Saturday, December 31, 2011

Baby Allen Is Here!!!

We are so pleased to announce that Deborah Grace was born Friday, December 30th at 9:50 pm! 



She weighs 6 lbs, 15 oz and is 20 inches long. She was born on her due date, which makes this my third baby to be born on their due date! 


She is named Deborah after my sweet Mother who passed away a year and a half ago. Her middle name was given to me in church a few weeks ago as the Lord has given me so much grace since my Mom passed away. He has given me strength to go on even though I miss her so much. 



All of the children are elated to have a new sister, but the girls especially can't leave her alone! 



Olivia holding Deborah for the first time. 

The birth was amazing, and I will share a more detailed birth story later. She is nursing well, but having lots of gagging and choking problems so prayers would be appreciated that she would keep enough milk down instead of spitting it up! Other than that we are doing great! 

Praise the Lord for His blessing us with another arrow in our quiver! 

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69 Comments:

At December 31, 2011 at 5:43 PM , Blogger God*n*Me3 said...

oh congrats and many blessings to you guys. hi deborah grace

 
At December 31, 2011 at 5:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! What a blessed way to start off the new year!

Renee Webster

 
At December 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Congratulations on your precious baby girl!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM , Blogger The Smiths said...

Congratulations! She is precious!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM , Blogger The Smiths said...

Congratulations! She is precious!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM , Blogger Julie Bird said...

Congratulations and God Bless you as you begin the new year with a new little one!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:03 PM , Anonymous Valerie Lidberg said...

Congrats Allen family! God Bless!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:05 PM , Blogger Joyce said...

Congratulations...She is precious..

Joyce Kiefer

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:11 PM , OpenID annejisca said...

Beautiful little girl and wonderful name! God bless you as you transition another baby into the family!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Kasey said...

Congratulations! When I saw your update on Facebook I thought it said Baby "alien" is here (my glasses need a new persription) and I thought, that you must be the only mother in the world to actually think their newborn looks like an alien, then I realized it said Allen. Time to go to the optometrist. Congratulations!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Congratulations!! Welcome to the world Deborah Grace! She is beautiful :)

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Lynette@ A Hodge Podge Of Randomness said...

Congratulations! I love the name =)

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Oh congratulations! What a wonderful New Years blessing. I'm so happy for you. I will be praying.

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous Tiffany DeOs said...

Congratulations!! I didn't realize you were so close to being ready to give birth. LOL She is beautiful.

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:30 PM , Blogger Katie said...

Congratulations! What a blessing from God! :) (And I'm so amazed that you already have a post up the day after the birth...wow!) Hope you are feeling well ~ praying for your new little one!

Blessings to your sweet family,
Katie

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:31 PM , Anonymous Head Ant said...

What a wonderful way to start the new year! Congratulations!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Kylie said...

Congrats! She is so sweet, and the picture of Olivia holding her sister melts my heart!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Anonymous silverliningsmom said...

Congrats!!Praise the Lord for a safe delivery & healthy momma & baby!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Paula said...

Oh, Caroline, she is so precious! What a blessing!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Gina said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful way to end the year and begin a new one. A new sweet life!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous Large Family Small World said...

Congratulations! She is so sweet! It is so much fun to see "big" kids with their new baby.

Blessing

 
At December 31, 2011 at 8:25 PM , Blogger SimmonsSoyCandles said...

Congratulations!! What a blessing!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations!!! She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

We're so thrilled for your family; God is good!

Jacinda (Growing Home)

 
At December 31, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Watered Spring said...

Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful as is her name. God is so good!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Miss Sarah said...

Oh, congratulations, Caroline! What a precious, beautiful baby girl! I'm so happy for you and your family! I love her name too - so special.

 
At December 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Anonymous Lisa Suit said...

Congratulations!! I love her name, what a beautiful name and such a lovely way to honor your mom!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Sonita said...

Congrats mama!!! (and that last photo is just one of the most adorable things ever!)

 
At December 31, 2011 at 9:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, so happy to hear that she arrived safely. Praying that nursing her goes well, and that she keeps milk down. Like the name you choose.
Andrea

 
At December 31, 2011 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

Dear Caroline,

May God be with each one of you as you spend these next few days and weeks welcoming Deborah into your family and adjusting to having a new baby again. Praying for you all now.

I think the photo of you and Deborah is lovely, you both look beautiful.

Blessings,
Angela

 
At December 31, 2011 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Chari said...

congratulations! I was thinking you weren't due for another month or two ;-)

 
At December 31, 2011 at 10:06 PM , Anonymous Amy @ Raising Arrows said...

Congratulations! The first thing I thought was about her being born on her due date! And her name...beautiful and so full of meaning. She's precious and I'm sooo happy for all of you!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Blogger The Edwards' said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the more detailed version of the birth! As sson as I get the hang of having baby #5 in the house (he's 2 weeks old now!), I want to post on my blog about our joyous first homebirth! :) Prayers for better nursing and rest for everyone!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Blogger LindseyS said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I just love seeing the whole family around you in bed -- so natural and so sweet! Children are such a blessing and miracle!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 10:23 PM , Blogger allison said...

congratulations! i hope the nursing gets better!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 10:39 PM , Blogger Ava Kinsey said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 11:03 PM , Blogger Morgan said...

congratulations! I hope your new addition doesn't suffer from reflux like mine is! So glad your birthing experience was wonderful!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Natalie L. said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. :-)

 
At January 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM , Blogger Cassandra said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful baby girl! You are so blessed!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 2:54 AM , Blogger Charlotte said...

What a beautiful family you have! Congratuations and praying that feeding starts going better.

 
At January 1, 2012 at 8:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you're very excited and pleased to be the mother of FIVE. May God bless you as you continue your journey through motherhood. She is a very sweet baby girl!

In Christ,

Butterflygirl

 
At January 1, 2012 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Far Above Rubies said...

Caroline, I'm so happy for you and your family. What a joyous occasion!!

Congratulations and praying Deborah start feeding well.

Big hugs,

Jasmine

 
At January 1, 2012 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Heather G. said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful little girl!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new little blessing!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM , Anonymous Rebecca M. said...

A beautiful name for a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Mrs. White said...

Very precious! I am so happy for you!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM , Anonymous Allison said...

All best to you Caroline and baby Deborah Grace and of course the rest of the family!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

She's beautiful, Caroline! Congrats!
Enjoy the new baby snuggles :-)

 
At January 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM , Anonymous Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl, Caroline! So happy for your sweet family!

Great job, Mama!!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM , Anonymous Priscilla F. said...

How special! May God give you lots of help and grace in raising another little one for Him. Her name is lovely; and so dear to be named after your mother. I once had a little sister with the name of Deborah. She's in heaven now, and I'm due with my 3rd around her birthday in February, and would love to have it on that day. Blessings to you all!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM , Blogger Maggie said...

Blessings! What a lovely wait to end and year and begin a new year.

 
At January 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Rhonda Devine said...

June from "Wise Woman" shared with us last night that you had your baby--Congratulations on your newest little blessing!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 8:11 PM , Anonymous Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com said...

Carolyn, congratulations! This is my first time to visit.. and I am blessed by the lovely pictures! I feel the pleasure of the family at what God has done!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 9:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You did it! She is beautiful!
Elizabeth

 
At January 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM , Anonymous Christy K said...

Congrats!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 9:35 PM , Blogger Resa said...

Congratulations! What a perfect gift!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Grateful for Grace said...

Blessings galore! I love her name.

Praying for her to keep the milk down... and for you to enjoy this fleeting time with a newborn.

in Christ, Mindy

 
At January 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Bambi said...

Praise the Lord!! May Deborah Grace grow to be a faithful woman of God! Congratulations!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Kasey said...

What a precious family, Caroline! A perfect gitf to start the New Year! Congratulations!!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM , Blogger A Restful Place said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations! May God continue to bless you and your family!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Anna said...

So happy for you all! I am glad the birth was amazing, He knows what we need every moment. Congratulations!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Anonymous Becky Matter said...

Congrats! Enjoy your babymoon!!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Hope said...

Praise the Lord! I haven't been on the blog for a few days, and was just thinking, "I wonder if she's into her third trimester yet?" and came on here to find out this exciting news!

 
At January 3, 2012 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Mrs. Lewis said...

Congratulations ! How blessed you are!!!

 
At January 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM , Blogger MotherHenStevens said...

Caroline, I gave birth to baby #5 about 6 months ago now. She did the baggy / chiming thing for a few months and had milk come out her nose when she would spit up or even when feeding a couple of times. I found it helpful to ave het sit up more while nursing instead of laying down. That can be difficult at 2am ;) I have noticed that she seems to has way more saliva than my other kids did too ;) Another thing that helps her is to keep her upright for about 30 minutes after she eats (usually facing me, laying on my chest while I sit up) or even laying her in her fisher price rock n play chair / bed. We don't have a car seat carrier, but that would probably be good too if you have one. By the way, she is healthy and growing well. Congratulations on your sweet addition. Praying for a quick recovery for you and peace as well :) (Rachel Stevens on FB)

 
At January 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM , Blogger Neisey said...

congratulations on your newest little one!

 
At January 4, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Blogger 1HappyWife said...

Just beautiful! So happy for all of you!

 
At January 4, 2012 at 9:38 PM , Anonymous hannah said...

What a sweetie!! I love new babies!!

 
At January 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Congratulations! :-) Beautiful baby girl. I love her blanket, too, by the way. Ha Can't wait to hear the birth story! Always love those...

 

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