And then there were Four

After a delayed induction on Friday morning, we returned to the hospital on Friday afternoon and had this darling little girl at 5:55 p.m.

She shocked us all by weighing in at 8lbs, 12oz.

We love her to pieces, and are so happy to all be home together. 

And I am not pregnant anymore.

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  • Reply Amy December 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm


  • Reply Emily December 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm


  • Reply Saskia December 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    That picture of the two of you? Beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Reply Katie December 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Congratulations! She's beautiful (and you look great, too).

  • Reply Trish December 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations–she's just precious.

  • Reply Rachel December 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Janssen, you look amazing, and she's a perfect doll. And hooray for not being pregnant!

  • Reply AEK December 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Yay! She is here and now the fun can begin. Relish in the joy that is NOT being pregnant. Congrats and blessings to all. Angie

  • Reply Diane December 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    She's beautiful, and you look fabulous. I have two December babies, and two December grandchildren, and three December siblings, and too many December nieces and nephews and in-laws to count. December is a joyous month for us in many ways! Congratulations.

  • Reply Ash December 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Hooray! She is gorgeous. So happy for your little family (and that you're no longer pregnant. 🙂

  • Reply Melanie December 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Congratulations! I'd love to know her name if you want to share via email.

  • Reply The Liddells December 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Congratulations! I love the name, by the way. So happy for you guys!

  • Reply Shelly December 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Congratulations! She's gorgeous!

  • Reply Jennifer December 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Congratulations on your new personal book tester!

  • Reply Amy December 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations, Janssen! What beautiful pictures of the two of you!

  • Reply Laurie Thompson December 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Oh, so beautiful, both of you! Many congrats!!

  • Reply Laura December 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Yay! Welcome, baby girl! Congratulations to your whole sweet family. And you look fantastic!

  • Reply Suzanne Scow December 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Wow Janssen! You make having a baby look like a piece of cake! ha! You are a doll and she is so cute! Congratulations to you and Bart!

  • Reply Amanda December 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Yay, congratulations! She has such scrumptious chubby cheeks, just like my babies. And you can lay on your back again! Hooray for that.

  • Reply Adrienne @ Love in the Village December 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    oh my! her HAIR! such a lovely pair, you two!

  • Reply Jenae December 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Oh! I die! How sweet are those cheeks! Wish I could come over to squish that little thing and bring you a milkshake.


  • Reply Sammy December 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats!! She is beautiful. No wonder you were done being pregnant you were carrying around a full size 2 month old!!! And you look far too beautiful for just having a baby. Forgive me for my jealousy 😉

  • Reply smalldog December 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    You have the most darling babies! Congratulations!

  • Reply Packrat December 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    So glad to hear all is well. So beautiful, both of you.

  • Reply Deb Nance at Readerbuzz December 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Congratulations! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel December 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    So sweet! I can't wait to hear her blog name! If you are nursing and want to obsess call me!

  • Reply Jillian December 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Her hair color matches yours exactly!! I was ecstatic when I saw her on Instagram! I kept checking all day long. Congratulations family of four! You're one of the cutest families I know (well, sort of know).

  • Reply Sarah S. December 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    yay! Congrats! she is so precious. I can't wait to hear what Ella thinks about her 🙂

  • Reply melissa @ 1lbr December 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Congrats – she's so adorable. Love the cheeks 🙂 And I agree you look fabulous!

  • Reply Amy December 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations! She is gorgeous. And, having three kids of varying sizes, I'm a firm believer that babies with a little more meat on them sleep better earlier. Hope it's true for you!

  • Reply Audrey December 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    YAY! CONGRATS! That is so awesome and she is too lovely. I love all of her hair. My baby girl also surprised us by topping out at almost 9 pounds. Whew. I love your ending sentence. After both of my babies, once I realized I was no longer pregnant, I busted out into massive loads of tears. Yeah, I guess I don't like bring pregnant much. But who would when they have to go 42 weeks? Congrats again ~ hope the next few weeks go smoothly and you're able to rest. Look forward to seeing this little munchkin grow….

  • Reply Kara December 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations! So thankful she's here safe and sound. And she looks so sweet. I especially love the picture of you two sleeping. She's an awesome Christmas present! 😀

  • Reply Vanessa December 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Congratulations! You both are so beautiful!

  • Reply emandtrev December 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Congratulations! She is just beautiful. I hope you are recovering well–the photo of you two sleeping together is lovely.

  • Reply megan December 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    She is so very cute. Very many congratulations! I hope Ella is doing well with the changes. Hope you are doing well. I still cannot believe you had a baby that big. 🙂

  • Reply Laura December 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Yay, she's here! Congratulations!!

  • Reply JoLee December 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Yea! Baby! She is precious. Welcome to the world little one.

  • Reply Angela Noelle December 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    You are both so perfect in these photos!!! Yay, she's here.

  • Reply Erica December 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    She is beautiful and you look fantastic as well! Congratulations!!

  • Reply Heather December 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    There is nothing so magical. I am so happy for you! Her little face looks so kissable. How in tarnation did you fit such a big baby in such a tiny frame? My babies were 8.14 (except the premie), but I looked it! Where did you hide her? So, so excited for your little Christmas miracle.

  • Reply KT December 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    She's beautiful! congrats all around.

  • Reply heidikins December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Congratulations!! I am so very happy for you and your family. What a wonderful day/weekend/rest of forever.


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  • Reply Becca December 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    You don't have permission to look that gorgeous hours postpartum.

    She is a beautiful baby, Janssen. Can't wait to hear her blog name. I love those squishy cheeks. Congrats again!

  • Reply Amy Sorensen December 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    ooooh, she is so beautiful! I'm so happy for you that she's here safe & sound. And that you're not pregnant anymore. 🙂 Happy, happy day!

  • Reply caitlinjacobs December 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Hooray!!! Congratulations! You and Baby both look gorgeous. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah December 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Congratulations! So cute. And that last line just cracked me up… you get a baby AND you don't have to be pregnant any more? Sweet. :o)

  • Reply Katie December 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    You look gorgeous and your sweet girl is just as darling as can be! So happy for you!

  • Reply Stephanie December 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Congratulations. I can't wait to see them grow into the best of friends as sisters.

  • Reply Jodi December 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Congratulations! My goodness you look great. It took me so long to just myself into the shower, and I'm pretty sure I stayed in the hospital gown the whole time.

  • Reply Faith - Sweetened Style December 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    She is so beautiful! Congrats!

  • Reply Merrick December 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Such pretty pictures…I love those chubby cheeks!

    And hooray for not being pregnant anymore! I distinctly remember those being the first words out of my mouth 2 1/2 years ago after I delivered B. That's the most important thing, right?!

  • Reply ccr in MA December 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Oh, congratulations! She's so beautiful.

  • Reply Chrissie December 11, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Congratulations Janssen, she is beautiful! I'd love to hear her name if you're planning to share. Enjoy this precious time as a new family of four. 🙂

  • Reply kimmie December 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

    OMG that last picture is just PRECIOUS. Congrats to you and your family! 🙂

  • Reply Jen Robinson December 11, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Congratulations!! So happy for you all.

  • Reply preethi December 11, 2012 at 2:23 am

    She is so so sweet. So excited I get to meet her in person soon. 🙂

  • Reply Amber December 11, 2012 at 3:16 am

    She is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations!

  • Reply Peaceful Reader December 11, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful and probably has that fantastic baby smell. Ella must be over-the-moon with happiness.

  • Reply Grace Marie December 11, 2012 at 3:28 am

    still shocked at her weight. she is SO cute. do you just want to pinch her cheeks? I'm not a cheek pincher but those look tempting!!!!

    Congrats again — I bet Ella is in heaven!

  • Reply Grace Marie December 11, 2012 at 3:29 am

    and … holy fast labor?!

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife December 11, 2012 at 3:42 am

    She is so beautiful, Janssen!!! Congrats to you and Bart and Ella.

  • Reply Lindsay December 11, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. 🙂

  • Reply Karri December 11, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Congratulations! She is gorgeous! And you look fabulous!

  • Reply Alesha December 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! <3

  • Reply runtspickins December 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    She is beautiful! Congratulations!!! =]

  • Reply C December 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Congrats! God bless you all! What a great Christmas present 😉

  • Reply Lexilooo December 12, 2012 at 1:19 am

    oh my goodness! I missed this post! she's so lovely, congratulations to you and your family!

  • Reply J. December 12, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Congratulations! She's darling!

  • Reply Shelly December 12, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Congratulations, it is so fun to have a new baby at Christmas. She is adorable!

  • Reply Elsha December 12, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Congratulations! She's beautiful.

  • Reply Stacy December 12, 2012 at 6:29 am

    That's a big baby for such a tiny lady. Congratulations!

  • Reply Sarah December 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Congratulations Janssen and Bart!

  • Reply chanel December 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    WONDERFUL! She is beautiful! And I know you growed her and all, but seriously how'd you get her to have the exact same hair color as you! That's awesome! She's her Mama's girl, so sweet! Way to go!!

  • Reply Steph at December 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    She's beautiful. Congrats to you and your family!

  • Reply Kelly Jo December 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! She is a doll!!! I can't wait to see more pictures :o)

    And btw, you look absolutely glowing! I know part of it is pure joy shining through, but I also think you need to do a blog post on your skin care routine ;o)

  • Reply Nemesis December 14, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Oh my gosh, look at her! Such a beautiful sweet girl! Congratulations, I'm so glad you are all home safe!

  • Reply Bethany December 14, 2012 at 5:29 am

    She is so beautiful, Janssen. Congratulations times a million.

  • Reply Karina December 26, 2012 at 4:53 am

    And there's your supermodel-there's-no-way-she-just-had-a-baby hospital picture! Wow! Seriously?! That baby is DELICIOUS!

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