Friday, October 23, 2009

Tessa has arrived!

She didn't wait around long once she decided it was time to arrive.  We checked in to the hospital at about 5:30 pm and she was born at 6:54 pm, on Thursday, October 22nd.  She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.  Both mommy and baby are doing great.  She already loves to snuggle into your chest and makes the cutest coo-ing sounds.

Our physician was wonderful.  He was a gentle, silver haired man that has been delivering babies for a very long time.  He said a sweet prayer for Andrea and the unborn baby and kissed her on the forehead when it was over.  As with all our children, it was the most beautiful event to witness and I felt as if Heaven was smiling down on us.

My sweetheart can now rest, as the pains of a difficult pregnancy are forgotten with one look at our beautiful little girl.

Here are a few pictures.... more to come soon.

Tessa 2

She's got sandy brown hair and her daddy's ears.Tessa-1

Tessa 7

Isaac says, "Tessa here! Go home now!"Tessa-4

Jex said, "This is the most special day of my whole life."Tessa 3

Tessa-5 

This daddy loves his GIRLS!Tessa 6

32 comments:

Sheffer's said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Bre said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful post! I hope Andrea is doing well! She is just so beautiful! I am so happy for you guys!

Roxanne said...

WOO HOO!! She is beautiful!! She looks like Stella! Congrats!!

Michelle said...

What a relief to have her safely here! Congratulations. Such a heavenly time you described--families are truly the greatest joy in life.

Elise said...

She looks so much like Stella! Congratulations:)

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing the news and pictures. We are happy for your family and grateful that everything went well! Enjoy the blessings of life together these next few days. Love you all-
The Hartmans

Lindsey and Nick said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!!!

Eileen said...

What a little beauty! Congrats to all.

Emily said...

YEAH! Congratulations to everyone! She looks darling and so much like Stella already! WOW.

I'm 100% jealous of the fast labor, but I'll get over it. :)

Can't wait to see more pics and hear more!

The Coburn's said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely darling!

Alaina and Mitchell said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I love that little Swenson nose!!

I'm so glad it all went well! She does look just like Stella! :o)

melissa said...

How perfectly wonderful last evening was for your family! The birth of a new little one is having a piece of heaven enter your lives and hearts. We are thrilled for you and must say she is beautiful. We love you all.
Argyle's

Krysta said...

Yeah!! I'm so glad she's here! She is beautiful, just like Stella. Enjoy all those little cuddles! Love you guys.

JW said...

Congrats! I'm glad she finally made it here safely.

Brunson's said...

Congrats! She is such a beautiful baby! Glad to hear all went well.

Dave and Lindsay said...

She is so beautiful!! I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations!

Becky and Jaron Brunson Family said...

Yay for you! Boo for me - of the 5 women I knew who were due in October, I'm THE ONLY ONE LEFT!! Tessa's a beauty! Good work!

melissa said...

the baby is cute. we love her name. are you doing ok? of cors it's from emma

Tara said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! What a beautiful little miracle. :)

Jessica said...

Congratulations to the Swensons!! She is gorgeous! I've been wondering all week if she would get here soon. So glad everyone is doing well.

Lorinda said...

She's gorgeous. J was right. She looks like Stella mixed with a little Isaac. Congrats. Her warm surprise is in the mail and should be there soon!

Baileys said...

Well, I just emailed you a congrats and message of our great excitement. I asked for pictures without thinking of looking here first. Oh, she is so special! We love her and her parents and big brothers and sister!
JoDean

JTB said...

Congrats! She is beautiful and looks like she belongs!

Angela said...

There is nothing that compares to that special moment when the pains of labor are over and you get to enjoy a little bit of heaven. I'm so happy everyone is happy and healthy. Congrats!

Brendan, Calli, Taylor, Keaton, and Brody said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new arrival!

Jerald and Lorene said...

How wonderful and how beautiful! She is grandchild number 18. We are thrilled. Dad says she looks like Isaac and I said Stella. At any rate she is a beautiful combination of J and A. We love you all. Her birth is "one of the best days of our life!" to paraphrase Jex.
Love, gram and gramps

Donna said...

So happy for you all! Tess is precious. Her name is beautiful too.

Jamie said...

YAY! Congrats you guys!Another perfect little Swenson baby! Tessa is beautiful! Those pictures make me cry. What an amazing & close family:)

Patty said...

Yeah. We are thrilled for you. Having a baby is a wonderful blessing. She's adorable. I've enjoyed your pictures lately and I love your hair. I may reconsider short.

Alison said...

BEAUTIFUL! So glad to read everything went quick and well. Enjoy her! She'll be crawling around with four teeth before you know it!

Savanna said...

So adorable. I am so glad she's here. I love all the pictures with the kids. So Precious. You seriously have the cutest family!!

Ashlee said...

Congrats Andrea and Fam! She's beautiful! Can't wait to see more pics!!

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