Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome Maggie June!

On Monday morning (Labor Day!!) we welcomed Maggie June to our family. She arrived at 5:09 a.m. and weighed in at 10 lb. 4 oz. and was 21 in. long. Our very sweet friend and neighbor, Abby, got a call from us at 2:15 a.m. and she rushed over to stay with Holly so we could go to the hospital. It was hilarious because Abby had told me, "Please call me if you go into labor, even if it's at 2:37 a.m." When Allen and I got into the car the time was 2:37 a.m. She was close!

So we arrived at the hospital and June was born 2 hours later. It was obviously a very quick labor, but everything went very smoothly and she is a healthy, sweet, adorable little baby. Holly is completely over the moon about being a big sister and is doing great in her adjustment to having a new baby in the house. She is very protective, too. Today I told her we had to take June to the doctor so they could check her weight and give her a shot. She almost started crying and said, "Don't let them give her a shot! I'm mad at the doctor!"

Here are a few pictures of our girl. We thank God for this new blessing. She is such a sweet baby.


Kim F. said...

YAY!!! Congrats Peabody family. My Millie was 10 lbs, 3 we LOVE big babies in our house! Love the pics. What a sweet family you all are.

Happy Labor Day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting the pictures... I have been anxious to see photos of your sweet, big girl! I am so happy for you guys and glad that Holly can now practice her mothering on a real live baby sister, not just a doll! I pray that your house is full of joy in these first few weeks with your new blessing. I love her name!

Alison Fontenot

Jean Joiner said...

she's so adorable! can't wait to meet her.

Nana said...

welcome Junee Beary as Holly calls her.We are all so excited.Allen and Gillian you guys are such great parents and little June is soo cute and so calm and so blessed to have you as a Mom and Dad.I cant even imagine going home I am going to miss you all so much."This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it"Congratulations love from Nana-Bear

Kate Etue said...

Love the pictures--Holly looks so excited. Annie was talking about Holly again in the car today. "Where Holly is?" We must come down soon and see you guys!!

Anonymous said...

June is beautiful! Congrats to you all!

Carey Heid
SJ's friend

courtney said...

She looks so sweet! And I just love the ecstatic look on Holly's face! Many, many congratulations!

Lynn T said...

Gill and Allen, I am so happy for you!I cannot wait to meet my niece, Maggie June! Will is begging to see you all so we will be there very soon. The pictures are so sweet. I LOVE the one where Holly is holding her little June...she even looks protective in the picture!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Guess I lost track of the time! I guess Labor Day has a whole new meaning to you now. What a wonderful surprise to see that June has arrived safely! We are in the 10 lb club around here too! Hope to see you all at the rally run in October. Looking forward to more details about that when life settles at your house.
Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Gina B.

Ann O'Connor said...

Congratulations June is beautiful

Tiffany said...

CONGRATS! God bless your family!

The Dogs said...

WOW!!! I love the name and she is beautiful. Holly looks so excited and so do you guys. Congradulations!

Christy said...

LOVE the photo of Allen holding her in the air - what a face!

notes of em said...

love, love, love her sweet name, and is is horrible, that all i want to do is squeeze her chunky, soft, sweet body!!!
ahhhhh, so cute!
Congratulations you all.

maggie said...

hi mrs.gillian! this is maggie spiegel im one of the girls in mama taaffe's dgroup. congrats on maggie june!! shes beautiful! i absolulty love her name :).


Allyson said...

She's a beautiful baby!!! Congratulations! And I'm so jealous of the whole 2 hr. labor thing! My labors mimic the energizer bunny...they last, and last....

Holly is a natural! What a sweet big sister!

the morris gang said...

Maggie June is sooooooooooo adorable! I'm so happy for you and your family. Babies bring so much joy...along with quite a few adjustments! I'm praying right now that you all will give yourselves the time and grace that you need as you are finding your new normal. Sending our love,

Amy Spiker said...

Hooray! So many blessings on your beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you guys! Maggie June is precious!

Chas and Catherine

Randi said...

Congrats! She is beautiful, like all of your children!

Katy said...

Congratulations!!! Sooo sweet!

Carrigan Family said...

She is absolutely beautiful - many, many blessings to each of you.

Allison said...

She is beautiful:) I am so happy for you and your family! I love the picture of Holly with her sweet baby sister! I know Joseph is smiling from ear to ear in Heaven.....

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

AHhhhhhh!! I didn't even know!!!!!!!

Precious, precious, precious girl! I am so thrilled for you.

And I love the name :)

Shell said...


Chloƫ said...

I looked up Maggie and it means Pearl. As she is such a treasure to the family and she was born early in the morning, I thought you'd like this poem.

I cannot wait to meet my new little second cousin. I cannot tell you how overjoyed I am for you all.

Holly is looking adorable, sweet and increasingly beautiful.

Love and hugs.

Robert Frost, The Valley's Singing Day

The sound of the closing outside door was all.
You made no sound in the grass with your footfall,
As far as you went from the door, which was not far;
But had awakened under the morning star
The first song-bird that awakened all the rest.
He could have slept but a moment more at best.
Already determined dawn began to lay
In place across a cloud the slender ray
For prying across a cloud the slender ray
For prying beneath and forcing the lids of sight,
And loosing the pent-up music of over-night.
But dawn was not to begin their 'pearly-pearly;
(By which they mean the rain is pearls so early,
Before it changes to diamonds in the sun),
Neither was song that day to be self-begun.
You had begun it, and if there needed proof--
I was asleep still under the dripping roof,
My window curtain hung over the sill to wet;
But I should awake to confirm your story yet;
I should be willing to say and help you say
That once you had opened the valley's singing day.

Jaime said...

Overjoyed to see pics of Maggie June. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to share them with William and Liam.

james said...

gillian, allen and holly. So happy to hear of the safe arrival of maggie june. Congratulations to you all. We are all thrilled here. Another american cousin! enjoy all the precious moments. lots of love Ingrid and James x