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Thursday, July 14, 2011

This is not about Casey Anthony...

While the rest of the world has been focused on the media circus that was the Casey Anthony trial, I have been celebrating the arrival of this little sweetheart...

Ansley Loren arrived June 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm. She was 5 lbs 12 oz and 19 in long. Her birth did not make national news. Nancy Grace did not put in her two cents. There were reporters there, though, spreading the word to everyone they knew. The paparazzi were also camped out waiting to get the first shot. She was welcomed with smiled and tears from her mommy and daddy. While you may not have heard about it, this was BIG news in our family.

I started having contractions the afternoon of the 8th. After calling the doctor I decided they may just be Braxton Hicks. I took a warm shower to see if that would help. It did not. Then, my blood pressure shot up. My head was killing me and my vision was blurry. So, it was off to the hospital we went. I was there for only 10 or 15 minutes and they came in to tell me we were doing a c-section. It happened really fast! Even though she was a month early, she was healthy and crying away! I cried when I heard her. They told me she had hair and I cried harder. Her big brother was very excited to see her. He kept saying, "Isn't she beautiful?" I am just head over heels in love with my little family. God is so good!

She is now 5 weeks old and weighs 7 lbs 9 oz. She eats good, obviously! It is still so strange to us that we have a girl. We have been all BOY for the past 4 years. Dresses and bows are still new to us! She has two bow holders and they are both full. Hey, this is the South, ya know. We like big bows around here!

While my day is pretty full with two little ones, I will still update my blog as often as possible. There are lots of exciting things coming up that I want to share! Right now, though, I have a sweet little girl and boy that I must get ready for bed. Hope you have a blessed day!


  1. How totally and utterly beautiful. Thank you for sharing these stunning pictures on your blog.

    CJ xx

  2. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! :)

  3. She is gorgeous!!! Congrats to you and your family!! Following you now from Bloggy moms. I look forward to reading more from you! Ohhh.... going to go browse your Scentsy store now! ^^


  4. Your daughter is beautiful! I have two boys, no girls :( New follower from bloggy moms, have a great evening! You can find me at


  5. Thanks so much! Following you, also. :)

  6. Congrats on your little sweetie! We have one girl and it started with bows and moved on to tutus! She's beautiful :)


  7. Awww she's beautiful! We have two boys and two girls. It was sooo different when we had our first baby girl. I had to get in that girly girl mode with bows and such too b/c I too live in the south and the bigger the bow the better. HAHAHA!! Following you from bloggy moms, if you can please follow back!!