Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Best "Labor Day" Ever

Turns out that Labor Day is a good day to labor.

We started out working hard all morning in the garden picking green beans. Later in the afternoon Asher and Rose had a green bean and lemonade stand in our front yard. They made $12!


Later that evening we had several families over for a campfire in our backyard. They all went home at 8 PM and I laid down on my bed at 8:30, totally and completely exhausted. At 9 PM I realized the contractions I had been feeling on and off all day were getting a lot stronger. By 11:30 PM the midwife was at our house and  by 12:17 AM that morning this beautiful little girl had made her entrance into the world.


Tabitha Lily Farrell

9 lbs 7 oz and 22 inches long

Tabitha after the woman in Acts 9 (read her story here). We hope that like the woman she is named after she will be a woman full of good works.

Lily after my Great grandmother, and in keeping with our (unintentional) flower names for girls,

and Farrell from her father.


We are all so in love with this little girl.

She has a curious and sweet spirit and has just filled our house with joy.





I can't get over the miracle of it all; that somehow my body created this beautiful little girl and had the power to bring her into the world. It still takes my breath away this time as much as it did the first time.

I just feel so incredibly lucky to have this little woman as my daughter. 



 And I don't think Labor Day will ever mean quite the same thing for me after this.


29 comments:

  1. Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful! Enjoy these baby days because they fly by faster with each one. Samuel is already closing in on 2 months old. Crazy.

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  3. Oh gosh that picture of Abey and her may be THE cutest thing ever. I'm in love.

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  4. Absolutely thrilled for your family! Welcome to the world baby girl!

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  5. Congratulations - I love reading your blog (and I am the mother of a Labor Day baby born 38 years ago) - Tabitha is beautiful.

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  6. Congrats! She is perfect. And I was a labor day baby myself:)

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  7. Yay! I love that name- it's my favorite girl's name and the name of our oldest daughter.

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  8. congrats heather! i was wondering when your little one was going to be born. So, i'm assuming you did it natural. I may need to do it that way because of low platelets. Will you share your tips or email them to me? melissaksunday at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  9. What a sweet baby girl! And wow! 9 + pounds... heather you are awesome. You all look very happy and I am happy for all of you.

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  10. Congratulations, she is beautiful. Love her name too:)

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  11. Congratulations! What a beautiful time of life for all of you. Soak in that baby as much as you can! x

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  12. My momma heart wants to explode. So happy for you.

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  13. Congratulations! She is gorgeous! What a beautiful name! Tabitha used to be the name of our tooth fairy :)

    Enjoy your baby moon!

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  14. She is beautiful! Welcome to the world little Tabitha!

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  15. Congratulations! She is adorable and I love her name.

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  16. Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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  17. She looks happy! Love the smile. Congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations Heather ! I've been reading you for several
    months but haven't commented. Your daughter and children are beautiful !
    I've been thoroughly enjoying and loving your blog!
    God be with you & yours,
    Deborah

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  19. Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

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  20. So sweet!! Congratulations!! That is amazing and she is beautiful!

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  21. Congratulations! Glad it went smoothly and everyone is happy and healthy!

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  22. Congratulations! So happy for your family!

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  23. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby. And what a perfect Labor Day!

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  24. Particularly love the photo of her smiling - and the one where her brother (one of them) is going "ooohhh". :) Many congratulations, on your latest lovely child. :) x

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