Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sweet Shelby Is HERE!

It is with a very full heart that I ask you to please join me in welcoming the very beautiful and very sweet
Shelby
to our wonderful world!


Shelby was born at 4:48pm on 12/12/12.
She weighs 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is 20" long.
Dee, Brad, and Buddy are over the moon excited, and everyone is doing well.

It was just over a year ago that Dee and I met for a drink after work.  You can read my post about it here.  While the post portrays it as a simple and lighthearted wine-tasting, the real truth is that it was much more than that.  Dee confided in me that evening her struggles with infertility and the great lengths she and Brad had gone to in an effort to add to their family.  I felt tears building up, and I couldn't help but to cry along with Dee as she recounted their challenges.  So there we were in Georges Brasserie, two girls crying into their glasses of Beaujolais Nouveau.  With that history, you can guess my supreme excitement when I learned that they were expecting!  It was truly a "hallelujah" moment.  Life is so good.

Shelby, you are one very loved girl, and I can't wait to meet you!  Congratulations to Dee and Brad!

Lots of love,
April (A. Liz Adventures)

28 comments:

Tricia said...

I am so happy and thrilled for you all!! Miss Shelby is gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

Carolina Charm said...

She is here! She is here! Congratulations Dee and Brad! What a huge blessing! Love yall! xo

KW said...

The BEST holiday gift ever! I'm over the moon for you all, congratulations!!!!

Kirsten said...

Congratulations!!

donna said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!

Mariel said...

Congrats! SO exciting for your family!

Ashley said...

YEY!! A beautiful healthy baby girl!! Ive been stalking your fb page :) IM SO happy for you!
THanks for posting April :)

eas said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I hope Mommy is resting and feeling good.

KatiePerk said...

Hooray for all!! Shelby is beautiful! Way to go Mama!!!

MCW said...

Yayee!!!! I was just thinking this morning that I had not heard and was getting a little worried. So happy for you all. She is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So happy for you both! She looks beautiful :)

Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

BLESS YOUR HEART said...

Congratulations!! So sweet and such a blessing! Erica
Ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! and for it to be on 12-12-12 means "LOVE" in many cultures - so special - i am overjoyed for ALL of you! - enjoy every precious moment!

donatelli98 said...

So excited for y'all and can't wait to see more pictures sweet Shelby!

Carly Anne said...

She is absolutely perfect! I am so thrilled for you and can't wait to read about your adventures as a family. :)

Sara said...

Congrats!! Wishing you so much happiness and joy. I have loved following your blog throughout your pregnancy and can't wait to read about your adventures in motherhood.

teresa-bug said...

So happy for you and Brad!! She is beautiful and already sporting a big bow. So sweet.

The Jones Family said...

She's a beauty, congrats to you all!

Mandy said...

Love, love, love! Soo happy for you guys! She is absolutely precious!

Sara said...

I love love LOVE this post. I have tears rolling down my cheeks. The joy in your eyes...after seeing the pain. Wow. Just wow. Miss Shelby, you are the answer to so many prayers.

Love y'all!

Thanks for the update April!!

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! I'm so so excited for you! Thank God for this little miracle and so great to read that you are doing well! xo

Leigh Powell Hines said...

She is beautiful. Congrats! I'm so happy for you all.

Dee said...

I'm so happy for your family, she's beautiful! Congrats!

Megan said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!! Many blessings to your family!

starnes family said...

Couldn't be happier. She is such a blessing in so many ways.

The Soladay Family said...

So very happy for you and your sweet new little family.....=)

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

I'm a new follower and this is such a sweet post to first read... What a DARLING baby girl! Congrats Dee! Xoxoxoxo!

Wiz said...

Congrats!! Dee, you look beautiful and so happy :) Shelby was almost the same size as Colt who was 8lbs, 3ozs and 20.5 inches.

So excited to read more about this precious little girl!!