Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meet our little Junebug

We had a baby. :-)

And we are all over the moon. Madly in love with every inch of her 8 lb 12 ounce (big!) little self.

A few quickie photos of our little Samantha:
Jack wants to hold her constantly.
After being in labor for 4 days*, once my water broke the hospital started pitocin and she arrived rather fast and furiously. (7 minutes of pushing out a transverse baby. Whoa.)
The hospital staff was FANTASTIC and worked hard to get us home after 24 hours when I told them Jack was REALLY not doing well without Dave and I at home. (Oh there were many tears.)

She has loads of REALLY dark hair.

And she is gobbling up formula like there is no tomorrow. (Unlike Jack who really only eats to live and was always that way.) If mama here doesn't make milk soon there may be no going back from the bottle. But you know what? I don't even care this time.

Samantha my darling, you have been in the making for 2 very long years. I am so overwhelmed with how amazing it is to be blessed with you. When they put you on my belly I felt this big rush of love and there is nothing on earth like it. I would go through every single moment of the heartbreak and scariness again to have you. (And I promise to try and remember that when you are three. LOL) We are ever thankful to every doctor, to every tech, to every little pill, to God and modern medicine for bringing you to us.

Welcome home baby girl. We love you.

*However, I never want to be in labor like that for days on end ever again. For real.

74 comments:

  1. HALLELUJAH! She's just lovely, Sarah. Welcome to the world, little Samantha June. Many blessings on your life, baby girl.

    (could you give your mama a bit easier time now that you're out? That'd be great.)

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  2. She is gorgeous. So much love to you all...

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  3. Ah, she is beautiful, perfect, lovely in every way! Congratulations on your wonderful girl!

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  4. Congratulations! What a beautiful, wonderful little girl you have there. Many good wishes for your family of four

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  6. The blogworld has a new baby! We are all already in love with Miss Samantha! Jack and Sam - what a duo they will be! Congrats!

    *Comment above deleted by me due to crazy amount of typos caused by excitement of new baby and a lack of coffee. :D

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  7. She's a real beaut. You were teasing us on FB without pix and a name ;-)

    Congratulations to you and your family.

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  8. congratulations! she is so adorable!

    [and four days of labor, ouch!]

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  9. oh, my! she is absolute perfection, and that photo of jack holding her...sweetness beyond belief. yay for you all!!!!!
    (i just had to go back and look at her again! samantha june is gorgeous!!!)
    xxx

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  10. Congratulations! How adorable is she!! I think she resembles Jack too.
    Blessings
    Patti

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  11. Congrats, Sarah. She's adorable. So thrilled you got your happy ending!

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  12. Congratulations to you all. I am so happy for you!

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  13. Welcome little "Sam." Prayers of gratitude that you made it out OK! A lot of people all around the world have been praying for you and helping your Mama through all this. We can't wait to hear more about you. Congrats!

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  14. Yay! Congrats to your little family. she is so sweet.

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  15. Huge congratulations :) I am thrilled for you and your family!

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  16. Sarah, she's absolutely gorgeous.

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  17. She's just precious. I'm so happy for you. Continued blessings to your family.

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  18. OHMYGOSH WHAT A BLESSING. I'm so happy for this good news. Sending my best wishes to all of you. xo

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  19. congratulations! such a cute little one. and jack looks like an expert big brother already.

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  20. Congratulations! Get some well deserved rest you two :)

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  21. YAY!!! Congratulations to you all!! She is a doll :) And LOVE her name, it's my oldest daughter's name, so you have really good taste ;)

    Enjoy that sweet soft wrinkly baby head against your face, nothing compares to a newborn baby.

    Blessings to you all, and I hope she is a good(night time) sleeper for you!

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  22. Congratulations!!! Welcome precious baby Samantha. Big Brother Jack is adorable with his new little sister!!

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  23. What a beauty she is!!! Congratulations. I'm so glad she is finally here and healthy.

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  24. Oh sweet little pumpernickel! So glad she is finally here safe and sound! Congratulations!

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  25. Anonymous10:38 AM

    CONGRATS! She gorgeous- So happy for you - Dee in BC

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  26. Congratulations and baby love to all of you! I was getting so anxious and worried about y'all.

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS! She is just gorgeous. Jack is going to be an awesome big brother... blessings to all of you.

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  28. Welcome, little one! I am so excited to hear about your adventures out of the womb :)

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  29. Welcome to the world little Samantha! You are a beauty : )
    Congratulations Sarah, Dave and big brother Jack.

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  30. She is beautiful. I can't even tell you how happy I am for you! What a blessing that she is here and all yours! Congrats! Get some rest and enjoy that little one!

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  31. She is just beautiful, and what a lovely name you've chosen for her! I'm so happy that she's here and she's healthy and now you can breathe a big sigh of relief and just enjoy your precious little girl!

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  32. Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!!!!

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  33. Anonymous12:42 PM

    am so happy for you! I have been following your journey to this moment and praying all along the way. What a blessing Samantha is.

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  34. WooHoo!! Finally, she is here. I am so happy for your family. She is beautiful, Sarah. What a wonderful time for all of you; can't wait to watch this little one grow. By the way, her birth weight is just the same as my son, but he was also 23 1/2" long...almost as big as his sister was at 6 mos! Hugs to everyone, and WELCOME to the world little Samantha ;-)

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  35. awww...so glad she's here!

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  36. Hooooooray!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad to hear she's here and you're both doing so well.

    Hope your milk comes in soon!

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  37. SO very very happy to see her! And you sound great! She is just beautiful, and I'm thrilled for you! xoxo to all - Barbara

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  38. p.s. love the name! somehow it just seems like the only one you should ever have considered.

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  39. So happy for you. What a lovely little babe with an equally lovely name.
    Now for the long, strange ride that is parenting.....

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  40. Hooorrrraaaayyy! So excited for all of you. Love the name Samantha!

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  41. So, so happy for you and your new family of four! Congrats and she is adorable...give her a snuggle from me. Nothing better than holding a teeny baby...taking me back. Welcome Samantha!

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  42. Congratulations.

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  43. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! She's lovely. What a blessing.

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  44. Wishing you all TONS of Blessings!
    Look at her!:) And Jack is such a wonderful Big Brother.

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  45. Congratulations! She is just gorgeous!!!!! Wow what a hard labor you went through, poor thing. But she is totally worth it!!!!

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  46. Sarah, Sarah, Sarah! She's perfect! Absolutely gorgeous (and I don't say that about every newborn, although they are all perfect in their own way). I love the name, I love seeing Jack with her, I love that she is home, with you after so long!

    Samantha - may you have a life filled with joy and peace, a journey filled with growth, calm, and wonder. Welcome little one!

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  47. WOOHOOO!!!! Congratulations Sarah! I love her name -- sure beats Ms. Thang LOL. She's just beautiful!

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  48. Oh congratulations! That is my oldest daughters name and that's what my youngest weighed when he was born! I figured I needed to stop cause they just kept getting bigger! ;) So so happy for all of you!

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  49. I am just giddy happy for you. Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. Samantha, please be a nice teenager for your Mom, she's been through alot. :)

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  50. So glad she finally arrived! She is beautiful and BIG! What a fabulous year this will be for all of you:D

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  51. Anonymous7:22 PM

    She is so beautiful! Congratulations to all of you. Jack will be an awesome big brother. There is nothing like a daughter.

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  52. congratulations!! she's beautiful :)

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  53. Yay! Well done mommy! Congratulations to you all!

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  54. So happy for you and she's beautiful!

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  55. Congratulations! You've been in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad she is finally here, safe and sound. Wishing you and your family many blessings!

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  56. oh wow!! congratulations. she is beautiful. she looks like her brother. so wonderful! all of your hard work paid off. thank God. He is so good!!

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  57. Congratulations! Beautiful girl, beautiful name. So, so happy for you. :)

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  58. she is so beautiful! You can tell how much Jack loves his baby:) 3 is the worst isn't it:)!!!

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  59. WooHoo! Way to go--doing a little happy dance! I can't believe how long I've been following your blog--it is so nice to be able to share life's joys and sorrows knowing there is someone who cares all around the world--it makes the joy more joyful and the sorrow a little more bareable. Still working on Valentines--will send shortly! ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

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  60. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. God Bless little Samantha. She is beautiful. There is nothing in the world like having a daughter.

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  61. Congratulations!! Miss Thang is GORGEOUS!! She was worth everything you went thru!!

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  62. congratulations! she is beautiful!

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  63. gorgeous baby!! so glad everything went well with the delivery, whew!! looking forward to many new adventures!

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  64. Anonymous8:32 AM

    And baby makes four! Congratulations to your family. She is just beautiful!
    Amie

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  65. Congratulations Sarah! She is just beautiful! I am so happy for you after everything you had to go through. I can finally exhale...I can only image how you are feeling. Jack looks smitten...for sure!

    HUGS!
    Shelley

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  66. Congratulations. She is so very beautiful!!

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  67. Thank you GOD!!!!!!
    She is absolutely a beautiful big baby!

    Congrats to all...............especially Brother Jack!

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  68. She is absolutely darling. I couldnt be happier for you and your family!

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  69. So very happy for you, and she is a real beauty, Sarah! Welcome to the world, Miss Samantha!

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  70. Sarah, Congratulations to you and your husband! What a beautiful little girl you have there. I hope all is going well. (Feels good to be on this end of things, doesn't it.) :) I'm so happy for you!

    ~ Jennifer

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  71. Congratulations, Samantha is an angle. This has been such a hard two years but now you have a baby!!! xoox Clarice

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  72. big huge congratulations on a beautiful baby! nice work, mama!

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  73. SO HAPPY to hear your good news!!!! Congratulations to all of you!!!

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