Baby Bum is Here!

8.14.2015

Baby Bum is here!

She arrived on Monday, August 10, at 4:46 am. Weighing in at 7lbs, 9oz and 19.5 inches long. She passed all her hospital tests and got the thumbs up at our pediatrician's appointment on Thursday.

Jordan and I are so thankful for your prayers and well wishes during this pregnancy. If you have been around this blog for long at all, you know that I am not shy about sharing my feelings. I was nervous and anxious during much of this pregnancy, as probably a lot of first-time parents are. (More about that in this post.) It is an incredible blessing to have our daughter here, healthy, and doing well so far. We believe that God created her and that we merely have her on loan for a little bit. We pray she grows up to love Jesus and be blessing to everyone she meets.
I have decided to simply call her R on the blog. R is the initial of her first name. If you would like to know what her name is, feel free to email me! As long as I decide you aren't a creeper, I don't mind sharing.

I do plan on writing down her birth story for the blog. It was truly the hardest thing I have ever done, and I'm rethinking my desire to have more than one child. You'll have to give me a few months before I decide whether or not I'm kidding about that. (Okay, I'm kidding. But seriously.)

For now, blog posts will be posted when I have time to write. Having a newborn is no joke. (In case you were wondering, it took me an entire day off and on to write just this post.)

Much love to all of you, 
Jordan & Amanda
Maria Falls said...

Congratulations again and welcome Baby R! You sure are adorable :)

Katie Adams said...

Congrats! She's beautiful!!!

Teh Wifey said...

She is perfect and you look amazing! And I'm not just saying that because it's the nice thing to say :)

Katie Skare said...

Congratulations!

Miriam said...

Congratulations, I'm so happy for you and Jordan! Welcome baby R!

Alison Toback said...

Mazel all the tovs! Welcome to the world, Baby R! You are already so loved. <3

Megan said...

Congratulations! I'm confident with parents like you and Jordan, she will grow up to love Jesus AND be a blessing to everyone she meets. No questions asked. :) Congrats again! Enjoy this precious time with R.

Erika from America said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! And I'm impressed that you got this blog post up this soon! :))))

Miss Nutralicious said...

Congratulations! I'm happy to hear that everything went well. She's so pretty! I love her cute little baby hair!

Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

So many congratulations!!!!!!!

Charlotte | The Midnight Blog said...

Congratulations again! So happy for you guys! :)

Alyson Cornman Photography said...

Ahhh! So exciting!!! Congrats to you both!

Rachel Nelson said...

Congratulations!!!!! So so happy for you:)

Carolann Chambers said...

Congratulations!! Your family is so sweet! I hope you enjoy every second with her and I can't wait to read about your adventures in parenting!

Courtney Rose said...

Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful! Wishing you Jordan and Miss R lots of sleep filled nights! I can't wait to hear more about her!

Jeneric Generation said...

Okay, but seriously, don't you kind of feel like you can do anything now? Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Jordan. I hope you are able to get some rest and just enjoy being a family of three.

Brandi said...

Congratulations!!! I have a picture of myself in the hospital after giving birth to my first with one finger in the air. I remember my mother in law asking what that meant (one day old?)--it meant I only intended to do this once. Obviously, that feeling fades (only to resurface immediately when you see the pink lines on another pregnancy stick!) It's a huge adjustment, but it's awesome and amazing. So happy for you.

Sara Oss said...

I find it so charming that Baby Bum's debut picture is one of her baby bum. Hope you're all doing really well! (Oh- I'm the one who thought I picked up on her name hints but it sounds like I was wrong!)

Molly McCarty said...

Yay!!!!!! Sweet baby bum is so precious!! I'm so happy for y'all and the adventure your family is on!!

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Congratulations on the arrival of healthy baby R. She looks so tiny and precious, and there's just something amazing about new baby smell.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! Yes, of course I want to know the name! Enjoy the newborn stage, it flies by!

Rachel said...

I knew you would name her after me! Never tell me the name, I'll just call her Rachel in my head. I've never had a namesake before. :P

In all seriousness, congratulations!!! Enjoy that tiny human of yours.

Jamie Walker said...

congrats!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

So exciting!! I love the pictures and so glad she is here :) I DO want to know her name :) Congrats again - what a sweet family!

maria helena said...

Congrats!

Jenn Schultz said...

Congratulations x 1000! :) Isn't it amazing? I'm so happy for you that all went well and is well with little R. Definitely curious about that (ahem ahem n o s y), so I might just send you an email ;) I hope you get the rest and recovery you need!

The Lady Okie said...

I do kind of feel like I could do anything. At the hospital they kept asking me for my pain scale. Like, for breastfeeding or how it felt to go to the bathroom after, etc. Ten being worst pain ever. And I was like AFTER GOING THROUGH LABOR EVERYTHING IS A ZERO.

Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate said...

Adorable! Congratulations you guys!!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Congrats!! What a blessing and she looks so precious! Wishing you all the happiness and naps when you can! Feel free to respond with her name! ;)

Mimsie said...

So happy for you both! She is a blessing, and will change your lives forever.

EB said...

Congrats to you all! :)

Andrea H. said...

So precious!! Love the family pic :)

Allison said...

Congratulations! She's adorable!

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

I'm so excited for you guys. She is adorable. Enjoy parenthood, friend!

Ali said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys. And seriously? You look amazing in this pic!

Rebecca Jo said...

YIPEE... so glad she's here. You look so happy .. probably relief - right? :)
I'd love to know the name. (Fingers crossed its my name) :) haha

Erin LFF said...

Congratulations!!!! SO SO happy for you and your sweet little family!

Kayla MKOY said...

So so so exciting. She's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Seriously. R names rock. We have one picked out for each future gender we may have ;)

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

awww congrats to you all! she is so sweet. can't wait to creepily read the birth story when you post it. sorry it was so hard, i hope it fades from your memory ;)

Alicia Welshimer said...

How precious! Congratulations!!

amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
when i saw this on social media i immediately lifted up a prayer for good health and happiness for all of you!
i'm soooo happy she is finally here!

Brittany said...

YAY!!!! So unbelievably excited for you! A little terrified to read the birth story, but so very happy that everyone is happy and healthy! Best of luck adjusting to the newborn life! :)

Friar said...

Blessings to you and I echo your prayers for her life.

amanda mccool said...
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amanda said...

Congratulations!!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so, so happy for you. She is so loved already! Now--WHAT'S HER NAME?!

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

I'm so behind but congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys!

Chelsea Phelps said...

Ahh I am late but congratulations!!! So so happy for you and your sweet family! If you don't mind me asking, I would love to know her name! :)

Samara said...

Congratulations! I laughed a little at the "I'll decide if you're a creeper or not" line. How about we just play a game where we guess her name? :P I'm guessing Rebecca...

Hope everything is going smoothly in your recovery :)

Laura Darling said...

Congratulations!!! She is so cute!!!! Enjoy this special time! :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Hahaha! I love your comment here!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my goodness, I am SO happy for you guys! I couldn't believe that I had missed it! I was on baby watch for days and then suddenly got caught up with packing and getting ready to leave and then being gone. I saw this on Instagram while I was so sick and it was definitely a bright spot for me! So so happy for you guys! :)

Betsy Transatlantically said...

MAZEL TOV!

Treasure Tromp said...

Okay, just now catching up on blogs (obviously). This is amazing! congratulations to you and your sweet family!

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Gaaah! I'm so excited for you! I know I'm way late to the party (like 2 months late) but as you know with a newborn... things get behind! Haha! So I'm working on catching up! And I hope yall are doing great! Congrats!

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