Monday, December 31, 2007

Baby!


Paula Kathleen
"Polly"
born at home December 31, 2007 1:21 AM
8 lbs, 0 oz

born hand first (!), reaching out to explore the world already, and with a full head of black hair, a first for us.

As usual with newborn pictures, the photo does not do her cuteness justice.

Mother and baby are doing well.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

An Explanation of the Names:
Paula after St. Paula, friend of St. Jerome and collaborator with him on the Vulgate Translation.
Also in honor of the upcoming Year of St. Paul (2008-2009) to be proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI.

"Polly" after Lady Polly Plummer of Narnia :)

Kathleen after her paternal grandmother.

Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes!

25 comments:

Kimberlee said...

Congratulations! Beautiful baby and beautiful names! Enjoy a blessed and happy babymoon.

Journey of Truth said...

Wonderful beginnings! Congratulations to mum and dad, and the happy siblings!! Lovely names for her, to be sure. I love good news like this! I'm so happy for you all!!

Sarah

Elena said...

She's beautiful!

Cath said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

Melanie B said...

Congratulations! God bless Polly and her mother and the whole family.

LeeAnn said...

Congratulations Regina & Andrew! We've just finished reading aloud "The Magician's Nephew"--a fun coincidence and a plucky namesake! Your new year's blessings have already begun!

Mrs. T said...

Congratulations and blessings!

LAA and Family said...

Wonderful news Regina! Baby Polly is lovely! Congratulations to you and Andrew!

twosacredhearts said...

Hip, hip, hurrah! Polly is a dolly...Congratulations!!!
God is good,
Eileen

Cheryl M. said...

Congratulations! Little Polly is so lovely!

Flighty Girl said...

Oh congratulations!!!! She's such a beautiful baby!

Jennifer said...

How precious! I'm a New Year's Eve baby (well, I *was*, 39 years ago!), too...so I send her a special welcome from another New Year's Eve girl!!

Mary Poppins NOT said...

Congratulations and have a happy Baby Moon!

Rose said...

She looks pretty lovely to me,and born on New Year's Eve. What a blessing. Congrats and God bless you all.

Beth said...

Congratulations! What a great way to start the New Year! God bless you

Diana said...

Congratulations!!!
Polly is so cute!
I'm a brazilian reader of your blog.
I'm 28 and I live in Rio de Janeiro and I'm a big fan of your family. Thank you for your beautiful example of catholic mother.
Happy 2008!!!
Diana

Karen E. said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Justine said...

Oooh! How wonderful! Beautiful baby, beautiful name! Prayers for good health and speedy recovery.

Matilda said...

Beautiful names! Polly is such a beautiful name for a beautiful baby.
Congratulations!

Exspectantes said...

Many prayers of Thanksgiving for such a lovely blessing!! Prayers also for a happy settling into the family. God Bless.

+JMJ+ said...

So precious, so wonderful...makes you suck your breath in. WOnderful photos and my heart is filled with joy for you all!

Kristyn said...

Hooray! So very, very happy for you all. I know you're enjoying her and I'm sure the children are too. What a great way to start a new year.
Many blessings and prayers,
Kristyn Hall

Mrs. Pickles said...

Hooray! Congrats! ...and just in time for the tax break! ;)
What a little cutie.

elena maria vidal said...

She's beautiful, Regina!

gipsyjaime said...

YAY!!! congratulations!