Third time’s the charm…

30 May

…literally!  She’s definitely our loveliest baby yet.  Don’t believe me?  Check out these pics of Josselyn Joelle!

She's so swollen from the birth, this is the only pic I am posting

She's so swollen from the birth, this is the only pic I am posting



Sisterly love #1

Sisterly love #1

Sisterly love #2

Sisterly love #2


I had wanted to include some pics of Bronwyn and Holly to compare.  I think Josselyn looks just like Bronwyn did, but with darker hair.  Also, without the weird nose… but it is late, and I am going to bed.  I will also write a more complete birth story later, but the highlights are that it took about 5 hours once contractions started, and the doctor didn’t make it in time to deliver her.  Unfortunate, since she was born with the cord around her neck, and I am pretty sure he could have had her released a little quicker than the nurse who did it (but she was wonderful and did the best she could). 

Josselyn is a super little nurser, and only lost 4 oz in the first 24 hrs.  She is already showing an aptitude for the cluster-feeding Olympics, taking it in turns to either eat or sleep for 5 and 6 hour stretches.  She has downy fine hair that is consistent with Bronwyn’s, but is dark like Holly’s, which makes for a very attractive baby!

Letting her sisters know that she knows that she's the baby now!

Letting her sisters know that she knows that she's the baby now!


12 Responses to “Third time’s the charm…”

  1. Erin May 30, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    Julie she is beautiful! Congrats to you and Bruce. Can’t wait to hear details, but seriously get some sleep!
    Love you so much! you are awesome!

  2. Thereas May 30, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    Hey Jules, You’ve got THREE gorgous baby girls now! Wow! Glad to hear things went pretty well (excluding cord-fiasco). I love reading your blogs (when I remember).

    All the best to the Howarths!

  3. Katrina May 30, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    I second all of what Erin says!! She’s beautiful!! I won’t continue on to write all the rest. But seriously, well done!! Congrats to you both. LOVE the names. I have this thing with J names and I love both of those. Hope you are well!

    Much love from the Jakolas

  4. Elaine May 31, 2009 at 8:47 am #

    she definitely looks like Bronwyn!! Can’t wait to met her in person.

    • linda May 31, 2009 at 8:59 am #

      she’s s cutie for sure julie

  5. Amanda May 31, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    She is definitely a sweetheart and yes she does look like Bronwyn.

  6. vanessa May 31, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    congratulations!!! can’t wait to see more picture of the lovely josselyn? (did i spell it correctly?)…also, she had the chord around her neck?? and you didnt have a doc there! man, craziness!

    love, auntie vanessa

  7. Kare May 31, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    She’s beautiful. Man, you and Bruce make the best babies 🙂 I’m sure everyone tells you that…

  8. Steph May 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    So beautiful! I can’t wait ot meet her! B and H look so big next to her! Congrats again, guys!

  9. Kare May 31, 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    B’s hair is getting really curly since the last time we saw her

  10. Krystal Ghent June 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    She’s gorgeous Julie!
    Congrats on baby girl # 3!!!

  11. Nicki June 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    She’s a cutie paduti!..Congrats Howarth Family.

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