With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Welcome baby Joelle Elizabeth

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Welcome baby Joelle Elizabeth

Big sister Chloe, welcomed the newest member of the family on her birthday.
Baby Joelle Elizabeth not only shares a birthday with her sister, but they are both little leaplings.
Both born February 29th, four years apart.


 Not due until March 17th, Joelle came a little early to join her seven brothers and sisters.
 It doesn't look like she will be in want of love and hugs anytime soon.
 Joelle came into the world with very dark hair, at the same weight as her momma did (6 lbs. 7 oz.) and looking (in my opinion) much like her momma did at birth. She needed a little encouragement to let out a big cry after birth and still needs to see those bilirubin numbers drop but she is doing just fine. 

A local hospital and paper shared this special leap day birth noting that the delivery doctor is a leap day baby as well :) 
We celebrated Chloe's birthday on the 28th and Caleb turned 8 on March 4th.  PopPop John got to watch Silas play in a soccer tournament and we even had a late winter snow that cleared up by afternoon. 
I wrapped up the week with a special outing to the Philadelphia Flower Show with dear friends.
The theme this year is National Parks and it was all so beautiful!

and... I even managed to get this post prepared!
Happy Sunday, sweet blogging friends!

24 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderful, happy post! Congrats on the new little one. How neat that she and Chloe share the same birthday, leap day no less.

Congrats to all of you with this newest bundle of joy added to your family.

FlowerLady

Lea said...

Oh,my goodness, how neat about the "leaplins." What are the chances? I cannot imagine all the help she will have with the little one.

Would love to have gone to that flower show. What beauty!

Happy Lord's Day my friend!

Susan said...

Gorgeous new leap year baby and darling sibs. Oh, sooooo happy for all. Hope the Mama is doing well, too. So many blessings in that house and in those hearts, LDJ. May the light of the Lord illuminate everyone! Thanks for sharing such precious news and photos. Susan

Ann said...

oh wow, two born on Feb 29th. What are the odds. Congratulations to the family

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, how special that the grand girls celebrate the same birthday...and they're leap babies. What beautiful kiddos...awesome blessings.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Congratulations! Such sweet little ones!

Sharon - creativity and family said...

A beautiful post and such happy faces :-) What a lovely treat for her big sister to have a baby to share her special birthday with :-)

Deb said...

Aww..she is gorgeous. "Congratulations to the family."

Gayle - Moments With Me said...

Oh, wow. What a delightful story of leap day babies. The newest bundle of joy is precious, and so is big sister. Blessings abound. :-)

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Wow!! and what a special birthday they share. How wonderful is that? Congratulations to all...just sooooooooooooooooo precious.

Debbie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting! And what a delightful story about the leaplins! What in the world were the chances of that I wonder?! I have a feeling I'll be telling that story a few times today..grin. Wishing their growing family blessings and love!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Big congratulations on this new angel! There is nothing more special than a newborn baby. I love her name.

podso said...

That's pretty amazing! And another grand blessing for you. She's beautiful. Those two sisters will have fun celebrating their birthdays!

Nonnie said...

My goodness. Maybe they could be a Guinness world record? What a happy happy family. You are blessed.

Pondside said...

Hearty congratulations on that beautiful new grandchild! There was a lot of 'leaping' going on between family and doctor!! What fun it will be to tell Joelle that story.
Lucky you to visit the Philadelphia show. I was there once - forty years ago, and I have always remembered it!

happeningswithLana said...

Congrats on your granddaughter!!! Hope all are doing well! So cool about the birthdays. Flower show looked awful nice.

Joy said...

Congratulations! I love that they now have 7 (?) children in the family. You are truly blessed to have all those grand children. I have two and I rarely get to see mine.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Lorraine! How interesting that there are so many Leap Year babies in the family. She's a little doll!

handmade by amalia said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! And she is such a darling.
Amalia
xo

Cheryl said...

Such a sweet bundle of excitement and blessing for your family!! Congratulations to all of you! I love that there are two little leaplings...it's pretty amazing!

Heather said...

Congratulations she is adorable!! ~Heather

Mildred said...

Congratulations to all of you. She is so sweet and how fun that she and Chloe share a leap year birthday! I am so thankful that the Lord protected the family during the recent wreck. May God bless you all. xo

janice15 said...

Late Congrats to all with lovely Janice

Karen said...

Joelle definitely looks like she is in capable and loving hands! I am very happy for you all.

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