Monday, July 9, 2012

Welcome to the world....

Irelyn Nadene Bookout
Born July 5, 2012 (her due date!), 7:15pm, 6lb 5oz, 19 3/4 in.

 Her name:
Pronunciation: (eye-er-lyn), like the country without the "d".

Her name is a combination of Irene and Lyn, Irene means "Peace" and Lyn means "Water", so her name means "Peace by the waters".
Nadene is French, it means "Hope".

Why we picked it:
I heard the name in college on a TV show documentary about the Ferrill quintuplets, they named one of the girls Irelyn.  I've loved it ever since... and luckily DJ loved it too!
We picked the middle name Nadene in honor of DJ's mom, Esther- her middle name was Nadene.  I also love it's meaning, hope, which makes me think of one of my favorite Bible verses- Jeremiah 29:11.


She is so beautiful and being a mom is amazing!  We are enjoying every second with her- despite some late nights :)-  We are so blessed!
{Stay tuned for more pictures and her birth story... which I will post when I can find the time!}

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Irelyn Nadene Bookout, July 5th, 2012

For those of you on Facebook, you got a sneak peak of our big news, but for those of you who haven't we wanted to share the news! So without further ado, Gretchen and I proudly announce the successful, amazing arrival of our lil' girl wonder: Irelyn Nadene Bookout! Born July 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm, Irelyn measures 6 lbs 5 oz., 19 3/4 inches long! Mama is doing really, really well and is up on her feet after a long labor. I can't express how amazing both of these ladies are and how privileged we are to have such an amazing and positive experience!

The Great Beginning!

Monday, July 2, 2012

39 Weeks and Waiting

39 Weeks 
 What's happening: 

  • She's still in there. Still.
  • We've made it to July so we know she'll have a July birthday... now we'll see if she decides to come on the 4th!
  • More frequent and stronger Braxton Hicks contractions. Very uncomfortable. 
  • Baby is most active at breakfast, lunch, and bedtime. 
  • I've had some acid reflux/ upset tummy issues which has made eating less exciting this past week :( 
  • I'm still going to work even though I've been leaving early.
  • The anxiety is building as every day we think "Is today the day???".