Sunday, January 10, 2010

Introducing: Jerusha Tebeth

Finally, a second to get you a picture. The truth of the matter is that at 5:00 in the morning, Jeff stuck the camera in a drawer and we couldn't find it. So there you have it.

Jerusha is pronounced Jer-oo-shu (short u sound). It means inheritance.

Tebeth is prounounced Ta (long a)-beth. It's Hebrew meaning goodness (an attribute of God) and is also December-January on the Jewish calendar.

She was born around 4:10. Weighs 7 1/2 lbs. 19 in long. (Biggest baby yet--told you!)

The birth went really well and we have no complaints. Well okay, I have complaints....like....that hurts! But other than that, no complaints.

She was born with her hand on her face and a knot in her cord.

Fantastically, wonderfully, blessedly she is nursing like a champ. Took right to it and has pretty much not stopped since. My milk needs to come in soon because she is starving.

Here is Asa attacking, I mean, kissing Jerusha (otherwise known as Ju-Ju by the little ones) for the bazillionth time today. Anyone know how to keep him away from her? He loves her so much...a little too much. But I guess it could be worse...he could not like her at all. Let's hope she survives his love. In fact, everyone loves her and all we hear is...Can I hold her now? Over and over and over by various children and teenagers. (Okay, so only one teenager.)

She is amazing, of course. Does not cry. Sleeps soundly. Eats. No troubles nursing at ALL. What a blessing. Yes, I am saying it again. Such a change from Millicent and Asa and all the troubles I had nursing them.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and comments and thoughts. Will give more details about the birth in the next few days.

37 comments:

adrienzgirl said...

She is beautiful Michelle! Congrats! Glad to hear no troubles with feeding!

Trudy said...

She is absolutely beautiful Michelle. So glad that all is going well and looking forward to hearing more about Jerusha's entrance into the world!

Making Footprints said...

Michelle, she is just beautiful. Congrats!

Luschka said...

Congratulations! What an amazing thing. Isn't it just awesome when they feed with no hassles? My LO did too. Amazing.

Stam House said...

What a cutie pie! so pretty!!!! Congrats!

Yara said...

she is gorgeous!
(also, I was totally saying her name right. Yay me!)
JuJu
can I send her some pretty clothes? Well, of course I can! You won't mind at all, right?
And diapers! I need to make you a few girly diapers : )

So happy for you... so glad she is easy & nursing well

brooke lynn said...

LOVE the hebrew name. she is beautiful...what a blessing!!
so happy for you! <3

Nessa said...

What an angel... so happy for you! Asa is making a great big brother!

BrambleRose said...

Congratulations!

Beautiful child and beautiful name!

LivinginLilliput said...

Congrats! She is beautiful!!:)

EMILY G. said...

she is soo beautiful!! congrats to you and your family!!

kel said...

COngratulations!!! Beautiful!!!!

Jen said...

Congrats! Glad all is going well in the nursing dept!

Mom's Place said...

Oh hun!!! She is beautiful!!!!! I don't have any suggestions for kid repellent! Still having that problem with older siblings here, 6 months later!

Melissa said...

So Sweet! I'm so happy for you all.

Beulah said...

She's glorious! Congrats! Glad everything went well.

prashant said...

LOVE the hebrew name. she is beautiful...what a blessing!!

Work from home India

Mama Kat said...

She is gorgeous!! They ALL are! Oh my gosh...some good genes passing through that family! Congratulations!

Carrie said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and so tiny (at least to me she is tiny ;) ). I love her name as well!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! Yea!!!! She is so beautiful and what a wonderful and unique name, I love it!! I'm sure she'll be spoiled rotten! :)

Kathi Bailey said...

She is so pretty...her name fits her well.
Congratulations...enjoy your NEWBORN weeks...they go sooo fast!
- Kathi

Mrs. Money said...

Congrats! She is too cute. I have baby lust. :)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

CONGRATS!! Welcome to the world, gorgeous little blessing!!!

AmberRay said...

Beautiful baby! Congratulations you have added another blessing to your quiver.

Kara said...

She's so precious, Michelle!! I loved holding her last night and I just adored the little "eating sounds" she was making while you were feeding her. Amazing!!!

Helen said...

Omg! I disconnect from the internet world for just a little while... and a baby is born!

Of course that's how it works, right?

She is the most beautiful little baby I've seen in forever! I'm thrilled that things are going just the way you needed them to, and I love her name, and her nickname! Congratulations, guys :D

tori said...

I had been gone for a while...congrats! She is soooo beautiful (and I'm not just sayin' that!) :)
It's great to hear that everything is going smoothly!
Maybe buy Asa his "own" baby to hold, kiss, and feed?
yes, it could be worse. My oldest was so jealous she would hit or kick her brother when ever I took my eyes off her. (didn't last long though) :)
Congrats to everyone in the family!

jewelstreet said...

So precious! Congratulations!

jupitersinclair said...

Oh,my...congrats! She's beautiful! Lovely name.
Also,sweet nickname. My nickname is JuJu Bee :)

KennisX6 said...

Dear Michelle-
Hi this is Christy Kennis.

Congratulations--she is beautiful!! Hope you are healing well!

We have had company from out of town that just left--just wanted you to know I haven't forgotten about having your girls over.

Anyway, I do not have your phone number but wanted to come and get your girls and let them do school with mine and play, etc.
THis is my phone number-731-610-0418---my kids are really excited about getting to know them better!

Please call me - I will be glad to meet Jeff or Ashlea halfway somewhere to pick them up or even come to your house. (Mary Caroline also wants Kori to spend the night sometime real soon)

Talk to you soon,
Blessings,
Christy

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Congrats, mama. She is gorgeous.

郭富城 said...

Great minds think alike...................................................

Lena said...

Congrats to you on the new baby girl!!! I am happy to hear that labor went well (except for the pain :() and that she doing great at nursing. I love your name, esp what it stands for, very original. Take care of yourself and drink lots of fluids.... :)

HappilyDomestic said...

Congrats to you on your beautiful baby girl! LOVE the picture.
Sometimes I call my baby Ju-Ju too! His name is Jude. :-) He is 2 months now and getting so big already. It goes by to fast!

Mainly a midwife said...

Congratulations!! He is so precious. My baby is 7 months old and I'm already wanting another one. I hope you get lots of snuggle time!

Mainly a midwife said...

I'm sorry.. I meant to say congrats on your baby girl! I didn't see the pink at first. She is beautiful and precious!

The Royal Family said...

congrats! Sorry i'm a huge slacker on blogs these days I dont know how you do it with your kids, my two are killing me LOL

not really I love them. Beautiful healthy baby good job!

The Buzz
Brandy