Saturday, November 1, 2008

Surprised

We were surprised to have Faith arrive a bit early.
She weighed in at 8 lbs. 9 oz.
She was 20 in. long

I was surprised by how my spirit immediately recognized hers, and how overpowering the witness was that she came straight to us from God.
I thank Him and Jessica for our much anticipated addition.
She's perfect.

69 comments:

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! She looks perfect! (Except for those white fuzzy hands! Hopefully that fuzz will rub off :) ENJOY.

Laurie said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. And wearing pink. :)

buddens said...

What a sweetie! Congratulations! I don't know when you were expecting her, but that's pretty big for being early! Hope you're recovering well and enjoying hospital time (I love hospital free time!)

mandy* said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! We can't wait to meet her. Love you guys!

Celia Fae said...

Oh my gosh! Surprise! Thanks for the post, Ryan. She's gorgeous. Love the outfit and the bow. And I'm so happy for Jessica that it's over.

Annemarie said...

She IS perfect! Congratulations!!! What a little angel!

The Hansen Clan said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations to all of you! We are happy that she is here safe and sound - give our love to Jessica.

day in the life of a prince said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!!!

Pineapple Princess said...

I love surprises! What a wonderful blessing.

Congratulations.

Meg said...

That's the very best kind of surprise! She's beautiful!

jessica said...

I am so glad she came today...
I'm noth sure anyone could have handled Jessica if she was still pregs on Monday!

Faith is as beautiful as I imagined, I can't wait to meet her in person.

Bridget said...

Congrats! She is so adorable. Love the cute getup.

Jenibelle said...

Woo Hoo!! Congratulations!!! So sweet. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear more about her!

Jeanelle said...

Congratulations Romney family! She's beautiful -- have fun!

queenieweenie said...

congratulations! nothing is better than a sweet new baby...you can still smell heaven on them.

Hollyween said...

She's gorgeous. Congratulations!!

Tristan said...

She is SOOO beautiful! Congratulations! What a neat surprise!

Nancy said...

Congratulations! She is a gorgeous baby.

Lauren in GA said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! Congratulations!!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!! And 8 pounds 9 oz....I guess she was done cookin' ;)

Ryan your words were so beautiful. The whole birthing experience really is taking part in a miracle.

I love the bow!

Now that is my kind of surprise ;)

Kenny and Linsey said...

So sweet, so perfect, and nice and healthy. Congratulations all around. We are glad the pregnancy has ended so happily.

Paige said...

Yay! thanks for the update Ryan. Congratulations on your piece of heaven. Love the name Faith.

Annie said...

Yay! Welcome to the world, Faith, and congrats to you all. She's beautiful.

Kristin said...

Congrats!! She is beautiful! I'm just a little green with envy.

zeeny said...

So beautiful! Enjoy all those quiet times with her! I always loved getting up with newborns in the middle of the night when it was just the two of us. That only last the first couple of months...but enjoy!

Lisa-Marie said...

What a beautiful little babe!

Congratulations Romney family. It will be so much fun to watch her grow.

Your sentiments are beautiful, Ryan. Give hugs to both the girls.

Holly said...

Welcome Faith! You are precious and radiate snuggle vibes.

Congratulations Mom, Dad and family!

Rochelleht said...

YEAH!! Congratulations!!! How exciting. She is gorgeous. LOVE the outfit. Love the flower.

Brigitta said...

Oh, congrats on your perfect piece of Heaven. I can almost smell her sweetness over the computer screen. She is beautiful. Hey, hope all is well with Jessica.

D-dawg said...

Congratulations!! I've been waiting for this post. She is beautiful!

AMY said...

Congratulations! Emma was so excited she ran over here to tell me and Mike. She is such a great kid. Emma also made a great headband for her.

Congratulations again!!

Matthews Family said...

We're so excited that Faith arrived here safely and healthy. She was a good sized girl! We can't wait to meet her in December. She is a beautiful little angel.

Kimberly said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby for a beautiful family. Glad she is here and healthy and hope Jessica is recovering well.

AZ Karen said...

She's beautiful. Congratulations to your family.

What a nice surprise.

andrea said...

um, ryan, if you were "surprised" then you obviously haven't been keeping a close eye on your wife lately.

i think she all but tackled stadium stairs in an attempt to move this along.

looking forward to watching you guys juggle five... romney style!

Abbie said...

That's so exciting!! Congratulations! She is beautiful and looks like she belongs in your family.

Sally said...

Ryan and Jessica, congratulations. She is precious. I am so happy for you and I have a great big smile on my face because of that beautiful picture. Yay!

Ellie said...

Yesssss!

Post lots of photos please!

Bekah said...

Love her! Yay for Faith! Beautiful, beautiful baby! I can't wait to hold and kiss her!

Shirley said...

Congratulations to the Romney 7!!! How very exciting.!!!! I am assuming Jessica is perfectly fine. I remember VIVIDLY when we lived in Liberty Lake that Jessica showed up with 3-day old Gabe to Enrichment (or was it called Homemaking back then??) and everyone was IMPRESSED!!! Thanks for the update and can't wait to see more pics of EVERYONE!!!

the MomBabe said...

Congratulations!

G and G Nut said...

Nice work, Ryan and Jessica(mostly Jessica!) You two have a darling set of cookie cutters.
Hug and kiss her from Gma Nut.
xoxoxo

Erin said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!!! Sheesh... 8lb 9oz? GOod thing she was early--coulda set a record there! ;)

Jessica said...

Ohh, that baby is too cute!

Love, the lurking Jessica (& other Ryan)

Kara Jayne said...

Oh my...your killin' me. I'm determined to be done having kids, but one look at that little bundle and I may just have to eat my words.

I cannot think of a more beautiful name for such a beautiful girl. Your family is truly blessed...and it is well deserved.

Love you Jessica!!

♥Shally said...

She is gorgeous!

And WHAT a beautiful name.

Stacy said...

Getting a baby even a day or hour or minute earlier than anticipated is such a gift! She is so cute, Jessica. I'm glad your mom got there just in time to get that cute headband on her (if I do say so myself)! Congratulations!

Emma Romney said...

I`m overjoyed to have a new baby sister!!!!

Anisa said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful.

Yea for not being pregnant any more!!!

Rachel said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! !

Hugs to that little bundle of joy and speedy recovery for mama.

Grey Pilgrim said...

Congratulations! Another addition to the clan, awesome!

Erika said...

what a great way to start November and the Christmas season. can't wait for the details.

gab said...

Best post of the night! Congrats, congrats and congrats.

Lorena said...

I am so sad that I have been so behind on my reading.

However, November 1st is a GREAT birthday in our family. Dane, Abbie, and now little Faith!

diane said...

Yipee! She is beautiful. Welcome to the world little Faith.

mamasuisse said...

Congratulations! I love the name Faith. She's beautiful. And thank goodness she was early - she could have hit 10 pounds! Even though it's so worth it, doesn't it feel awesome to have pregnancy over with?

bloggingchristy said...

COngratulations! I really am so happy for you and Faith! She was born into a great family! I love what Ryan said, so cute!

I am SOOOOO jealous that you got to go early AGAIN!! (But glad for you!!) Can you PLEASEEE rub some of that off on me for next pregnancy? PLEASEEE!!!

Jacki said...

Congrats Romneys! What a beautiful new addition! Five down... how many more to go?

brooke romney said...

Congrats. She's beautiful. Hope all is well.

Laura Alvord said...

Another beautiful Romney baby. Congratulations!

Christie said...

She is breathtaking (and I don't mean that in the Seinfeld way. She truly IS gorgeous). Congrats. Wish I lived close - I'd bring you some food, just for a chance to hold that angel!

martha corinna said...

Congratulations! It is difficult for me to have good feeling toward those who go early, but I genuinely do for you.

Natalie said...

I am not a "baby hungry" kind of person but seeing her makes me think that maybe I could have just one more:). She looks so soft and cuddly and perfect! Congratulations you guys! Another adorable child.

Erica Williams said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little Faith! I'm so glad to see that everyone is doing so well. Your family is adorable!

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

She is lovely! Congratulations!

rubberbandgirl said...

Welcome beautiful baby!
(glad she came unexpectedly!)
Blessings on her little head!

...and WOW! 65 comments? You guys are blogging royalty!

G and G Nut said...

Ooooooh! Aaaaaaah! WE NEED A FEW MORE PICTURES, PLEASE!
xoxoxoxo

Tammy said...

Congrats Romney Clan! She is gorgeous and a perfect last addition, a healthy baby girl, named Faith which is wonderful. I am so happy for you, I got a chill reading Ryan's comment about her. You guys are amazing and I wish we lived closer. Welcome Faith, I have a feeling you will do great things in the world! xoxo

crystal said...

What a beautiful post :)

Celia Fae said...

Just so you know, this makes 69 comments. I think I'm going to get pregnant just so I can get 69 comments like you. Was it worth it?