Our Little Girl

Meeting Strawberry at the hospital
 With thanks to God, who made all things well, we welcomed our daughter Strawberry on Friday, June 28th at 7:30 in the morning.  She weighed 9 pounds and 10 ounces, and measured 21 inches.  She was delivered by caesarean section, as were her brothers, so recovery takes a bit long, but we're taking it one day at a time!  Her brothers love her, especially C-note, who always wants to hold her, and "oohs and ahhs" over her every move and sound. 

We left the hospital the following evening as I was eager to sleep in my own comfortable bed.  I was overwhelmed and exhausted from a sleepless night, and the problems I had nursing the boys seemed to be occurring again so I quit trying the second day.  Once home, though, I had a good night's sleep while my amazing husband took care of the night's feeds.  When I awoke, I thought, "What if I tried one more time, just to see what happens?"

I tried again, and we've been nursing ever since!  It's complicated and a lot of work, but I've gotten farther with her than with her brothers.

Home safe and sound

Hanging out with Daddy
First "girly" gift!

Proud and doting big brother.
Welcome to our family. <3 br="">


J&LVanderhorst said...

So glad it is going so well this time! She's so beautiful! It is so wonderful seeing how the big brothers love her too! I bet they are a good "help" for you. All the best Sherri...and Stu...

Mike Harsevoort said...

Love the pictures Sherri. And I am very happy to hear the nursing is going well. Keep on keeping on! Love ya.


Congrats, she's beautiful!!! Good job with the nursing, keep it up! So happy for all of you!

Kathryn said...

Bah! This post makes me tear up; for two reasons! One because I miss you all so much and I so want to see you, and two because I'm happy things are going well with that beautiful little girl! (now I see the similarities between Sophia and Kylie, esp in the sleeping pics)
Wishing you the Lord's care and keeping. Xoxo

Linda T said...

Congratulations Sherri and family on the arrival of your daughter - we hope you are enjoying the addition of pink to your household! We were blessed 3 weeks ago with our first daughter (she has 5 older brothers) - and she was also born by C-section. Take care and take it easy, and enjoy nursing your new little one!
Linda Tenhage (VanSydenborgh)

Jenn said...

Congratulations Sherri and Stu! What a wonderful blessing from the Lord. We pray that your recovery goes well and that you may settle in well too. Enjoy all the girly things and the special moments.
Jack and Jenn and family.

Natalie VanderHeide said...

Hi Stu and Sherri...just decided to browse some blogs and found this wonderful post on yours! Congratulations on your beautiful little girl! What a blessing. May God bless you and give you all you need, also as you recover and settle in!

TBH said...

Congratulations, Sherri and Stu! How lovely, a little girl. It's nice to see how wonderfully welcome she is. God bless!