The Eagle has Landed

Born this afternoon at 2:55 p.m.
7 lbs, 7 oz.

We’ll be calling her Ella on the blog, so if you do know her real name, please don’t use it in the comments.

I’ll write in more detail next week about the whole experience, but for now we are just so thrilled that she is here and that she’s healthy.

We may be slightly biased, but we think she’s the most darling baby there ever was.

Thank you all for your kind comments today after Bart’s post this morning. Reading them during labor was a very pleasant distraction.

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  • Reply Strong Family - July 24, 2010 at 12:30 am

    She is definitely a cutie!!! I'm so happy for you guys. Maybe she and Landon can be betrothed. πŸ™‚ Lauree

  • Reply Tina's Blog July 24, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Congratulations! She looks beautiful and very alert. Can't wait to hear more about today. Blessings to you, Bart, and Enna

  • Reply ccr in MA July 24, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Oh, she's so beautiful! Congratulations.

  • Reply fluentbrittish July 24, 2010 at 12:33 am

    SQUEE!! She's so beautiful!

    Calm down ovaries! Calm down!

  • Reply Miri July 24, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Ohh she's beautiful! And I love the name choice. Congratulations you two!

  • Reply Julie M. Smith July 24, 2010 at 12:40 am


  • Reply Julie M. Smith July 24, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Oh, and Enna shares a birthday with my middle child, who is nine today.

    Just think, in a few short years you will fill your minivan with a gaggle of kids and go eat pizza to celebrate THIS DAY!

  • Reply smarteze July 24, 2010 at 12:45 am


  • Reply Lisa July 24, 2010 at 12:49 am

    She's beautiful!! And perfect sized. Congratulations to you all.

  • Reply Amy Sorensen July 24, 2010 at 12:50 am

    ooooooh!!!!!! She is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

    And, i think Enna is a beautiful name.

    ENJOY your time with her!!!!

    Sniff. Hugs.

  • Reply ACQ July 24, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Congratulations to you both! I look forward to hearing the best board books to give to friends at baby showers. πŸ™‚

  • Reply April July 24, 2010 at 12:59 am

    So cute! Congratulations!

  • Reply Tamsen July 24, 2010 at 1:01 am

    I would also say she is one of the most darling babies I've ever seen. There are three others that are at least tied though:)

  • Reply jpetroroy July 24, 2010 at 1:11 am

    She's precious. Congratulations to your new family!

  • Reply Abby July 24, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Congratulations!!! Baby Enna is beautiful!

  • Reply Elizabeth July 24, 2010 at 1:24 am

    She is TOTALLY adorable. CONGRATULATIONS! I am so so happy for you guys.

  • Reply G July 24, 2010 at 1:44 am

    YAY! Congratulations, she's beautiful!

  • Reply RaewynD July 24, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Congratulations and welcome to the world baby Enna from New Zealand.

  • Reply Kelly J. July 24, 2010 at 1:49 am

    She IS adorable. Congrats, mom and dad!

  • Reply Emily July 24, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Congrats! Enna is darling and you look great too.

    I've been lurking and loving the book recommendations for myself and my kids–I had to say something about your great news!

    What will be her first read-aloud? πŸ™‚

  • Reply RaewynD July 24, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Congratulations Bart & Janssen andw elcome to world from New Zealand baby Enna. xx

  • Reply Ralphie July 24, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Welcome welcome baby Enna! And welcome Janssen to the beautiful world of Mommies. You will be a huge success! xoxo

  • Reply Packrat July 24, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Glad to know Enna arrived safely. She is absolutely beautiful.

  • Reply Kay July 24, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Congratulations to Janssen, Bart, and baby Enna!!! She is beautiful! I have shown her pic on my phone to everyone at dinner tonight – and everyone things she is the most beautiful baby ever!!!! And you look beautiful too! Rest, Sleep, Relax…. You deserve it! xoxo

  • Reply Ashley and Dave July 24, 2010 at 2:07 am

    She looks so very sweet and beautiful! Congratulations! Hope labor wasnt too bad for you both!

  • Reply BrittWilk July 24, 2010 at 2:07 am

    yahoo!!!!! she's here! love her, love the name, love her parents. she's perfect! and you look like everything went fabulously. i'm sooooo happy for you!!!

  • Reply Packrat July 24, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I posted a comment, but it disappeared. Hope it doesn't sow up twice. Welcome, Baby! You are beautiful.

  • Reply Bethany July 24, 2010 at 2:22 am

    She is beautiful!!!!

  • Reply Bethany July 24, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Way to go! Beautiful and perfect!

  • Reply Enna Isilee July 24, 2010 at 2:25 am

    That's so awesome! I live your codename. I'd actually really like to name a baby girl Enna.

    Hope you all are well!

  • Reply Janelle July 24, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Okay, so I should have refreshed my reader before posting on the last one. πŸ™‚ Oh well. Congrats! She is adorable (as expected) and I can't wait to hear and see more!

  • Reply Carrie July 24, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Congrats!! She's beautiful!

  • Reply Claudia July 24, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Congradulations!!!!! She is beautiful!!!!! Babies are always so soft and sweet smelling. Good luck on your move. Waiting to hear more.

  • Reply kristen July 24, 2010 at 2:48 am

    oh my goodness, i love her already! can't wait to hold her… we might have to come visit! how long are you there for?

  • Reply Claudia July 24, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Congradulations!!!!! She is beautiful!!!! New babies are so soft and sweet smelling. Good luck on the move. Waiting to hear how things go.

  • Reply Nicole July 24, 2010 at 2:54 am

    She really is beautiful. She must get it from her parents. πŸ™‚ Congratulations, and good luck in the coming weeks!

  • Reply Ang July 24, 2010 at 3:19 am

    She is beautiful, Janssen and Bart! Congratulations!

  • Reply Terri B. July 24, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Congratulations Janssen and Bart! And welcome to baby Enna. She is lovely :o)

  • Reply Rhiannon July 24, 2010 at 4:09 am

    She's gorgeous! Congratulations!

  • Reply Stacy July 24, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Aww, she is so cute – congratulations!

  • Reply smalldog July 24, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Congratulations from C. and J.! She's an absolute love!

  • Reply Sherry July 24, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I am so ridiculously happy that your baby looks like a real human baby and not something totally creepy. Way to go on that!

    Also way to go on recommending Little Dorrit. We started watching it with Eric's grandma tonight, and we are big fans.

  • Reply Mad Hadder July 24, 2010 at 4:51 am

    She looks like a keeper! Someone explain the whole confidentiality thing on blogs. We give some names, but we withhold others. I'm a slow learner, I guess. Anybody else confused?

  • Reply emandtrev July 24, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Congrats, congrats! I am just so happy for you! She is darling–no doubt about that. I hope you are doing well. Take care of you and your beautiful baby girl!

  • Reply Kimberly F. July 24, 2010 at 5:11 am

    If you ever have a baby boy you'll have to call him Razo.

    Congrats! Does she have red hair, or is that just the picture? She is a total cutie.

  • Reply Lonica July 24, 2010 at 5:42 am

    How exciting! I remember those days fondly! Enjoy them; she looks beautiful…

  • Reply Saskia July 24, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Congratulations! She looks beautiful. Can't wait to see more of her in the coming weeks and months on the blog!

  • Reply Melanie July 24, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations! She's really cute, and trust me, I don't say that about every baby. If you want to email me her real name, I'd love to know πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Bethany July 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I just cannot get over the preciousness. Congratulations a million times!!!

  • Reply tootie July 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Congrats!!!!! She is beautiful!!

  • Reply Mary Frances July 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    From a random reader in Pennsylvania, congratulations! She is indeed very darling.

  • Reply The Liddells July 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations! She's a cutie!

  • Reply Cherisa July 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Wow! A week past due and only 7-7?! That's amazing! But I'm glad your little angel finally decided to give you guys a shot at being parents. Maybe she was just reconsidering her level of commitment to mortality… πŸ˜›

    Ya look FABULOUS!

  • Reply Lauren July 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    She's beautiful! Congrats!

  • Reply Karina July 24, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    TOtally adorable! Yay!

  • Reply SeΓ±ora H-B July 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm


  • Reply Katherine July 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Definitely darling. Congratulations!

  • Reply Nicole July 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Aw, so cute!

  • Reply Lori L July 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Congratulations! Enna truly is a beautiful baby!

  • Reply TheMoncurs July 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I looove her. And I require more pictures.

  • Reply nancy July 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    She looks just perfect! I can't wait for you to get back here so I can get my hands on her.

  • Reply Lady Susan July 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    How absolutely wonderful!

  • Reply Suey July 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Yay! Congrats to you all!

  • Reply Anonymous July 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Janssen, Bart and Enna…
    From all of us in the Cold Spring School family…congratulations and our very best wishes! Laura

  • Reply Yankee Girl July 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Congratulations! She's beautiful!

  • Reply heidikins July 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Oh My Goodness!! What an adorable little munchkin! Cute, Cutey McCute!

    Congrats to you both (all three?). So glad to hear everyone is happy and healthy.


  • Reply Carly July 25, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Congratulations!! I was thinking about you all day on Friday (even though I missed Bart's post as we're in the midst of family chaos)… and I'm so glad she's here!!

    I love that her "pen name" is Enna (even though I really want to know her real name… but do not feel obligated to tell me!)

    I'm so happy for you and can't wait ot hear the whole story πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carly July 25, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Congratulations!! I was thinking about you all day on Friday (Even though I missed Bart's post as we are in the midst of family chaos).

    She's darling. And I love that her pen name is Enna (even though I really wan to know her real name… but don't feel obligated in the least to tell me.

    I'm so happy for you!

  • Reply Julie Anne July 25, 2010 at 12:45 am

    She is perfect. So happy for you guys! Can't wait to meet her:)

  • Reply Laurie July 25, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Congrats! She's adorable! Brings back many great memories of having my 3 kids and even makes my uterus go ca'thump. Enjoy this very special time with your newly enlarged family.

  • Reply Lexilooo July 25, 2010 at 12:48 am

    She is lovely and darling and everything of the sort! So many congratulations Mummy and Daddy!

  • Reply Jenny July 25, 2010 at 2:31 am

    You win!
    She is a PERFECT prize.
    Warm congratulations to everyone.
    She's a gorgeous little bundle.
    (I'd love to kiss her head)

  • Reply *LaUrA* July 25, 2010 at 4:53 am

    She is Amazing! Here is to the next chapter in your life! May it be wonderful, blissful, adventurous, and full of lots of messy fingerprints, hundreds of wet kisses, and never ending giggles.

  • Reply Chrissie July 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    She is precious! Congratulations to you and Bart on the birth of Enna. Enjoy this time – looking forward to hearing more!

  • Reply Emily July 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

  • Reply July 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you are having lots of opportunity to bond with your new family!

  • Reply Jeanelle July 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Ahhh FINALLY! She's beautiful. I'm so glad she obediently followed direction to come before I returned from camp. Congratulations!

  • Reply Life of a Doctor's Wife July 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful! Congratulations!! I hope you are having a wonderful time being a new mommy.

  • Reply KT July 26, 2010 at 12:12 am

    congrats! She's beautiful, and I love her code name.

  • Reply Jess July 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Oh, Janssen, she is so gorgeous I am almost in tears over here! Congrats! I love both her blog name and her real name.

  • Reply Durham July 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

  • Reply Okie July 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm


  • Reply Elsha July 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations! (I know I'm a little late to the game here, I was on vacation.)

  • Reply Christine September 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Congratulations!!! She's darling!!!

    I realize I'm super late to the birthday party here–it's obviously been a while since I stopped by. I clicked over this morning and had to make my way backward to read her arrival post. πŸ˜‰

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