulations!

Gexy said...

How absolutely wonderful! Congratulations to the entire family!

cristina said...

Congrats! I hope all are well in the future!
She is a lovely girl!
Kisses and a big hug from Catalonia!
Love... love.... love....

Palak said...

She is amazing! So glad the delivery went smoothly and hope your recovery does as well. I see a hint of pride and love in Baden's face-- he is going to be an awesome big brother. Congratulations to you and your entire family-- and Happy Birthday Elsa!!!!!

Jeanette said...

Congratulation! She is perfect! Enjoy her sweet baby smell. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Ahh! I'm so excited. When I saw your blog post pop up, and I saw "she's here," I thought, "Oh Good!" Congratulations! She is gorgeous. I hope that the adjustment and healing process goes well, and I'm so glad you had a good delivery and labor! Have a fantastic summer with your family!

Little Feet said...

What wonderful news!!! Congratulations!! So glad everything went so well!!

What a sweetie!! Have a wonderful summer full of snuggles!! See you in the fall! :)

Elizabeth Farnsworth said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. Have a wonderful summer kissing that sweet little face!

Ashley said...

Congratulations! I hope you all are doing well. Thank you for sharing a picture of your little angel with us.

Julia M. said...

That makes me all teary. Congratulations!! She is beautiful. I hope you have a beautiful time watching her grow (and that she sleeps well so that you can recover!).

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy your time when she's so tiny-they always grow too fast for my taste!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, welcome Elsa!! She is beautiful. Poor Baden, big scary change to adjust to but he'll be fine. He doesn't realise what a big hit he'll be with the ladies when he grows up knowing how they tick. Congratulations xx

HSockwell said...

Congratulations! I had been checking your blog waiting to meet little Elsa! She is precious! I hope that you adjust to the new sleep schedule quickly (we have a 2 year old and a 1 month old). I know I will miss your posts, but time with your family is WAY more important!!! Enjoy your summer! :D

LisaRae said...

My son always responded well to calling his little sister "his baby". Sometimes he gets possessive of her, but it's all love.

Felicia said...

You both are beautiful! Congratulations to your entire family!

brenda o said...

Congratulations. she is beautiful. I just may have to figure out instagram s I can keep watching her progress. Apso, how can anyone look like you do after giving birth>???????

Kacey said...

Don't let Baden chuck her out the window! ;)
She's a doll...enjoy your blog break!

Mika said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous! Thanks so much for popping online to share the great news. We are so happy for you and your family! xox0

LeeAnne said...

Baby Elsa is so beautiful! Congratulations:)

Bella said...

Congratulations from France!! Wishing you and your family joy!

... Bimbi said...

Congratulations!
Bimbi x

Anja said...

Congratulations from Germany! Have a nice summer!!

Аленушка said...

Congratulations!!!!! Many-many hugs from Belarus!! I wish you good summer holidays!!! Have a good time with your 3 children! My little one arrived on 17 of May. I'll be waiting for September to learn how to entertain my boy, because I find you an excellent mother!
Good wishes to your family!
Aljonushka from faraway Belarus.

Megan said...

Congratulations to you and your family on he birth of your beautiful little girl. I hope that you all enjoy your summer break, enjoy the time you spend with your three beautiful cherubs.

Louisa said...

Congratulations! What beautiful pictures!

Krista Hansen said...

I was SO excited to see this post! She is so beautiful! Congratulations on such a beautiful family. Have a great summer!

Shadowfell said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

So HAPPY for you! Girls are so fun! Elsa is a beautiful!!! Have an amazing summer!!!

kassondra taylor said...

at first I hated the name but the more I read it on your blog and of course now seeing how beautiful she is I am in love with her name lol congrats! cherish every moment you all have been waiting a long time for her to finally come! o and have the best summer going from two to three isn't to bad at all :P

Jana Weaver said...

So beautiful, and all that hair is so fun! Congratulations! Enjoy your summer break and that precious little newborn.

Tracy said...

Congratulations! Beautiful pictures! Enjoy your summer, you deserve this time with your family!

Anonymous said...

Aw, she's gorgeous! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! Congratulations!

bikib said...

She is precious! congratulations girls are so much fun :)

K didit said...

Congratulations!!! such a sweet little baby!

Corey Moortgat said...

Congratulations, Cheri!! She is such a doll! You're going to love having a girl after 2 boys (same as me). My daughter is almost 4 now, and I still am in awe that I actually have a girl to dress up and play with! And give Baden some time- my second son has the most amazing relationship with his little sister, so hopefully you'll see the same!

Robin said...

SOOO SWEET! :) Congratulations! Enjoy your break with the sweet baby girl!

astr!d said...

she is so pretty!! congrats momma!!!

The Miller Five said...

Oh Cheri! She is gorgeous! Congratulations!!

The Blommesteins said...

She is gorgeous. Congratulations to you and your family. Enjoy the summer and soak in all that "sweet new baby" goodness.

gina said...

She is beautiful!!! Congrats!

Corinna said...

Congratulations and best wishes! She is really beautiful and just perfect! Have a great time together. And I love Baden's face on the photo! He looks like just having realized what the following years will bring to him with this little girl! ;) Great.

Cost2Coast said...

Absolutely beautiful little girl! Congratulations to you all.

Brenda said...

Congratulations! She's perfect!

Shannon said...

Awww, precious little pumpkin! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing and Congratulations!

lilofee said...

Congratulations to your wonderful sweet little daughter. I'm sure she will only make you happy!

Erin said...

Congratulations, she is a beauty.

Unknown said...

Congrats, she's darling! Thanks for sharing the photos. Enjoy your break and your sweet blessing!

Brian, Emily, Charlie, and Lucy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you all!

JoDana said...

Congrats, it's so exciting to see those pictures, as I've been following your pregnancy I've been just behind you in my pregnancy. Looking at those pictures reminds me of how little time I have left until I'll be holding my little on in my arms. Only 4 weeks to go (give or take). I'm so excited, I picture my little one with lot's of Auburn hair just like her daddy had when he was born... Here's hoping! Have a fun summer! Not going to lie I'll miss your blog for the summer, but I'm glad you're taking the time to relax and get into the swing of things as a family of 5! Take care of yourself momma... and like everyone keeps telling me sleep sleep sleep when you can!

Cruz's said...

Muitos Parabéns... a Princesa da casa é linda. Desejo muita saúde para ambas... Fica feliz e felicidades!!!

Vani said...

Congratulations from France ! You're both beautiful !

C Taylor said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby and, you look great!

C Taylor said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby and, you look great!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. My third is also a girl and my two boys adore her so much they want baby #4 to be a girl too! Just wait she will wrap them around her little finger.

Gabriela Camacho said...

Dear Cheri, congratulations from Brazil! Parabéns! Gabi.

Coralie said...

She's perfect! Congrats!

Stacey said...

Beautiful! Congrats to your lovely family =)

grandmatii.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful just like her mom.

elsa said...

Congratulations!!! all the way from Portugal from a fellow Elsa lol

eva maria said...

Congratulations to you all! She looks adorable! Enjoy the summer with her!

Dee said...

You both look beautiful! Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Congratulations to you and your entire family! Beautiful girl and beautiful pics!

Delia said...

She is precious! Congrats! And...you are stunning! Enjoy your time with your sweet babe.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family.

Megan Tenney said...

What a beautiful little doll baby! I'm so happy that you were blessed with another baby, and a girl at that! They are SO fun!

Erin said...

Congratulations and enjoy your summer with your baby and boys! Baden's face is hilarious!

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Congrats and enjoy the summer! You look wonderful after giving birth. How did you makeup stay in tact ;)?

B. Jenkins said...

Congrats on the beautiful baby! Enjoy your summer break!

Kelley Irish said...

Just found your blog when looking for a purse pattern. Congrat's on the new addition to your family. I am predicting that you will come up with some pretty neat girly things. Have you ever had a fabric shower? Readers could send you fabric for your new daughter?

Britta Singer said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Ten years ago, I finally had a girl after having 2 boys, and we also named her Elsa. Our Elsa looked just liked I pictured her as well. I imagined a little blonde headed girl bouncing around the house at about age 2-3. Yep, that's what I got. She is now 10 and beautiful.

Have fun with your little girl!

Tiffany said...

Hey there, just dropped in to wish you CONGRATULATIONS!! Enjoy the sweetness, cause I can testify that tis true, the days are long but the years are short.

Miamihoney said...

Congrats! What a beautiful little one. Enjoy watching her grow :)

Crafty Allie said...

Loving your blog!!! And congrats on your new edition, she is beautiful!
I just started following you, hoping you'll follow back :)
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Maggie said...

She is darling ! Those boys will fall in love with her in no time !

Cherry Blossoms said...

Long overdue Congrats on sweet Elsa! She is so sweet and beautiful. I hope you are enjoying your summer.

Charli Dooley said...

Congratulations! Your daughter looks beautiful. Hope you and your family get some rest and enjoy this very special time!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I can hardly wait to see that baby girl and hear what you have been up to! I think she looks like Rex in this baby shot so I'm excited to see if that has changed. I'm also excited to hear what you think about having a girl, do you feel it's different? I'm glad you took this time off to love on all three of those babies, but I'm ready for some momma roar!

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