"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Meet Julia!

"Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17a

Julia Thérèse
Born August 13, 2012
10:55 am
7 lbs. 3 oz.
19.29 in.

Everything went beautifully. The hospital staff was great and recovery seems to be easier this time around.

Julia is a quiet, sleepy, calm and cuddly baby - in other words, the opposite of baby Philip (except he loved to be held too). Big brother has been taking everything exceptionally well.

For our Catholic friends, yes, there is a Saint Julia! We didn't name our little girl specifically after her, but she will be a great model for Julia as she grows up. Her middle name is after St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Last night before going to the hospital

Meeting Julia for the first time.  She was crying when they brought her to me,
but stopped as soon as she heard my voice. What a gift!

In recovery

Sleeping beauty

No more pictures please!

We brought her home on my birthday!

Leaving the hospital

Thank you for all of the prayers. 
Continuing to lift up my recovery for many special situations going on right now. 


  1. She is beautiful!! Cannot wait to see you guys!

  2. Congratulations!! She is so adorable and I love her name..

  3. I'm so excited for you! She is beautiful! Wish I could have met her while i was there! What a precious addition to your family!

  4. Thanks fo the prayers. Congratus on your beautiful little girl!

  5. Congratulations!!! She's absolutely beautiful!

  6. Congrats! How much of the protocol did you do this time? Julia is so beautiful!

  7. Congrats!! I am so behind... but she is beautiful. Hope our paths cross soon so our kids can get together! :)