Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dream Baby

Thank you all so much for your prayers, encouragement, and well-wishes!

Today has been an amazing day.

I mentioned before that the verse we picked for Eliana was 1 Peter 3:4, which reads,

You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

Eliana has been a dream baby. She is already demonstrating such a sweet, gentle, and quiet spirit. She rarely cries, and when she does, it's a cute little cry that is easily consoled. She's so good and so easy... at least so far! I love all of her little squeaks that she makes. She is absolutely precious.

Ellie is also a serious sleeper, as most newborns are I think :) It's been a little difficult to get her to wake up to feed, but when she does, she's a great eater!

We are just so thankful she is here, that she is healthy and safe, that so many of you have been thinking of us and praying for us, and that God has truly been good in meeting us today in our moments of missing as well giving us an unspeakable joy.

More pictures to come tomorrow!

~ Stacy

50 comments:

The Bailey Family said...

Wow first to comment! With the traffic to your blog, you must've just posted this. :)

CONGRATS Stacy! As a mother of a 6 month old, I am so excited for you to experience all the JOYS of mothering an infant and watching them grow. Remember, the first 3 months are the hardest, then it gets really FUN! :)

God is GOOD!!!

Melissa Jo - mjp photography said...

So happy for you all! You have been right at the top of my prayer list this week and all the way through your pregnancy journey with Ellie! God Bless you! (I know I thanked you a long time ago....but thanks again for the Chris Tomlin CD)...Love it, listen to it most of all my CD's!!! CONGRATS MOM!

KrazyMom said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! She is so precious!

mommara said...

Stacy we are so happy for your precious little girl. Praying you feel the Lord holding you through this wonderful time. Hugs and she is BEAUTIFUL!

jacks grandmom said...

Congratulations Stacy and Spencer! I am so happy for the three of you and Eliana is a sweet, beautiful little girl. Get some rest and feel better soon!
Love
Aunt Robin

Seraphim said...

Stacy I am so happy for you and Spencer. I know you are surrounded by love and that sweet Isaac is smiling with pride at his beautiful sister up in Heaven. She looks so like him it's amazing. I am glad Eliana is such a champion sleeper but trust me, she'll be incredibly wakeful soon enough! Lots of love from Australia. So happy for you xxx

Trennia said...

My heart skips a beat each time I see a new post....I'm so happy for you,and your husband.
(((HUGS)))

Kelli said...

Congratulations!! Thrilled for your sweet family! Praising God with you!

Jacksmom said...

Sounds like everything is going well right now...I am so glad! She will wake up more in a few days. I am glad she is eating well. Try to rest when she does, it catches up with you!

Beckycain6 said...

....she looks just like her big brother....but with darker hair. So precious. Such a gift.

Praying great praises to God on your behalf,
Becky

SUSI said...

So truly happy for you and Spencer. I have been thinking about you all day and can't wait to meet your little girl.

Congratulations again.
Susi

Cassie said...

I love that right now her first picture is lined up right beside Isaac's. Her hair may be darker but she definitely has his nose! She is gorgeous, enjoy every drop of her! God is good...all the time!

theenglishgirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I am beyond thrilled for you and your family. Isaac must be smiling down on his baby sister.
I hope you heal fast and the BEAUTIFUL Ellie continues to be a dream baby.

Jess said...

So, so happy for you Stacy. Eliana is such a beautiful little girl!! Glad to hear everything is going so wonderfully!

Jess :) said...

Congratulations!! What a BLESSING that sweet Eliana is! So glad that all went well and that everyone is doing wonderfully!

God is SO good, isn't He?!? :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Stacey and Spencer! Ellie is absolutely gorgeous and she has her big brother's nose! She is one lucky little girl; she has two wonderful parents and her big brother is the best guardian angel a girl could ask for. Looking forward to more pictures and continuing to follow your journey.

Ami G

pollykinz said...

You bring tears to my eyes - just imagining you all in the hospital with your precious baby girl. Such a special time. Can't tell you how happy I am for you!

Misty Rice said...

Congratulations sweet friend. Oh how sweet and beautiful. A new miracle of her own. I am so happy for you that my eyes welled up with tears..... oh the joy I know you are getting to experience right this very moment......

God Bless.

The Knight Family said...

I have been out of town and just now getting to see her sweet pictures. I prayed for you all on Thursday! Can't wait to hear more about you sweet little girl
~Cindy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. Enjoy every moment with this sweet bundle. The Lord has richly blessed you and brought her into this world safely and blessed her with loving parents who raise her in a home filled with the love of God.
Robin from TN

AmberS said...

I am so happy for all of you. I have been here since the day you had Issac and I know he is smiling down on all of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Stacy- She's just beautiful. I'm praising God for her with you! She definitely has Isaac's little nose! What a precious gift. May your days be filled with unbelievable joy! Hugs!!!

Jen

Crystal said...

Congrats! I'm very happy for you. May God bless you & little Eliana (& the rest of the fam) ;) always! Many blessings.....

Connor's Mom said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of Ellie! She's beautiful.

May you experience nothing but the joy and awe that comes with nurturing one of God's children.

Blessings,
Staci in MI

Renee said...

Congrats!! She is so precious!

Jaci said...

I am so happy for you guys! She is precious. Can't wait to see more pictures. I am so glad everything went smoothly. Congrats

Elissa L. Berg said...

Congrats. You're baby is absolutly the most gorgeous little girl I've ever seen. She's such a doll. I love reading your blog and have been really looking forward to meeting her through this blog! :) God bless!

The Bagley Bunch said...

Oh wow! She is perfect! I love the verse. We are rejoicing with you all!!!!!

Kristin said...

I am so very happy for you and can't wait to see more pictures of your little angel! God truly blesses and your sweet daughter is such a blessing!

Many prayers that you continue to heal after your delivery. Take good care of yourself too...especially now when you have nurses helping with you!

Blessings, Kristin

Carly said...

Tears of joy! I am so happy for you all. She is absolutely beautiful. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of Love to you.

~Alicia~ said...

She is so beautiful! I just want to snuggle her! She is absolutely precious.

I hope you are feeling okay - both in your physical recovery and emotionally. It must be a hard mix of elation and joy with a touch of bittersweet. Know that we are all praying for you!

Thankyou for letting us be part of your journey, and keeping us updated so regularly.

Nellie said...

What a beautiful post about a precious little joy you call Eliana! May your lives be full in all the beauty that God has in store for you and your famiily.

Julie said...

Congratulations Stacy and Spencer! I have been thinking of you all day yesterday and night. Ellie is adroable and I can't wait to see more pictures. Remembering Isaac who I know is with you all during this time.

Hugs and prayers!

jen said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you and your entire family. Sweet Eliana has had so many people praying for her and it is awesome to see this dream come true!!! May God continue to bless you all!

Colleen said...

Stacy and Spencer,
Congrats on your beautiful daughter! I think she looks alot like her big brother. She's beautiful. Enjoy her and cherish every minute. it goes so fast.
Colleen
(from the OAngels)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Stacy & Spencer! I've followed your blog since before Isaac was born and I've prayed for you a lot! I'm so happy for you and your family as you all welcome Eliana. You all will continue to be in my prayers going forward. Congratulations again!

Ashly said...

Yea!!!!! Congratulations!! I've been praying for you. God is so faithful. Isn't it great how much she resembles her big brother! It's the absolute best when God let's you keep your babies! I'm so happy for you:)

Kamaile said...

I'm so thrilled for you. Enjoy every moment!

Anonymous said...

Behold another miracle! and she is soo beautiful! My prayers are with you, special couple and family, whom I've come to know and care deeply for.... In His Love, m.e.

Kim said...

She looks just like Isaac!

Liz and Will Timmerman said...

Congratulations Spencer, Stacy and Isaac! We thought about you all day yesterday and are so happy for you.

Love,
The Timmermans

Alyson said...

What a beautiful, precious, and angelic miracle!! So glad to hear the great news--congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Congratulations Stacy, Spencer and Isaac- your daughter and sister is adorable. Enjoy every sweet, tender moment. Love to you all from Bethany Beach!

Leah said...

Congratulations what a beautiful little girl. I have followed your blog for awhile now and prayed for you often.

Jess said...

Congrats:) How precious! She sounds like a little sweetheart. Enjoy every second!

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

Congratulations! Elli is beautiful. Little Issac is smiling down from heaven :)

The Hull Munchkins said...

She's so beautiful!! Her hair is so dark and sweet. I'm so glad to read she made it safely through delivery and you are all home! Whew!

I'm so happy for you. May the next few weeks bring you so much joy, but also time to reflect and remember little Isaac. I'm sure this is emotional in so many ways.

Congratulations!!!!!

melanie said...

I'm overjoyed for you! congrats!

Sonya said...

congrats again. I am just so happy for you and Spencer.

Tammy On the Go said...

I am so happy for you and your husband, is he already wrapped?