Wednesday, May 18, 2011

She's Finally Here

The moment we have been waiting for came upon us before we even knew what happened.  Two weeks before her due date, she just couldn't stand it any longer, she had to come meet us.  I'm glad she was as excited to meet us as we were to meet her!

Arella Joy was born on May 11, 2011 at 9:11am weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches long.  She's small but mighty, and (stealing from Mary Poppins) she's practically perfect in every way.  We are absolutely in love with her and captivated by her presence.  I cry pretty much every few hours because I'm so full of joy and awestruck wonder that she's actually here in my arms.

It's just starting to sink in that she's for real and here to stay, and I'm realizing it's already been a week.  Oh time, please stop stealing my daughter from me!  I am thoroughly enjoying every single moment as I'm finally a Mommy.  Thank you Lord for answering my prayers when You didn't have to, You didn't need to, You simply wanted to.  I am so unworthy, and so forever thankful for this most amazing blessing!  Glory to God!


  1. I love getting to say "my daughter." God is so good! :)

  2. Motherhood is truly unbelieveable... love you can't fully put into words. Nor can it be measured. It is just incredible.

    I understand you on asking for time to slow down. It goes so quickly. I look back on "baby" pictures of my now eight-month-old son... and I'm amazed at how big he is and by how much he has changed.

    Enjoy it, every step of the way... congratulations!

  3. so happy for you she is adorable!

  4. Welcome Home little A! I love these pictures. God is so good!

  5. Yup she is all yours and I am so excited for the both of you...and yes TIME FLIES!!! I remember when Ethan was in the hospital I felt I had to ask for permission to hold him and when I finally got him home I didn't want to put him down and I felt like finally he is ALL MINE! LOL! Isn't it a beautiful feeling! You are an amazing mom and I can not wait to meet her...I haven't called because I want to give you all some room, but I anxiously want to come by and see you all....I'll call you soon. I want to hear all about how it all happend!