She’s Here!

It’s been pretty quiet at OF THE HEARTH over the last couple of weeks. Why? I’ve been occupied with this blessing:

Amaris Gail - 1 Day Old

Amaris Gail - 6 Days Old

My husband, Preston, and I welcomed our daughter, Amaris Gail, on October 7th. Amaris means “promised by God” and Gail means “my father rejoices.” She weighed 8 lbs 9 oz and was 19 in long.

Amaris Gail - Going Home from Hospital

She arrived a little earlier and in a bit more dramatic fashion than we anticipated after I developed preeclampsia at 38 weeks. Thankfully, she is perfect and we’re both doing well.

We’re slowly getting ourselves into a comfortable routine, so I’ll begin posting regularly again soon!


  1. Carol Cook says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Daughter…love LOVE her name!!!!!

  2. Beautiful! She seems very alert, also. 🙂

  3. Congratulations on that beautiful bundle of joy. Wishing all of you the best.

  4. Congrats! Beautiful baby and beautiful name!

  5. Congratulations! She’s so adorable. Lovely elegant name!

  6. Beautiful baby! Congratulations.

  7. Congratulations! She’s so cuddly-looking for a newborn! My daughter is 7 months now, and I was just looking at some pictures of her first month–she was so skinny and feeble-looking, although she’s actually been quite strong since before birth. Looking at the numbers, she was an inch taller but a pound and a half lighter than Amaris, so I guess that explains it. Anyway, enjoy cuddling your sweet little girl!

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