Thursday, December 3, 2009

Welcome to the Family!

Today we get to introduce you to the newest member of our family. Say hello to Lauren Marie Van Cleave. She was born 12/3/09 at 12:28pm at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames. She weighs 8 lbs. 3 oz. and measures 19.5 inches long. She came into the world via C-section and was delivered in less than 10 min. Stephanie is doing well despite some nausea from the medications. Already her big sister Brenna has gotten to hold her and couldn't stop kissing her and holding her hand. She's going to be an awesome big sister.

Thanks so much for everyone's prayers and support. We are so excited to become a family of 4 and are truly blessed with this gift of life. We'll be in the hospital for a few more days yet as Stephanie continues to recover.

15 comments:

Joanna said...

Congrats!!

Janel said...

I love her already! Brenna will have so much fun!

Dana and Ryan said...

Can't wait to meet her! Love you all - Aunt D! :)

Heather said...

Congratulations Steph & Jared! She's beautiful!

Christy said...

way to go, steph!! praying for a quick and easy recovery. she's beautiful, can't wait to meet her!

Pepper Blossom said...

thank you so much for posting these so quickly! she is gorgeous!!!! seriously! matt saw her and said "wow, she is a really pretty baby!" we wish we could be there in person to see Lauren, to hug you and steph and to give brenna kisses...thinking of you as you learn to live as a family of 4. blessings to you and your family. with much love, uncle matt, auntie lydia and cousins micah and beatrix xoxox

Mandi said...

Congratulations Jared & Steph (and Brenna!!!)!! Oh she is gorgeous!!!! I look forward to seeing more photos and stories of your adventures as parents to TWO girls!!

Philly said...

Wonderful...thanks Jared for being so on top of everything! So fun to see pictures! Did you all know you were going in for a section...I see most of the family was there so I'm guessing you did. Love you guys! Welcome Lauren!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Steph and Jared!! You will love being a family of four! We are so happy for you all.

Kelly said...

WOW... Congratulations!!! She's gorgeous! Love all of your pictures!

The Grout Family said...

Congrats! Lauren is gorgeous! I can tell by the pic the Brenna is going to be an awesome big sister! :D

Nate and Natalie said...

Congratulations! So happy for you guys. What a beautiful family of four.

alan and steph said...

Congrats!!! She's beautiful!

Jason said...

Awesome and congrats Jared & Steph! We look forward to meeting Lauren soon!

Jason & Jen

Nick&Abby Flies said...

she is so sweet! congratulations!