A Quilty Kind of Girl

February 21, 2012

Our new little bundle

Have you ever had a day that felt like you got nothing done? That is how yesterday began for me. I was up and at it, hair and make up done, ready to spend a wonderful Family Day with my shorties. By 10 am I was totally spent, and collapsed on the couch for a two hour nap.
I woke briefly at 1230 and made my way upstairs for a quick washroom break which I followed by falling into bed for another 3 hours. I literally could not even force myself to do a thing!
At 330 I finally shook it off and joined my sweet family downstairs for a mid afternoon snack. The teenagers teased me that I only came down because I could smell the nachos and cheese. What can I say?? A nine month pregnant Mama and food are pretty good friends, I am eating for 2 remember?

I must admit, I was caught by surprise at 4 pm when my water broke. I was so happy and relieved that I immediately rushed to my Matty to share the news. He was easily as excited as I, and we were in the car and arriving at hospital by 430.

Long story short, the wee man was born at 807 pm, weighing 7 lbs 15 oz, our biggest baby ever! Now since you’ve been so patient, I will end my story with these…

There’s Daddy holding the newest wee man.

Mama and Babes are tired after a busy afternoon.

Chubs is not too sure that he likes this ‘outside’ stuff.

Nighty night my Quilty friends… We’re heading back to bed. 🙂

Quilty hugs,


  1. Congratulations! He is beautiful! (And so are you!) xxxx

    Comment by Faye — February 21, 2012 @ 7:04 am | Reply

  2. Awe..I love it what a cutie pie! You guys are seriously the best parents ever! XOXOXO Congratulations! *group hug*

    Comment by Niki Bell — February 21, 2012 @ 7:09 am | Reply

  3. Congratulations! He is a beauty!

    Comment by Vicki Maloney — February 21, 2012 @ 7:13 am | Reply

  4. Congratulations! He is just beautiful! As are you!

    Comment by Connie Dean — February 21, 2012 @ 7:43 am | Reply

  5. Congratulations on your new son! I guess your body was surely getting ready what with all the napping beforehand. Such a lovely family 🙂

    Comment by Jen Robertson — February 21, 2012 @ 7:45 am | Reply

  6. Congratulations to the whole family. Be sure to post more pics and a name for the little one!

    Comment by patty — February 21, 2012 @ 7:47 am | Reply

  7. Congratulations on bringing a miracle to life! Rest well and take care of you and the wee one. He is precious.

    Comment by Jennifer Padden — February 21, 2012 @ 8:00 am | Reply

  8. All the best my dear friend. The first part of your job is done. Now to raise him like the other nine. All great kids. But then look at the two of you keep it up. The raising that is.
    Big quilty hugs Liz

    Comment by Liz curtis — February 21, 2012 @ 8:12 am | Reply

  9. A lot of prayers and well wishes and energy for you to keep up with your big family.. It must never be a dull moment at your home and you all seem so happy. God bless you and I hope all the children and you two are healthy and just think.. You teach them all to quilt and look how much you can turn out!!! Seriously I do wish you all well and many blessings.

    Comment by Chris Wheeler — February 21, 2012 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  10. Congratulations! I guess your body was resting up for the big event.

    Comment by Robin (rsIslandCrafts) — February 21, 2012 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  11. Congrats and how appropriate for him to arrive to meet his fabulous family, on family day! Welcome to the world little one.

    Comment by Rhonda D — February 21, 2012 @ 8:29 am | Reply

  12. You are blessed. Take time to savor the moments

    Comment by Linda — February 21, 2012 @ 8:42 am | Reply

  13. Congratuations on the “wee” one! I love the sound of that. 🙂 Good to nap before he arrived. 🙂 Naps are hard to find once babies arrive. Wishing you all the best!

    Comment by Sandi — February 21, 2012 @ 8:45 am | Reply

  14. What a precious little guy! Congrats to the whole family!! Such a beautiful blessing!

    Comment by marcy — February 21, 2012 @ 9:34 am | Reply

  15. Congratulations! You guys have such a beautiful family!

    Comment by Marsha Roberts — February 21, 2012 @ 9:37 am | Reply

  16. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. God bless.

    Evelyne G.

    Comment by Evelyne Gaudet — February 21, 2012 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  17. Congratulations on your precious new addition!

    Comment by SarahB — February 21, 2012 @ 10:00 am | Reply

  18. Bradie, you are such a beautiful mom. Matt looks so dignified holding the newest bundle of joy and the new wee one is beautiful. Congratulations to the entire family.

    Comment by Rebecca Tellez — February 21, 2012 @ 10:03 am | Reply

  19. sounds like a perfect way to spend the day you go in to labor — resting up! Congratulations! My water started leaking about midnight, but I had mowed the lawn earlier that evening! 🙂

    I love the picture of the two of you…

    Comment by traceyjay — February 21, 2012 @ 10:03 am | Reply

    • Oh Tracey! That ‘mowed the lawn’ totally made me laugh.

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 21, 2012 @ 10:06 am | Reply

  20. Congratulations! He’s beautiful. Thank you for brightening my day.


    Comment by Lisa — February 21, 2012 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  21. How wonderful, he is such a sweetie,congratulations and it was good that you rested all day for the big event. I always say listen to what are bodies are telling us and we will never go wrong. Blessings to you and all of the family

    Comment by Sandra Davidson — February 21, 2012 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  22. You are so beautiful! Congrats on a new addition to your family – he is perfect in every way. Get some rest 🙂

    Comment by Keitha — February 21, 2012 @ 10:50 am | Reply

  23. Congratulations to all of you and welcome to the world little one! I love his little nose. Bradie, you and Matt sure make beautiful babies!

    Comment by Christine — February 21, 2012 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  24. Congratulations! What a precious bundle. What have you named him?
    I just got news this morning that I’ll be a grandma again towards the end of the year…I’m expecting three littles this year! Wow, our family is growning by leaps and bounds!

    Comment by Shelley C — February 21, 2012 @ 11:36 am | Reply

  25. Congratulations Bradie and Matt!!

    Comment by Linda Rafuse — February 21, 2012 @ 12:12 pm | Reply

  26. Congrats!!! He’s so cute! Enjoy the new little man and get some rest, if you can!

    Comment by Amanda Wulf — February 21, 2012 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

  27. Congratulations to you all! He’s a handsome little man 🙂

    Comment by Cindy M — February 21, 2012 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

  28. Hi Bradie,, Congrats on your little one…my youngest daughter of five girls had a little girl today at 4:01pm est….I was there and it was a teary moment for all…..

    Take care of yourself and your family,
    Linda J

    Comment by Linda Jeter — February 21, 2012 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

  29. Those sweet little angels just pop into our life filling our hearts with a joy u just can’t describe & more Love than u could ever imagine. Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!! to both of u. Oh & by the way Bradie u don’t look a day over fabulous. This from Rhonda Duncan’s Mommy better known under the alias of gramamunchkin. Thanks for sharing all your blessings with us it is a joy to follow your goings on. Enjoy life.

    Comment by Sharon Kellie — February 21, 2012 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  30. Thanks so much for sharing your blessing with all of us! Congratulations!

    Comment by Dawn Payne — February 22, 2012 @ 1:42 am | Reply

  31. Congratulations!

    Comment by Yasmin — February 22, 2012 @ 8:04 am | Reply

  32. Congratulations Bradie!!!!! He’s adorable!

    Comment by shadybrooks — February 23, 2012 @ 5:10 am | Reply

  33. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! He is a cutie!

    Comment by Amy — February 23, 2012 @ 11:41 pm | Reply

  34. Bradie,

    If you only waited until the 26th we could’ve shared birthdays! Darn. Congratulations to both of you. You’re so blessed to have such a wonderful family

    Comment by Libby G — February 27, 2012 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  35. Congratulations. You 3 look good and so happy.

    Comment by amanda — February 29, 2012 @ 4:08 am | Reply

  36. Congrats! He’s lovely!

    Comment by Andrea Louise Prado Oliveira — March 11, 2012 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Joel — November 30, 2012 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  38. It seems when we are close to delivery we become like rabbitts and start making our nests. Rest is a good example for getting ready. I always did that as I got close to delivery. Got all the clothes ready, the room clean, things all in place and then rest. I even made sure we had groceries in the house all set for hubby. Then while I was at the market I went into heavy labor. One hour later our daughter was born. Boy did that scare the people at the market. Congrats on the new precious little one. Sounds like you have plenty of help and support.

    Comment by Patricia — January 6, 2013 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

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