Sunday, August 28, 2011

Our Littlest Coconut

She's here! She's here! Ohmygosh she's here!!!!

(clearing throat) Sorry, I'm still just a little excited. Our sweet and wonderful baby girl is finally here with us and let me tell you she is nothing short of amazing! Of course I'm not at all biased. ;)

Meet our little Juliet

Juliet came into the world on August 22nd at 12:52pm. She weighed 7lbs., 8oz. and was 18.5" long. She has soft brown hair and the most kissable cheeks ever!

James is absolutely head over heels in love with her. His first words to her were: "I love you, baby sister!!". He has showered her with so much love and affection that it has brought me to tears on more than one occasion. It's heaven seeing the two of them together.

My husband and I are just as proud as can be and feel so very blessed to have these two loves in our lives.

PS: I am beyond happy to report that, despite a very rough start, exclusive breastfeeding is going beautifully!! I owe so much to my friends and local La Leche League consultants for their support!

~Thank you for your comments!~

143 comments:

6cuorieunacasetta said...

Bellissima! Congratulazioni!

Lindsay said...

She is adorable! So glad James is so in love with her!! He looks so happy to be holding her!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Juliet!! Welcome to your most wonderful family. I'm so happy to finally meet you and look forward to watching you grow. All our love!

Elle said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful and what a sweet older brother. Enjoy your time with your little ones. xoxoxox

Allison said...

She is darling! Congratulations!

Ewa said...

Congratulations to you and your husband.

Juliet is such a little, sweet beauty ;-)

She has her birthday exactly the same day as my husband and he is a lovely person so I guess she will be more the bundle of joy for your family ;-)

One can tell that James is in love with his baby sister ;-)

Looking at siblings sharing the unspeakable moments of love are the most precious moments to keep;-)

Love from Poland
Ewa

workout mommy said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Enjoy those baby snuggles! :)

Beth- the mama bee said...

she is so beautiful. and so alert! It's so much fun having two- we are so happy for your new addition!

Love and Lollipops said...

Congratulations Mari-Ann and family!!!

Juliet looks too beautiful and makes me feel very broody!

Enjoy every second of this precious newborn stage!!

Georgia
:)

Vanessa said...

O. M. G. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is absolutely beautiful. I've been waiting for this update. :-) *squeal*

Enjoy your "time off" with your newest squishy. While I'll miss your posts, I hope I don't "see" you too soon. Baby-hood is fleeting.

Congratulations!!!!!!

Förskoleburken said...

Wow, she is truly gourgeous. Congratulations Mari-Ann!
Hugs
Maria

Sara said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.

Susana Vigário said...

Your littlest is beautifull!!! I wish that life is kind to her and lots of happiness for all the family! Congratulations!

Jerusha said...

Congratulations! She is so incredibly sweet. I just LOVE the pictures of her with big brother James. Adorable! My boys are two years apart - being a mom of two takes a bit of adjusting but it is so much fun. Enjoy!

rainbowmummy said...

Aww Mari-Ann I am so happy for you guys!!! All of our (my family) love to you guys xxxxxxxxx

Henry said...

Congratulations on your beautiful addition and for having prepared your son for this change so well.

leigh7911 said...

She's *beautiful*!!! Congrats to all. :)

**Ashley P** said...

She is beyond words! Congrats to you all! James looks so proud as a big brother!

Irinelli said...

Congratulations! :) I'm very happy for you! Welcome to the world, little Juliet!!!

Brooke said...

CONGRATS Mari-Ann! She's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats! She is absolutely beautiful!♥

Ksenia said...

Congratulations! She is precious!

Me said...

Awwww! She's perfect! Congratulations! Enjoy your baby moon! (but I am looking forward to reading your blog again whenever YOU are ready.)

Debbie said...

Congratulations. She is adorable! Enjoy!

Nicole said...

She's beautiful! Congrats to the whole family. :) So happy to hear that you're breastfeeding too.

Niki said...

Yea! Congratulations to all of you. What a sweetie. :) And hooray for breastfeeding!!

Leptir (Nataša) said...

Congrats my dear Mari-Ann! I'm so happy for you and your family :-)
Your little princess Juliet is absolutely cuuuuute and adorable!

Kisses!
Nataša

jeana said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful!

Jaime said...

Congratulations! She is GORGEOUS!

miamihoney said...

Yay! Congrats! How sweet that he is doting on her already. Hope everyone is doing well.

Jen said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! What an exciting time for all of you! I certainly will miss seeing you here, but am glad that you have chosen to spend your time soaking up those amazing first moments. Enjoy, Mama!

Kara said...

Congratulations!!!! Welcome to the world Sweet Juliet- you are beautiful!

Leah said...

Oh my goodness! She is so cute! Congrats. I'm sure you'll find having two kids is a lot of fun. Enjoy your family!

irbystreet said...

Congratulations! She is BEAUTIFUL!

Terri said...

Congratulations! She's such a cutie!!

Lisa said...

That is one lovely little lady. A boy and then a girl is such a blessed little way of doing things. Millionaire's family! Congrats.

twolittleseeds said...

Yay! Well done to you to! She is gorgeous. Enjoy you days, Daisy xxx

Karen said...

Que BELLA!!! es ABSOLUTAMENTE HERMOSA!!! Muchas Felicidades y muchas Bendiciones!!! Tienes dos hermosas Bendiciones!!! Hermosa Familia!!

Besos y Abrazos!!
Karen

Jennifer J said...

What a beautiful gift from Heavenly Father! Enjoy every minute - you know babyhood goes by way too fast. I'm so glad you are able to breastfeed - I spent 10 years nursing my babies, and it was the best part of my life. Congratulations!!

Pip said...

stunning, wonderful and amazing!! congratulations on the birth of you beautiful little girl! and so lovely to see big brother so in love!! Love to you all!
Pip x

Alicia said...

So so so so happy for you & your family!!! Beautiful photos!

yay for breastfeeding! I would have been lost without a great lactation consultant + my friends in my parenting group.

Enjoy your babymoon!

KimmyGoat said...

stepping out of lurkdom to say welcome and congratulations!

Grażka said...

Congratulations!She is so beautiful:) Fantasic name(my daughter's name is Juliet:))!!

Sacagawea said...

Gratulacje! Congratulations from Poland! She's wonderful :-)

John said...

Congratulations Mari-Ann! Juliet (great name) is a little beauty! Counting Coconuts continues......

anushka said...

she is absolutely delicious! i love the picture of james admiring his baby. what a sweet post to read. so so happy for you and your family! congratulations! looking forward to hearing your birth story and how you fared with irene and a newborn.

Mrs. B said...

Congratulations! Two beautiful children! God bless.

snuffytut said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

The Activity Mom said...

Congratulations! She is ADORABLE!

Faith said...

Precious! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family. These days will go fast! Enjoy every moment.

Susan C said...

Oh, such a cutie! I know she won't be short on kisses anytime soon. Congratulations!

Whitney said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful & I can tell just how proud big brother is! I'm glad breastfeeding is working out with you. It takes a lot of time and determination, but you can do it!

Ashlea said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful! You must be so happy. And I'm so glad breastfeeding is going well; those LLL ladies are wonderful, aren't they!
Enjoy your newest little one!

Mara said...

Congratulations, she is just beautiful!

Kristina said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations.

Elise said...

Welcome to the world Juliet. Juliet is "beauty full". I am thrilled for you.

The photos of your two precious babies are priceless and such a joy to see.

Congratulations to you all and thank you so much for taking the time to letting us know that Juliette is here.

Sara said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Praying for you during this time of family transition.

Kylie said...

SHe is absolutely gorgeous, congratulations!

Princess Kwangware said...

Congrats!!!

dguller said...

congrats!!! she is gorgeous!!!! i'm so happy bf is going good... she was born a day after my bday!!

Natym said...

Congratulations! She's so beautiful!

Angela said...

Congrats, she is beautiful. I hope you are recovering well.

Kory said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!!

MsAngelStarr said...

Wow what a cute little addition to your family! She's perfect.... congratulations!!
Angela@ First Comes Baby...

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!!!

Aimée said...

Oh Mari-Ann big huge congratulations to you and your husband!! JULIET is absolutely beautiful! And it looks like she's smiling at you guys already! James really looks like he's enjoying his baby sis! take care and enjoy all the "firsts"! Much love to you and your's... Aimée xoxo

Raising a Happy Child said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl!

Abby said...

Congratulations! She is so cute, and what a beautiful name! Many blessings.

Cathy @ NurtureStore said...

She's absolutely beautiful - congratulations!

Katie said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations!

Beth said...

She is beautiful! Love the pictures with her big brother!

YEAH for your success with nursing!! 2nd time around with us was so much easier then with our first.

Blessings

Brandi said...

Congrats! She is such a beautiful little girl!

Glad BFing is going well!!!

Jess said...

Oh congratulations!!! Just fantastic news!!! She is totally gorgeous. and she was born on my birthday! I feel very lucky! (:

You were right to finish up the blog - she was keen to arrive wasnt she!

Enjoy this precious time - it sounds like you all are anyway! (:

The Malayan Tiger Mom said...

Congratulations Mari-Ann! and Happy Birthday to Juliet. You share the same birthday with LeAnn Rimes & Shania Twain!

Laura Odom said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

Stephanie said...

She is the cutest Baby ever! Congratualtions! I am so happy for you all! And I'm so glad that brestfeeding is going well.

EmilyM said...

Congrats she is beautiful!

Rachel Kaylynn said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats!

The Zookeeper said...

Ohh shes beautiful! So glad everyone is getting along wonderfully! Good luck! And Congrats!

Mommy Moment said...

She is absolutely beautiful, just like her mama! Congratulations to you, your husband and James!

God Bless!
Jody

Sarah said...

watching your kids bond = BEST THING EVER!!

Brenda said...

She is perfect! Congratulations!!! Enjoy nursing! LLL is a wonderful resource. I also found kellymom.com very useful! Enjoy this time with your precious little girl!!!

jengod said...

Gorgeous little girl! Enjoy the breastfeeding and keep reaching out for help if you need it! Thanks for sharing the pix with us reader-fan types. :) Best, ~j

Christine said...

Congratulations! I love her name!!

Michelle said...

So excited for you! Congratulations on such a sweet and wonderful addition to your family. So cute to see James' reaction to Juliet and hear of his love and devotion to her. And she really is a beautiful baby! So happy you are in love and hope that you are enjoying your babymoon and resting up!

I am glad to hear that nursing is going well, too. The first few weeks are always the hardest, but after that it is the best thing. I love that bonding time. :) So happy that you have support, too. :)

Wonder Mom said...

OK, your beautiful baby girl has, like, the most perfectly shaped face EVER! (My babes always had a bit of a "squished alien" appearance to 'em when they were born...)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Joey said...

She's beautiful, congratulations to you all! She's joined a very special family!
hugs for you all!
~ joey ~

Mommy to the Princesses said...

She is so pretty! Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! She's BEAUTIFUL!

Tanya said...

Congratulations Mari-Ann! She's just gorgeous and I love her name :) So glad all went well for you and that James is loving being a big brother.

Enjoy your babymoon and glad that bfing is going well :) Best wishes!

Cindy said...

Congratulations, Mari-Ann!!! I was thrilled to see your post!!! She is absolutely perfect!! You make an awesome big brother, James!!!

Mamma_volipindarici said...

She is so beautiful! James is adorable!! Congratulations for breastfeeding!!!!!!

Mariann said...

Gyönyörű szép kislány!

Gratulálunk!

Congratulations Mary-Ann!

Mazza said...

OMG Juliet is gorgeous and the pride in big brothers face!!!!!!! Congratulations to you all.xxxxxxxx

Liz said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous and the photos of her with James and precious. Welcome Juliet!

The Knitty Gritty Homestead said...

I'm not biassed at all, and she IS amazing...little rosebud lips, wideset eyes...precious! These pictures brought tears to my eyes when I remember introducing my son to his new little sister...priceless moment. Now my kids are 6, 4, and 2, and I love watching what a wonderful teacher and big brother he has become. They fight and wrestle and dance and cuddle and create together. A child's first and lifetime friend is their sibling...what a lovely gift you've given James! And her name...LOVE IT! Glad to hear you're doing well. Enjoy your babymoon.

Mindy said...

She's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!!!!

PUAJ said...

Welcome Juliet! And congratulations to your lovely family.
I wish you all the best from Spain.
Cris

Carla said...

Wishing you all the best, Mari-Ann! Juliet is just beautiful. What a wonderful picture that is of James gazing so lovingly at her!

Fiona said...

Congratulations! She's so beautiful! Enjoy this precious time with your family :)

SmallTownLife said...

Congratulations! Your two little ones are precious together!

Teacher Weena said...

Congratulations! What an adorable baby girl.

Dinah said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations Mari-Ann. Enjoy this most wonderful and precious time.

Erica Clements, Photographer said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful and your heart must be overflowing right now. What a sweet big brother she has too!

ecoMILF said...

Congratulations! She shares her birthday with daughter Indigo who just turned one!! Enjoy all the bliss and love over the next few months... lifetime really! xo m.

Jessica said...

Congratulations on your little blessing! She's beautiful. :)

By the way, I just gave you an award on my blog, because yours is definitely my go-to Montessori blog. :)


http://www.ourmontessorihome.com/2011/08/lovely-blog-award/

Leisure Treasure said...

Tiny sweet one, welcome!!! Many blessings!

Me said...

She is SO cute! and beautiful, too. James looks like he's going to be a doting, wonderful big brother! Congratulations!

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

Congrats! She is adorable. And glad to hear nursing is going well...La Leche saved BOTH of my nursing relationships!

:)
jen

Marlynn said...

OH ya!!! Now you've got the breastfeeding down, it will be a snap!

melissa said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations to you, the husband, and James! He looks like a natural already!

Lulu said...

Congratulations she is gorgeous- and the love that James is showing for her in the photos is so special.

Love the name and that both of their names start with J!

Enjoy your babymoon!

AP Mommy said...

Congrats! She is beautiful and I LOVE that her big brother loves here. Makes me smile. Enjoy these first few weeks.

W-S Wanderings said...

Oh, a warm "Welcome to the world" to Juliet!!! And CONGRATS to the whole family!!! That's a gorgeous crew you've got there, mama.

Blessings to you all...

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

OMG Congrats!!She is beautiful!

Nan said...

Juliet is adorable, just as James and you. Thanks a million for sharing so many wonderful ideas with us and sharing this new journey.

Blessings,
Nancy

czips77 said...

Congratulations!!!
Greetings:***

Monika (The Netherlands)


p.s. thank you for this wondefull blog!)

Vicky said...

She is a beauty! Congratulations!

DjRead said...

Congrats on the beautiful addition to your family! Hello! Just letting you know that I have nominated you for the "One lovely blog" award :)

Darla
http://myaandmeblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Bernadette Rego said...

Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!

Hugs from Canada :-)

The Russian Thiele said...

She's so cute. Congrats.

Horváth Emerencia said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful and what a sweet older brother.

Mummyzilla said...

Congratulations! I love the name (my second daughter is Juliet). She looks very sweet and I'm glad to hear that it is going well.

Deb Chitwood said...

I just found your post about your precious Juliet! I've been loving your photos on Facebook and am so happy to hear breastfeeding is going well now, too! So perfect - and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE James' responses! Congrats again - and have fun with your beautiful family! :)

Blooming Mama said...

Awwwwww, Congrats! Adding to a family is truly a blessing! I just started reading your blog and I LOVE it!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

Congrats friend, she is absolutely perfect and oh so fabulous! Enjoy each and every second!!!

Bern

karlamcurry said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news and I'm so happy for you. What a sweet pair your kiddos make. Enjoy it!

Michelle said...

So glad to hear that you are all doing well! Juliet is beautiful and I love the pictures of your two adorable children together. I remember when my Juliette was born, every morning Emily would wake up and come into our room and ask where Juliette was and then just gaze at her in the cradle. It is an amazing feeling!! So glad that exclusive breastfeeding is going so well...that is a pretty amazing and wonderful thing too :) Can't wait to see more pictures as you have time to post...until then continue to enjoy your beautiful baby girl!!

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

She is wonderful. Best wishes to you all x

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I love that second photo! I do not see how you can get anything done - I would be feasting non-stop on that sweet little rosebud of a mouth. :) You always make beautiful things, Mari-Ann, but she is absolutely perfect! Good job, Mama - and welcome, sweet little Juliet!

Eva said...

Aww congrats!!, she is absolutely beautiful God Bless <3

Rebecca said...

CONGRATS! Enjoy that precious bundle of joy and dont worry at all about blogging until your good and ready. And yay for breastfeeding! And yes, it is very rough at the beginning, ugh! But then it will be smooth sailing :) You wont feel a thing pretty soon.

Kate said...

Congratulations! I'm already excited to read your blog, but it's even more cool now because I am a LLL Leader and love that you gave us a nod! Glad to hear you are receiving great support from your local group. :)

twinsfraternal said...

How adorable! Seems like yesterday that my twins were that small...now they are 4 months and soon enough they will be off to school! I am trying to cherish each and every day of them being tiny because it only lasts a very short period of time!

Our Country Road said...

Sorry so slow to congratulate you!! Congrats on your new sweetie. Her name is perfect!!

twinsfraternal said...

Congratulations! She is precious! She looks so teeny but was actually bigger than my son was at birth (7lbs, 7oz). Its amazing how much they grow. My son is only 4 months now and is 15lbs!

mommy22001 said...

Congrats! Juliet is beautiful :)

Roses - Mama Magic said...

Congratulations! She's adorable! (Smiling from ear to ear!).

I was holding myself back from checking in lest I'd be disappointed.

The Sunshine Crew said...

Congrats to you and your family. Such sweet photos. Love the one with James and Juliet. Adorable!
Glad that nursing is going well too.
Enjoy your time together bonding.
Hugs to you and yours!
Colleen:)
P.S. I am hosting a mom's night out where we are going to make some neat felt items...many of the ideas come from your blog for our get-togethers. We all think that you are awesome and wish that you lived close by and could come every month for some fun!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! She is so pretty!

Gigi said...

Congratulations!she is beautiful!

Jen said...

A little late for this, but congrats on the beautiful baby girl - - I am a little partial, since we share a birthday!

Congrats!
Jennifer Fraticelli

Robin said...

I just found your blog and spent about two hours on it--so inspiring! I love all of your activities and hope to use at least a few of them with my daughter. I finally clicked over to your most recent post to thank you for sharing your work with us and see that you have a new baby girl--congratulations, she is so beautiful!

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