Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Welcome Anna Claire....

Hello everyone.... It's Christy (Sarah's sister) letting you know that at 12:50 a.m., Sarah and Mike welcomed the arrival of their sweet and beautiful daughter, Anna Claire. She weighed in at 4 1/2 pounds (which according to the NICU nurses is a very healthy weight for a preemie) and measured 17 1/2 inches long. Because Anna Claire arrived 7 weeks early, she will be spending the next 2-3 weeks in the NICU. Everyone is doing great as you can see from the pictures. This baby girl has all of us wrapped around her tiny finger already. The nurses put a little purple bow in her hair awhile ago and Sarah was very pleased with the fact it was purple. For those of you who were aware of Sarah going into pre-term labor yesterday, Sarah and Mike want to thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. We truly are praising God and rejoicing that this sweet little girl is doing so well.







28 comments:

Joanna said...
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Joanna said...

She is beautiful! I hope that she gets to go home soon.

Sarah said...

Congratulations...........she is gorgeous!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

I think she looks like Mike....but that's a good thing, Sarah! ;) I'm so glad you posted this Christy. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops, but I knew it wasn't my news to share. Now I can! Praise the Lord for a healthy daughter. Can't wait to see all of you!

Judy said...

Sarah, I have been following your blog for some time, and I could not be happier for you and your husband. Congratulations!! I have a little granddaughter named "Annie Claire", so of course you can imagine how excited I was to hear the name you chose. Actually, my husband and I had three girls, so we know the real true, heartfelt joy that you are experiencing.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh..how wonderful! -sandy toe

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to Sarah and Mike from the "AA" family. Mike you have given so much of your time to teaching other young ladies softball. Now you can teach your own young lady the great game. Our family is excited for you guys and I know Anna Claire will be one well loved young lady.

coco said...

Congratulations...she is beautiful!
Christy, Thanks for sharing the news.

Kimberly said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations, Mike and Sarah!

Mekia said...

YEAH! YEAH!!!! YEAH!!!!!!
I am so ecstatic! Anna-Claire is so gorgeous! Sounds like all is well. I thank God that she is healthy and Sarah is healthy. You guys are going to make incredible parents to her. I am quite sure that her sisters are smiling down from heaven.
Love you guys!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Such a sweetie...my daughter's name is Anna Claire...I call her Lorelai on the blog though.

Amber B. said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful. I'll be praying that she continues to grow and develop and that y'all get to bring her home very soon.

Shannon said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations and I will be praying for your family the next few weeks!

Every Day Blessings said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations to Sarah!
Thanks for posting this Christy.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

I'm so glad to see these beautiful pictures.... Congratulations!!! She is so perfectly precious. Continuing to lift you all in prayer!!! Hugs, Kim

Kristen said...

What a beautiful baby! I have been praise dancing around my house!!!! ;)

Congratulations to Mama, Papa and sweet baby!

Every good and perfect gift is from above ~ James 1:17

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, I am SO SO happy for you Sarah! (and Mike and Christy and the whole family!) Anna-Claire is so precious! Praise God for a healthy little baby girl. And that is wonderful that she is so big...she is barely a preemie in her size! My Henry was born full-term and he only weighed 5lb 13 oz, so Anna-Claire is light years ahead of him! I'll be thinking and praying for you all!
Carrie

Carolina Mama said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous! Everyone looks so healthy and happy. So sweet Christy - you're there! :) Praise the Lord for answered prayers. God Bless.

CarolinaMama said...

p.s. That was me. ;) God Bless you each one!

Smelling Coffee said...

What a shock - and an unexpected blessing! Anna-Claire is a beautiful name, and a beautiful baby! We will be praying for all of you!!!

With love,
Jennifer

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Awh...TOTAL...sweetness.

I've been praying...and will continue to do so!!

God's SO faithful...

Blessings to your precious..little family.

Nikki said...

She is beautiful! Praise the Lord for a healthy baby girl!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Congratulations on the birth of your little girl!

~ Sarah

Darlene said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. Praise God for the safe arrival of Anna-Claire. WHat a lovely name! I pray that Mommy and Daddy and baby are all doing well.
God Bless your family,
Darlene

Becky said...

A huge Congratulations to Mike and Sarah and Aunt Christy! I'm so thankful that Anna-Claire is such a good size for a preemie, that is a huge blessing! It brings tears to my eyes knowing what Sarah and Mike have gone through to get to this point...God is faithful and abundantly merciful and loving to us! I rejoice with the whole family and I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Lots of hugs!

Becky said...

p.s. -- is there anything Sarah and Mike need? I would love to give Miss Anna-Claire a little something -- would it be okay to tell us where they are registered?

Davene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome, little Anna-Claire! Not only did you surprise us with your early coming, your mommy and daddy surprised us with your name! So much for the earlier poll you had put on your blog, Sarah. ;)

Anna-Claire is a beautiful name, and she's a beautiful girl. I'm so glad she arrived safe and sound and is in good hands. I'll keep praying for all of you!

Beck said...

Another "P" word~Praise! I'm praising God with you on the safe arrival of your beautiful girl and praying she's home in her pretty purple room soon.
Beck