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Hello dear readers! How are you? I hope you are doing well.

For those who haven't already had a peek on twitter (see here) we would like you to meet our new little bundle of joy -- India Grace. I can't believe she is already 2 weeks old. She was 7.7 lbs and 19.5 inches long, and it looks like she has strawberry blonde hair! We love her so much and she has already brought a lot of joy into our lives.

It has been an adventurous, yet tiresome two weeks with some c-section recovery but everything is going well -- except for the fact that our three year-old has turned into some type of diva ninja, but that is to be somewhat expected, right? We are still adjusting and trying to find our new rhythm but we are so grateful for wonderful family and friends to help us out along the way, thank you so very much everyone...

{*Also a big thank you Lisa Rupp for guest blogging this week! Weren't her posts great? Thanks Lisa.}

71 comments:

Gina said...

Congratulations! She's simply gorgeous.

Liz said...

Congratulations on a beautiful new addition to your family. I hope you continue to recovery and are able to soak up this amazing time.

Mary said...

Congratulations - she's beautiful! Lovely name too. And don't worry - your 3-year-old will settle down into life with a little sister soon.

Victoria said...

Congratulations. She is gorgeous.
India is my Ruby's 2nd name. It was going to be her first, but we did a switch 2 weeks before her arrival!

MegRuth said...

Congratulations Rachel! She's a beauty!

Amanda said...

That is one beautiful little bundle of joy. Many congrats and I hope mama and baby are recovering well!

Lisa said...

she's adorable!

Dawn said...

Congratulations! She's gorgeous. Look at her beautiful little mouth.

lydiajoy said...

This is so precious! Congratulations!

xoxo

casey said...

congrats. she is so precious. happy recovery.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

congratulations!!

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seesaw said...

oh my goodness. she is truly beautiful. awe! you must be feeling pretty lucky.

lrbodine said...

She's adorable Rach! Congrats!

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

Oh my goodness! Your baby is beautiful!!

Sherry said...

what a beautiful name. just lovely. congrats. she's beautiful.

islandfairy said...

india is perfection made baby! congratulations to the whole family! i hope V will adapt to her new role soon...i'm told i wasn't very accepting of my little sister when i was 4 either but now she's my best friend. :-)

Christine--RHP said...

Congratulations!! she is exquisite.

You Are My Fave said...

My husband just said, "That's like the prettiest baby I've ever seen," and I'd have to agree. Congrats.

Kiran said...

How precious...Congrats!

xx
KC

Kiran said...

How precious...Congrats!

xx
KC

Dancing Branflake said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely precious!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

So sweet. Congratulations!

Meghan said...

She's precious. Congratulations!

Creativechaos said...

Oh my goodness your baby is beyond precious!

Amanda

kalanicut said...

Congratulations! I love the name you chose and that she has a friend named Gray to share a birthday with! Lovely!

A Merry Mishap said...

She is such a gorgeous little thing!!

the emily said...

She is completely beautiful. Congratulations to you and your whole family!

I love her name. We had a baby girl 6 months ago and India was top of the list, but my husband vetoed for the sole reason that: "have you EVER met somebody with that name?" now I can say yes, but it's six months too late. :)

littlewinterbride said...

darling.

j said...

congratulations! she's gorgeous!

nichole said...

She is so precious, Rachel!

And yes, my 3yo did the same thing. I wondered what happened to my sweet boy. He came back, thankfully.

Such adorable photos. Hope everyone is well.

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for giving us a peek, she is lovely. Enjoy every minute!

karla said...

So beautiful - best wishes!

Becky said...

Beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to meet her one of these days, most likely at Jodi's :) Hope your recovery continues to go well. Aren't c-sections so fun? Actually, my last one I recovered really quickly because the dr. did some other kind of medication regimen.

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Lady Grey said...

Congratulations, she's beautiful!

Shine Little Light* said...

Ohhh what a cutie! I had no idea! Congratumalations! *s*

Jennifer said...

What a precious little bundle! Congratulations to you and your family :)

Bernie and Doll said...

I cant wait to see her this week!

Sarah Verity - Verandah Home+Garden Living Solutions said...

Congratulations on your lovely little girl! What a sweet name indeed. Things will heal fast, and in no time no doublt like me you might wonder where the last day ended and the other began! My little Isabelle is just approaching 5months - and it's so lovely all the changes and time together. I hope you will enjoy this time together. Take care & love your blog!
Sarah xxx Palatial Living www.palatialliving.blogspot.com

ROXY MARJ said...

Congrats!!! New babys are the best! I have never had one of my own...but I have just heard rumors and what not. ;)

p.s. Poketo at Target! WHOO! YAY! gotta check it out!

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

What beautiful news - and oh, a PERFECT name! Congratulations and PS When my daughter Anoushka was born, we (re)introduced the trusty "star chart" for my 4 yo son, Jasper. Worked like a charm. For a few months, anyway.
Take care of you.
x
Louise

shelby h.k. said...

congrats! she's gorgeous...what sweet little features!

xx

One Hungry Mama said...

congrats!! diva ninja-hah!--the perfect way to describe it. our 3 yr old had the same reaction to his new little brother. and, well, he's still a diva ninja a lot of the time... but watching their relationship develop (even with all its complications) is indescribably awesome. enjoy!

rikshaw design said...

what a beautiful bundle!!!

DolceDreams said...

She is just beautiful....
Nathalie

Kayla Poole said...

Oh Rachel, she is precious and perfect. Many congratulations to your growing family!

abigail said...

welcome to the world, little beauty!
congratulations!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Congrats on your new addition. She is so precious! I have 12 more weeks to go until my husband and I will be welcoming our first child- a baby girl as well.
PS: Beautiful name!

erin wilson said...

She is breathtaking! Congratulations!

Nay-K said...

CONGRATS! she is so beautiful!

amber said...

She is one of the prettiest babies I've ever seen. Congratulations on your petite Eiffel! :)

jane said...

she's absolutely beautiful, rachel!

enjoy getting to know her.

Selina said...

She's beautiful! : ) Congratulations!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

She is stunning! Congratulations!

Make, Do and Send said...

Congratulations!! She is just soooo gorgeous. Hugs from London, Alex x

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

Congrats Rachel! She's is so sweet! I hope you are enjoying every minute. And I love her name! Darling!

thecolorplaid said...

wow, congratulations! she is seriously precious. and so adorable for a newborn!!!! {some newborns look like aliens} hope you guys adjust well! :) all the best.

Mango Gal said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

TwinkleBee said...

amazing photos, can't wait to meet her! Miss you guys!

Amanda Conley said...

Congratulations Rachel! She is a beauty! I know you must be so proud. Get some rest and take care of yourself!!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, rachel, she is absolutely beautiful. huge congratulations!!! hope things settle into a beautiful rhythm very soon. thinking of you and rooting for you. lots of love, joanna xoxoxo

gretchenmist said...

congrats! she's very gorgeous. i have the same age gap between my kids who are both boys ~ i think the adjustment is different for boys + girls. hope your recover is going well :)

See Hear Say said...

oh congratulations, so happy for you!

Joslyn said...

oh friend congrats!!! India is perfection.

and yes, diva ninja behavior is totally normal...Audrey rocked that for a couple of months after Millie was born. It'll pass ;-)

xox

a pina colada said...

Congrats! She is precious and I love the name you chose. Ya! Maybe her hair will turn as red as Gray's! :) Glad to hear you're doing well. xo

Pixie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations.

Meredith said...

Rachel, she's precious! What sweet little toes. Hope you're feeling 100% soon.

Truly Smitten said...

Congratulations!!!! She's a beauty and her name is very adorable too!

Alexis said...

Congratulations! My daughter is named India Jane!

Wahzat Gayle said...

Congratulations... she is gorgeous gorgeous. Lovely name too.

Remember to take it easy with the c-section.

Anonymous said...

My name is India grace :)

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