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Saturday, May 2, 2009

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to our world sweet NAOMI PAISLEY!!
Our new little Lady came into the world on Thursday night, here at our home, at 11:37 pm.
She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz and is 19 1/2 inches of beautifulness!! She has the most beautiful head of black hair and her skin....oh, it's so lovely, dark and smooth!!

Daddy and his little girl in their first moments together!
Fourth generation Naomi. I went into labor early Wednesday morning, but then it stopped! I wasn't sure what to expect, so I just rested and waited for things to kick in again! Around 9 pm on Thursday night the contractions started regularly again. We called our AWESOME midwife, (love you Maribeth) around 11 pm and she was here 10 minutes later....I was only dilated to 5 centimeters by the time she got here, but within 15 minutes I was fully dilated and Paisley was born! IT WAS FAST!! I was completely taken off guard at how quickly everything happened! She was born in the water and at first I just held her and thanked God over and over that it was over and that I made it!!! A minute went by and I realized we hadn't even looked to see what it was! We looked together and I just cried out, "it's a girl!!" Lots of crying & rejoicing and double checking...I just couldn't believe it was a girl, OUR little girl!! She looks EXACTLY like Mama's baby pictures!

Here I am shortly after birth:
With my Dad!
My Dad with Paisley. He said he had to do something different since things were new around here....so he wore my gardening hat to first meet her! She smiled! It was so cute!My handsome brother Mel!! Gotta love that shirt!!
Uncle Mel meeting Paisley
My sister had the boys overnight, (Thank you Shrish!) so the next day she brought them over to meet their new little sister! Oh, Tyler just bounded up the stairs, "it's a Paisley!" and jumped up on the bed and wanted to hold her. He was so darling, he said to me, "now you can hold me Mama!" I'd been saying the last little while, "Mama can't hold you, you're a big boy and Mama's belly is so big." As you can see, pure delight! Luke wasn't so sure at first, but in typical Luke fashion, he warmed right up in his own timing and now can't get enough of her!
Tyler picked up one of his Daddy's books on the bedside table and the brothers settle in with their new little sister.
We've had lots of sweet visitors, Aunts and Uncles and Cousins!
And may I add, LOTS OF PINK, I just had to cry the one time because it's so fun to have all this newness and color surrounding me!

Aunt Von and Paisley
Grammie in all her glory!
I still can't believe it's a girl!!!
"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love,
a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men"
~Martin Fraquhar Tupper~
P.s. I suppose we'll have to change the name of my blog now....suggestions please!!??

27 comments:

Adrienne said...

PINK!!!! I just giggled out loud when you wrote what Tyler said, how sweet! Love you lots...I'm calling my sister to tell her that you posted:)

jena said...

OH My friend...
I can hardly stand the excitement and JOY!!!

Sheldon says, "Three Men and Two Ladies"
hmmmmmm....
I'm quite sure that he won't be offended if you don't see the creativity in that:)
love all you stoltzfus's...

mandi said...

i can't believe she's here, janelle! i was waiting for this post since i found out she was born. i'll be stopping by sometime soon to see you and the little girlie. love you!
mandi

Anne said...

YAY! A girl! I'm so happy for you! She is precious. Just beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Sophia said she wishes Paisley were her sister:) I love the pictures when you were born. The years have been kind to our family. Precious Paisley you are loved!
Aunt Von

Bess said...

Oh, Janelle! I've been waiting to hear! A GIRL!!! YYYAAAHHH! Paisley is absolutely beautiful...congrats to you all. And great job with the labor. You rock!!! :)

Hope to see you soon!

melissa hoffman said...

So so so BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to all of you! I just knew you'd have a little girl!

Love,

The Hoffmans :o)

Jeane` said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post!!! I was SO happy to pick out a pretty pink baby card for you tonight! She is just gorgeous, and even without scrolling down to see the rest of the pictures, I could tell by the very first one that she looks JUST like you!! This continues to reinforce to me just HOW MUCH FUN it is to be SURPRISED!!! (although I understand the other way too!).

Hmmm...title ideas? I have a feeling you will be the one to come up with it, as you are one of the most creative people I know. But just for fun....
"The Ladies and Gentlemen of *Cozy Cottage"(*insert the chosen name for your cottage). ;)

Vickie said...

I have tears of pure joy as I look at Paisley and the boys!!! She is SO beautiful. You are right!!! She looks just like your baby pictures. I can see the boys in her as well. I am thrilled beyond measure. Anb, of course, I absolutely LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! her name! She is so beautiful!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Jess said...

Oh Janelle, she is absolutely precious! And she does look so much like you. How fun! We'll be stopping by some time in the next week to meet her and bring you more pink! And the boys were so darling in the pictures with her! Way too cute!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations!!!! So excited for you! What a wonderful addition she'll be to your beautiful little family! She's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

oops- forgot to say that comment was from Ada ;o)

Lindsay said...

I love her! O my word i cant wait.. cant wait to meet her!! love the pics of grandpa and my dad! the shirt is awesome. she resembles you all the way!! lol. Aunt Janelle-YOU HAVE A BABY GIRL! i am so excited.. !!! Wish i were home to hug and smell kiss her. Sooo sweet.

Kara Stoltzfus said...

so thrilled for you, can't wait to meet her.

CountryMidwife said...

She is SUCH a beautiful baby! And it was the loveliest, most gentle birth - she was so peaceful in those first moments and that is the gift you gave her. Congratulations Family Stoltzfus!

PS -- Three Men, a Lady and a little baby?

Love and hugs!

Mark and Heather said...

I saw your announcement in the paper and saw that you had a little girl. I love how God honors our heart's desires sometimes! There is something about that mother-daughter connection! Our little one is eight weeks old already...it seems like just yesterday we were in those awe filled moments you talked about. Enjoy your new precious little one. I would love to connect with you sometime when life slows down a bit. I feel like we could connect and have a lot to talk about. Blessings to you today!
Heather

clarita barkman yoder said...

Janelle!! I have been praying and praying for you the past few days, and stopped by your site Friday night to see if anything was happening, you were on my mind SO much!And I checked back again today because I thought SURELY the baby must have come! I am SO excited for you and your family!! A darling little girl! Just as beautiful as can be! So so happy for you! I loved hearing your boys' responses to the baby too... So neat how excited they are! Hope your recovery time is as fast as your wonderful labor! :) With love, clarita

Anonymous said...

How Precious!! A little girl to love!! Wendell told me just before we went to the cabin that Jake called and said you had a little girl!! I said what???!!!! It took alittle while for it to sink in what he was telling me! I was thinking of you all wk-end, so when we got home,I told Josie to come and look at Tyler's little sister Paisley on the computer. She said "Mama!! We've got to go see her!! She can be my sister, and I'll hold her!! Needless to say, we can't wait to meet her!! BTW...absolutely LOVE her name!!!

tines said...

janelle, what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL baby GIRL!!! i'm am so thrilled for you all. she really is so pretty and yes, totally looks like you! how fun is that?! can't wait to see her & maybe snap some teeny baby pics before she gets too big? her name is so FUN too! xo

Aimee said...

She is SO PRECIOUS Janelle!! I'm so, so happy for you and so happy to hear that the labor went well and everyone is healthy!

Enjoy her and all her baby newness!!

Bess said...

Been pondering the blog name:

* Three Men and Two Ladies
* Mama of Three
* Lady of the House

I'll let you know when my "creative" juices start to flow again. It goes in spurts. ;o)

Lulu and Tutz said...

ahh....sweet Paisely...
you've brought back so many memories....I remember not wanting to hope for a little girl after two wonderful little boys, but I couldn't help it! I'd have been so thankful for a healthy little boy, too...but the delight of that little girl-there are no words! I cried in thankfulness for days over all that pinkness!
There is something sweeter than words about a little girl. Blessings upon you and your little girl..may the Lord grow her to love Him with all her sweet little heart!

Terri
(Three Men and their ladies??)

Adrienne said...

I like the last suggestion....

Fan said...

I saw the pictures of you as a wee one, and it feels like yesterday to me...how precious that you now get to mommy a little girl! May she bring as much pleasure to your family as you have to ours! Love you very much, Janelle and I am proud of you.

Fan

Just a little something from Judy said...

Congratulations dear friend!! Little girls...the greatest blessing. Love her, cuddle her, teach her, hold her...because before you know it...she will be all grown up. I know. So happy for all of you!! She is beautiful!!

AmyK said...

Congratulations!!

Ryan and Bethany said...

Oh, Janelle, your bundle of joy is so, so cute! I know the "tickled pink" feeling of being surprised by a girl - bliss. : ) Lots of love to all of you from all of us from all the way over here! : )