I’ve got some really exciting family news for you today! I think you all know that Lauren is pregnant and expecting baby girl #3 and we are so happy to welcome her to the family. She came over a week early on Sunday, August 23rd weighing in a 6.4 lbs. and now they are home. I’ve got a few pics to share with you today, so I hope you enjoy. Thank you for celebrating those special moments with our family! If you’re on Facebook and Instagram, you’ve already seen most of these pics, but I have a couple of extra.
Lauren is Superwoman to me and gave birth to all 3 girls the natural childbirth way. This time, the baby arrived via water birth and I’m so proud of Lauren.
Meet Alexandra Rose.
We didn’t know what her name would be until she was born, it took them awhile to decide, but she’s named after her Uncle Alex who passed away in 2008. Alex is Lauren’s step brother, son of Bruce and he and Lauren were only a year apart in age. Rose isn’t a family name, they just liked it and Lauren always chooses a noun name for the girls so that she can find things to match them. Rose will be easy to find. Parker is Parker Fox and has all sorts of foxes around. Iris is a flower too and easy to find. So that’s how she got her name!
The girls got to meet their new baby sister and Parker is smitten.
I think Iris is curious about this big sister stuff, but she was all smiles holding baby Alex. Lauren said she had a lot of questions as to why her mama’s tummy is still big. That girl always has a lot to say and doesn’t miss a thing!
We are all smitten and can’t wait to meet her. Renee is heading down this weekend to stay for a few weeks and help out.
Iris Day Two at home with the baby. Lauren says she is still very concerned with the size of Lauren’s stomach, “It’s smaller, but it’s still big, mommy.”
What do you do with that child? She cracks us up.
And Lauren says she is doing a lot of this. She’s been home all summer and being very cautious at getting out and now has another excuse to stay home, so she’ll be on maternity leave for 3 more months. She may get to come home in a few weeks to see us, so I hope she can.
I can’t wait to meet this new little bundle of joy and kiss her sweet cheeks! We all think she favors Iris as a baby the most, so it will be interesting to see what she looks like as she grows. They are all cute girls no doubt about that!
Thank you all for being excited with me over our family addition, it’s always fun to share with y’all!
Congratulations to Lauren, Philip and the girls on the newest addition to their sweet family! Alexandra Rose is beautiful and such a pretty name as well. Glad Mom and baby are doing well and I know the rest of your family cant wait to see and hold her.
Precious! Girls rock!
I see a resemblance to your
dad, and I cannot usually see resemblances in newborns.
Congratulation on a beautiful new addition to your bouquet of daughters. There is a spiritual aspect of and new baby coming into your home, what pure love and joy. Our daughter also has three little daughters under the age of six, a week ago she found out twins to arrive in March 2021. We are thrilled and know it will be overwhelming to a 39 year old mother/doctor. We will be on call for the next five years or so to help and support where ever we can. Please enjoy those precious ones they grow up so fast. Spoil them with love and attention, rather than “stuff”, it will never be wasted.
Wow, congrats to your family too, that’s wonderful. WE are so happy with our little girls and you’re so right about attention and not stuff. I say that all the time.
Rita C at Panoply says
Oh my, congratulations to Lauren, Philip, and your entire family! She’s beautiful, and I’m happy for Lauren to have experienced the water birth. I have two nieces who are expecting within days of each other in less than a month (my sister’s daughter and her son’s wife). Cousins will be just days apart. I’ve lost count as to grand niece, nephew count (large family), but regardless….new life, new hope for this world. ♥
sondra spencer says
So precious! Thank you for sharing!
diane in northern wis says
What exciting news about baby Alexandra! I guess I forgot when she was due and I was so surprised when I saw your post tonight! Another beautiful little girl in the family. How wonderful! Can’t wait to see more stories and pictures about Alex and all in your family. Thanks so much for sharing. I feel like I know everybody!!! Love you all.
Mary Sturgeon says
Congratulations! So happy for your family 💕💕💕 Lauren is as adorable as ever. Those girls are going to be a big help for their baby sister and parents. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family 💕
Jane H. says
SO SWEET! And what a cute idea for naming.
Congratulations! Alexandra Rose is such a beautiful name and what a sweet tribute to her brother!
Three daughters is a special blessing! We have three as well. The girls are all adorable and baby Alex is as precious as can be. Congratulations and God’s blessings to you all as you welcome another baby girl into your family. How fun!
Jeanie Nichols says
Beautiful baby, beautiful grandchildren. so many blessings come with grandchildren. Cherish them and pray for them. Congratulations, I know you are excited and proud.
Miles Richelieu says
Congratulations!! Savor this special time!