Baby stats

Our new little girl still has no name.  If hubby and I could manage to wake up at the same time, maybe we could discuss the matter…

She was born at 8:07 AM, after about 7 hours of active labor – starting when I tried in vain to get some sleep last night.

She weighed in at 7 lbs, 10 oz. and is 20.5 inches long, placing her firmly on the small side in our family.

She seems quiet and alert, and didn’t want to cry at birth.  She was perfectly content to look around and watch the commotion that surrounded her arrival.

Her siblings are all predictably excited except The Boy, who is utterly in love but completely unsurprised.  Apparently he never doubted us when we told him there was a baby in Mom’s belly and he would be holding it soon.  He has plastered her with kisses at every chance, and comes thundering to her rescue at every unhappy sound.

I’m feeling fine, though of course I’m ever-so-glad to have the experience behind me.  The labor itself wasn’t bad, but the last hour or two was a lot more painful than I expected, and the actual delivery itself was, as always, The Worst Part.

I was up all night and have only dozed on and off for 2 hours today, so am more sleepy than anything else.


  1. Oh, she is just beautiful. I am so excited for your family. Congrats and get plenty of rest. Hugs, Brandi

  2. Congratulations, KimC and all! I’m am so happy for you all! Now we all anxiously await the name!

    The poor Boy is outnumbered 8 to 1, but it seems he is satisfied with that. He seems to take to his protective big-brotherly responsibilities already! 😀

    Again, Congratulations from New York State!

  3. Theresa Taylor says:

    Congratulations. I hope you continue to have fun and share lots of blessings.
    The Taylor Family

  4. Congratulations you guys!! We are so happy for you. Wouldn’t you know it, the day that I am busy making all day and don’t read your blog all day (except just after midnight when you posted about it being Thur.) that is when you go in to labor. I was gone early this morning came home around 3pm and checked my e-mail and see the e-mail Perry Coghlan It’s a girl. Than I read it than I checked the blog. Wow! I agree with the others newborns are so wonderful to hold, and 1 month olds, 2 month olds, 3, 4…okay you get the picture.

  5. Engstrom-ville is awash with happy tears for one of our favorite families. A little girl. What a gift.

    Bless you as you recover sleep, decide on a good name, and adjust to Life With Nine…

    WIth our love and congratulations,
    Karen for the E’s…

  6. Congratulations!! She’s just beautiful!!

  7. I honestly believe that little ones know what is going on in your tummy. I never told my daughter Mercy that I was going to have a baby and one day she looked up at me and pointed to my belly and said baby and then asked if she could kiss it. Now that Isaiah is here she loves him to death. They are about 18 months apart. It’s hard to believe it, but my little man is almost 2 months old now! Congratulations again 🙂

  8. she is so beautiful. Looking at her pictures just make me want to hug her.

  9. Congratulations!!!! Oh my good gravy, what a cute little sausage! She’s so beautiful. =)

  10. Barbara R. says:

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  11. I agree with your other friends, it is a wonderful thing to hold a newborn, one of the sweetest things we get to do.

  12. I am so encouraged to hear that babies can get smaller instead of always getting bigger. I know you have a lot to do but do you think you could post the weight of your other babies at some time. Thanks and again she is beautiful.

  13. Congratulations!!! She is beautiful. I have 3 more months to wait for our new baby girl(and a lot to do!). I’ll be praying you are able to get lots of rest.

  14. Welcome to your precious baby girl fresh from God, she is beautiful! Great job on delivery Kim, you rocked it sister. Way to go!

    I hope you have your progesterone cream at the ready 😉

  15. She is beautiful! Congratulations and may the Lord continue to bless your family. In Christ, Talya

  16. She’s gorgeous!!! 😀

  17. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! She’s so cute!

  18. She’s so cute! I agree with the Life poster above, it’s one of the most special things in the world to hold a newborn!

  19. Yeah! I’m so happy for ya’ll. She is beautiful (I’m not surprised, ya’ll have a pretty good track record on the whole beautiful kids thing). Thanks be to God that all is well with Mama & baby.

  20. I alot of 7’s in her Stats. Can’t wait to hear the name! Holding a Newborn has to be one of the best gifts ever….written while holding my 9 month old….she used to be 7lbs 10oz too.

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