Friday, March 1, 2013


After waiting and watching and wondering, our second-born daughter came speeding into the world on Tuesday night, Feb. 26, at 10:58 p.m., weighing a whopping 9 pounds, 3 ounces and 21 inches long.

Our little Gloria Elizabeth.
Dada, Ella, and Gloribeth when she was just hours old, back in our home
I cannot wait to tell you all her birth story.  It was so different than her sisters, in so many ways even I didn't anticipate.  But it is lovely.  And wonderful.  And the second I reached down and grabbed her up to me, I knew.

After 40 weeks and 2 days of a tumultuous, surprise pregnancy, from start to finish, she was meant to be in our family, in exactly the way it happened.

But, for now, I am enjoying her cuddles, breast-feeding one champion nurser, helping Ella adjust, and thanking God I now have two beautiful daughters to challenge me and teach me about love.

Thank you, everyone, for all your prayers and well wishes. Story and lots more photos to come next week.


KatiePerk said...

Just got chills!!! So happy for you!! Hooray she is here! What a pretty name!

Hillary said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I had been thinking about you lately and hoping your little girl was here now! Enjoy the new baby bliss!

Meg said...

Congratulations!! What a sweetheart, so glad that she is here!

Karen said...

Congratulations to you and the entire family!! Love the picture of your husband and his girls. Love and hugs to you all. And I LOVE the name :)

Moe said...

Congratulations!!!! I have been thinking of your often and praying that everything was going well for you. I'm so glad to hear that she arrived safely! She's beautiful. Can't wait to hear her birth story!!

Melissa Gill said...

So happy for you! I'm really looking forward to hearing the story.

Britt said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you...she is beautiful! I can't wait to hear your story...I hope it has more pictures - Ella is SO big!

Erika said...

Congrats again! I can't WAIT to hear her birth story:-)

Catie said...

Congrats!!! Love her name. Can't wait to hear her birth story and see more pictures of your newest blessing!

ms. mindless said...

Oh congratulations! I've been thinking about you lately! What a lovely name. I am so excited to hear her birth story when you're ready to share!

Amanda said...

So sweet. Enjoy your snuggles.

Sarah said...

Congrats!! :) She is just perfect!

Ashley @ Gratitude and Latitude said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! I adore her name and nickname!

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Amy Silver said...

I KNEW IT! Not like it was a big surprise, lol. You were due. But I had an inkling. I'm sooo happy for you friend! Submerge yourself in baby/family snuggles! What a beautiful name!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Congrats!! I've been waiting to hear her birth story since I saw the announcement on Facebook! Enjoy these early days as a family of FOUR!!

Lindsey said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! I was just going to email you last night and mention I have been thinking about you. Congrats!!

janzi said...

what wonderful news, how pleased you must be to have the baby out!!! Well done, looking forward to reading more tales of your family.. hugs from across the pond, janzi

Natalie said...

Congrats! What a beautiful name!

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AYo said...

Oh so wonderful! Was waiting to hear she's in the world. Congratulations and blessings to your now family of 4.

Sonya said...

Congrats again! I can't wait to hear your birth story! Enjoyed seeing this picture here since I decided to take a FB break for March. I will catch up with your pics in April!

The Crummy Chronicles said...

I'm not surprised about the "speedy" part! After hearing how low she was and how much your body was contracting I was honestly worried you would give birth on the side of the road before you made it to the midwives (although if that was to happen, you're the perfect mom for it to happen to!) Can't wait to hear the birthstory and see more pics of Gloribeth (who looks so much like Ella but still a little different) congrats!

averyswifeliz said...

Congrats! Looking forward to hearing her birth story. :-)

LWLH said...

Oh Britt, congrats girl to you P, and E. She is such a little beauty and it warms my heart to see your little family coming together.

And I absolutely love the names. Gloria is my grandmothers name (I'm named Ivy after her mom) and Elizabeth is my moms name. Just beautiful.

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Kim said...

Congrats! A beautiful name for a beautiful baby! Can't wait to hear her birth story. Enjoy your sweet newborn cuddles!

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Natalie said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful, and I love her name!

And I'm so jealous - I was due 2/20 and I'm still waiting for my girl to arrive.

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Diana said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you! Love that sweet picture of your family. Can't wait to hear your story!

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Callie Nicole said...

Yay, congratulations! I LOVE her name!! She is beautiful, I can't wait to read the birth story! I was thinking about you as I checked my reader tonight, and I'm glad I did!

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Meghan said...

Aww! Congrats! She is precious - so happy for you and your family!

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