Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mary Lucille


SHE'S HERE!!!



My water broke at 1:40 a.m....

And sweet Mary was born at 3:37 a.m., less than 2 hours later.
7 pounds 6 ounces, 19.5 inches long.

The first time they checked me (you know, to make sure I was in labor :) ) I was at 7 cm, and the next time I was at 10. Whew. :)

This has been a whirlwind of a night. We're tired. :)

This was my very first labor with no pain medication at all. It was hard. And grueling. (Don't be fooled: short labors are pretty intense.) But oh so amazing and worth it.

And we finally have our Mary. (We've loved this name for years.)
Now it's time to get some sleep in our comfy, queen-sized hospital bed. God is good. We are blessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







53 comments:

Thankfulmom said...

Brianna - I am SO happy for you and your family. What a beautiful little girl you have been blessed with. Her name is lovely. Get some rest and enjoy the bounty of blessing you've been given. God is so good.

Lisa

Mike and Rachel said...

Tears are flowing! I'm so happy for you guys!

Tanya said...

Congratulations! Mary is so precious!

Crash said...

Oh, she's beautiful. I think she looks like her sisters. So sweet. Hugs to you all.

Crash said...

This is Joy.

Ginger said...

Hooray! Welcome to the world beautiful Mary! Congratulations Heldt family!

Lori said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!! And you look AMAZING. What a beautiful little treasure.

r. said...

Congrats! I'm just some random Internet lurker who started following your blog back when y'all were in Ethiopia picking up the boys. It's so cool that I've watched you add FOUR kids to your family in that time. Congrats, Heldts!

Shana said...

So glad everything went well! She's adorable! Has a face just like your other girls. Congrats!

Shonni said...

YEA!!! I so happy for you and that all went well. Praising the LORD for a new little life!

Courtney said...

Congratulations. Mary is beautiful!

Samantha said...

Yay for short labors! You feel like you have been hit by a train afterwards, but believe me, it's the way to go :) Mary is beautiful, enjoy your new little one!

Kristen Borland said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! oh what a lovely girl and what a lovely name!!!! she is so blessed to be a part of your family, and you all are so blessed to have her!!

and what?! a queen-sized bed! heck, you are all blessed indeed!! :)

Jeannett Gibson said...

Love Love Love her!!! What a little chubbers! SUPER jealous of your ridiculously fast labor. You are a bum. :)

Kate said...

Yay Yay Yay!!! Congratulations! We are so happy for you!! Can't wait to meet this little one come december!!! Whoo Hoo! Your done! :)

shell said...

yahhooo!!!! congrats! she is beautiful!

Mike and Rachel said...

Aubrey and Ainsley are thrilled too. Aubrey was curious about how she came out, but I deflected. I'm so not ready for that conversation!

Mama Mote said...

Wow! Congrats to you and the family, Brianna. She is beautiful! And I vaguely remember how fast and hard my second labor was, too... less than two hours also. And I got MY Danielle (MY favorite name). You are amazing, Brianna, and I'm so thankful it went so quick for you. Love the few pics that are and can't wait for more. God bless your family.

Rachel Slagle said...

congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl!

mayhem said...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations! Glad everything went well, and I love her name!

excitedtobeafamily said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Paige said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and what a lovely name! Hooray for Mary!

Kate said...

Wait a minute.... is that a picture of you right before you headed to the hospital??? How are you smiling? You are amazing!

Bekah said...

Congratulations! She's so beautiful. I can't wait to meet your new little girl. Let me know how I can help out. :)

I am Katy, said...

Congratulations Heldt Family. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow...what a beautiful baby and mother!!! Congratulations on our wonderful addition!

Angela said...

Congratulations, Friends!! I can't wait to see little Mary on the outside! :) She is just beautiful! I am so so thrilled for you all!!
YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joanie said...

Congratulations!!!! What a sweet, beautiful girl with such a sweet beautiful name!

Welcome, Precious Mary!

The Hattons... said...

Congratulations! She's gorgeous. And I really like the name. It's nice to see a name that's not so common anymore be used. It's a beautiful name.

Krystal said...

Congratulations guys! She is so cute! I absolutely can't wait to meet her and see how the other 4 interact with her! I hope you guys get sufficient rest!

Sandy said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful and you guys must be so excited. What is funny was that another friend of ours had her twins an hour before you guys. Its a good day for babies!!!

Charity Hildebrand said...

She is so precious! Congratulations on the new addition to your family :)

Rogers Camp said...

Woohoo...Welcome Mary! Brianna you look FABULOUS for just having a baby!!!!

The Fearnsides said...

Congratulations Heldt family!!! Seriously, Brianna, who looks that good after just having had a baby at 3:30 in the morning?!

You both are beautiful!

Leah said...

She is absolutely beautiful and precious!! And you look great too!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful baby girl! So happy that everything went well!

Penny Malley said...

Is it possible to hate you and love you at the same time? Because I think I do. Anyway, she's so adorable, and I LOVE her name!! Congratulations and God bless your family of SEVEN!!!

Priscilla said...

sweet, sweet pictures! she is a beauty and so are you! I am glad someone else has a fast labor story - I don't share mine because they were all very fast (I stopped at 3)

Crystal said...

OOH BRIANNA!!!!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

XOXOXO

Carrie Haughey said...

Sweet baby girl!! Congratulations Heldts on your new addition! Brianna, I only hope I can have a labor as fast as yours! ^_^ ps. Where did you find a hospital with queen sized beds? I want!!!

Mommy Laity said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!! She's beautiful! She totally has the same look as her sisters. So Cute!! Love you.

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

Yay! Congratulations! And congratulations on going natural. You go mama! And don't let anybody tell you short labors are easy. :-) Shorter is good though. :-)

chloeadele said...

oooh congratulations!!! she's perfect! and i love the name too!

adventures north said...

She's beautiful with a beautiful name to match. Congratulations!

Angela said...

i keep coming back to stare at that sweet baby face! I'm so excited for you guys. How are you all holding up?

darci said...

oh yay!! congratulations, she is beautiful and what a cute name. all the best to you, and congrats again. darci :)

Christy said...

47 comments! I hope you reaize how loved you are by friends and family and how many people are already rejoicing and praying for Mary! Congrats!

Shonah said...

Congratulations!!! When I first started reading your blog you were just coming out fo your 1st trimester, how time flies!! God bless you and your family!

Katie said...

Congrats you guys!!! She is so sweet. Our baby boy, Cole, weighed the same as Mary when he was born 3 weeks ago and I didn't have any pain medication either. What an experience!!! So happy for you. What a beautiful family you have!

Lisa Leonard said...

you ARE blessed! we are thrilled and celebrate with you to welcome mary. big big hugs!!

fra said...

congratulations!!!

MarjnHomer said...

you look good for just have given birth in the pic. i looked all swollen after all my births. congrats!

 

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