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. :)

  3. 3
    ej236 says:

    She's beautiful! Congratulations!

  4. 4
    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!

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    You made it… You love it! Congratulations!

    Are you sharing her name?

  9. 9
    Rachel says:

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

  10. 10
    angie says:

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

  11. 11
    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!!

  12. 12
    Jenna says:

    Squishy and Chunkalicious.

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

    Love her! (Not that you don't…)

  13. 13
    Rae @ Rainbows and Dragonflies says:

    Congratulations on your newest one!

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    Jessica says:

    Congratulations! She is adorable :)

  15. 15
    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!

  17. 17
    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!!

  18. 18
    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.

  21. 21
    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.

  22. 22
    Kristen says:

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

  23. 23
    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.

  26. 26
    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!

  27. 27
    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!!

  30. 30
    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!!

  32. 32
    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!

  34. 34
    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!! :)

  39. 39
    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!

  42. 42
    Tori says:

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

  43. 43
    April says:

    Congratulations!! She's so cute!

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    Happy Together says:

    Hooray!! Congratulations on a beautiful healthy baby :)

  45. 45
    Dawn says:

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

  46. 46
    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!!!!! :)

  47. 47
    Rebekah says:

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

  48. 48
    The Dutch Girl says:

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

  49. 49
    Alicia Andrus says:

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

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    Beth Ann says:

    Congrats! She's absolutely beautiful!

  51. 51
    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.

  53. 53
    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


  54. 54
    Jo says:

    Congrats! Nothing like a new baby!

  55. 55
    Shirley says:

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

  56. 56
    Megan says:

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

  57. 57
    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!!

  58. 58
    sjones says:

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

  59. 59
    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!

  62. 62
    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!!!

  65. 65
    Janelle says:

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

  66. 66
    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.


  67. 67
    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!!

  78. 78
    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!

  82. 82
    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!

  83. 83
    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. :)

  85. 85
    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.