Friday, February 29, 2008

This Is

This is Shannon's Heprin Lock

These are some movies we didn't watch

This is the pre-planned birthday party the Graceys brought with them

These are Jane's shoes

This is Shannon's bed and liquid lunch

This is a contraction

This is Shannon coping with early pain

These are my booties

This is a tired man in a ridiculous suit awaiting a life changing event

This is baby, rent from mother's womb

This is us

And this, this is Magnolia Grace

Born 11:57 am, Feb. 29, 2008

9 lbs. 12 oz., 21.5" long

All are healthy and exhausted except baby who is healthy and precious beyond intelligibility.


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous daughter you have Shan! (and Brian) :) I am so, so happy for you and your beautiful new family. And now we both have a Grace:) Lots and lots of love!!!! And prayers for LOTS of sleep!

Jodi said...

Oh my word...can I just say that not many babies come fresh out of the box looking *that* cute? Congratulations, you guys! She's absolutely gorgeous. I'll be praying for a quick and healthy recovery. :)

Oh, and I LOVE the name!

lalbe said...

Magnolia Grace... so beautiful! And so tall for her age.


AmberOwen said...

Wow. She's beautiful, you guys. We're so happy for you and we'll be praying that you get some super high-octane sleep (high in rest-per-hour) over the next couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I ended up on your blog with an accidental click-through from Scott/Heidi's... but what a happy accident. Huge congrats to you and Shannon on the safe arrival of your beautiful, perfect baby girl!!!


Dena said...

I know babies, and THAT is a gorgeous little girl. She's so big, so perfect and SO gorgeous. Really really beautiful. WOW.

Congratulations you two. Wait, THREE. :)

Can't wait to meet her in person someday...

~The Dunn Family

Dena said...

Is it sad that I liked 'Qwanesha' better? :)

Magnolia Grace is the greatest name of all time....really it is.

Nice work Rush's.

Rob & Bre Ann Gilfillan said...

Precious lamb! Congrats you guys! We are so excited for you three! She is so beautiful! Let us know if you need anything!

Anonymous said...

Brian and Shannon,

Congratulations. We are so excited for you and excited for Magnolia Grace to have the opportunity to be in your family. She is one perfect baby girl! Bre Ann has kept us informed and we rejoice with you.
Bill and Louise G.

James Moes said...

Glory to God! God grant her many leap years!
What a beautiful daughter with a beautiful name!
Congratulations! Exclaimation mark!

The Hornes'es said...

OH WOW!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! This little one was not happy to come out. I'm so glad she did. May both of you get some much needed rest!
Thinking of you...

Anonymous said...

Congrats you guys. She is beautiful! We are eager to meet her in person!
Love, Hal & Stephanie

Josh D said...

Congrats a thousand times over!

We're so happy for you!

She's absolutely beautiful!

You guys are going to be the best parents!


p.s. I have to say. . . we got a sneak peak through your flickr site.

Josh D said...

Magnolia is WAY cuter than Hsur. Its actually beautiful!

What nicknames are ya throwin around?


Kori said...

What an amazing little leap baby! I'm so happy for you both as you celebrate your new little bundle of joy. I can't wait to meet her!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby girl.
Brian , I remember when you were four and I was your Sunday school teacher!Now you have a beautiful daughter. Time really passes quickly ( I know it may not seem so when you're in labor !!)Enjoy each other every day , it is such a gift from God.
Love Scott's Mom Marilyn

Auntie Mel said...

yay! another cousin!! jamie is so happy!! congratulations, enjoy every single minute! (that is, when you are not trying to catch some sleep!) looking forward to meeting the newest family member!
love mel/kev/jamie

Jen said...

So, so glad that everyone is safe and happy. The baby is beautiful ... love that shock of hair sticking up and those wrinkly toes. Hooray!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! Magnolia Grace is so beautiful....true to her name, no doubt. We are so happy for the three of you and look forward to sharing in this new adventure!

Peace and much rest!

Chris,Cory and Sophia (who is more than a bit excited to meet the new soccer girl!)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Praying for full recovery and blessings for your family!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! She's gorgeous.
-Karla & Ryan & Ella

Anonymous said...

PS I hope there's a forthcoming detailed birth story.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you had to do a C-section, but I'm glad to hear all is well! Blessings and excitement for all the wonderful memories to come! P.S. no fair that Magnolia is half an inch taller than I was at her age!


therachel said...

many congrats! beautiful name, beautiful baby, beautiful family. Praying for a speedy recovery for Shannon and many more leap years to come! Welcome to the world, Magnolia!

erinn::haley said...

she is beautiful. with a beautiful name. praise the Lord she made it (finally) and everyone is doing well, (besides being beyond exhausted).
what exciting news!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful, and so lucky to have such caring parents. I hope you are doing well, getting lots of rest, and enjoying peaceful time together. Please don't hesitate to ask if there is ever anything you need.
Take care,

Brett & Stephanie said...

Magnolia Grace is so precious! Congratulations!!!

kate said...


Ligaya Peterson said...

CONGRATS!!! You're girl's ADORABLE!!! :)

Ilse said...

what a precious lamb - and you had your leap baby after all! Praying for a quick and healthy recovery for Shannon.

So excited for the two of you!

jono said...

Gorgeous. Hope you three are getting the hang of your new phase of life. Its a ton of work, yet so amazing.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blessing God has given you in Magnolia Grace! So amazing. I am beyond excited for the three of you.

Know that you are continually in my heart and prayers.

Love, Natalie

Anonymous said...

Hey, you two!! Congrats on your new beautiful baby daughter!!!

Jessie said...

Congrats you two. She is so incredibly cute. I am glad that she is healthy, what a BIG GIRL! :) Jodi said VERY familiar sounding with Camren super long labor and resulted in C-section...but you got a healthy baby! :)

Cant wait to meet her!

anne e said...

Amazing Magnolia Grace!
How can it be that she is SO beautiful and look so much like her father?! Just kidding, Brian.
Her birthday is a day after my son's, whose was chosen by the doctor to avoid leap day. I was sad, cuz I thought it would be quite cosmic to be born on that day!
Joyful news to get this Bright Week!
Thank God and congratulations to you all.I've been nervous since Brian's emergency exit of APU in January.
God be with you,