Annika Josephine. 6 lbs 5 oz, 18.5 inches.


She actually made her grand entrance last Friday night. It was a long labor and a scary delivery, but all is well now. I’m not really up for sharing the whole drama here just yet…maybe eventually. For now, we’re just enjoying our little girl and adjusting to life as a family of three.

Needless to say, we are in love. And yes, I realize how cliche that sounds. But it’s true. <3

(Oh, and first postpartum beer was a Sweetwater 420. Nice and simple. It was delicious.)

33 responses to “Introducing…

  1. She sooooooo looks like you!!! And is so cute and I love the name :)

  2. Congratulations Shelby!! She’s beautiful and definitely looks like you. :-)

  3. It may be cliche, but if you weren’t in love, that might be a problem. I don’t think I would clean up someone else’s poop that much if I weren’t in love with them. Anyway, she’s adorable!!! And already seems to have personality. Congratulations!!

  4. Congratulations Shelby! Beautiful and sweet little lady you have.

  5. Congratulations! Great name and she looks adorable! Also, glad you had a beer already. :)

  6. Congratulations! So cute!

  7. Adorable! Baby is happy when Mommy is happy so keep it up with the beers, there are a lot of new goodies out there for you to catch up on! All the best.

  8. Congrats! Glad to hear everyone is doing well!!

  9. Congrats and welcome to little Annika! She’s lovely! Can’t say I haven’t been checking my feeds daily to see an update. Hope the first week is going well.

  10. Congrats! I’m so happy for all three of you.

  11. Congratulations! She’s adorable.

  12. Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  13. What a beautiful name for an adorable little girl. Congratulations!

  14. She looks like you! Congrats!!

  15. Congrats! She is super cute!

  16. What a name! Perfect looking gal. I am so happy you all are well.

  17. Congrats! Hope the three of you are doing well!

  18. Many congrats to you! She’s adorable. Hope all is well with you!

  19. She’s so beautiful, congratulations Shelby. I was thrilled to see this post and I’m happy you’re all doing well! [sob]

  20. Congrats!! She is beautiful <3

  21. Such a beautiful little girl! I cannot wait (when you’re well-rested) to hear of your delivery and stuff! Welcome to the world beautiful little girl!

  22. She is beautiful! Congratulations!

  23. …and now there are three. Congratulations to you and to all of your family. Your little one looks like she is already reaching out to you (maybe she wants a sip of your beer). Thank you for sharing these moments with all of us who have been following you and getting to know you through your writing – such a lovely gift of yourself. You are sure to be a great mom

  24. Oh my goodness. She is so precious … and alert! I love her name. Rest up Mama!

  25. Congratulations! She is gorgeous, and I’m so glad everyone’s doing well now!

  26. Congrats on the beautiful baby girl! I hadn’t caught your blog in awhile and just caught up with all your preggar posts the other day and have been anxiously checking back to see if you had her! So cute!

  27. Don and Alicia Van Pelt

    We are so happy for both of you, so grateful to have such a precious new member of the family with us, finally…We are anxious to meet her! Stay well and rest a lot!

  28. Congrats! She is so sweet.

  29. Aww, yay! Congrats on having a legitimately cute baby, not an ugly one people have to lie about. Love the name, too.

    Is it gross if I actually really want to hear your “birth story” (even though I just gagged a little at the use of this term)? <3