My Sweetest Treat – Hello Baby

 

Thank you all of your sweet and kind wishes from the beginning when I first shared our news that we would be expecting a baby girl.

In my last post, I mentioned that I was 38+ weeks and the baby was due to arrive at any minute.

Well, it happened the very next morning which we definitely did not expect.

In fact, the baby arrived so fast that I delivered the baby at home before the midwives arrived to our house.

Luckily Ty was on the phone with them and they walked us through and got to our house two minutes after the baby was delivered and took over after that.

I am happy to say that despite the scare of everything happening so fast and without any medical team by our side at that moment – it was a safe and healthy delivery and both me and baby are doing very well.

We are thrilled that Baby Evelyn made her appearance on March 3, 2014 at 7:25 am weighing in at 5 pounds 8 ounces and 19 inches long.

 

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We are enjoying every moment with her. She is definitely Daddy’s Girl and our lil guy absolutely adores his new baby sister.

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Life for us is certainly a lot sweeter now that she is here.

Thank you all so much again for your sweet and well wishes. Big hugs!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend everyone :)

Comments

  1. Sarah - Bread and Batter says:

    Oh my gosh – CONGRATULATIONS Kelly!!!! She’s so beautiful!!!! Wow, what an incredible birth you had – so glad to hear that everyone is doing well now though! Enjoy every minute and thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Kelly, oh, congratulations!! She is just gorgeous and this is indeed the sweetest treat ever! SO happy to hear baby Evelyn (love the name!) is well and I know your and your family must be tickled pink! Thanks for sharing your wonderful joy with us! Hugs!

  3. Awww-Kelly-CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What an awesome surprise! This is the best email news-post in my inbox today! Baby Evelyn is adorable – glad you and her are well! Wishing all 4 of yall a wonderful weekend together!
    xxx’s
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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is beautiful! :) ela

  5. AHHHH!! Congratulations, Kelly!! What lovely Friday morning news! First of all – wow!! Baby Evelyn is just a beautiful little cupcake! : ) I’m so happy for you and your family! And now, what an adventure it must have been to welcome her into this world – I cannot believe you delivered her at home like that! I’m so glad you’re all healthy and doing well! And your little guy is such an adorable, handsome little fella. I just want to squeeze him! haha.
    Congrats, my friend. Enjoy your expanded family. I hope it’s true that second-time around makes things easier. I don’t know firsthand whether that’s true but I suspect it is….I know you’ll do great! Take care of yourself! xo

    • Aaaww, thank you so much for all of your kind and well wishes Monica:) It was definitely a little bit scary while we were going through it and we did not expect her birth to go like that but so glad that she is safe and doing well now :) You are always so sweet, thank you so much my dear friend and hope you have a wonderful week! xo

  6. Congratulations Kelly!! Can’t believe you delivered at home without any midwives. Your husband is a hero! Enjoy the time with your precious new daughter and your family.
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    • It was definitely scary while we were going through it but so glad that the midwives arrived only a few minutes after the birth and the baby was healthy and doing well. Thank you so much for your kind and well wishes Jeanette and hope you have a wonderful week :)

  7. Congratulations Kelly!! So happy to hear that Baby Evelyn and you are both doing well. She is so beautiful :) And you little man is in big brother mode already already. Your husband is a hero my dear!! Take great care of yourself ;)

    • Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words my dear friend :) Haha, our lil guy was so jealous at first but he is totally smitten with his baby sis now :) Thanks again sweetie and hope you have a wonderful week :)

  8. Congratulations to you and your family, Kelly! Evelyn looks so sweet and beautiful, and thank you for sharing those adorable pictures with us. Your little guy looks so happy to be a big brother! I’m so glad you made it through that speedy delivery well, and I wish you a an equally speedy recovery. Enjoy your time with your little ones. Hugs to you! :)
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    • Haha our lil guy was jealous at first but totally happy to be a big brother now :) Thank you so much all of your sweet and kind wishes Marcie *big hugs* :)

  9. Congratulations, Kelly! Evelyn is so precious! Enjoy your new little girl. Glad to hear that everything went well despite being at home. You are amazing! Can’t wait to hear many more stories and see more pictures of your little ones :)
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    • Aaw thank you so much Ashley :) It was scary but we are so glad everything turned out okay in the end :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. Oh my gosh, yay!!!! Congratulations Kelly and family!!!! Baby Evelyn is so adorable : ) And wow, that’s crazy that it happened so fast! But I’m so happy to hear that you and baby are doing well. Enjoy every minute friend!!
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    • Aaw thank you so much for the sweet wishes Ashley :) We were definitely scared at the time but so glad she arrived safely. Hope you have a wonderful week sweet friend :)

  11. A huge congratulations to you and your family, Kelly. Baby Evelyn is adorable! I’m so happy to hear that the two lovely ladies in your house are doing great. HUGS to you both! :)

  12. Congratulations Kelly! She is just beautiful :D It is so cute to see the picture of her big brother looking so excited with his new sister. Glad your delivery went well. My second came super fast too. The best part was my recovery was much easier and faster than with my first. Hope the same is true for you. :D

    • Thank you so much Cindy, you are so sweet and kind :) I am taking things a little bit slower but definitely feeling a lot stronger than when I had my first so hoping that is true :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. Congratulations Kelly! Love that you were able to deliver her at your house all on your own. Way to go mama! Welcome to the world baby Evelyn. Glad everyone is healthy and happy : )

    • Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words Natalie! It was a whirlwind of a day and definitely not the way we had planned but glad she arrived safely :) Hope you have a wonderful week friend:)

  14. Oh my gosh, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad everything went smoothly despite the absence of a medical team.
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  15. Yay!!! Congratulations Kelly and family! She is absolutely beautiful! I can’t believe you delivered her so quickly and without your midwife. Wow! I’m so happy to hear mama and baby are healthy.

    You need someone to make you some delicious treats. :-)

    Enjoy your time with your beautiful family! xo
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    • Aaw thank you so much Chasity :) We were definitely not expecting the birth to go like that but so relieved she is doing well now :) You are always so sweet and kind – hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful week sweetie :) xo

  16. Ooooh! So sweet. Love the photos of your kiddos together! Doesn’t it just make your heart melt watching your little boy swoon over her? Many many congratulations, Kelly! Your husband and you must be real troopers to get through a home birth by yourselves. Good thing it wasn’t your first, right? I know I’d have been out of my wits if my midwife hadn’t made it in time with my first. Enjoy that beautiful sweet girl!!
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    • Thank you so much for your sweet wishes Jelli :) Hehe, he was so jealous of his baby sis at first but now he adores her and it totally melts my heart :) Haha, I would have panicked so much if that happened with our first – luckily the midwives arrived shortly after her birth and took over. My husband was freaking out the whole time haha! Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful week :)

  17. Aw, what a precious new bundle! Welcome to baby, Evelyn!!! So glad she arrived safely!!! xoxo

  18. A big huge mega congratulations to you and your family. Baby Evelyn is absolutely gorgeous I am sure you are really enjoying this time with her and the rest of your family. I am so pleased for you and your family :D Have a great weekend xxx

  19. Congrats Kelly! Baby Evelyn is adorable!
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  20. Aww yayy congratulations Kelly! That’s so exciting, Evelyn is so adorable and I bet she is just going to love all the treats you will make for her. That’s scary that it happened so fast but so glad to hear that everyone is doing well :)
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  21. Congratulations!!!! And oh my gosh, at home without a midwife or a doctor. Your husband deserves a push present too, ha! I hope you’re hanging in there okay, hugs to all of you!
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    • Thank you so much for your kind and well wishes Dorothy :) It was definitely scary at the time but so glad she arrived safely. Hope you have a wonderful week! *hugs*

  22. So many congrats and happy thoughts to you, your family and baby Evelyn! You are awesome at being so strong and delivering at home, girl power to the extreme! Have a great weekend with baby… big hugs!
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    • Aaaw, thanks so much – you are always so sweet and kind Pamela :) You are awesome and we are just happy she is doing well now. Hope you have a great week! *big hugs*

  23. Congratulations Kelly! Evelyn is sooooooo adorable and your son looks so happy being around with his sister. I have a friend who ended up delivering in the garage too as she didn’t expect to deliver so soon. Sounds like you and your husband did a great job! I’d freak out. HAHA. Enjoy every moment with her… time flies so fast, you know. I miss hugging and smelling newborn baby! Wish you were my neighbor. I’d be over with food everyday. ;)

    • Thank you so much for your kind and well wishes Nami :) Wow, that is incredible about your friend delivering in the garage! Haha, I was definitely scared and my husband was freaking out the entire time and nearly fainted lol. Luckily he was on the phone with one of the midwives to calm him down while I was delivering haha. They ended up arriving a few minutes after the birth and took care of us after that so it calmed us all down hehe. Aaw, you are super sweet – I totally wish I was your neighbor too – you make the most amazing and beautiful masterpieces :)

  24. Congrats Kelly and to your whole family! Evelyn is so sweet-so happy for you! Have a great weekend :)
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  25. Congratulations, Kelly!

  26. Oh my gosh CONGRATS Kelly!!! She is such a sweetie – I’m so happy for you! So glad that the delivery was safe.

  27. congratulations! she is beautiful!!
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  28. Congratulations darling!! Isn’t she the sweetest girl ever?
    I’m so happy to hear you’re both doing well! xx
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  29. Oh wow! That’s amazing. Congratulations!!! Hope you’re all doing well!

  30. Kelly, I am so super excited for you and your new little arrival. She really wanted to come into this world! Big hugs to you and your sweet family! xox
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  31. Congrats!! Kelly this is sooo exciting!! I am so happy for you!! She is sooo beautiful!! ANd her big brother is just as precious!! Hope that you have a great rest of your weekend!
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  32. Oh my gosh!! She’s a beauty!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND THE FAMILY. Bravo on the home delivery and hope you are recovering well, my friend :)

    xoxo
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    • Thank you so much Kiran for your super kind and sweet wishes :) We are all doing well and I am just taking things a lot slower but otherwise recovering well :) Thank you so much again sweetie and hope you have a wonderful week my friend *big hugs* :)

  33. Such wonderful news, my dear! She is such a beautiful little gift. I’m so happy for you and your whole family! And glad to hear that you were spared a long and drawn out labor and delivery, although that must have been a little scary doing that all by yourselves. Thank goodness it all went so smoothly. And I love the name you chose- my mom is Evelyn too and I’m so happy the name is coming back into fashion. <3 <3 <3

    • Aaaw, thank you so much Allie – you are so sweet and kind :) It was definitely scary at the time and my husband nearly fainted while I was delivering haha but luckily the midwives arrived a few minutes after the birth to take over :) Aaw, that’s so wonderful that your mom is Evelyn too – I love her beautiful name <3 Thank you again and hope you have a wonderful week :)

  34. Ty is such a smart guy! I can’t believe he helped you deliver his daughter wow!! Aww the pictures are so cute Kelly, congrats and I hope you had a wonderful week :)

  35. CONGRATS Kelly!!!! She is beautiful. Also, WOW about her coming so quickly. What an amazing story. I’m so happy for you all!
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  36. Kelly, Congratulations!! How blessed you are to have such a beautiful baby girl!! She is just beautiful! And what a trooper you are to have her essentially on your own with no midwife or doctor around! Enjoy your beautiful family and get plenty of rest!! :) :)

    • Aaw, thanks Renee you’re so kind and sweet :) We are definitely relieved she is here safely :) Thanks so much again Renee and hope you have a wonderful week :)

  37. Oh my GOSH Kelly! Evelyn is absolutely perfect! Congratulations Kelly to you and your sweet family! I can’t believe you had her at home – that”s such an amazing story! My baby came as a surprise too exactly two weeks early! (But I did get to the hospital!) So happy for you! :)
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    • Aaaw thank you so much Chelsea, you are so sweet and kind :) It was definitely scary at the time and my husband nearly fainted haha. Aaw, that is awesome that your lil boy was early too – at least it’s better than going over your due date :) I guess our lil ones are just impatient and ready to see the world earlier ;) Thanks so much again and hope you have a wonderful week!:)

  38. Congrats!!! She is just beautiful! I can’t believe you had her at home without any medical help! That would’ve scared the jeepers out of me! Go you!! :) Enjoy all of these precious moments!

    • Aaw thanks so much Jocelyn :) We were definitely scared and my husband nearly fainted haha. Luckily the midwives arrived a few minutes after the birth to take care of everything. Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful week!:)

  39. Oh my goodness! Huge congratulations, Kelly! She is sooooo beautiful, you must be so proud :D Very happy for you xxx
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  40. Congrats Kelly! Happy to hear mum and baby are doing well

  41. Yay, Congrats to your family, little girls are so much fun :)
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  42. Congratulations!! She is beautiful! Hope you and your precious daughter are doing well!
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  43. Ohhh, Congratulations to you and your family, Kelly. Such a beautiful name, Evelyn. Love it. May you enjoy every moment right now :) Thanks for sharing with your readers!!
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  44. CONGRATULATIONS! She is beautiful and wonderful and perfect. =) How crazy that she came so quickly, although I’m so happy to hear that you did great without any midwives to help. Super mama! Hope you all are feeling well. Enjoy those newborn baby snuggles for me, and send a few hugs her way from Nashville. =)

    • Thanks so much Amy, you are so sweet :) It was definitely not the way we thought it would happen but relieved that she is healthy and doing well :) Thanks again sweetie, will definitely give her snuggles and hugs from Nashville and be sure to send a few snuggles for fearless baby from Canada :) Hope you have an awesome week! *hugs*

  45. Congratulations, Kelly! I am teary after reading your story of your baby arriving at home with your husband helping you. What an unforgettable delivery! She is so precious, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for you! xo
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    • Aaw thank you so much Andi :) It was definitely not the way we had planned but truly unforgettable and we are just happy that she arrived safely :) Thank you so much for your kind and well wishes and hope you have a wonderful week Andi! xo

  46. Congratulations Kelly on your baby Evelyn…she is so precious…thank you so much for sharing the pictures…I can see how proud your lil boy is…now he is the big brother.
    I am happy to know that you are all well…
    Enjoy your week my dear :D

  47. Congratulations Kelly! What a blessing that is!

  48. Wowza! What a crazy birth (well, crazy to me!) but glad it all went well, Kelly. :) She’s a beautiful little gem. Congratulations to you and your family!
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    • Haha, it was a crazy birth to us too – my husband nearly fainted lol. Thanks so much for the kind and sweet wishes Julie, we are definitely glad she is here safely now :) Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

  49. Congrats!!! She looks adorable and so does your son! It’s hard going through delivery but worth it when you see her face!
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  50. Congrats Kelly! So happy for you! Your kids are very cute! It is amazing that you delivered your baby that fast. Glad that you are both safe and healthy. Take care and get some rest!
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  51. Congratulations, Kelly! I’m so happy for you and your family! What a complete and total whirlwind though. I would have been so nervous…delivering before the arrival of the midwives. Whew! You are such a trooper. Imagine…I’m needing to catch up reading blogs and I read that you already had your baby! *sigh* I’m so sorry that I’m late to the party. What a wonderful way to welcome the birth of spring…with the arrival of your sweet pea, Evelyn! Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, my friend. :) xoxo

    • Aaw, thank you so much Stacy, I truly appreciate your kindness and support all the time. I was definitely nervous and scared at the same time – my husband nearly fainted twice lol. We are just glad she is here safely and doing well :) Aaw no need to apologize my dear, you are such a wonderful and kind person and I hope you are feeling better each day and getting the much needed rest that you need. Thank you again for all your well wishes and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!:) xoxo

  52. Oh my goodness! Baby Evelyn certainly did make a dramatic entrance! ;) I’m so glad the delivery went well though. Infinite congratulations to you and your family! I was so thrilled when I saw the news on G+! All my best and tons of xoxox sent you way! :)
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  53. Congratulations Kelly! She is so precious and your son looks so happy! Can’t believe she came so fast. My husband would have fainted!

    • Haha, my husband nearly fainted – twice ;) Thank you so much Christin, I really appreciate it :) Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

  54. I’m so sorry for the delay! I’ve been struggling with some personal issues lately. This is such amazing news, congratulations on the arrival of your new baby girl Evelyn! She’s so beautiful and angelic! I can’t wait to see more posts about her! Wishing you all the best and lots of hugs! xx

    • Aaw thank you so much Rika :) No worries on the delay, hope things are okay on your end and you take care of yourself. You are so sweet and thanks so much for all of your well wishes girl :) *hugs* xx

  55. Congratulations! (sorry about the delay….I’m still slowly catching up with reading previous posts that I missed!)

    Glad to know you and baby girl is doing great! I can imagine I would be in panic mode if no medical team around me when I deliver. :P You’re so calm and so brave! :) Congrats again and enjoy! Baby grows up so fast! Cherish every moment. ;)

    • Aaw, you’re so sweet Amy, no worries about the delay and thank you so much for your kind and well wishes :) Haha, I was definitely panicking inside to myself at the time but we are just glad she is here safely now :) So true, they do grow up so fast – thanks again Amy and hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  56. Hi Kelly! Very belated congratulations on your new baby daughter. Evelyn is a little beauty! I’m sure she will feel very loved and treasured in your family. And what an amazing birth story! It sounds like she was so eager to meet her adoring family that she just couldn’t wait for the midwives. All the best to you and your family : )

  57. Wow congratulations! And amazing that you delivered at home! What a beautiful girl. Even with a new baby you have time to bake and keep up the blog too?! You are really a rock star!
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  58. Oh my goodness, I only just started reading your blog so I had no idea you were pregnant! That’s so crazy that you delivered at home! I always hear stories like that but somehow it doesn’t seem like it would really happen. I’m so glad to hear she arrived healthy and safely. Many congratulations on your beautiful addition!!!

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