Introducing: Taylor Marie

At 8:34, Taylor Marie entered the world as a feisty, spunky baby, all full of energy. She is alert, smart, adorable and all ours! I simply cannot believe it. She weighs in at 6 lbs. 8 oz. and 19 in. long. You can't see it in this picture (I'll upload more later) but she has a full head of dark, curly hair, chubby cheeks and adorable little fingers and toes that I can't stop kissing.

Kristin couldn't have an epidural, so I learned just how strong and brave she is, even though she kept saying "I'm done being brave." She really was so brave! I love her so much.

I'll post more pictures later, and maybe even a video. Thank you all for your prayers. Mom and baby are doing great!


Jillybean said...

She's beautiful! Kristin, of course you are brave! That's why we have a fan club after all :) Love your little girl!

April 18, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Shannon said...

I got a little teary eyed reading this. I love when babies our born, especially the first. Kristin, you are AMAZING!!! I can barely handle the pain till the epidural comes. Now you are one of the few who truly know what it's like. Good for you! Congrats on your precious little girl.

April 18, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
Jackie said...

AMAZNG! Kristin, you are AMAZING! And the baby is beautiful! CONGRATS.

It's about time :)

April 18, 2009 at 3:34 PM  
K+B said...

Can't believe it! She is so cute! Congratulations you guys!

April 18, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Jana said...

Congratulations! She is adorable! It's easy to see in this picture how alert she is, and I'm SOOOO impressed Kristin did it all without an epidural. Yay for families!

April 18, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Nancy said...

She's beautiful! Have fun with her!

April 19, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

congrats! hope things continue to go well - sorry no epidural - truly!

April 19, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

Kiki!!! You are amazing! She is beautiful you guys! Congrats!

April 20, 2009 at 9:57 AM  

Congratulations to both of you!

My wife couldn't have an epidural with our second child. He came mercifully quickly.

That's a VERY cute baby you have there. Welcome to parenthood.

April 20, 2009 at 12:17 PM  
Karie said...

Holy cow--she is so cute! Seriously. Some people have ugly babies and you can't say that, but Taylor is so DARLING! How fun! I'm really excited for you two!

April 21, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
dm said...

You two have a beautiful baby girl. I just want to smooch her little, round baby face. Let us know when her blessing day will be.
Does this mean that Shannon & Kristen have made me a Great-Aunt?

Love to all,

April 23, 2009 at 8:59 PM  
kam said...

Fantastic!!! She is gorgeous! Kristin you floor me with your strength! Way to go you guys!

May 1, 2009 at 11:06 AM