Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Jodilyn Kristine Simmons (Jodi for short)

7lbs, 0 oz, 19 inches long.

Born August 6, 2007 at 11:55 pm. . .after giving mommy only 2.5 hours of natural labor :)
(I was feeling fine and obliviously working at home on the computer at 9:15pm and then my water broke and things started happening fast! We're glad we made it to the hospital in time! :)

God is one amazing Creator. We saw Him helping us so much throughout the labor and delivery to make everything go smoothly and obviously very quickly! We are sooo very thankful for His goodness and so blessed to have this beautiful, healthy baby girl.

We love her like crazy! Thanks for your prayers!!!



Beth Loughner said...

Kristine is a little cutie. Congratulations JoAnne and Doug. God is indeed wonderful and full of miracles. You look great, JoAnne. PTL for your quick and safe labor with a perfectly beautiful baby girl.

The Write Life said...

She's beautiful, JoAnne! Congratulations to both you and Doug. What a proud papa! I love the pictures. You already look great.

And to have a 2.5 hour labor with a first baby...that's awesome. Well, you DID tell us to pray for a fast and easy labor!

I love the name. My best friend is named Jodi. Take it easy and enjoy that baby girl.

Too bad all us aunties and grandmas aren't closer to help spoil her! *G*


Linda Ford said...

She's sweet. Actually both of you look wonderful. I can't believe you just had a baby. Aren't you supposed to look tired?

Enjoy precious Jodi. Give her a kiss for all of us.


Erica Vetsch said...

She's beautiful. Congratulations!

Drema Drudge said...

How ADORABLE! You have to be delirious with happiness right now. Rest up and enjoy your time with your precious daughter -- forget about deadlines -- this time will never come again!

Vickie said...

Congratulations!!! What a sweet baby, and such pretty hair. Have a great time with your new daughter.

I love the name Jodi. One of my heroines was named that, only spelled Jody.


The Imaginary Blog said...

Jodi, dearest Jodi, how wonderful that you're here!

Did you know that you have an entire network of people who absolutely adore you? You will always have us around to coo and tell you how smart and lovely and kind you are.

That's what being a child of God is all about. It's part of being in a big big big family, and we're so glad you're with us! WELCOME!


Rhonda said...

Congratulations Simmons!!! She is beautiful. I love all her hair! and you look great JoAnne.

Mary Connealy said...

Oh, JoAnne, what a sweet angel. God bless your whole new family.

Rachel Hauck said...

Congratulations! She is so sweet!!! I know you are thrilled.

Blessings, Rachel

Beth Goddard said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Wow, 2.5 hours? That's a miracle;)


Kristy Dykes said...

Congrats, JoAnne! She is soooo beautiful!! I'm so happy for you. Thanks for sharing your pics.

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Debby said...

Congratulations, JoAnne and Doug! She is absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing pictures.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...


My first great grandchild was born the same day as your beautiful baby.