Friday, February 1, 2008

Shannon Louise Beauchamp, waving hello. :)

Here is our little munchkin..Shannon Louise Beauchamp: 8 lb, 4oz, 20.5 in. long. Born at 3:51 PM, Saturday, January 26th, 2008!

This is not the best picture, but I will be posting more later. She was still a bit puffy here. This is one of the pics the birthing center took. She has a full head of wavy black hair! She is one of the sweetest babies ever! We will see if her temperment remains as sweet once she is past the newborn stage :)...she really has been a little trooper though, so far. She had a touch of jaundice that developed after we were home, so they have her on a "bilibed" here at our home for hopefully only a couple days. She has to be on it constantly except for cuddly time! It has made nursing a little less painful though--I get my cuddly time with her that way. :)

I had the best crew ever for the delivery! My wonderful husband, my mom, my sister--all the way from France!, my sister-in-law Kristin...and my Daddy was even in the room, over on the couch, for when she was actually born! Dr. Trinh was wonderful, as well as Katie, the nurse, and all the other wonderful nurses that took care of me. It was pretty funny--as the end got near, I had all these faces peering around me and counting--Dave was yelling it in my ear.."1!, 2!, 3!, 4!...etc" but it actually is what really helped me focus at the very end when I was feeling faint and absolutely exhausted. And oh! what joy when I had her on my chest for the first time! She was so beautiful, and was crying till she was put on me...then she calmed immediately. *sigh* BLISS!


  1. she is beautiful!

    i'm so excited for you!

    keep adding pictures... i love to see them.


  2. Happy belated birthday Shannon, and congratulations to you all! She is beautiful. I'm so glad that your waiting and pregnancy ails are over (although, welcome postpartum ails, and sleepless nights! but as you know, it's all worth it.)

    Sounds like Suzanne made it in perfect time!

  3. YAY!!!!!!!!
    I cannot believe you are a momma, Deb!!! Shannon is adorable, to say the least.

    Awww.. .more pictures please!

    Praying for a fast recovery. ;-)

    Luv Ya,

  4. félicitations,elle est super belle. Je vous souhaite pleins de bonheurs pour la suite et profitez en bien car ils grandissent très très vite!!!!A+

  5. Congratulations, Beauchamps! Deb, I'm so glad labor and delivery went well and I hope you're recovering quickly. I was thinking of you last night while I was up with Miles, wondering if you might not also be up with Shannon at the same time. I'm finding the nights simultaneously exhausting and sweet times. Praying for you and Shannon! We;ll have to get her and Miles together when we come in March for Brad's wedding. :-) Love, Beth

  6. Oh, she is beautiful. Congratulations, Deborah and David. We're happy for you, and excited to see her in person.

  7. AHHHHH!!! Yay!!! So HAPPY! Smiles!