Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Guinevere Rebekah Has Arrived

Guinevere Rebekah was born on Friday, June 18th at 6:42 in the morning. She was 7 lbs and 11 oz, and 19.5 inches long. I was waiting to blog until her arrival, because I tired even myself with my one track "I'm pregnant. Really pregnant. I wonder when this baby will come?" and I didn't want to dwell in my inner thoughts as written down in blog form any more than necessary until the baby came out.

But, lo and behold, like every baby throughout history, Guinevere did make her appearance - Hallelujah! Up until she was born, I still held a faint hope it would be a boy, but once she was here, it was eminently apparent that a third girl was what was absolutely perfect for our family. She is perfect to my (highly biased) mind. She sleeps well, and has a darling button nose, like all our girls, and she has a full head of brunette hair. She also has a small wrinkle to better furrow her brow by, just like her mother, as well as having my lack of a defining chin (which ends up looking like a double chin, which on her is darling).

Just as further proof of how great Rebekah (and hence her name as Guinever's middle name) was in the bible, as I previously discussed on here, Sister Julie B. Beck said recently at the BYU Women's Conference (as quoted in the Church News), "Each of us in our day is as important to our generation and our time as Rebekah was in her time. We each are pivotal in our families. The success of the House of Isreal is now dependent on millions of Rebekahs who understand what their place and mission is on the earth." See - Rebekah is the pivotal women that Sister Beck chose, because it's true, Rebekah really is that Awesome.

Lydia and Elisheva both love her - they love holding her, and kissing her, and even getting diapers out for me for changing her. They are also both more needy than normal, but that we expected. Elisheva loves being held like a baby, and being sung to - and needs me to hold her more than normal.

My mom arrived yesterday, and it's heaven having her here to help with the girls, and gush over Guinevere, since nobody but Grandparents gush better than parents do, but the best part is having someone wash dishes and vacuum, so I can sit on the couch and recover, and not feel like my house is falling down around me.

I feel so out of practice writing, but I do plan to pick up the pieces of my fallen life, blogging included, and gradually de-lamify myself. Things like we're getting rid of buying cold cereal a month after Guinevere is born, and moving back to breakfasts that are actually filling. Or as well making homemade bread again, instead of only having store-bought bread. But...that's in the near future. For now, I'm just excited that I can bend over again, and that today I pulled out my non-maternity Summer clothing. I've missed my predominantly skirt-filled wardrobe. (Just to clarify - no I did not lose my maternity weight that quickly - I just find that skirts are much more forgiving to figures than pants are, and so more easily and quickly switched to).


  1. Yaay! Congratulations on your little sweetie. My husband would never let us give up cold cereal, so congratulations on that coming up, also.

  2. i promise i would gush over that sweet baby girl if i was holding her! lots of love to you and the shannon clan, and so glad that mom is there for you, she does what only a mom can! I guess the only way im gonna get some quality mom time is with another baby.. or maybe a surgery? hmmm surgery seems easier there is no after work.. haha

    love you!

  3. congratulations! she is darling. :)

  4. Congratulations! Guinevere is adorable! I'm glad the transition is going well for everyone.
    I know what you mean about having nothing to blog about other than pregnancy. I'm getting bored with myself, but that's really all that's been on my mind lately. I look forward to your refreshed blogging!

  5. huzzah!!!!!!

    How did the birth go? Did you get the birth experience that you wanted?

  6. That is one seriously pretty little girl!! I love that second shot. And I love the name!! So perfect for zou guys.

    I know just how you feel about not wanting to blog because you only had one thing on your mind. And Spencer is now six months old and I STILL am super grateful I don't have to go to the bathroom during the night and that I can move how I want to etc. Seriously. His pregnancy was so hard that I think it will be years before I stop thinking about how I love this freedom.

  7. OHMYGosh, I love that you named her Guinevere! She just precious! Congrats!

  8. Oh Im so glad you posted. I was getting really worried. She is gorgeous! What a fun time to have so many girls. Keep posting.

  9. She's just so beautiful. I love that hair. You look fabulous, too. Again, CONGRATULATIONS.