Monday, January 10, 2011

A Late Happy New Year!

Lilian Anya

Greetings friends! I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! It's been a whirlwind the past week as most of you know that Bean decided to make her appearance a few weeks early right on New Year's Eve.  Yes it's a girl! We had a natural homebirth with Lily. We actually thought she was going to be born Dec 30th but labor was 25 hours and she tipped on over into Dec 31st. Gold stars to all the mommies out there because I have to say, childbirth really kicks butt. lol. It's still kind of unbelievable to me that this little human was inside me and now she's gurgling over there in her crib. She's a very girly girl who is super quiet and sweet. She likes to nap often and when she's awake, she spends her time staring off into space and daydreaming. She loves to spend time with her daddy and me, especially at 3am. Our dogs, Stewie & Bailey are slowly accepting her as well. Although Bailey is taking it a little hard since now he has to share me. All in all, everything is well. I'm finally able to somewhat walk around again and should feel spankin' new soon. :)

I'll be on and off again on the blog as we adjust with Lily and also as the CHA show nears. So much things to do!!! Thanks everyone for your support and kind words and wishes! I hope everyone's new year is starting off great! We've got a lot of great new designs to show you in the coming months as well as fun contests and challenges so stay tuned!

Hugs!
Marie, Ray, Lily, Stewie & Bailey

63 comments:

gobeagirl said...

Oh Marie. She is just the prettiest little girl. Again, CONGRATULATIONS! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. It does get easier. It's also amazing how much you can get by without sleep. lol...Sorry, I've been there. Anyway you did good. She is beautiful. Hugs and take care. Lisa G

Sak said...

Congratulations!

Tash Daly said...

OMG she is just the most adorable little thing. Its the most exciting time of your life isn't it. She's so cute, they make you just want to pick them up and squeeze them!! So just make sure you give her a little squeeze from me. Best wishes to you all. :-)

faithnme said...

Marie she is just soo Beautiful.. Love those "eyes". So glad to see you up and about. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.. Can't wait to see what is in store for us..

Hugs

Nat said...

Too Adorable! What a little miracle! Congrats--you go girl! A homebirth all natural! Wow! Take it easy...but keep those stamps a coming! :)

Funkelzauber said...

Congratulations!!! She is so cute!!!
Hugs
Alex.

Sandra said...

She is adorable! Remeber that first time right after the baby came... Compared to my now 6 year old and my 7 month old it was bliss ;)
Enjoy it!!
S

mercieschild said...

Wow, she is so beautiful, It just makes me want to hold her and snuggle with her. What an awesome job you did. Enjoy your treasure.
Hugs Cathy k

Mette said...

She's absolutely gorgeous Maria and many congratulations to you and your husband. Take time to enjoy all the special moments your daughter is going to give you both.

Hugs, Mette

Thistleblue said...

Oh My goodness, how cute is Lily! Many congratulations She is absolutly adoreable! Everything else pales into comparison now you have that precious little bundle! Enjoy every second.. before you know it she'll be almost 2 and saying No all the time just like my wee girl.
take care!
hugs
Michelle
xx

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Awww Marie she is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Im so glad everything is going so well!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pics with us.
Kristy xo

Stampingcaz said...

HUGE congrats on a beautiful little girl!! What a Happy New Year for you.

Cazx

vicmbee said...

Congrats.. Lily is beautiful

Angie said...

She is such a little doll! Congratulations to you and Ray.

joey said...

Hi Marie
your daughter is beautiful, may she bring you happiness :O) always, enjoy every moment, Congratulations
Joey xxx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Marie... My goodness she's a true doll. What a pretty little "bean" you have there. Congratulations once again to both you and Ray. Parenthood, he we come! Yes Childbirth really stinks, but the prize at the end of it, is the best reward ever. So glad you are up and about, and feeling better. Give that sweet Lily a kiss from me. She's just precious!
Big Hugs,
Lynda

♥...Mo...♥ said...

IS PRECIOUS...!
it's great... now she is with you
my best wishes to you 3
God bless this angel that came to light up their lives
Best time 3:00 a.m. xD
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
xoxo

Denice said...

Ohhhhhh...she is beautiful! Congrats!

Andrea C said...

Well done girl labour is pretty damn scary and very well worth it, she is a little beauty and she will bring you much joy and many sleepless nights hehe CONGRATULATIONS to you and hubby x

Lacey Stephens said...

How very sweet! Congratulations!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Karen C. said...

What a beautiful precious baby girl. Enjoy each and every moment with her! Congratulations and take care.

♥Rach♥ said...

She's just so pretty! Love her little orange outfit :0) Wishing you guys all the best!!!
~Rach

Pegg S said...

She is absolutely precious! Congratulations and wishing you all the best!

Sinihilkka said...

She is a sweetie :) Congrats and strenght to you and Ray!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Marie, she is just gorgeous. I'm so happy for you. Take care.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

She is absolutely beautiful. Congrats to you all!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

She's beautiful Marie!! Congrats!!
Hugs~Sheri

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE!!!!! She is soooo darn cute!! Major Congratulations to you and your Hubby!!!! I particularly never liked the 3am party in the crib!!!! lol lol Have an AWESOME New Year!!!! (ps Hey well at least with her coming early you get her as a tax credit on doing your taxes)

Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Becca Fabozzi said...

Marie, she is so beautiful!!!! Enjoy her, it goes by so fast. And wow, you are such a brave girl, home birth!!!! She is so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing with us. Take care of your little family!!! Cant wait to see what you have in store for us!!!! Hugs

Kimberly S said...

What a little doll! Thanks so much for sharing the photos with all of us. From this point on the days are going to go by so quickly! lol

Shazza said...

she is beautiful, congratulations x

JenRaff said...

What a precious little angel!!! So happy for you and Ray! Thanks for the pictures and saying "hi". Congratulations!

buggin2stamp said...

Absolutely precious!

Janell said...

Congratulations!! She sure is cute. :)

Mimi said...

Awwww She is adorable!! Glad to hear everyone is doing well. What a fabulous way to start a new year, Congrats to you and Ray! Take care! ;)

Ruthie said...

Oh Marie - how fabulous - so cute! Congratualations to you all!

Rx

~*Joni said...

Ohhh my sweetness! She is soo beautiful, congratulations Marie and Ray (Stewie & Bailey too!). Get some rest when she naps, although Super Mom instincts kick in. I can imagine how elated your families must be. Hugs!!

Lawren said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Bean is beautiful! I guess I have to get used to not calling her Bean anymore.

Congrats you you and your family.

Cindy said...

Congrats again! She so lovely!

Shaela said...

she is darling!! good luck getting into the new swing of things. :) So... will you be at CHA? or will it just be Jess? I'll be walking around with Sparkle and I can't wait to meet the TGF crew who will be manning the booth! :)

Angie said...

OMGOSH, Marie! She is just sooo beautiful and perfect! Congratulations! I hope you start to get back on your feet very soon! Good Luck with the sleep:)

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a beautiful, serious little girl! Congratulations!

Melissa said...

She is beautiful, you have been blessed!! Enjoy her being this tiny and take any and all opportunities to sleep!

Claudine Poch said...

Congratulations! She is adorable!

donna mikasa said...

Cutest bean, ever! A very Happy and healthy New Year to you all!

Katie said...

She is so gorgeous! Congratulations...remember to enjoy every second.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

A 25-hour labor certainly did Lily no harm... she's perfect!!! And isn't it odd how you'd do it all over again, no matter how incredibly painful it was. :) Just wait until she smiles at you for the first time. You will think you've died and gone to heaven.

Blessings to you all!
Lisa

Leanne said...

Welcome home Marie!! Lily is adorable and she looks like she's going to be one of those thinkers. Congrats to you and your family and for the many blessings.

Cecilia said...

She is soooo adorable. Congrats and enjoy every minute!!!
Happy New Year...

weewiccababe said...

congratulations - she is absolutely gorgeous. And don't worry, it's a pain you forget quite quickly, otherwise none of us would go and do it again lol (however I drew the line after 3)
Debz
xx

Grace said...

heehee she's SO CUTE!! I think I just popped from cuteness overload!! hehehe

she's got your eyes!! =)
congratulations! i hope you'll feel better soon =)

cheers from Western Canada

SannaS said...

Congratulations!!! She's so sweet!! =)

Sammi said...

Glad to hear things are settling down well and she is just so adorable!! LOVE the piccies!!
(hugs)
Can't wait to see what comes next from the farm!! :D
Sammi
xx

Helen said...

So Cute!! Congrats! Cherish her, before you know it she'll be a teenager! My babies are now 13, 6, and 4. I soo miss the newborn stage! My youngest is also named Ania Sophia (pronounced the same as Anya). Congrats again and enjoy!

daria wilber, a prairie paper girl said...

Lily is beautiful! And she is not missing a thing with those eyes opened wide!

Kelly Booth said...

Marie...she is just the most Beautiful little thing...so happy she is here and so healthy...Loves of Hugs to you and Baby Lily...xoxoxo!

My Scrap Diary said...

Congrats Marie and Ray!
Baby bean Lilian is soooo cute!!!! That stare that she has is priceless. Its going to break a lot of hearts.
Glad to hear that you are feeling better.
Jess M

Christy Beans said...

Another one of your beautiful creations! ;)

.oO(has anyone else noticed you could rewrite her name as "Li'l Ian Anya? LOL)

Tanya Tahir said...

Lily is adorably sweet! Congratulations once again!! :)

Erica said...

Congratulations (a bit late as I have been out of town and just saw this wonderful news)! She is a little beauty and I am sure you will enjoy this new chapter in your life.

marilynprestonn said...

What a blessing! Congratulations for your own real life "Anya". So cool. I wish you and your family many years of joy, adventure and wonderment...if that is a word! LOL

The head band looks soo pretty, though Anya is doing pretty good on her own in the PRECIOUS department.

Kindly, Peggy

Tori Wild said...

She is just the prettiest baby-- she looks so calm and sweet!! Huge congratulations... she's just a doll! (And yes, childbirth does kick your butt!! One out of the three of mine were drug free and wow--- I felt better afterwards without the epidural, but that whole "silent birth" concept was shot!) :)

Elin said...

Wow what a beauty! Enjoy the miracel! Hugs Elin