Monday, October 5, 2009

Thankful


For the healthy arrival of Claire Marie.
Born on the Feast of St. Francis, Sunday, October 4th at 11:37 pm, as predicted over 1 month ago by her elder sister Gianna!
She was the perfect weight and by far my smallest baby--8 pounds 3 ounces, 20 inches long.
We are all home, recovering, and enjoying our first day together as a family.

Joanne, congrats to you on your near perfect weight guess!

24 comments:

Mary Alice said...

beautiful!

B-Mama said...

This pic has me... What precious babes! Love them all! Welcome Claire! :) Glad we got those guesses going on Friday!

Nori Colenam said...

What a beautiful picture!

Juris Mater said...

Congrats to you and your family, Red! What a MOST happy day!! The picture is strikingly beautiful. We can't wait to meet Claire and give you a big congratulatory hug. My kids are begging for a baby now : )

Excellent work on your hard natural delivery, too! How exhilarating.

I hope you're having the best babymoon yet...

Jennifer Frey said...

Congratulations! How awesome to have a little Claire born on the feast of St. Francis!

Hope you have lots of help in these upcoming weeks!

texas mommy said...

What a loving family sweet Claire was born into! Congratulations Red and Mr. Red!

Erika said...

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Red.

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

Congratulations to you all! Enjoy your babymoon!

Stina said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Our latest addition is named Maire (an Irish form of Mary, pronounced My-ra) Clare, so obviously I think Claire Marie is a beautiful name for a most beautiful blessing!

"H" said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family!

Kerry said...

whoo hoo! A nice weight, and a few days early!! can't wait to hear your birth story!
Congrats, friend!

Kristen Laurence said...

Congratulations, Red!! What a great shot of the siblings together. More baby pictures so we can really see that beautiful face!

And I love her name. So pretty.

MargaretJDMom said...

Congratulations!!!!

AWOL Mommy said...

Everyone looks transfixed by little Miss Claire, as they should be. A warm congratulations to parents and siblings.

JMB said...

How beautiful! Congratulations!

Karen said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.

Melanie B said...

Congratulation!!! What a beautiful bunch of children you have.

Jaime said...

I LOVE THIS PICTURE. So precious. Can't wait to meet her!

Colleen said...

Congrats...my Andrew was born on 10/4 (2004) and he has a special love for St Francis. I also have 4 small little ones - what joy and chaos!!

The Chabot's said...

What an angel- all of your children are precious! God bless you and your family and Congratulations!

Kate E. said...

So happy for you! I have been thinking of you every day and wishing for a speedy, safe delivery. I have 4 friends all due within a week of my date and you are the first one...here's hoping for 4 more (myself included) babies as sweet as baby Claire she is adorable!

Many congratulations and enjoy the babymoon, Gianna looks like a real pro :)

Jo said...

Beautiful! You have me tearing up... I want another little one too! Oh, and my own ten month old daughter's name is Claire Marie-Therese...

Joanne said...

Congratulations and love to your family! I'm so happy to have been right on the weight!

Right Said Red said...

You are all wonderful! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

AWOL and Kate E--you are both next! I can't wait to hear the news!!!! Prayers for both of you.

I will try to post more newborn pics soon. I am just enjoying Claire and I am disbelief that newborn diapers actually fit my little girl! I didn't even really know they made newborn diapers.