Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I am SOOOOOOOO excited to announce the arrival our 3rd child, Elizabeth "Lissie" Tuley. She was born at 5:09am on Sunday, April 5th. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 15 oz. and is 19 in. long.

As many of you know I wanted to have a natural labor, and God truly blessed me with a great husband, helpful doula, wonderful midwife, and lots of respectful hospital staff. One of my labor and delivery nurses was even in my BSF small group when I had it on Monday nights. However, the most tender moment happened before I began pushing, David had the presence of mind in the midst of some really intense moments to say a precious prayer, and after only 3 short but very intense hours from my first contraction to my 4th push she was here. God is AWESOME!!! He took care of EVERY detail and every worry.

Here are some pictures a really good friend who is much better with her camera than I am with mine took.....THANK YOU SHANNON! Lissie one at one day old.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

10 days past

Well, I am still here & still pregnant. Had another appointment today and how grateful it is to say, the baby looks great! I go back on Monday for the full set of tests, when I am officially 2 weeks late. Right now we are just taking it one day at a time, and David and I will get to Monday when it gets here.

I feel great and at peace with God's plan. I will admit it will be nice to get up without making noises, having only one chin, not having a doctor's every 3 days, etc. But for now we are here and waiting.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vote Now

While I am waiting for this baby, I thought it might be fun to take a vote on what people think we are having, when, and measurements. We finally have both a boy and girl name. If we have a girl, her name will be Elizabeth Tuley; we will probably call her Lissie (this is Kaylinn's prediction of what we are having, but she also says Elizabeth will have purple, red, and pink hair?). If this baby is a boy, his name will be William Rason Tuley. I can't wait to meet this little person!