Monday, March 17, 2008

Meet Kristen Marie!!!

Yep, she's here!!! I am "guest blogging" for Melissa right now since she is still in the hospital for at least a day or two.

This morning Liss started having contractions again, then bleeding, and by noon we decided to head to the hospital. Within an hour, our 4 pound, 1 ounce bundle of joy came screaming into the world! She is 7 weeks early and tiny, but was not to be deterred. Kristen is currently in the special care nursery and will probably be in the hospital for a couple of weeks, so your prayers are certainly welcomed. Liss sends her love to everyone and her thanks for praying for her after this past weekend (though you were supposed to pray for the baby to wait!)

I want to offer my thanks as well for all of your prayers and encouragement.

Darren


16 comments:

Matilda said...

Oh congratulations and I will pray that little Kristen has no complications from this early arrival! She is beautiful! Give your lovely wife a big squeeze from us!

Jennifer said...

Oh Melissa! Congratulations! Praying for your tiny miracle tonight. Love Jenn.

Celeste said...

My dearest Melissa. I am in tears! I am so happy for you all and just praying for precious Kristen's health and well being. She looks incredibly perfect!

Kristen, much like little Michael, is determined and will no doubtedly have spirit like he does. He, too, was determined to make a different kind of entrance!

Oh, how exciting. Melissa you look fantastic! She is here! She is here! What an Easter gift!

I am gushing, I know and going on and on! I am so thrilled. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more. Rest and recuperate.

Much love to you all!!

Jen said...

Wow! She just didn't want to wait did she! Oh, she is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to all, and prayers for a speedy recovery for mom, and lots eating and sleeping for baby so she can grow nice and big!

Michelle said...

I hope her favorite color will be green! Congratulations! Praying that she is healthy enough to go home very soon!

Lillian said...

Oh my!! I come to check on you and you go and have your baby!! I will be praying for Kristen and your recovery!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Blair said...

Congratulations, Melissa and family! Welcome to the outside world, baby Kristen!!! She's just precious and you look great, Melissa! Praying for her to grow big and strong and have no complications from her early arrival. May God send healing and peace as you anxiously await her coming home.

Kristen L. said...

Melissa, Kristen Marie is beautiful! You will all be in our prayers. Congratulations, and have a happy and holy Easter!

Jody said...

Wow! Congratulations! She is beautiful and Melissa you look wonderful.

I wasn't expecting to see this when I came to check your blog. I will continue to pray for a quick recovery for mom and a quick, uncomplicated hospital stay for baby Kristen.

Many blessings to you and your family.

Jill said...

Wow! I thought I was in the 'wrong' blog for a minute!

Hooray!!!! I am so thrilled. What a gorgeous baby girl and mother.

I hope that she does well despite her early birthday. Sounds like her lungs are doing well with Darren's description of little Kristen screaming into the world!

What a wonderful Easter gift. What a wonderful blessing.

Like Celeste said, I am just gushing...this is such beautiful news. I can hardly find the words.

Prayers for a beautiful family of SIX!

Jill said...

I just had to comment again. That little face sticking out from the newborn hat and the swaddle blanket is just PRECIOUS.
Babies are wonderful.

Frances said...

YAY! Congratulations. Rest well and then come back and tell us all about your new little girl!

mom-in-training said...

Oh, WOW!!! I was so shocked to read this - and so happy to hear that mom and baby girl are doing well. Both look BEAUTIFUL in the pictures! Kristen is just precious and I'll be praying that she stays perfectly healthy and comes home as soon as possible! Congratulations to you and your sweet family!!!!!!!

Mom of boys said...

Absolutely adorable! Congrats to you all, and praying for her to be home soon!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Melissa, to you and your family, on the arrival of your lttle daughter. You both look great!
J.C.

Alice Gunther said...

How incredibly beautiful!

Congratulations!