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Thank You, Lord…

by Kelly Crawford


Ellia Brynn Crawford

“God has answered”

Rejoicing that our sweet baby is finally here! I’ll post more details of my first natural labor later (when I feel like it 😉   I woke up in labor at 3 a.m. Tuesday and spent the day at home with labor pains starting and stopping–it was quite torturous emotionally, but not too bad physically.  We headed in with much stronger contractions around 7 p.m. that night.  Quite opposite what we were expecting, I was in labor through the night and didn’t give birth until around 10 am. Wednesday morning.


We’ve gotton some rest today, but need a lot more.  Thank you SO much for your prayers…I’ll have more in a few days.

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Susan July 15, 2009 - 6:07 pm

Kelly she is so beautiful! Congratulations!

Jen W. July 15, 2009 - 6:11 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You both look great!! Job well done momma!!

Jane July 15, 2009 - 7:02 pm

Wonderful!! She’s beautiful. We love the pictures. Hope you get some rest- ha in a hospital… rest? Anyway, maybe after you get home. Love to all, the Boyds

Lisa July 15, 2009 - 7:07 pm

Thank you for sharing God’s blessing to you with us. She is beautiful! Solo Deo Gloria!

laura July 15, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Congratulations! We just had #7 3 weeks ago and it was my first natural labor as well. Amazing experience. God taught me so much!

In Christ, Laura

Tonya July 15, 2009 - 8:11 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!She is beautiful:)Doing the Happy Dance here in SC that all went well.

Quinn July 15, 2009 - 8:36 pm

Oh my, isn’t she simply beautiful?!

Rest well Kelly 😀

Tina July 15, 2009 - 8:40 pm

Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

Sarah July 15, 2009 - 8:57 pm

Congratulations! She is just beautiful.

Kim M July 15, 2009 - 8:58 pm

She is so cute and chubby; she barely looks newborn! You look wonderful too. I am looking forward to hearing the details of your birth story too. Get some rest 🙂

Lainie July 15, 2009 - 9:48 pm

What an amazing blessing to finally get to meet face to face the one that that’s been kicking you all those months! Congrats!

HeatherHH July 15, 2009 - 10:09 pm

This sounds so familiar. My most recent delivery (#5) in January, my labor began at about 2 am. We loaded up to go to our birthing site (homebirth in another house) in the early morning. Contractions stayed spaced and not too strong all day; hard emotionally, but not physically. Finally picked up at about 7 pm (like with you), but I had my baby by 3 am. Longest stage of hard labor I’d had yet, but not as much as yours.

I’d forgotten this was your first drug-free labor. I’m so glad that you had a good nurse. I didn’t with my firstborn in my only hospital birth, not bad, not good, just okay. When I started to get close to transition, I got nubain. I had wanted to be drug-free, but it was hard without active encouragement, and without someone to tell me that I was getting close. Good for you in sticking to your decision when experiencing the end of labor for the first time drug-free.

Lucy T July 15, 2009 - 11:20 pm

I am so happy for you.I so hope I will get the joy of being pregnant and delivering a healthy baby again.

Mrs. Price July 15, 2009 - 11:51 pm

She is beautiful!!! Praise the Lord you are both doing well!!! Congratulations!

Elizabeth July 15, 2009 - 11:55 pm

Oh my goodness! I skip reading your blog for 1 day and look what happens! 😀 Congratulations!

Bethany Hudson July 16, 2009 - 12:39 am

Congratulations! You must be so proud, Kelly–of your daughter and of yourself. You are so, so blessed. Ah, every birth truly is such a miracle. It sounds cliched but truly it isn’t–how can it be? Birth is incredible, and so is your little girl. Be happy, my friend, and get lots of rest. My prayers are with you.

Jennifer July 16, 2009 - 12:55 am

Congratulations!! She looks beautiful, as do you!! What a blessing:)

Mommy Reg July 16, 2009 - 1:05 am

Wow Kelly! She is amazing! I haven’t commented in a long while but had to tell you congratulations on your newest blessing. 🙂

Mrs. Anna T July 16, 2009 - 1:32 am

Kelly, she’s a delicious baby. :o) Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear the birth story.

Sarah F July 16, 2009 - 3:31 am

Kelly, you’ve just given birth and you look amazing! Ellia is a beautiful baby. Congratulations!

Mandi July 16, 2009 - 5:41 am

WOO HOO! Praise the LORD! I love her name…she is just beautiful! Congratulations!

Annette July 16, 2009 - 6:09 am

You did it, Kelly! I am so proud of you. 🙂
Great job.
Take care of yourself and enjoy that precious bundle.

KB July 16, 2009 - 7:54 am

Truly, God is good! What an answer to prayer.
Hope that you’re getting some good rest and your family is basking in the warmth of God’s goodness!

Jen July 16, 2009 - 7:56 am

Mommy and Ellia are beautiful!!!! Great job!! rejoicing with you for the Lord’s goodness is never endiing! blessings, jen in al

Marianne July 16, 2009 - 8:46 am

She’s just perfect! Congratulations again!

Chele July 16, 2009 - 8:59 am

Congrats! She is beautiful!! God is good! 🙂

Rachel Falaschi July 16, 2009 - 9:47 am

Ellia is absolutely beautiful! What a great God we serve. Congratulations!

Jeaneen July 16, 2009 - 9:55 am

She is so precious and delicously chubby!Praise the LORD!

Kelly L July 16, 2009 - 11:54 am

Enjoy your newest addition! SOOO cute!

Daja July 16, 2009 - 12:20 pm

What a yummy little muffin!!! Ooooo! I could just squeeze her!

How are the kids taking to her?

So proud of you, Kelly!!!

The Schultz Family July 16, 2009 - 4:52 pm

Both Momma and daughter look great. Praise the Lord for His provision! What a true blessing from the Lord. We hope and pray that the He will continue to bless your family with many more.

Taunya July 16, 2009 - 6:05 pm

Congratulations Kelly and family!!! Your daughter is beautful, praise God!

Narobi July 16, 2009 - 6:56 pm

Ellia is beautiful! Praise God that He has blessed you yet again with another little soul to train up in the way that she should go! Your blog has been such an inspiration to me, and being a single 24yr old happily living at home with my family thankful for what God has convicted me on concerning biblical womanhood, I rejoice with you and your family! May there be many many more blessings in the future!

Laura G July 16, 2009 - 10:38 pm

Congratulations and bravo on the natural deal! Your little girl is beautiful, she really is a beauty… I know ya’ll are proud. God bless you all, hope you get some rest!

Jessica July 16, 2009 - 11:17 pm

WOW! Where to start? She is beautiful! You look wonderful and I am so proud of you. I knew that you could do it and you did. Way to go! Enjoy every moment. You are so blessed!

Jess in Peru

YCW July 17, 2009 - 7:17 am

Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

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