Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Introducing: Gus, Shapirti, Elphaba, Hermina, Brati, Yzma......

Yes, for a baby so new, she has gathered a lot of names! None of them are her "Christian" name, as that is still a secret until the baptism. But until then, any of the above will work! 

Now that Mom/Grandma/Amazing Helper has deserted us to take care of her own children, things have been busy!  Between keeping a wife fed and watered, keeping the house clean, and trying to get back on top of work (yes, these two cost a bit to keep alive!), I am a little swamped, so short captions this time! 


On Saturday, we went to see the national touring of Fiddler on the Roof, which was passing through town. No reason to have contractions at home, when you can have them in a posh theater!  

Grammatic sentence structure weren't not they're strong suit...

A cupcake for dessert!

 Then back to battle. Tiff's view, for 19 hours. 

 A new view...all that work paid off!

The whole family, together at last!

 Doula Jacque. She was a lifesaver! Favorite quote from her: "Relax your body, let your cheeks sink into the bed, let your knees melt into the mattress...."

Having a baby is no reason not to have style. Co-ordinate your toes with the blankets!

Midwife Dawn, checking the temperature. 

Pink and healthy. 

"She weighs what?!!??!" 8lbs 4oz, and 21 inches long. Yikes!

Uncle Nic.... 

"Leave me alone!" She sleeps like her daddy. 

Resting, peacefully. 

Reading time!  We started reading "The Thirty-Nine Steps" before she was born, and we're pretty sure she wants to hear the end.

Eat, sleep, repeat...until further notice. 

Daddy working, while baby watches. 

 Yema oo brata shapirta evat. ("Mother and daughter are beautiful", in Assyrian!)

She has a tongue! A cute tongue!

"Come back and see more pictures of me, soon!" ~ Gus, Shapirti, Elphaba, Hermina, Brati, Yzma


James McDonald said...

I am so looking forward to meeting that little girl! Congratulations again. We love you all!

Elissa said...

*AWWWW* So happy for y'all she sure is a cutie. "The 39 steps" is amazing. Good choice! :)



Jessica McDonald said...


I'm in love. She is GORGEOUS!!!! I'm so, so, so, so happy for y'all!!! These pictures make me just want to cry - I'm seriously THAT happy!!

Give her LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of kisses from her Aunt Jessica and tell her that I love her. :-)

P.S. Ben, I knew you'd change your mind about infants once she was born. *grin* She is BEAUTIFUL.

Shelbi said...

Congratulations--she's beautiful! Can't wait to hear the name!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful and she already looks SO MUCH like both of you! Enjoy your new little one :)

Matthew Hector said...

**AWE** She's SOOOO CUTE!!! Can't wait to hold her!

Always thought that babies were kinda ugly...But y'all proved me wrong! :)

OH, Also Gus' favorite aunt "Lindsey" says HI! :D

Mcmom said...

Oh my! She is stunning!!! Can't wait to see her in person. She looks a lot like Tiff in the pic "Eat, Sleep, Repeat," though I can see Ben in there too!

reformedtngirl said...

Awww... *love*! Wish I could see her (and all y'all) in person in the foreseeable future! :( In the meantime, take - and post - lots and lots of pictures!!! Please note that that is an order. ;)

Hec @ 19 said...

Tiffany, Shapirti, Ben, Dawn and Jacque did an outstanding job!! Tiffany, you were especially AMAZING!! They all put long hard hours into this process without any melt-downs. The post delivery mood was one of exhausted jubilation. Thank you God for your amazing answer to our prayers! JB, thank you for all the support you gave to this new family, Shapirti is very blessed. McD's, we miss you and can't wait for May.

The Girl with the Red Lenses said...

YAY! I am so happy for you guys! I hope that I can meet your little one soon. I am so glad that Mommy and Baby are doing well....I know you guys are enjoying every moment.

Love you 3!!


kymk99 said...

She is so beautiful! Glad to hear that everything went so well. Can't wait to see her!

Jean said...

Beautiful pictures! I was sooooo blessed to be able to serve your brand new family of three. The only thing missing was my dear Grandsister to share it all with. Gus is incredibly beautiful and even more so in person. Sorry Thomas I already changed my phone picture.

I, like Dad, am giving thanks to our Heavenly Father.

Congratulations dear Tiff and Ben and welcome to my sweet Granddaughter.

Love you all,
Mumsie/Grandmum(or whatever I end up being called!)

Heather said...

She is a doll!!! So happy for y'all!

Love, Mrs. P

Mikaela said...

Exciting, exciting--praise the Lord for the safe delivery! Thanks for all the beautiful pictures. Enjoy your precious baby girl.

Kathryn Grace said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful... look at that perfect little round head! She's just precious. The Lord is good!

Mrs.Rabe said...

What a beauty! Congratulations again.

Savor every moment...


Lily said...

Awwwwww!!! She is truly adorable! Those sweet little cheeks...! Enjoy her for me! Can't wait to see her in person in July!

Melanie H. said...

So glad to read and see what a beautiful and healthy little one has come forth. May Yahweh bless you richly with this and more to come!

If I may make a request, I would really love to read some of y'all's thoughts on doing a home birth. Only if so inclined, that is.


Hohn said...

SO THRILLED FOR YOU! Congratulations, and I can't wait to meet her in person!

The Babiak Family said...

So beautiful! Congratulations! I love all the captions. Especially the advice from the midwife. Too cute!

Darlene said...

Praise God that he blessed you and Ben with such an adorable baby girl. In the mother/daughter pic, she looks just like you! Congratulations!

Grace Marie said...

Wow, that is the EXACT same weight I was when I was born. God bless that sweetheart!

Heather said...

So precious! Will you be at church on Easter? I sure hope so, because we will be up :)
Heather and David

thector87 said...

I like the name Gus.

Uncle Tom

Amanda Read said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby. Tiffany looks beautiful too. Do you know the meaning of the baby's name(s)? That would be an interesting hint to guess at. ;-)

Have any idea which side of the family she looks most like yet? You can't really tell for sure with newborns, but when I saw the first pictures on Facebook I thought she looked most like Ben. In the later pictures she looks a bit more like Tiffany (in the second to last picture she reminds me a bit of the youngest McDonald boy - William? I haven't seen any of you in person, so I probably don't really know, haha). A perfect combination, I'm sure. :-)

Take care and GOD BLESS,

~ Amanda

Laura said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful. Enjoy your first Blessing!

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAAAAAAY!! Congratulations! :o)

Thanks for all the *wonderful* picutres! She's such a sweet, beautiful little girl. Glad to know that everyone's doing well. :o)


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