Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Welcome, Gemma!

Born at home on Patch O' Dirt Farm on Tuesday, July 14th (Feast of Bl. Kateri on the new calender & St. Bonaventure on the old) at about 6:10 pm. 6 lbs 13 0z, 21" long.

Baby doing fine, mama just tired, siblings excited and the whole family thanking God for entrusting us with another little soul.


  1. i got the chills when i read your email. i couldn't get here fast enough to see her. she is GORGEOUS!!!! and i am SO glad she is safe. you are well. and God is so GOOD!!! may He bless you all, continually, for faithfully following HIM. enjoy your baby moon!!!!
    hugs across the miles.

  2. Hooray hooray! We have been praying and praying. She is a beauty! Hugs to all. Rest up mama - wish I lived closer to help out.


  3. I KNEW it!! I just knew I'd find that Gemma was here when I checked your blog today! I'm SOOO happy for you, Patch O' Dirt Farm Family!

    She's beautiful.

    God is good.

  4. She's beautiful! Did you ever get to cut hair??

  5. Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations!

    I must say I'm partial to the name - St. Gemma is my confirmation saint!

  6. Congratulations!

    She's a beauty!

  7. Regan: Thank you!
    Marilyn: I could feel your prayers--thanks again for everything. I only finished pick off the last of the chocolate-covered almonds a few days ago!
    O.W.:She had to wait to get to 38 weeks so as to copy all her siblings. Yesterday was the first day of her 38th week.
    Paula: No. I think Bret will taking them to the barber.
    Milehimama: I like your baby's name, too, and I'm thinking of something similar for Gemma's middle name...
    Jordana: Many thanks! Tell George that Una says hello...

  8. Congratulions, Nadja. Gemma is absolutely beautiful!

  9. Congratulations to you all on the birth of your beautiful baby girl!

  10. Dear Nadja,
    Congratulations on the birth of your sweet little girl.
    She is just darling.
    Happy Baby Moon
    God Bless

  11. What a miraculous time for you and y our family ... your definition of who you are expands and your love expands.

    God bless you all!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

    Praising God for you and your precious family...He's so good, isn't He?

    Happy to hear you are safely delivered and cuddling your littlest angel.

    Many blessings and prayers...and a great big welcome to little Gemma!

  13. Congratulations! She is wonderful.

  14. Congratulations! She's beautiful! And you look like you handled the labor beautifully!~Teresa

  15. Congratulations, Nadja!!! I knew you would have her while I was away and not able to check in on you ;)

    May God bless your new little girl and the rest of you as well. Hopefully you can get a little rest - sending up prayers for you all.

    YAY!! :)


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