Molly Grace is here!!

January 17, 2013

Y’all. I’m the proudest aunt there ever was. My sister and her hubby welcomed Molly Grace into the world yesterday, and she’s the most precious little peanut ever!

And just so you know, you will see a ridiculous amount of pictures of this sweet child from now until forever. There’s my disclaimer.

Let me give y’all some background here… My sister had a high-risk pregnancy, and she’s been closely watched throughout this whole process. Since she was 28 weeks, she’s been to either her High Risk perinatal Doctor, or her OB/GYN at least twice a week, and she has taken such good care of herself and Molly throughout this entire process. Jen knew all about the risks involved in her pregnancy and what all could possibly go wrong, and she continued to fight fear and trust in God throughout her pregnancy. I’m just so proud of her.

Needless to say, God has sure protected these two and made sure it was the smoothest ride ever! He is so good – I don’t know why it’s so hard to trust Him sometimes. But once again, He has reminded me through this process that we should SERIOUSLY rest in His sovereignty and believe that He’s in charge of this whole life thing. Anyway, I know y’all just want to see a cute baby, so onto sweet Molly.

Jen and Stu checked into the hospital at 5 a.m. and they started getting things going. My parents and I got there around 8, and we just hung out, told stories, and laughed and laughed and laughed.

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My dad was a big goofball, as always, and I was getting a kick out of Stu… He was a great combination of nervous/hungry/giddy and so that made for a tall British guy nervously eating snacks, as he walked around smiling and giggling. Love it.

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I made shirts so Molly would know who we were when she was born ;)

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Jen had a smooth, fairly quick labor. When the nurses told her she was ready to push, they found out Jen’s OB/GYN was doing an emergency C-section on another patient, so I (without much thought) texted this to my dad:

“Doctor is doing an emergency C-section. When he gets back, Jen will start pushing.”

Yeah, wooooopsies. I think the first part of that text sent my parents into freak-out-mode for about .2 seconds.

So the picture on the left is before the doctor came back into the room, and the picture on the right is right when Molly was born. Precious moments, I tell ya. I’m surprised these pictures were in focus, since my eyes were welled up with tears and I couldn’t see much. Yay auto focus :)

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Hello little feetsies.

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Stu getting acquainted with Molly

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Check out that hair, y’all!!

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Stuart’s family lives in England, so they got to FaceTime with his mom for a bit so she could meet Molly.

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Sara McNeil posted the following on January 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm.

Beautiful! Thanks for the pix! Knew when she arrived that I could count on you to have pictures! Congrats Jen and Stuart! Welcome Molly!

Dan posted the following on January 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm.

Brittany these are great. Very sweet and definitely captured the moment and your precious little niece. Congrats and great job!

Dawn Glass posted the following on January 18, 2013 at 7:29 am.

Congratulations, Brittany! What a beautiful little gift Molly is! And the pictures are phenomenal! Thank you for sharing!

Grant posted the following on January 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm.

what a wonderful set of pictures of a fantastic Family. Each and everyone! Love ya’ll!

Grant posted the following on January 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm.

Now, about that long haired Dude?

Alexis Moran posted the following on January 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm.

What an awesome post! Congrats new auntie and she is adorable.You have such a talent!


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