Friday, November 25, 2011

Baby Pella is Here!

God has blessed us with a beautiful baby GIRL!
(I knew it the whole time, crazy hormones!)

Pella Kersten Johnson


She was born on Wednesday, November 23rd at 10:55pm (actually 10:57 we found out by watching the video - but the paperwork is already filled out so, oh well, minor details.)
She weighs 6 lbs. 6 oz. and is 19 inches long with a 13 inch head.
Her name means "rock" (of course). It's the Greek variant of Peter or Petra. Kersten is Peter's maternal grandmother's maiden name. And an added bonus - she was born on Grandma and Grandpa's 45 wedding anniversary!

On a drive home from Costco I had 2 contractions. Then we waited for hours for something to happen. We watched a movie, I sat on the ball. Nothing. I was beginning to think I was wrong and maybe they were just really strong braxton hicks. My shoulders hurt so I got in the tub. I had another really strong contraction. I told Peter I think it's going to happen soon. He called our midwife and he and Nonnie got the cameras ready. Ten minutes and one huge contraction later...


So, welcome to the world Baby Pella! We all love you so much already! And you gave us all something to be so extremely thankful to God for!

We didn't have a hat for her so Dada made her one out his sock. (It was a clean sock, a nice fuzzy wool one - I love it!) She's wearing it for the kissing picture.

A couple of hours later we introduced Pella to her brothers and sisters. They all took turns holding her and kissing her and trying to call her Pella instead of Baby Wormie. Then we all laid hands on her and Dada prayed a blessing for her life, that we would raise her the way God wants us to and that she would glorify God with her life.
Sweet little pie looking at the camera. An eyes open shot already!

We had asked Chris and Tonya to host Thanksgiving dinner because our due date was the day before and we didn't know what would happen. And good thing we did! They had a beautiful Thanksgiving spread and almost the whole Johnson, Johnson, Tague clan was there! Dinner was delicious! Everyone was able to meet Baby Pella before she even turned a day old!
Our newest little baby girl, we love you so much!

12 comments:

Julie (Wellblessed) said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! What an amazing Thanksgiving!

Crystal said...

I'm so glad you guys got this on video! It's beautiful and I'm crying over here! Congratulations we are so happy for you!

Kathy in WA said...

Wow! Love the video and the beautiful pictures. Blessings to your family.

Tessa said...

What a beautiful baby girl! And such an amazing, loving birth you gave her. Congratulations on your new little blessing!

Cedar said...

Congratulations! She's darling!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful, congratulations!

sl.tudor said...

Many congatulations from all at the Tudor home...she is so precious..well done to you too.
love
sara

Tiffany Nevil said...

AHH! Congratulations guys! I almost called on Thanksgiving day to see if anything had happened. Then I saw Peter's post on FB. Super exciting and the video is amazing. Abby, I wish I gave birth to babies as easily as you! You are so brave and amazing! And Peter, you are so calm and encouraging. Great job to the pair of you and welcome to beautiful baby Pella. We think the names is so pretty and feminine. :D

Andrea said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world, Pella!! What a beautiful birth. Hoping my little one is watching through my belly to see that too. My births have all been wonderful, but have had a bit more volume to them :) Congratulations Johnson family!!! God has truly blessed you.

Andrea said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world, Pella!! What a beautiful birth. Hoping my little one is watching through my belly to see that too. My births have all been wonderful, but have had a bit more volume to them :) Congratulations Johnson family!!! God has truly blessed you.

Cathi Tague said...

Amber & Peter,
It was truly my privilege to witness (and video) Pella's birth. What an amazing God we have that He would bless you and trust you with 6 precious little ones!!!! Pella is one lucky little girl. She will be loved up one side and down the other by a very affectionate family. Can't wait to watch her grow. I love you so much,
Momacita

Anonymous said...

wowzers!!!! how awesome and amazing are you both!!! such a beautiful family. many blessings to your family. xoxoxo

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