Even though it is almost a week late, I'm pleased to introduce:
Noelle Evalynne Farrell
Born on December 19, 2015
at 11:17 AM
7lbs 15 oz and 20 3/4 inches long
About her name:
Noelle for being a Christmas time baby
Evalynne for being born on her Grandpa Evan's birthday
and Farrell... because she's one of us.
|All the Farrell kids, plus their cousin River|
|This might just be my new favorite picture of Jon.|
|All my girls. And not my most flattering picture but I'd just had a baby, so it is what it is.|
|The new big sister. Who loves her to the moon and back, but has had a hard time adjusting to not being the baby!|
|Noelle's instant fan club|
So it turns out when I wrote my last post, I didn't really have insomnia. I was in labor, but was trying really hard not to be. The only day I didn't want the baby to come was Saturday, Dec. 19th because that was the day Asher was going to be baptized and we had lots of family driving down for it.
Yet, alas, come she did.
Things went really well, the birth center experience was wonderful, everyone understood about the baptism getting canceled, and she had lots of family around to meet her the day she was born.
|Nana Corinne (my mom) and her husband Papa Wayne|
|Aunt Hilary and Uncle Dave|
|Cousin Oliver, Aunt Brittany and Uncle Drew|
|My sisters, Aunt Brittney and Aunt Hilary|
|Great Grandma Farrell on Christmas Eve|
|Grandpa Thomas (my Dad) and his wife Janie|
Several weeks ago, when I thought I was going in to labor too early, Jon gave me a blessing and said to trust the Lord's timing. In the days leading up to her birth that blessing kept coming to mind and I now see why. Noelle came on the only day I didn't want her to, but it was really the perfect day. It has been so sweet to have a newborn baby at Christmas, to ponder how incredible it is that God Himself came to Earth as a baby, and to sing The First Noel about a hundred times with new feeling. Also, we ended up having a baptism and a baby blessing on the same day, which was simply beautiful.
A birth and a re-birth the same week.
I'd say that God's timing was pretty good.
I promise I'll post her full birth story soon!