2/15/10

She's Here!


FINALLY. I thought it would never happen, but our little baby girl is here and we're all SO IN LOVE!!!!

AND...after so much agonizing, fretting, changing my mind, and finally making a decision, we named this baby. HONESTLY...why does it have to be so hard?! Every name I had picked out just wasn't working on her and we just had to go with a name that my Love Nugget and I both liked simultaneously. SO...she is:

Brooke Emma Welker
February 11th * 1:15 p.m.
7 lbs. 4 oz. 19 in.

*Emma is my mom's name - both of my girls are each named after a grandmother now. {GASP!} HOW precious.*

I think it's funny that Brooke was the LEAST popular pick from all of you! Good thing I follow my own drummer, eh? Labor and delivery couldn't have gone better. I'm not going to say that it's easy, but comparatively, I had a very simple, easy ordeal.

PERFECT! Now I get to snuggle with this tiny little thing and I'm loving every minute of it!!! {She's so small - her nugget head is like the size of an orange!}

Now...if we can avoid the ever-annoying baby acne, I'll be ecstatic! I can't wait to take some great photos of her!

Oh, and thanks to everyone for playing "Name That Baby" with me! That was so much fun!!! I loved hearing everybody's ideas!!! Very cool.


91 comments:

Diane said...

She is beautiful!

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

I voted for Brooke...

Congrats, she's precious!

Chris said...

Wow, Abby she is adorable. So glad you and Brooke are safe. Her cheeks are my favorite...so kissable. Lots of happy wishes your way!

dara said...

Congrats- she's beautiful.

Rachel H. said...

So exicting! Congrats to you!

Annie said...

She is beautiful! and I love the name. Her and I now share the same birthday! Congratulations!

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Kim B said...

She's STUNNING! Congrats to you and yours!

especially delicious said...

So sweet! The name "Brooke" fits her perfectly.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

She's simply precious!
I love Brooke!
If my some was a girl, he would have been either Brooke Lynn or Emma Lynn.. Too funny!
Congrats on your beautiful girl!

khead44 said...

Congrats!! A new baby is so exciting (and exhausting :P)Best wishes to you, your family and your little one.

Bombtastic Belle said...

She is beautiful :) Congrats to y'all

Jamie said...

Congratulations! She is a beautiful girl with a beautiful name!

cwebb said...

Congrats! So sweet. Glad every thing went well.(I voted for brooke. LOVE It)

I only have 7 more weeks to go. Will be on bed rest till baby comes.

Tonya said...

Congrats! She's absolutely precious! I am happy you and she are doing well.

Melissa at perryjayne.etsy.com said...

Congrats. She's so pretty.

3LittleByrds said...

Congrats!! She's a doll.

Julie Harward said...

Oh, Abby, she is beautiful! And she does look like her name should be Brooke. Sometimes I think that was their name in Heaven too..thats just who they were and are. Enjoy her..I love the sweet feel and smell of a new baby! Congratulations Mommie, she is a doll...Come say hi when you can :D

Kaysi said...

Congrats!! She is beautiful!

Scrappy Gifts said...

Congrats - so precious. Her name is a perfect fit.

katieb said...

She is adorable! Congratulations to your family~

missliss5/Melissa said...

Awww, she's so precious! Congratulations! And I was one of the folks that DID vote for Brooke! It's beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Abby -- she's beautiful!!! Love the name too!

La TempĂȘte said...

Sweet baby perfection!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

She is beautiful!!!

~ Sarah

Western Warmth said...

Congratulations!

Cole's Corner said...

She's so beautiful! Congratulations.

Taz said...

Congratulations she is gorgeous. And she was born the day after my first baby girl's 15th birthday :)
Beautiful name for a beautiful baby x

Ashley said...

I picked Brooke! I think it's a beautiful name for a very beautiful baby! Congrats!!!

DeGooyer Family said...

YAY! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on your new baby. She is such an adorable little angel.

knitnut said...

Congrats. She is beautiful and I am glad you both are doing well. Great job. Love your blog.

Trisha said...

Congrats! I love her name! I have a neice named Brooke and she is a wonderful young lady!!! I didn't vote because I knew would have to vote for her name!!

Ok, so she may be the prettiest little baby girl I have ever seen!

The Peterson 5 said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! That is a very cute name too!

alyssa said...

She is so precious! I love the name :) Congrats!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations - she's really lovely.

Annalea said...

Good job, Abby. She's wonderful!

And I love her name. All of our children but one were named after grandparents . . . but in all fairness, we have five children, and ran out of grandparents after #4. lol So he was given a name that my favorite Grandfather loved. :o)

Enjoy your bundle, and wrap the mattresses where she sleeps! :o)

Lynaya said...

She is so pretty. Congratulations!!!

Katherine said...

Congrats Abby! She's beautiful!

Deb said...

Congratulations-you sure made a cute one!!

Marcella said...

congratulations! she is simply adorable!!!!! you did a great job with her name! love it!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely precious and what a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl! Wishing you all the best! Peace & blessings, Tammy

Kari @ Ucreate said...

She is sooooo precious!! Congratulations on having a beautiful baby girl!

KayC. said...

Brooke Emma is beautiful and congrats to you and your family.

{postscripted} designs said...

Ooooh she is just so sweet! What a beautiful little sweetheart. Congratulations!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh my goodness what a cute cute baby and she looks even more cute in that adorable hat! Well done and congrats!

Terri said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. Emma was my moms name too!

Nicole said...

she is beautiful! congrats, and have fun snuggling that precious thing!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! Your love nugget is beautiful!

martine frampton said...

just passing through
Congratulation, beautiful, beautiful baby.
thanks for sharing
martine

Rosana Moreno said...

Hi Abby, She's beautiful... congratulation!!!

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

Beautiful and precious--congratulations!!

Tyson and Katie said...

Congratulations. She's absolutely beautiful.

Joni said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous!

Jen T said...

congrats! what a blessing that she is here, and she is healthy! You are very blessed!

Mary said...

Abby, she is just beautiful. I just love her pink cap. Blessings to you and your family.

Jessica said...

Enjoy your new little bundle of love! She is beautiful!
-Jessica

CurlyGirlD said...

Abby,

Congratulations! She is absolutely precious!

The Hershey Bryces said...

Congratulations!! She is DARLING! I love the name Brooke, one of my twin girls is named Brooklyn :)

Busymom3 said...

Congratulations Abby,
She is absolutely beautiful and her name is perfect! Here's wishing you and her sleeping through the night, no colic and no baby acne!

Julie said...

Brooke was my vote!!

Congratulations, she is just beautiful! Enjoy every second!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Awe... so sweet. She looks like a tiny doll. Now you can make lots of doll clothes for her!

Tif said...

Congratulations!!! She's a doll (of course)!!!!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

What a beautiful baby. Congratulations and I love her name.

jodi said...

Ummm. gorgeous...

MALT said...

She is so precious!! Congrats!

Jill said...

Oh. Wow. She is gorgeous! Congratulations!! I wanted to offer a tip for avoiding the baby acne (totally insures beautiful pictures!) ... Hydro-cortisone Cream is magical! My kids had the baby acne thing going on, and my Pedi suggested it. It wasn't until after my son's baby blessing (his poor face) that I even thought to ask, but after I tried it (just after a bath- rub it all over her little body), his face was soft, smooth and white! It's worked for everyone I've told about it too! SO, go pick up some Equate (Walmart) or any off-brand (unless you don't want to risk it- buy the name brand stuff) and put it on her after every bath.

Good luck! AND Congrats again!

Elaine said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful! And I think that is a great name :)

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l said...

I love your blog. BEAUTIFUL baby girl If you dab breastmilk on any baby acne spots it will dry them up. My oldest was a preemie and I learned that from the lactation specialist and in the NNICU they would use freshly pumped (frozen didn't work) breastmilk for really bad diaper rash.

Congratulations,
Shan

Yarni Gras! said...

just gorgeous...take care and enjoy her :-)

lisagh said...

Best wishes to the whole family! What a beauty :)

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful baby- congrats! And she can have Valentine themed bday parties- how fun!
Oh, and I was one of the few that voted for Brooke too, it's really pretty.

Angie said...

Good work mom and dad! She's absoulutely gorgeous. Congrats to you and your family!

Emma!! said...

She is so lovely - congratulations! Glad you and she are doing well.

Gail :) said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Doty Family said...

Owww, she is darling! Great day, it's my hubby's birthday day! Enjoy her.

J.R. and Tammy said...

How funny..I call my baby my little nugget too! She is 3 months old and I haven't finished a single project since her birth. Man if you start throwing projects on here anytime soon I am going to feel like a total failure!

kristib said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

I love that your daughters are named after their grandmothers. My first two are too (my son and other daughter have other family names), and I love that they have that connection.

michelle said...

She is just beautiful! So glad she is here safely and everything went well. Hope you get lots of sleep.

the Hawks said...

Congratulations!!! How beautiful!

The Baldwin's said...

Congrats on your baby! she is beautiful! SO...I was just invited onto the Genesys Advocates website and was surfing thru some of the women's names and came upon yours! Are you in Grand Blanc? We are going to be 3rd years starting in July of this year. I follow your blog all the time and was shocked when I saw that you were on that website. Sorry if this is weird, just found it really cool! my blog is private, but you can email me gbaldwin519@msn.com and maybe you have some good pointers for moving to Michigan!

Kerrie said...

Congrats Abby! I love the name. Love names that have meaning. And i hear ya on the baby acne! I have had success with my little baby girl. This time I hardly ever put lotion on her and if i do it is only Aveeno! And she has been pretty much acne free. So good luck! You're one amazing Momma!

Annesphamily said...

Congrats on such a precious gift of God! She is perfectly beautiful! Come join me so you can enter my new giveaway! Blessings to you!

Brenda said...

Congratulations! She is BEAUTIFUL!

Karyan said...

She is Beautiful! Congratulations!! (And she was born on my birthday!)

Becky said...

yay! She's adorable! congrats to your family!

Erin said...

Your little girl is so precious! Congrats! Enjoy every minute of the little days :)

K80lady said...

She is really pretty! Good Work Mom! Is Kendra in Heaven being the big sister to a little sister? Enjoy the tiny moments!

MerryHeart said...

Congratulations!