Great News!

That title should give it away…..right?
Yes, it’s true, no one is pregnant forever. And oh, it feels so good.
Our newest little kissable edition joined us on March 2nd, at 6:46 p.m.
The moment my water broke, the doctor gasped as she told the nurses to step back.  She laughed as she announced that she had never seen that much water after breaking the water.  And then again as our sweet little baby was born, another batch of waters came flooding out………and the doctor again exclaimed that this baby had so much padding around her.  Wow.
I laughed out loud at this point, remembering that I had just shared with you all the day before that my babies are swimming in resort style comfort.  That was obviously no joke.

Okay, you ready for the weight? Well, bad news is…….my husband won the bet (from here).  Good news is……..she’s a perfectly healthy 11 pound, 22 inch long baby.  Funny thing, is that this was my easiest delivery yet.  Only 15 minutes of pushing compared to 2 hours with the first and 2 1/2 hours with the second.  Thank the heavens above.  All three of my deliveries have been miraculous and it’s always amazing to lay your eyes on a brand new piece of life.  One who is just waiting to be snuggled and loved.  Oooooh, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her.  But they had to check out my little lots-to-love baby before I was able to hold her.  I guess having a small baby can be dangerous as well as a big one…
Okay, enough chatter.  I can’t wait to share this little lady with you.  She’s my reason for being absent for most of the week.  And completely worth it.
Ahhhhh….she’s out.  And it was finally my turn to hold her after the nurses cleaned her up.
I was completely thrilled.
And her daddy couldn’t get enough of her either.
For some reason…….looking at a newborn is completely irresistible.  And this baby gave me 11 whole pounds to love on.
The next day, both kiddos were so excited to get their hands on her.  They were so giggly…….and thrilled to meet their baby sister.  Yes buddy, she even has toes.  Yep, just like you.
And this little lady felt like she was given a brand new baby doll to hold.  Only this one moves and makes noises.
And grandma (my mom) felt completely at ease holding a baby that seemed like one of her own that she gave birth to.  Yep, just about the same size as she remembers.  (She says that her hair, forehead, eyes, and cheeks are strikingly similar to what she remembers a few of us looking like.)  It was too fun to watch her flash back for a moment…
We’re home now and doing well.
And are enjoying some incredibly yummy cheeks.
Thanks for all of the comments and well wishes from the last post.  (They really gave me a boost.  I even read some while laboring with my epidural in. Ha.) And also for hanging around to see how everything turned out.  It’s been fun sharing the details……..and I’m sure there will be more chubby-cheek (and non craft related) pictures in the near future.  So thanks for humoring me.

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441 Responses to “Great News!”
  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful!

  2. 2
    Sonjuhs says:

    Soooo adorable!!
    Congratulations; she's sure to be just as adorable as the first two. :)

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    ej236 says:

    She's beautiful! Congratulations!

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    Erin Jackson says:

    She's beautiful and you look way too gorgeous to have just given birth! Please tell me you fixed up before that picture was taken!

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    April says:

    yay!!! I knew it! I was thinking the other day that she had to be on her way and when you didn't post yesterday I knew it had to be true. :) CONGRATS, she is perfect! Looking forward to updates.

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    bethanndodd says:

    Oh how I LOVE those cheeks! She is precious. So happy you and baby are doing well! And welcome to the "mom of 3" club :)

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    Denise Ramsden says:

    She is precious. I just wanna kiss those chunky checks…Congratulations. P.s. I HEART your blog!

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    Anonymous says:

    You made it… You love it! Congratulations!

    Are you sharing her name?

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    Rachel says:

    aw those chubby cheeks! so glad you have another little one to love on

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    angie says:

    She is delicious! Congratulations! I can't believe you were able to deliver an 11 pounder without a c-section. You rock!

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    The Wade's says:

    Congrats, Congrats! I've been thinking about you. (and I don't even know you. haha) I'm so glad everyone is well and healthy!!

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    Jenna says:

    Squishy and Chunkalicious.

    11 pounds, huh? Amazing what our bodies can do, isn't it. ;)

    Love her! (Not that you don't…)

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    Rae @ Rainbows and Dragonflies says:

    Congratulations on your newest one!

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    Jessica says:

    Congratulations! She is adorable :)

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    Jenny! {} says:

    I absolutely love the sparkle in Grandma's eyes!! You can sure tell it took her back! She's glowing!

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    Leanne says:

    Congratulations! She's Adorable!

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    Jessica from says:

    What a beautiful girl!! COngratulations. I love to be in on all this lovely part of giving birth I have 3 months to go…. And not fair that you look so good in your pictures!!

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    Erin says:

    Congrats! She is adorable! I love that last photo of her. I love those cheeks.

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    CoconutKate says:

    Congrats Ashley and Family! :0)
    Your mom looks just the same as she did when we were in High School! Glad you and baby are doing well!

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    Janeal says:

    That is one cute baby! The good thing about big babies is they seem to skip the pruney newborn stage and go straight to adorable! I was 9 lbs 15 oz—my mom's smallest baby and the only one she had an epidural with.

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    Mrs. M says:

    This IS great news! You look absolutely radiant and she's perfect! Glad the labor was the easiest yet and thank you for sharing these delightful pictures.

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    Kristen says:

    She's beautiful! And you look absolutely gorgeous! So glad she's here!

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    Jamie says:

    ELEVEN pounds!! You deserve a medal! She's gorgeous!

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    Beth @ Sand To Pearl says:


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    Jennifer S says:

    Aww my daughter was born on March 2nd also. She just celebrated her 4th birthday.
    Congratualtions!! She's beautiful!! I love those cheeks.

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    Chelley says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful and bigger than my two put together! My daughter was 3lb 4oz and my son was 4lb 10oz. Quite a difference!

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    Andie says:

    Wonderful, beautiful gift from God! Thanks for sharing those pictures. Love the one of your little boy admiring those toesies. Brought tears to my eyes!

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    BeBe Gear says:

    AWESOME!!! My TWINS weighed 11 pounds combined! WAY to go! Congrats!

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    the momma says:

    Oh ~ Congratulations!!! She is just a doll! and the smile's on teh kids faces? priceless!!

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    MaMa Casey says:

    Congratulations!!! She is simply adorable. Oh those cheeks are just begging for kisses aren't they??

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    Katie Miller says:

    She is truly beautiful!!! Congrats!!

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    Amanda Joy says:

    I love squishy cheeks!!! She is beautiful.

    I had extra fluid for my son to swim in.
    Fortunately for me, that caused my waters to break two weeks early.

    Same as you, more kept coming:)

    My body doesn't have contractions that I can feel (even at a 6), so if I don't have the extra pressure from the water I go almost a week over, like I did with my daughter. She has squishy cheeks too:)

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    Lucy says:

    Congrats to you! How yummalicious are those cheeks?!? As I look at newborns I always think "Oh the adventures that await you!" She will be blessed to have you along for her adventures!

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    Rebekah says:

    She is beautiful, Ashley! Congratulations to you all. :)

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    Kathryn says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful!

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    Caren says:

    Oooh – so squishable!!! My baby boy (now 8 weeks exactly) is just now 10lbs 3oz, growing more handsome every day. Big IS beautiful – congratulations!!!

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    Dacia says:

    She is so beautiful. I just want to kiss her cheeks. BTW you look fabulous in your pictures. I never look that good after having a baby.

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    Christina says:

    Man, and I thought my little 8 pounder was a chunk!! (Considering that my first was 6lb, 10oz…8 pounds sure seemed like a lot!!) Congrats to you on such a sweet and healthy baby!! Those are some cute cheeks!! :)

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    Andrea says:

    Congrats!! 11 pounds in just a couple hours of pushing! Wow you're my new hero!

    Glad you're all home safe! She's a doll!

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    Ann says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. What is her name????

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    Marin D says:

    Congrats and yowza! My babies were so tiny. But at least they had chubby cheeks to kiss on! Glad you are all doing well!!! She's lovely!

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    Tori says:

    Congrats! She is perfect and you look so great. You make me want to have another baby :)

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    April says:

    Congratulations!! She's so cute!

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    Happy Together says:

    Hooray!! Congratulations on a beautiful healthy baby :)

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    Dawn says:

    congratulations! what great pictures-she's beautiful! so glad all went well and hope you can get some rest!

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    Rebecca Hunt says:

    she is soooooo cute! I am sure she will look amazing in all the super adorable things you made her! congrats and thanks for your site! I am addicted to checking out what things you have made and make attempts to make your creative creations! You have such a beautiful family!! Congrats again and she is adorable!!!!! :)

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    Rebekah says:

    congratulations!!!! she's beautiful!!!!

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    The Dutch Girl says:

    Holy Buckets! 11 pounds. But what a beautiful baby. Congratulations!

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    Alicia Andrus says:

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

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    Beth Ann says:

    Congrats! She's absolutely beautiful!

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    Susan says:

    oh ashley! So scrumptious! I am so excited for you… I just wish we lived in the same town again! My camera is calling to take close-ups of those cheeks!!!! What a beautiful moment for your family

  52. 52
    Anna says:

    Congrats!!! Those cheeks are too cute! Beautiful family.

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    Jessica.B says:

    Look at those adorable cheeks!! Huge congrats to you & your family!! 11 pounds?! Wow- & I thought my son was pretty big at almost 9 lbs. lol


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    Jo says:

    Congrats! Nothing like a new baby!

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    Shirley says:

    What a beautiful family!!! You look so happy :) Congratulations on your gorgeous new baby!

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    Megan says:

    Many happy congratulations!
    All of your kids are so cute and the hospital pictures are just dear.

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    Jared & Tristan says:

    I thought my 10 lb baby was big! Congratulations!!! So glad that everything went so smoothly for you and that it was your easiest delivery!! Hope you have a quick and easy recovery! She is a beauty!!

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    sjones says:

    Oh Ashely she is beautiful! Bad news though….now I want another one!!!

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    Anne says:

    Congratulations! She is gorgeous! She does favor your baby picture. All of your children are adorable. What a wonderful family!

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    Angee says:

    Congrats! She beautiful!!

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    Jessica :) says:

    Oh, I could totally look at those beautiful, chubby cheeks and non-craft related posts for a long time! Completely agree that newborns are so irresistible. Your pics even make me want to have another baby. Right now. And mine is only seven months old!! And you look amazing. Congratulations! I'm glad she's here and everyone is doing well!

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    CurlyCraze says:

    I'm so happy for you and your family! Babies are SO much fun and grow up way too fast!

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    Claudia says:


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    Deanna says:

    She is beautiful. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I thought my 9.5 lb baby boy was big. Ha!!! Congratulations!!!

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    Janelle says:

    Oh yum! She looks absolutely delectable! That is one big baby! :)

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    Mama Blogger says:

    I knew it! I knew when there was no post yesterday that there was something exciting going on!

    And I have to just cross my legs at the thought of an 11lb baby. Luckily those 11lbs make some truly kissable, chubby cheeks.


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    Sheila says:

    She is ADORABLE!!
    Many congratulations!

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    Crystal says:

    Congrats! She is adorable!

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    Heather says:

    Congratulations–she is adorable and you look fantastic after birthing an 11 pound baby!

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    Amy says:

    Absolutely precious! I'd love to kiss on those cheeks!!!

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    Kelly says:

    Big babies are the best! Ah those cheeks are irresistible! She's a beautiful girl and you look incredible! Congratulations!

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    Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition says:

    what a chunk!! big congrats!!

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    Sommer says:

    Oh my goodness… 11 pounds of chubbalicious perfection! I could sniggle her up all day long. She's an angel. Congratulation and kiss all those baby toes for me.

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    frillsfluffandtrucks says:

    Congratulations! She is BEAUTIFUL! A perfect size too–almost exactly the same size as my first born except my daughter was 22.25 inches long. Other than that, the same size! It is so neat to see other newborns who are a similar size to my own–makes my memories come flooding back!

    ~ Saraht

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    Marian says:

    Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you. You look GREAT, can't believe that you just gave birth on those pictures. And what a beautiful baby too! Enjoy every minute

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    Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    Awww – so very sweet!!! Congratulations!!

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    Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness, those chubby cheeks!
    I kept checking back to see if she was here yet since you had been absent from here for a few days! Congratulations to you all!!

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    Kimberly says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Those cheeks are fabulous!

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh she is so beautiful just like her momma! I love those cheeks! Congratulations!

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    Snowda says:

    She is so adorable and beautiful. Congratulations!!!

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    emma says:

    aw… HOW CUTE! congrats!

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    Annie Place says:

    Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower of your blog and am expecting my precious baby boy to arrive any day now too! This post makes me so excited. Congratulations!

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    Emily says:

    Congratulations! She's so cute! Love the pictures. :)

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    Rosie says:

    She is beautiful and I think you're super woman for carrying & pushing out that much baby all while looking gorgeous! Here's hoping you didn't stock up on too many size 1 diapers. :)

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    Natalёk says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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    Anshu says:

    Aww! congratulations on your bundle of joy. She's Oh soooo! pretty.

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    Matt and Chelsey Davis says:

    Yeah! Congrats! She is so super sweet!

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    mrsdiff says:

    She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Congrats!

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    L.A. says:

    Congratulations! She is absolutely precious. And you look fabulous even in a hospital gown!

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    leigh7911 says:

    Congrats! She's so sweet. :)

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    Camille says:

    Sooo happy for you! You are beautiful! And your mom…pretty lady! Glad everything went well.

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    Leanne says:

    That's a good day to have a birthday! (I should know!) What a precious baby! congrats!

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    Mrs. P says:

    Congrats, Ashley! She is so beautiful. You are a far braver woman than I for pushing a baby that size out! I think I need to have a chat with my little man about size! lol

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    Jolynn says:

    Oh those cheeks!!!! She is adorable, and I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!

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    Mrsblocko says:

    oooh! congrats! I just wanna pinch those cheeks. what a cutie!

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    Leigh Anne says:

    You go MOMMA! With that delivery you've probably already lost all your baby weight…..LOL! She is adorable :) Loving the non-crafty posts, esp when it includes newborn photos!!

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    Amy says:

    Oh, my goodness – she is GORGEOUS! And oh, those cheeks!! :)

    Congratulations! Well done! ;)

    P.S. You look FABULOUS!!

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    Barb @ getupandplay says:

    I'm glad you had a good delivery- that's really wonderful! She is so beautiful and chubby and delicious!!

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    Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful – and those cheeks!! LOVE THEM! Enjoy!

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    Chrystal's Corner says:

    Look at those cheeks!! 11 lbs, that's a whole lot of baby to love:) Congratulations momma you did good.

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    Bec says:

    Oh, she is DARLING! Those adorable cheeks? How do you get anything done with those begging-to-be-smooched cheekies? She is beautiful! So is momma! Enjoy her… We can wait.

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    MICHELLE says:

    She is beautiful and adorable!!! CONGRATS!!!!! Get some rest.

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    Annie says:

    Wow! She is precious. And I don't think I ever looked that great in my pictures right after delivering babies. Lucky you! So glad that everyone is safe and sound. What a little chunk! Love that!

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    Wani says:

    Such a cutie!! I love those cheeks!!

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    Anonymous says:

    congratulations ashley! she's beautiful!!!! and you look fantastic yourself :0) enjoy your snuggles!

    – jen

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    Shore Girl says:

    Awww! She's BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats!

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    Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! & you just look amazing!

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    Sarah says:

    Those cheeks! I want to kiss them! Congratulations! She's adorable!

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    Amnah says:

    Oh… my….goodness!!! She is adorable!!! Oh those cheeks. I'd totally pinch those cheeks if she was in front of me. Congratulations!!
    Woohoo 11 pounds. I thought my 9 pounder was a big deal.

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    Jen Isackson says:

    Yay, congratulations…. she is quite an achievement!!!! Those cheeks are pretty great :)

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    Vixen says:

    Congratulations!!! So healthy and chubby, I love it! She's adorable. BTW, you are AMAZING that you can birth bigger babies!! Kudos to you!

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    - Brittany says:

    Awww, so sweet. Definitely cheeks you want to eat. 11 lbs. Wow! Our son was almost 10 lbs. and he looked like the baby that had been left in the nursery for 2+ weeks amidst all the wrinkly babies. Congratulations to you all.


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    Rach says:

    Really cute! (and I have three of my own cuties) she is so adorable…

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    Heather H says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful! And you look fantabulous, mama!

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    Kathleen says:

    Congratulations to you and your family. She is just beautiful. Your pictures made me tear up. Babies are like little pieces of heaven you can hold in your arms. I hope you get lots of rest as you all adjust life with three!

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    Lora says:

    she's so adorable!! congratulations. :)

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    Donya says:

    Yay! Many congratulations to you. She is a beautiful baby, just like her momma!

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    Krystal says:

    She is so so so pretty! Congrats!

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    Amanda says:

    My baby was born right on her due date but was pretty tiny, I remember she didn't hit 11 lbs until she was about 13 weeks old! Bravo to you for delivering such a big bundle of love. She's precious.

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    Michelle says:

    Oh, she is just precious. Congratulations to you and your family. It is so exciting to have a new addition, and it is so beautiful. My baby is not a baby anymore, they grow so fast. I hope you and you kiddo's enjoy every moment of the new bundle of joy.

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    Betsi* says:

    Oh, those cheeks!! She is scrumptious! Love her up good for us! Congratulations!

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    Rachel Holloway says:

    so, so, so totally happy for you and your sweet little chunk! :) You're the supertrooper of all women–that's all I have to say! lol
    BIG HUGS!!!

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    M.L.J.C. says:

    I think that is the most gorgeous new mommy pict I've seen! And your sweet little one has the most squeezable cheeks I've ever seen on a newbie – love it!

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    Aaron and Kristi says:

    congrats! She is so adorable!!!

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    Barbara says:

    Congratulations, she's precious!

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    Sarah says:

    Congratulations! ! She looks perfect. (Hugs)

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    Rachael @ The Little Birdie says:

    Oh those cheeks!! What a doll!! Congrats! And let me just say, you look FANTASTIC in those post-delivery pics. Labor was good to you mama! haha! {Oooh, ooh! I see your pretty little knit blanket being used already.. Too cute! ;)}

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    The Hartley's says:

    Congrats!!! I love love those chubby cheeks. Enjoy every minute of it.

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    Rachel D says:

    Hooray for such a sweet new baby! Hopefully eleven pounds means she'll sleep and eat better than the tiny ones.

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    Michele says:

    She's darling! Have fun!

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    aubrey says:

    She is so dang cute! Good job Momma!

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    Brandy says:

    Oh Ashley, she is DARLING! And oh so delicious I am sure. Just look at those sweet cheeks! Congratulations!


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    Jenni says:

    wow! you go mama, 11 pounds!

    she is beautiful!

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    Anne Marie... says:

    that's wonderful news! and she's beautiful..and look amazing!

    I'm waiting for mine to be held! any day now (but I think the stork needs a GPS system)

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    Pam says:

    You are all so beautiful and happy! Congratulations on the newest addition to your family. You look wonderful after just giving birth.

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    Spence Ohana says:

    11 lbs. of cuteness! Glad you only had to push for 15 minutes, that's how my 2nd was too. Congratulations and enjoy your new bundle of joy!

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    Rachel says:

    Congratulations! I am impressed by such a large baby, she is adorable!

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    Joni says:

    Awwwe! Congratulations! She is perfectly adorable!!! LOVING those cheeks!

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    Anonymous says:

    She is adorable!! And I'm very impressed with all 11lbs of her! Now you can really say you have good child-bearing hips!
    (my fist was 9lbs 9oz. My second at 10lbs 2oz was MUCH easier. Funny that!).

    Congratulations again!

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    Lil Mama Stuart says:

    oh my goodness so big! so happy it was easy for you, and you look amazing!

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    greta @ topography says:

    Congratulations, she is beautiful (and you look great too!). My first was a chubba bubba (not that big though!) and I think it is a gift to get a big healthy start. Enjoy these precious days :)

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    Britney Anglesey says:

    Wow! Those are the most munchable cheeks ever! Congratulations and you look AMAZING! Enjoy the family!

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    Melissa Hislop says:

    Awwww. Congratulations! I want one! Well, not 11 lbs. but supposedly the bigger the baby the better the sleeper they are. I've been checking everyday for her arrival. I hope you are able to get some rest.

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    Valerie says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful addition to a lovely family.

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    Jenny says:

    Awwwwww! What a little treasure! Congratulations to all of you!

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    grammy and papi says:

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful "little" girl. You are so blessed. Brings back so many memories of my own 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Love those newborns!!!

    Have a God Filled Day

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    Aneczka says:

    Congratulations!!! She is absolutely perfect. And that date… I was born on March 2nd, at 6.45, but 29 years ago :) Now you see she has to be perfect :D
    Kisses for little cute lady!!!

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    OpanaskoART says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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    Tanya says:

    My goodness, what a gorgeous little chunk-o-baby! And don't you look pretty fabulous for a women who just gave birth! Congratulations to your whole family.

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    Heather says:

    congratulations she is adorable!!! Wow 11 pounds great job you are amazing!!!!

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    Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) says:

    Congratulations!!! 1 lbs is a ton. She is super cute. How do you look so good after giving birth. It took me a month to look good again.

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    Emily says:

    Congrats!!!!! Wow, 11 lbs… my peanuts weren't that until at least 6 months.

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    Colette says:

    She's ADORABLE! congratulations!

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    doublebatch says:

    What a blessing! Congratulations to your family. I had a 9 1/2 pounder in December and was surprised too that 'bigger babies' (that's what the doctors called him) get lots of attention too!

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    Brittney says:

    SO wonderful! and an 11 pound baby, whoo hoo! I had our little baby boy on Wednesday too… it was a great day to be born!

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    Barbara says:

    Congratulations! What a whopper! ;) I thought my 9lb 5 1/2 was big, you make me look like an amateur ;) She's adorable, and you look too good for having just given birth!

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    Megan and Will says:

    Oh my goodness, she's beautiful!! Good job!!!!! and CONGRATS!!

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    smitters says:

    What a pretty little lady you have! Congrats!

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    Ellen says:

    She is beautiful! I just want to kiss those adorable yummy cheeks!

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    Shannon says:

    I think Wonder Woman must secretly be named Ashley…11 lbs. earns you serious bragging rights! She is very beautiful and your whole family looks so thrilled. Enjoy! And don't worry about posting new stuff…I have a list a mile long from your blog to make and love!

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    Sisters of Grace says:

    How precious.Babys are wonderful!!!


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    Lisa says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! Such cheeks – love love love them! Congratulations to everyone – especially big brother and sissy! This is going to be so much for you all!

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    Allison {A Glimpse Inside} says:

    Adorable! And you look fantastic! Congratulations!

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    tomiannie says:

    Oh, she is just adorable! So sweet. Congrats!

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    Cammie says:

    I miss my baby being a baby! I want to squish those perfect cheeks!

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    Carrie says:

    She is gorgeous! And what a happy little family to come to. Congrats.

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    Michaela (aka Mama Michie) says:

    She's beautiful!! Congrats!!!

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    Anne Magee says:

    She's beautiful! Congratulations!

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    Emily says:

    She is GORGEOUS!!!
    I will no longer whine about my 9.5 lb babies.

    Congratulations, she is honestly beautiful.

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    prairiewhisper says:

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

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    The Brownings says:

    Oh she is perfect! I just want to squish those cheeks! Congrats!!

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    Stephanie says:

    Congrats! I love chubby babies… she's a doll!

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    Melody says:

    Congratulations ~ she's adorable ~ love her sweet cheeks ~ and you're a hero for delivering such big babies!

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    Amy says:

    Oh goodness – and I thought I had baby fever before I saw your post and your beautiful new daughter! haha. She is just too adorable for words. Those cheeks, those toes, those cheeeeeeeeeeeeks!! Such gorgeous kids you have :) Congratulations!

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    Ang & Ron says:

    beautiful Ashley, makes me want to stop time with my 5 month old twins. How they grow so fast. Enjoy

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    Bree says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful & you look fantastic! Enjoy your time with her while she's so little.

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    Cheryl G. says:

    Amazing baby and mama!

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    PDCScarbroughpage says:

    Congratulations! That is one amazing delivery. It nearly killed me (literally) getting 8 lbs 5 ounces to be born, so you're my hero! So glad it went well and she is healthy! Have fun and take a break! :)

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    Joshua and Cameron says:

    She is so cute! Congratulations!

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    Lacey says:

    Congratulations !!! Both mom and daughter are looking so gorgeous

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    pink and green mama MaryLea says:

    So beautiful!! Welcome to the world little one : )

    Wishing you all lots of extra snuggles!

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    :cahya schatz: says:

    congrats! :)

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    Janell R. Cropper says:

    I've been a follower of your blog for a while now, and I just want to say that that is one of the cutest most irresistable babies I have ever seen! Those cheeks are darling. :) Congratulations

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    SpartanGirl says:

    Congrats on your perfect little bundle of joy!!!

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    Laura says:

    Enjoy your beautiful newborn!!! Aren't they the best to snuggle?

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    Nicki says:

    What a beautiful baby! LOVE her cheeks. And I agree with the other comments – you look way too good to have just gone through labor! Enjoy your new little one!

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    Lacey says:

    Congrats!! she is ADORABLE!! Everyone looks so happy & well – best wishes!

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    Karena says:

    She is a little doll!! How you can look so great right after having a baby I don't know!!

    Do come and enter my Artful Offering!

    Art by Karena

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    Rachel says:

    Congratulations! What a sweet baby! So big too! I'm glad the whole experience went well!

    The baby picture of you caused my 3-year-old to ask, "That's a mad baby, Momma?" No, she just had a hard day! :)

    Glad you're all doing well!

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    Erin J. says:

    She is beautiful! So glad it went well and she took it easy on ya!

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    Justine says:

    so precious!
    look at her fuzzies!

    Just Better Together

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    Lori says:

    Mmmkay! NO ONE should look that great right after giving birth! That is insane! No wonder you produced such a beautiful baby girl!!

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    HillsRus says:

    She's beautiful! Congratulations!

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    Helpful Housewife says:

    Congrats! What a gorgeous girl with lots of hair for bows!

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    Megan says:

    Congratulations! Your little squishy is beautiful!

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    sandra says:

    congratulations she is just adorable, I wouldn't be able to put her down if she was mind she is just so huggable.I had a 10lb baby and he was easier to have then the 7lb one.

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    Lee Ann says:

    How CUTE is she?! And wow, do you look amazing after giving birth. My pictures are never publishable…Major congrats and wow, what a trooper–11 lbs! I'll stick with my 7lbers… =)

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    Cris Rosa says:

    Linda! Linda!
    Não tenho palavras para descrever!
    Fiquei emocionada!
    Parabéns para você e o papai por terem feito uma pessoinha tão linda!

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    Sarah says:

    She's ADORABLE!!!!!! Congratulations! It really looks like she's smiling at you in the first picture!!

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    Stephanie C. says:

    She's adorable! Congratulations!

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    Marissa says:

    Oh so cute! Don't you just want to hug her and squeeze her?! Love it!

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    Sarah Tolman says:

    Congratulations you guys! She is wonderful just like you.

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    Kelli Kegley says:

    Ahh… she's beautiful! Good job, mommy!

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    Mrs. Doodle says:

    absolutely gorgeous!!!!! congrats and yea that everything went perfect. snuggle on that sweet little baby girl. she's precious.

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    Sara says:

    Ashley, she is just precious! You look amazing to have just given birth, but then again, with just 15 minutes of pushing, I guess there wasn't much time to work up a nasty sweat! Congrats to you and your family on the new little bundle! Enjoy kissing those big cheeks!

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    Nichole says:

    Sooo sweet! She is a beautiful baby! Congratulations :)

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    Amy says:

    She looks great. And how do you look so good in your hospital pics? Yeesh. Congrats!

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    Breanne Crawford says:

    congratulations!! what an absolute beauty!!

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    Chocolate Drool and Kisses says:

    She is so cute! I love her round cheeks! I am glad everything went well for you guys!

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    Alisa says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy her while she's 'small'.

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    Stephanie says:

    Huge congratulations! Enjoy this time with her!

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    laundryontheline says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful!

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    Jennifer says:

    congratulations!!! such a sweet little(?) girl! You look amazing, too!

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    Abbey says:

    11 POUNDS!?!?! You could make all ugly stuff for the next year and we would still be in amazement of you!!!! But I'm sure you won't ;) – Congratulations!!!!!!! She's beautiful!!

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    Caroline @ Rugrats + Royalty says:

    Congratulations! She is absolutely breathtaking! Enjoy this precious time with her!

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    Nicole says:

    Congrats!! It's not everyday you hear about an 11 pound baby girl. Way to go! She's just adorable.

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    Brianne says:

    She is gorgeous! Congratulations! You look amazing too.

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    Sara says:

    Wow! 12 lbs!!! Well, you are obviously meant to have babies :) She is beautiful!

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    Bethany says:

    My goodness, Momma, you sure look beautiful right after that birth!

    And ooooh! What precious cheeks! She is just perfect, and I love the pictures of her siblings just adoring every bit of her!

    Enjoy these blessed first days home!

    ♥ Bethany

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    Megan King says:

    Congratulations!!! She really is so adorable and so squeezable!!! You will be missed here but you gotta just soak her up!

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    christa @ enSTYLEpedia says:

    oh my! 11lbs! You are my new hero…she looks so incredibly plump I want to hold her! I've got 5 more weeks till my little one comes and this just got me even MORE excited (I didn't think that was possible!) Enjoy your new baby!

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    Angel says:

    Congrats! What a beautiful baby girl! I notice that she is in her cute new knit blanket too ;)

    I had my 3rd in September and it is amazing how much easier it gets with each one. = )

    Glad that you are 'back' but enjoy your family time too….(we'll just be staring at our monitors waiting for your return…hehe)

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    Brianna says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Congrats to you and your family!!!!! She is a cutie patootie!!!! LOVE love love the cheeks….nothing better in the world than kissable baby cheeks!

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    Anonymous says:

    Precious! Makes me want another one already! Congrats!

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    prutsels says:

    This is great news! Enjoy all of you, big sister and brother look so adorable!

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    Kelli says:

    Congratulations! She is gorgeous, and I'm so happy that she's healthy. Also, she shares a birthday with someone pretty fun (me!). March 2nd is a great day! :)

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    Thompson says:

    I've never met you but I feel like I know you. I love reading your blog and following along with your little family. Congratulations. She's beautiful.

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    kate says:

    talk about making it and loving it!! congrats!

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    p says:

    Congratulations! She's so cute.

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    Clea says:

    Congratulations! Sharing a birthday with Dr. Seuss, how fun!

    I've been busy making your silk flower hair bows and cloth baskets for all of my soon-to-be-mother friends!

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    Laree says:

    Oh, those cheeks! That is one kissable newborn! She's beautiful!

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    Liberty says:

    She's absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulaions!

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    Steph and Tony says:


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    The Clines says:

    Congratulations! The pics with her big bro and big sis are wonderful!

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    Jeree says:

    Congratulations! She is an adorable addition to your beautiful family.

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    The Nicholson's says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful and you look way too good to have just had a baby!

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    The Smith Family says:

    Congrats on that sweet, yummy baby! She is precious! I'm so glad to share in the big baby club with someone :)

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    sharon says:

    cant hardly wait for more blogs! congrats on that beautiful kid!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Congratulations to you and your family, she is beautiful!!!!

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    Our really empty nest says:

    OMG, she is beautiful! Congrats, on such a big healthy baby girl! Thanks for sharing your great news with all of us! Sue

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    ByTheSea says:

    Oh goodness… What a beautiful baby … Congratulations

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    Whitney says:

    Congrats! I love having big babies, just not the delivery part! :)

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    Kristi says:

    Congratulations! I can't get over those awesomely cute cheeks! Way to go Momma! Love how cozy she looks in the blanket, she must know your love was wrapped around her.

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    Echo says:

    Congratulations! This is one GORGEOUS chunky monkey!

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    Jenny says:

    She is a beauty! Congrats on birthing an 11 lb baby! You are my here.

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    Clodagh a.k.a. Isra says:

    thanks for sharing such a lovely moment. happy babymoon to you all.

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    Shab2Fab says:

    Congrats :) What a beautiful little girl she is! I cant even imagine 11 pounds! Your amazing!

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    Diana Joy says:

    Ohhhh; I'm in love. She is so beautiful (as are your son and other daughter)…Congrats to you and hubby. Wonderful news. (3/2 is my granddaughters bday; just turned 1)…

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    kellywanhainen says:

    you look GORGEOUS. If i didn't see your little cutie, i would have never believed you had just delivered a little one! congrats!

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    Kelly says:

    Congrats! She's adorable! :)

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    Arley says:

    OMG, LOOK AT THOSE CHEEKS!!! I LOVE IT!! Congratulations to you all!

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    barneyn says:

    oh my goodness!
    How amazing is she!!
    11 lbs! holy cow! wow!! congrats!!

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    Sarah says:

    Congratulations! You look amazing! And wow, my biggest was 9lbs 14oz, and I thought he was huge enough!! She is gorgeous.

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    CurlyKye says:

    Awwwwwww CONGRATS!

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    Alicia says:

    Ashley~ CONGRATS!! You look so beautiful! Darling baby! And 11 pounder–wowsers! After your story last week, I am dying to ask Rob how much she weighed ;)

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    Macu says:

    Congratulations! She's so cute.

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    Amie says:

    OMG Congratulations… she is just gorgeous and oh so chubby and beautiful :o)

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    Carole says:

    Congratulations!! It's been said, but she is beautiful.

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    Erin says:

    Congratulations…enjoy this time with your newly expanded family. Babies are just so magical.

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    Meital says:

    Congratulations! what a beautiful baby! I hope everything will be easy and peaceful.

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    Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle says:

    Oh my gosh, she is so beautiful! I love the photos of your family with her, they all look so incredibly happy to have her here! Congratulations! <3

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    Jennifer says:

    Congratulations to you and your family! She's lovely!

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    HOMEmomMADE says:

    congrats! what a gorgeous lil girl! and beautiful family :D

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    Helena says:

    Congratulatins! She's so beautiful!

    PS: I love your Blog :))))****

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    Annie Perez says:

    I'm so happy for you! What a gorgeous baby!!!! I'm beaming from ear to ear :)

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    Splendid says:

    Oh my! She looks beautiful! Praise God. Congratulations on such a marvelous treasure!

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    kelly says:

    An Angel yes she is:o)

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    Amy Kirchhoff says:

    Wow! She's a big, beautiful bundle! I'm happy to hear about your labor ease. (Super envious but happy for your blessing.) You look blissfully happy.

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    Liza Henderson says:

    She is amazingly adorable!! Glad you are all home and healthy. WOW!! 11 lbs. Great job Momma!

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    Fischtown Lady says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes for the whole family. For the little lady a happy and healthy long life. She is so sweet. When I see the picture I have my baby in mind. Have with the scent in the nose only the newborn.

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    Leigh the sewing diva says:

    she is absolutely stunning!!! looking at her makes me want another one so badly! Enjoy!

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    Emily says:

    She is really cute.

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    Casey says:

    Congratulations! She is precious!

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    Lady Multi-Tasker says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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    Jesy says:

    so amazing~~ beautiful little one~ Congratulations to you and your family!!

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    Cami says:

    Congratulations! She is so precious!

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    Megan says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful, and you look amazing! :)

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    kinuki says:

    Muchisimas felicidades.El bebé es precioso.Bsos.

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    Katie says:

    Congrats! She's beautiful!

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    Sarah says:

    She's adorable! Congrats!

    And how do you look so great after being in labor? Am jealous, have never been able to look cute in the hospital pictures.

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    Johanne says:

    Soooo cute. Congratulations!!!

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    Lynne says:

    Congratulations! She is a beauty!

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    Cyn says:


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    valer83 says:

    Adorable !!! congratulations for all your family !! I'm reading your blog for a long time without leave a comment but.. I can't resist to this beautiful girl ;) hapiness and health welcome baby !!!

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    Tari says:

    I'm glad the miserable-ness of the last of the third trimester didn't drag on too much for you! Congratulations!

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    Meaghan says:

    Congratulations! I'm jealous..Due in 5 weeks and need some newborn snuggling! I am not envious that you had an 11 pounder, though. Wow! I'm on the road to a 10 pounder, so hopefully she won't surprise us! Oh, and you look amazing having just given birth (an inspiration for me to doll myself up before heading to the hospital). Enjoy those cheeks!

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    Maria says:

    Congratulations Ashley! You made her and love her, lol! She is just precious! What a beautiful baby girl!

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    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! She's sooo CUTE!

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    Courtney says:

    Oh my goodness, those cheeks! Those Cheeks!!


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    Anonymous says:

    The best "Make It Love It" of all time! Congratulations! You have a beautiful family.

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    Anonymous says:

    The best "Make It Love It" of all time! Congratulations! You have a beautiful family.

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    Kari-Lynn says:

    congrats. i can't wait to get my little girl to love on too..she comes in june though so i'm crafting for now getting ready!!!

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    Laylabean says:

    Congratulations. She's adorable!!

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    Racheal says:

    She is so SWEET!! I LOVE those cheeks, my boys were 6 lbs. 10 oz. and 6 lbs. 5oz. No squishy cheeks here. Congrats to your lovely family!

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    Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE says:

    AUUUUUGH SO CUTE! There is nothing I love more than a cute little porkchop to love on. Chubby babies are soooo cute! Also it's nice that you don't have to panic right away if they get sick, they're not going to waste away on you in one day. And look at those cheekies!
    and Good GRAVY, eleven pounds! hahaha. That's pretty much a three month old right there! I mean, not my three month old. My three month old is 15 pounds and has two teeth. But, you know. OTHER three month olds. ;)

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    S says:

    She is gorgeous. My little girl weighed 6 lb 14 oz – I can't even imagine 11 lbs and I'm a tall girl too!

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    Tomena says:

    Heaven's to Betsy! 11lbs.! My biggest was my easiest too. She's BeaUtiFUl and so are you. Congratulations.

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    Beth @ Free Stylin' says:

    What a beautiful baby! Congratultions to you all!!

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    Allana Martian says:

    Congratulations!! Her cheeks ARE yummy! What a doll baby! You are blessed, indeed, and I love that you laughed during your labor. I laughed with my last baby, and he is the happiest of my 5. :-) Always smiling and laughing.

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    Barbara says:

    What a pretty baby, and a beautiful family. Congratulations.

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    Jo says:

    Congratulations. Great to finally have her here!

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    TiLT says:

    Congrats!!!! That's the best Make It & Love It yet!!

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    sheilaa131 says:

    Congratulations. What a beautiful new baby and beautiful family. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    meire says:

    She's beautiful! Congratulations!!! !

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    Kimberly says:

    Ohhhhh, congratulations!! She's so beautiful and perfect and chubby and sweet and ahhhh, a new baby is so wonderful. You look fabulous, by the way, way too good for having a baby moments earlier. :)

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    Clair says:

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy every moment! xxx

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    Suzi says:

    Congratulations, she is beautiful!

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    Megan says:

    Congrats! She's so beautiful! I LOVE those cheeks! So glad you both are doing well!

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    Ana @ Don't Fear the Ripper says:

    Congratulations, she's so sweet! And you look so awesome for someone who just delivered 11 lbs. worth of baby :). Good luck with everything!

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    Kim and Jim says:

    She looks a lot like the pic you posted of you, when you were a baby! Holy cow, 11 lbs is huge! 2 of my babies have been 8 1/2 lbs, the other 2 were preemies: one at 4.12, the other at 3.11, so I am all over the board :)

    Congratulations on a beautiful baby- she really looks so perfect!!

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    Sacrifices of Joy says:

    So adorable! LOVE the baby cheeks!! God bless!!

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    ZeMarmotte says:

    Welcome to the world, little miss sunshine!
    I hope mommy is getting well.
    Congratulations to the happy parents and good thoughts to elder ones.
    Nice family for sure.

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    Manuelita says:

    Your new baby girl is adorable!! congratulations all your family
    (by the way…your mother is beautiful)

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    Vicki says:

    Absolutely stinking adorable! Congrats! :)

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    Pam says:

    She is beautiful just like her big sister and littler brother. Congratulations!!!

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    Cerise says:

    Congrats! She's gorgeous!

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    Theresa says:

    Aww what a pretty little girl, and what a beautiful family yall make! Congrats!

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    Emily - faliLV says:

    COngrats! She is 22 inches of perfection!! You look amazing too!

    11 lbs – shoot! Mine was 10.2 two weeks early and I thought I was uncomfy! Welcome to the world little girl!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful! Blessings to the whole family.

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    demandablog says:

    So cute and out of control chubby! Congratulations!

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    Ali says:

    Congratulations! She is a beauty & you look fantastic!

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    Joana Aparecida says:

    Very,very beautiful
    Congratulations! She is adorable!!!!

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    tracyp says:

    Congrats!!! She is beautiful!

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    Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful HEALTHY angel. She came with pre-installed baby fat!! Love the way your other two were looking at her. Beautiful family. Congrats.

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    Jackie says:

    Oh those cheeks! I want to pinch them :) And look at you all beautiful and glowing. Enjoy your moments with her, and we'll still be here when you're back to crafting again :)

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    cheldi says:

    Congratulations! Lovely photos, too. My 10.5 pounder will be turning 1 year old in 2 weeks. Big big babies are the best :)

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    Three Men and a Lady (plus a baby) says:

    she is just beautiful ashely!!! and you are just as much so. Congrats to you all! We need to talk… SOON! love ya~!

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    Sippy Cup Central Mom says:

    Just perfect! Karen

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    Mindy says:

    I'm sure I'm not the first to say it but, looks like another successful "Make it and Love It project." You did pretty great on this one too. She sure is a keeper!

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    Michelle says:

    Oooohmygoodness! Your little doll is just TOO freakin cute!!! I absolutely love her squishiness and her chubby cheeks! Congratulations!

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    Codi says:

    Sooo wonderful!! She's absolutely kissable! You look great, glad to know everything is going so well!!

    Ooohhh…she makes me want to have another baby sooooooo stinkin' bad!

    Congrats to you and your family!

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    Molly says:

    She is PRECIOUS! Congrats!

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    StrawberryMel says:

    I can't believe you have 332 comments!! Congratulations! I can't believe 11 pounds. I know that I don't know you but I can't believe anyone could have an 11 pounder!! Good for you!! Love the cheeks! :)

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    Jenny says:

    All of your kiddos are super adorable!! What a big beauty she is :) Congrats!

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    Rachel רחלי גזית says:

    what a darling!!!
    11 pound?! wow!!! she can go straight to second grade LOL
    congratulations, enjoy her and with her many years.
    in Hebrew we say: MAZAL TOV

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    Msartist says:

    Baby Love!! Congratulations!! What a lovely addition to your family. Take care ~Theresa

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    Brenda says:

    I think your husband should buy you something with the bet he won. After all you just gave him a great gift!

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    Molly Moo Creations says:

    Congratulations ~ she is gorgeous!!! And you look STUNNING for someone who just gave birth – wish I looked that good with all mine!!

    Enjoy your precious new bundle!!


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    Anne says:

    congratz!she soooo adorable…and God Bless you all!

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    akraftycatch says:

    She is just absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to you and your family:)

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    Andrea Lee U.R. says:

    This post was NOT good for me because I keep telling myself I am done having kids……..but after seeing those adorable pictures…….I want another one!!
    You look better after giving birth than I do on a normal day. Not fair!!
    P.S. I love your blog!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Your baby is so cute good luck

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    Mrs. Knitters says:

    Congratulations :)))) she is soooo cute :)

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    Michelle says:

    Hooray, she's here! And she looks perfect. And you look great, especially for the size of the baby you just had. Take it easy, stop reading these comments, and go get some rest! :)

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    Hele says:


    congratulations to all the family from Spain

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    GaMtnScrap says:

    Congratulations, she is BEAUTIFUL! And you look simply glowing! Glad that all is well! Enjoy those little cheeks and toes….

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    Danny & Crystal says:

    Ash–you look AMAZING! Congrats, she is absolutely beautiful. Looks like big sister & brother are thrilled to have her :) Hope you all are adjusting well & getting some sleep! Tell that hubby of yours to hang in there for school–we know how rough those first few weeks can be :) Glad that your mom is there to help out–wish we lived close so we could help out too though :(

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    Anonymous says:

    Ashley I can't get over how AMAZING YOU look after just giving birth!! Beautiful! Congrats to you, Steve and the rest of the family!

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    Mirian Santos says:

    She's beautiful and you look way too gorgeous to have just given birth! So happy you and baby are doing well! Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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    Anonymous says:

    Ashley and Steve, I am so excited for you. And I am glad that you are doing well Ashley. I feel so honored that Steve would call us. Little Cheeks (as he called her) is adorable. Good job you two. Give everyone a hug from me. Trina

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    Zar says:

    congratulatios! soooo cute baby!!!!!!1

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    Tania says:

    Congratulations with your beautiful babygirl!

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    Brenda Sue says:

    Congratulations!! Our babies almost had the same birthday!

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    Audra says:

    Congrats! I'm glad everyone is happy and healthy!!
    My birthday is also March 2nd!

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    Cindy says:

    Those. Cheeks. Are. SOOOOO. Kissable!!!!! It makes me laugh ~ my youngest weighed 15lbs at a year! Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations. I felt like I was holding my breath in anticipation the last few days. Did you give her a name?
    She's beautiful!

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    corilove says:

    Awww she's so cute! Congrats! And you look AMAZING!

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    Anja says:

    Congrats!!!! She looks beautiful and perfect!

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    RaD says:

    Congratulations! Can't wait to see more!

    My two were 9 lbs 10oz and 8 lbs 15 oz, so while your baby was still bigger I can totally feel for you. but lucky you, 15 minutes!

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    mummy-who-cooks says:

    Greetings all the way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia..!

    Congratulations..!!!! She is so adorable..!

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    sebclar says:

    Congratulations! She's beautiful, and you look amazing!
    All the best to your family:)

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    terrid614 says:

    ohhhh my goodness!!! she is just gorgeous!! i think she is one of the prettiest little chubby cheek girls i have ever seen! (and i have 3 princess' of my own!!!)
    congrats to you and your family!!

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    Joanna says:

    Congrats Ashley!
    She's beautiful. Your little guy looks so giggley. You look gorgeous no matter what you wear.

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    MissM says:

    Congratulations! What a pretty little addition to your family.

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    The Woman Undone says:

    same day as Dr. Seuss!!!!!

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    Diane says:

    Absolutley beautiful…CONGRATS!

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    Allison the Meep says:

    Congratulations!! She's perfect. You really took the whole "Make It and Love It" thing literally, huh? :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful!!! What is her name though>….

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    Dalling Family says:

    Hurray! Congrats on another beautiful baby girl! She is adorable – wish you the best of luck!

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    Kinley says:

    She is beautiful, Ashley! Congratulations!

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    Two Dollars says:

    she is a cutie! Also, it's funny to see pics of a newborn with the logo "Make It and Love It" on them as it is apt ;)

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    Quriky Since 1988♥ says:

    Congratulations!!! Beautiful little girl!

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    Jennifer P says:

    Woooo hooooo! Congratulations to the whole family!

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    Giannina says:

    She is Just Beautiful!!!

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    Bloggy Mama says:

    Congratulations!! She is absolutely perfect and WOW!!
    Blessings to your lovely family :)

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    Sarabeara says:

    wow! What a beautiful baby… oh no I think im getting baby hungry again. Thanks a lot:)

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    mummy-who-cooks says:

    Greetings from all the way from Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

    OMG, she is sooooooooo adorable.

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    ivyworis@ says:

    congrats to you and your family. best wishes from malaysia….

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    willemijn says:

    Congratulations, what a yummie baby!
    I hope she will have a wonderful life!
    The best to you and your family.

    The netherlands

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    Anonymous says:

    I am new to your blog. Love all the ideas you've shared. Congratulations on your newest addition, she is such a cutie and you look beautiful as well.

    We are expecting our first girl in May and I can't wait to make some of the things on your tutorial. After two boys I am in girly heaven!

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    Dylan'sMommy316 says:

    Congratulations!! She is so, so, so cute! Love those chubby cheeks. :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh wow 11 pounds. She is absolutely adorable! Enjoy your new baby love!!

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    tweed fox says:

    She is absolutely gorgeous!!!! my boyfriends sister just gave birthday in january, and to see such a tiny bundle is just the best thing. Shes beautiful. She's got a great mommy, daddy and siblings. :)

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    Kimberly says:

    Such sweet pictures. Congratulations!
    I had three babies. The first two were 6 lbs 3 oz and the third was 6 lbs 1 oz. I figured that was my limit. So an 11 lb baby, to me, is like a 6 month old.
    Bless you!
    She is beautiful!

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    *reyanna klein* says:

    11 pounds! You ROCK!

    I just found your blog before you got pregnant, so I love that I've been following you this whole time. I was pregnant then too… had a miscarriage in September (at 14 weeks), and now I'm pregnant again… in my 20th week! YAY!

    LOVE your blog! Your family is too cute for words. Congrats on your little one (I love names and want to know her name SOOOO bad! LOL). Enjoy her! Can't wait to see more photos as she grows up with your other two cuties! :-D

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    Katie says:

    She is gorgeous! You are glowing and gorgeous too. I've never seen a picture of you before. You are strikingly gorgeous. I'm so happy for you! This makes me want a second! We have a 14 month old. Congrats! We love you!

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    Landon and Kylie says:

    Congrats! Such great news!

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    Angela says:

    Oh she is so cute! Hope you get LOTS of snuggle time with her. Someone said this great advice to me when I had our little guy: Snuggle as much as you can now with your baby because the rest of "life" and projects, to-do lists etc. can wait and will always be there, but that newborn stage is so fleeting so ENJOY it! (and of course sleep as much as you can :)

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    Leslie says:

    Congratulations!!! She is adorable!!! I can't even imagine having a baby that big! My biggest so far was only 6#s 13oz!

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    KelliSue Kolz says:

    Thanks for posting your daughter's newborn photo. She's gorgeous. One tip as a mother to a 11lbs. 14 ozer – expect that she will drop weight exceeding the expected 10%. She's carrying extra water, and she'll equal out in a little while, so just keep nursing! I'm diabetic- we needed a single ounce of formula to get her glucose up, but then it was just nurse, nurse, nurse the mom's milk. The hospital was unfamiliar with the growth pattern of a nearly 12 lbs. baby so they were quite nervous – in case yours is too, hang in there.

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    EvaMarieva says:

    Congrats. She is beautiful!

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    dana says:

    oh Ashley,
    She's gorgeous and so are you and your family!
    and I'm loving those new guitars today. Very cool!!

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    Lizzy Mac says:

    Those cheeeeeeks!!!! I had chunky cheek babies too and I STILL nibble on my 15-month-old's squishy little cheeks. They are so irresistable!

    Congratulations. She is absolutely captivating.

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    Annie says:

    What a doll!!! Congratulations!
    My baby girl is almost 4 months…..and 11 pounds! :) Have fun and enjoy every minute! :)

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    Hannah says:

    Congratulations! She is a treasure!

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    The Nortys 4 says:

    Oh my, she's almost double what my last one weighed! Good work! She's adorable! Congrats!

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    Bella Bleu says:

    Congrats and she is beautiful!

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    Bella Bleu says:

    Congrats and she's beautiful!

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    Kara A P says:

    Congratulations! She's a darling little baby! My second one was on the chunkier side too. Love the cheeks and rolls!

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    Nina says:

    Congratulations from Brazil! My husband and my 8 year-old girl, saw some of your pics here, but since last year i've been reading your blog and I LOVE! Your little girl is very very cute, and you have a beautiful family.
    Ps.: I'm from Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

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    Emreen says:

    Congratulations…!! She's very beautiful !!

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    Maine Baby Treats says:


    11 pounds… impressive.

    Congratulations and best wishes as a family of 5 now.

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    Aubrey says:

    Oh wow! 11 lbs?! You are my hero! Congrats! She is absolutely beautiful and munchy!!!

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    annie says:

    Oh my goodness!! Those are the most amazing cheeks! I had a big baby (not quite that big) and I loved it. He didn't feel as "breakable" as my others. I also felt I could get in there and give him some good kisses right off the bat. Congratulations!! Adjusting to another baby is a challenge, but all the newborn stuff is so worth it! ENJOY!

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    Selective Crafter says:

    Your precious baby brought tears to my eyes, I have 3 of those too big now. May God Bless you and your family.

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    Mel O'Drama says:

    how do you look that beautiful after just delivering?!? congrats!

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    Blooming Mommy says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful! Glad everything went ok! Muah!

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    kristen hoff says:

    Beautiful! There are always benifits to big babys, they love their sleep. At least that was my how it was for me both of my 10pounders.

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    Lisa says:

    what a sweet baby…congratulations!

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    Krista says:

    Congrats! My "little" boy was born in Nov at 11 lbs, 5 oz :) We love chubbies :) He was also in the NICU, which was even funnier since he's HUGE compared to the preemies in there. One of the nurses said she had preemie twins that didn't weigh 11 lbs together. She's precious. Congrats again!

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    Annie Perez says:

    I love it. I love her. I love all your kids. I got 5 of my own. But I'll take yours any day.

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    Danielle says:

    This is the first time I've seen your site and I LOVE it! You are sooo generous with your tutorials. Thank you! Congratulations on the new baby girl. She is a beautiful baby!

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    ~ Kim ~ says:

    Adorable! Hope you're getting lots of rest too. She's so cute. I can't wait to meet my little man in June now!

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    Karen G. says:

    Congratulations!! She's absolutely beautiful! Just adorable! I'm glad you are both doing well–and keep the pictures coming!

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    Bev Tank says:

    She looks just like her mama! She is beautiful!!!

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    Rachel says:

    I don't really ever comment but I had to post a comment on this. Congratulations to you and your family. How precious are her cheeks!? I have 2 girls and neither of them had chubby cheeks till later. I LOVE chubby babies. Hope all is well.

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    Adrienne says:

    She is soo cute!! I hade no idea you were even pregnant–Do you have any names yet? Congrats

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    Jordy and Paiger says:

    Hahaha I am totally going to get swallowed up by all these great comments! haha. I just wanted to say congrats! Those cheeks are sooo kissable. It's a big difference from my 5 lbs baby. You look great. You are gorgeous! We have great genes don't we:) Love you cuz! Take care! I hope to meet her one day:)

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    Aubrielle says:

    Congratulations!! I dream of the day that my hubby will say I can have another one!

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    Spring says:

    Congratulations on your not-so-little bundle of joy! She's is beautiful!

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    tiff says:

    OMGsh, she is so precious!! you are one lucky lady to have such perfectly healthy babies. Congratulations!!!

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    Maryann says:

    COngrats! What a blessing!

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    mj says:

    i was ok with not having any more babies until 20 seconds ago. she is adorable. i have big babies too. and i love them. good luck with the next few months. i hope and pray that the transition is easy for you!

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    Marta says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, she IS yummy!!

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    Katelyn says:

    congrats!! she is just the cutest…i love her chunky cheeks :)
    super cute family

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    Britta says:

    Congratulations, she is so adorable!
    My oldest son, who is now almost 12 and skinny as a rail, was 11 lbs. 9oz. He was beautiful, and such a great baby. We love those BIG babies! BTW, I'm jealous about you only having to push for 15 min. I had to push for 1 hour and a half. But by the time I got to my 4th one labor was shorter. I love your blog!

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    Kristen Duke Photography says:

    she is SO beautiful!!! I love to read your comments, you are a truly happy mama, it is so nice and refreshing to hear that others love motherhood as much as I do.

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    Dacia says:

    Wowza, 11 lbs! I can't even imagine what that would be like. She's an absolute beauty! Congrats!

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    laura b. says:

    Just found your blog. Congrats. My first was 10lb 15oz.

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    Abby says:

    Just catching up on your blog. Congratulations. Your 1 baby weighed more than my triplets combined birth weights!

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