Welcome to the World, Nora Faith!

posted by Andrea | 11/23/2011

With joyful hearts, Dave and I welcomed our precious baby girl, Nora Faith, into the world yesterday, 11/22/11, at 3:40pm {less than 4 hours after getting to the hospital!}

She is PERFECT — weighing in at 7 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring 21 inches.

I first fell in love with the name Nora way back in my sophomore year of high school when I played volleyball against a Nora. However, the main reason we chose the name Nora is because my grandma’s name is Noreen — and now Nora makes 4 generations of women on that side of the family! 

Her middle name, Faith, is after my mom’s middle name, Faye.

Below is MY four-generation photo with my mom {left}, grandma {right}, and great-grandma {center}. I can’t wait to get another four-generation photo with Nora!

Nora is doing great, and I’m actually feeling really good considering all that has just happened! I’m told that I had a “dream labor” and was a “model patient”. I think it helped that Nora was just REALLY ready to come out after being inside for so long!

 Yes, my mom {and all the other grandparents} are just a little excited!!

Dave is a natural! 

 

Oh, and just for fun, here is a side-by-side of my newborn picture, Dave’s newborn picture, and Nora’s newborn picture. Anyone see a resemblance either way? I think she has my nose :)

 

And here we are, just a few hours before Nora made her arrival. Yup, I was ready to be done!

 

We aren’t accepting any hospital visitors other than immediate family members, but instead are planning to relax as much as we possibly can and enjoy these few moments together with our new little family.

 

We’re SO glad she’s finally here — on the outside now :)

Thank you so much for all your thoughts, prayers, emails, comments, messages, tweets, etc.

We feel loved!

More updates to come!

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53 comments

  1. Elizabeth

    11/26/2011

    congrats! Love your pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  2. Amy @ Finer Things

    11/26/2011

    Congratulations! She’s just beautiful! :) I was stalking your FB page up until Tuesday, when our oldest daughter got terribly sick and had to go to the doctor… then I forgot all about checking up on you! So glad to see that she’s here!

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  3. Jackie B

    11/26/2011

    i have been waiting for this day…i was so excited when i saw that nora had been born! and what a precious name! she looks so sweet and beautiful, i can’t wait to see more pictures and read more about your first experiences with her!

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  4. Bev @ The Make Your Own Zone

    11/26/2011

    Congratulations Andrea! Nora looks beautiful! God’s blessings to you and your family!

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  5. Kristen @ Joyfullythriving

    11/27/2011

    With a joyful heart, I give thanks with you – for Nora Faith! May God grant you and your growing family – love and joy, during this homecoming and always!

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  6. Mae @ WoFin Blog

    11/27/2011

    Congratulations Andrea to both you and your family on Nora Faith.

    P.S. all fellow Simple Organized Living readers I know how much Andrea loves being organized and so I posted this on my blog today. Its a promotion from Brother Label Makers (good until Dec. 3.) The label makers are $9.99 instead of $39.99

    http://wofin.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/label-maker-promotion-from-brother-ends-dec-3/

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  7. Molly @ Digital Mom

    11/28/2011

    She is adorable Andrea! Congrats!

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  8. Niki

    11/28/2011

    Congratulations!! Enjoy this time, it is precious!!! Love the name!!!

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  9. Carolynn

    11/28/2011

    Congratulations! I have a daughter named Nora also…she is the light in my world. God bless you all.

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  10. Sue

    11/28/2011

    CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!

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  11. Heidi of Operation Organization

    11/30/2011

    Congratulations! She’s a beauty. The name Nora was on our short list of girl names each pregnancy, but we ended up with boys each time! :)

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  12. Christy, The Simple Homemaker

    01/17/2012

    God’s blessings on your little girl! I love that last picture!

    We had a little girl just two days after you. Isn’t this a fun age? They’re too precious for words!

    Enjoy every minute.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Christy — and congratulations to you too!

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