Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Our Bunny is here !!!!


Madison Faith arrived this afternoon at 3:36, three weeks early, weighing 6 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 17 and 3/4 inches long . She is doing wonderfully - nursing like a champ and other than needing a tiny bit of oxygen flow right now she is as healthy as can be .

This was my easiest labor and delivery yet and I cannot wait to write it all down and share how unbelievable the whole
experience was - everything we prayed for and then some . 

And we are so in love .

So so head over heels in love .

And it's 12:54 in the morning and guess what ?? I'm still not asleep !!!! Ha ha but this time it is not due to pregnancy insomnia but AFTER DELIVERY ADRENALINE !!! 

God is so faithful - I am on cloud nine hundred right now, because He is so very faithful . He helped me so much during this labor and I hardly felt any pain - and didn't even think about asking for medication. The pushing was wonderful and quick and easy and not even the teeniest bit of pain, and I'm being totally honest - I was surprised when she came out because there was almost no pressure. And I held our Bunny immediately and she was perfect and beautiful and did I mention how in love I am ?? 

Sam is snoring away beside me (labor is tough on daddies !!) and I am high on adrenaline and baby love but I really should try to sleep ... But YOU GUYS !! She is adorable . Seriously , too cute for words and I can't wait to post a little video and more pictures because you're going to fall in love with her too !!!

If you're on Instagram you can send a request to follow because there will be more pics there soon too (psalm127.5).

Going to try to sleep before Bunny needs to nurse again ... in the mean time THANK YOU for all the love and prayers and as always sweet comments - I literally felt you all praying for me this pregnancy and I am so grateful for your friendship and love . 

Be back soon with more details ...




Did I mention how in love we are ???? 

:)

Oxoxoxox 

131 comments:

EN said...

Oh Patti, she is sheer perfection! I can see why this is instant love for you because, heck, it's instant love for me! And please tell Kenzie that her beautiful photography skills could not have been used on a more beautiful face. I'm going to get that lens she recommended! xoxoxo! Elizabeth

Charlotte said...

So cute not the same face at lily's newborn yes ? So happy for you and your family

melissamaren said...

OMG the sleeping picture!! She looks JUST like Abby did... Brings me back. Congratulations!!!! xoxoxoxo Love, Mel & Abby from Massachusetts

Lynn said...

She is beautiful! I have been checking first thing each morning to see if she was here. I would love to follow you on instagram. My user name there is GREYHOUNDLYNN.

marynmd said...

Congratulations! What a bonnie baby she is! Just beautiful!

Kirsty Waygood said...

Congratulations!
She is beautiful and I am so happy it went well. I'm a student midwife and I never get tired of the magic of birth. I've sent you a request to follow, my user name is Kystynclaire and I'm a long time follower from Australia.
Kirsten

Emily said...

Happy Birthday, Bunny Girl! You are so beautiful! Congratulations, Rice Family!

Mary said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!!

suzanne Sherman said...

Once again God is able to knock our socks off. So incredibly happy for you. My prayer for you yesterday was for God to give you an experience like no other and for everything to go smoothly. So thankful you got both. Give sweet bunny lots of cuddles and kisses from a lady on the East coast. God is so good and gracious.

Nilace said...

Congratulations Rice Family!

Celebrating Phoenix said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. I'm so happy for you that she is here safe and sound.

Ashley Schimmer said...

Patti, I've never commented on your blog or your IG, I am more of a "lurker" I suppose...but found you a few years ago and have followed ever since! I am a pediatric cardiac nurse turned labor/delivery/NICU nurse & have taken care of so many of the precious babies with that magic chromosome. Its so cool to see your sweet Lily make her way in the world via your blog. Your family is beautifu by the way! Congratulations on your newest "bunny", she is gorgeous :) I would love to be able to follow you again on IG! My username is ashley_schimmer_06 congrats again & hope you are resting well,even though the adrenaline post baby is enough to keep you awake for days!

sara said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful!
I would love to follow you on Instagram (mommywolf4)

Raelyn said...

Patti....
My heart did a little leap of joy upon seeing this Blog post, then I said, "Oh, she's soooo beautiful!!" Congrats, Mama!! ;-D
Love you later, Raelyn

Nicole said...

wonderful news ! Congratulations for the baby and for your testemony !
she looks adorble !

Jan said...

Hi Patty. Congratulations!! She is precious!!I just found out from my daughter(@ldenison) that you are on IG again. I would love to follow you again if you would allow it. I'm the mom of an adult son w/ cp & I love your sweet family! My IG is Jantiva413. Thanks for considering me!
Jan Robbins

Patti said...

Hi Sara - send a request ! xo

Patti said...

Hi Jan - send a request ! :)

Janna said...

What a beauty! :) Congratulations!!!

Nikki said...

You are blessed ! What a pretty baby she is! Congratulations to all of you! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Libby said...

Congratulations Patti and family. I am so excited for your whole family. Madison is quite simply beautiful. Enjoy all of those baby snuggles! Sending lots of love and continued prayers from our family.

Monique said...

So beautiful!! Congratulations to all of you!!! Enjoy that sweet baby girl!

cara said...

Looks like my comment didn't go through. I am SO happy for you all!!!! She is absolutely beautiful and adorable and perfect!!!!! Congratulations to all of you!! I am also so happy to hear how perfect and smooth this labor and delivery was for you. I was praying for that for you. You are beyond blessed with sweet Bunny! Cannot wait for more pictures and seeing Lily's face as she holds her. :) xoxoxo

noelle02 said...

My profile on Instagram is Mark.Graham.Adams and I just sent a request to follow you there. Congratulations on another beautiful daughter!

Michelle Humbert said...

I'm an occasional commenter but often reader!congrats! Would love to follow you on instagram!my name is humbertfun

Yvonne said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful. So glad your labor was smooth and easy. I would love to follow you on instagram. I'm one of those people who rarely comments but I love following you. @fonsi02 is my instagram name. Congratulations again!!! Hope you managed to get some sleep last night!

noelle02 said...

Thank you!

rosemaryj said...

So so happy for you. You have been in my prayers every night and this is the wonderful news I've been waiting for! Many congratulations to the whole family and especially you dear Patti for being so brave and keeping your faith. I would love to see you again on Instagram. My name on there is @chinaandroses. Much love from England x

Kiara Buechler said...

Oooooh, she is beautiful and perfect and I want to snuggle her up!

Leslie said...

Congratulations, Patti! She is so beautiful!

Mrs. G said...

Congratulations Rice family, she is just beautiful! Thank God for easy labors and His presence in our greatest times of need.

Still waiting and hoping to be blessed once more,
Paris Graham

461 Chromosomen said...

Congratulations! She is such a cutie!

Unknown said...

Sending congratulations from England! I would love to follow your family again please. My IG is rosnicholls :-)

Ros Nicholls said...

Congratulations from England! I would love to follow your family on IG again - I sent you a request (rosnicholls) to save you having to search for me!

afiehweg said...

Patti- I have followed you since the birth of your sweet Lilly. I would love to follow you on IG again but I cannot find you when I search. I am mom2fivr if you're so willing. God Bless your beautiful family!!

Becca at One Girl said...

Congratulations Patti! She is beautiful! I am so glad everything went well and so amazing that birth was so easy (can I even say that?!)!

Michelle Litchman said...

Hi there,

I think I am blocked on Instagram but would love to follow you again.

My user name is Michellelizabethlitchman

Michelle

Anne B. said...

Praising God and doing a happy dance! Madison Faith, welcome to the world! She is so beautiful!! Congratulations to all of you.....sweet days ahead!! I'm sooooooo happy!!! I can only imagine HOW IN LOVE YOU ARE!!!!! :) ((((BIG BIG HUGS))))!!!!!!

Tracie O said...

This post made my heart so happy! I have been reading your blog since Lily was a baby and look forward to seeing how this new chapter unfolds for you and the entire Rice family. Would love to follow you again on IG but when I sent a request it came right back so I think I may be blocked. My user name is tracieoreck.

Vicki Foley said...

Amazing news. Used to follow you on instagram and loved the pic's of your kids and family. Best wishes from the UK

Kari Hicks said...

Congrats!!! She is beautiful!! Crazy that she and Lily almost share the same birthday! I think I need to get with the times and get an IG account :)

afiehweg said...

Patti- I have followed you since the birth of your sweet Lilly. I would love to follow you on IG again but I cannot find you when I search. I am mom2fivr if you're so willing. God Bless your beautiful family!!

Blibla Blubb said...

Congratulations!!! She is so cute!
I would love to be unblocked on instagram (pryszilla.capriziosa).
I am so happy for you! My little sister (with DS) is of the same age as Lily and there are no words to express how much I love her.

Molly said...

Big congrats, Patti! I've watched your beautiful family from afar for a few years now - and I am so thrilled for y'all. I am a birth doula, and can't wait to hear your birth story! I would love to follow you on IG and see your gorgeous family again. My username is mstoddart on IG. I can't seem to find you, but when you get around to it I would love to peek at your family again.

The Magnificent Seven said...

Congratulations!! She is just precious! God is so very good. I'm rejoicing for you and your beautiful family.

Prayers!
Terrie

lisa Robinson said...

Oh congratulations to you all Madison is beautiful X

Pam Neal said...

Congratulations Patti...she is absolutely beautiful...So very happy for your family!

Pogue Mahone said...

Awwwww, so cute! You are blessed! Congrats!

Melisa said...

Congratulations, what a blessing! Miss seeing your photos on Instagram, would love to see more, I'm mahscott

Emily Cornell said...

Congratulations! I am covered in goosebumps reading this, and can't wait to see more pictures. She is adorable, and so precious.

Kristy Sayer @ Southern In Law said...

Oh my goodness, she is just so cute! I squealed out loud when I saw this pop up in my feedly and I am BEYOND happy for your sweet family!

I'm praying you're doing well, mama - and thanking God for Madison's safe arrival!

Mary Goodale said...

Congratulations!! I followed on IG before. I didn't want to bother you when you went private, but I really miss your pictures. NOW I am "bothering". My IG name is fablesis.

bellemobach said...

I have a Madison and a Lily!!! Good combos!! Blessings to you

Heidi D said...

Congratulations ! She is gorgeous. So glad to see she is here & all went ok. I have had you in my prayers since you first mentioned your concerns a few months ago

Janee Henderson said...

I've never commented before but she's beautiful and perfect! I can't wait to see more pics. I've been following your blog for years and sent a request to follow you on Instagram! Sonsonfamily

Lisa Ruth said...
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Lisa Ruth said...

Congratulations! So happy for your family. I am lisaruth_ on IG. ❤️

Cris said...

Congratulations to the whole family! She is adorable!

I would love to follow you on instagram but dont seem to be able to find you with that name. Can you help?

Alina Dehen said...

Hi Patti:-) Congratulations to your beautiful Baby girl! I'm from Germany and I would Love to follow you on Instagram again!
My username is: alinchen1994

Sandra Romero said...

Congratulations she is adorable. I would to follow you on Instagram ( @romero91299 )

lena gunther said...

Congratulations!!! She is so beautiful! I would love to be able to follow your family's story again on Instagram! I recently adopted a little girl with Down syndrome and your sweet Lily played a big role in opening my heart to raising a child with Down syndrome. I tried to send you a follow request but I may be blocked as it wouldn't let me. My Instagram is @heartofgraceadoption

Patti said...

Cris, what is your user name there ? I'll see if you are blocked .

Marisa Van Zyl said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous baby girl - I'm sure she will add so much love and blessings to your family! I'm so glad that she's here safe, sound and healthy! Congratulations and blessings all the way from Namibia, Africa! xxxx

Vida chavez said...

Happy belated birthday to lily from Vida @vidaladiva God Bless

Charlotte said...

I hope you'll put a lot of pics on your blog because i can't acces on your ig page for asking invitation ( i don't know why)

Patti said...

Hi Charllotte - what is your IGbuser name ?

Cris said...

Hi I would love to follow you on IG. I'm cr80 there. Thank you

Patti said...

I found you and unblocked you there , Cris - send a request :)

Jenn said...

Hi Patti! I've been following you for years, since before Lily was born.I am pregnant with my 2nd baby due in March, and have just loved following you. I am @jtink28 on instagram - I would love to follow you again :)
Congrats on Bunny! She's such a little doll!!!
Jenn

Unknown said...

She is a gem! Would love to follow you on IG- I am thefraustofamily. I am from the cape church in MA-church kid and now happily married with 2 babies 😊 We should have an outreach team come to you guys and a parenting/marriage class in Oregon- it looks absolutely beautiful there! Definitely on my bucket list of places I want to go! 😆

Keri Windsor said...

Congratulations!
Would love to follow you again on Instagram - klrudzki

Tucker said...

Would love to be able to follow along on IG again. I'm there as 'spamonte' and was likely blocked when you went private, but love watching your family. Congrats on the newest addition! ~Dana

Dawsyn Vilardo said...

I would love to follow you on Instagram I'm dawsynvilardo on there

Jessica's Life said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful, perfect name for her. I'd love to follow you again on IG! My user name is jessica_therrien :)

Patti said...

Oh you're too kind - hello from Oregon :) feel free to send a request on Instagram !

nicole said...

She is sooo beautiful! Congratulations, you did very well Mama!

Janna said...

Patti, I'd love to follow you on Instagram. What is your account name? I can't seem to find it to send a request. Mine is: jbanana77

Thanks!
Janna

Charlotte said...

my ig name is charlieellie62

Shelly said...

Congrats! I sent a request on IG (Shelly6180) Shes Beautiful!!

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness...she is so absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations. Praise God!

Camila Knauer said...

She is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see her and Lily together...
I'm love to see more of your family in insta (even if I don't know you guys, you used to make my day!!!)... so, if you feel like it, my name is caknauer.
Praying for you and hoping you get to go home feel soon!

Camila Knauer said...

She is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see her and Lily together...
I'm love to see more of your family in insta (even if I don't know you guys, you used to make my day!!!)... so, if you feel like it, my name is caknauer.
Praying for you and hoping you get to go home feel soon!

Alaina and Kyle said...

WHAT?????????? OMG!!! She is an absolute doll! Love, love, love!! Congrats!

Patti said...

Camila - hi and thank you ! Send a request :)

Karen Hirst said...

Patti, so happy to see your beautiful new daughter! I would love to follow you on IG again. You and I chatted back and forth a few years ago regarding my niece who had DS and leukemia. You asked me about her at the time. My user name is @karenplus4girls. Again, Congratulations!!

Tami said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! I cannot wait to read her birth story. I requested to follow on IG (dtsnyder2000). I created an IG account today, but have been a loyal reader of your blog since Lily was born.
-Tami

MamaV said...

Did you just have a baby CUTER THAN LILY!? She's adorable. Congratulations.

Hailey Mullins said...

Congratulations! She is precious.
I would love to follow on Instagram again. My username is haileypasque.

Our victory! said...

Congratulations Rice family!! She is just precious❤️!! I'm so glad she's here and happy to know you had an easy labor!! Praise God! I would like to follow you on IG.. My name is Heidi 9466- blessings from Arizona❤️❤️

Bianca Mendez said...
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Bianca Mendez said...

Congratulations! Would love to follow you again on Instagram. Tried sending a request. I'm Bamviera (Bianca). I'm also going through a high risk pregnancy right now.

Leah said...

Oh, she is just perfect! Congratulations to all of you!!

Kathy McElhaney said...

A belated birthday present for Miss Lily! Congratulations on your beautiful bunny.

Courtney said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!! I would love to follow you on instagram again. I sent through a request yesterday (courtneyk810)

Lindsay Gilroy said...

Congrats Patti! I've missed following you on instagram, I've sent a request to follow you again. Your newest addition is absolutely adorable!

Lisa Ruth said...

Thanks for unblocking, request sent! I miss that Lily & look forward to seeing this little Bunny grow! So very happy for you. 😊

Unknown said...

She's perfection! Congratulations to you aby your woneedful family! I miss seeing you all in my daily Instagram feed! I would love to follow you all again! My username is erinreneex94. God bless, mama!

Iphigenia said...

Would love to follow you again. Congratulations. God bless. My Instagram user name is star_loukas. Please unblock me.

Miranda Starnes said...

I use to follow you on your old account and would love to follow you again - mirandaestarnes is my username! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

Kelley said...

Awe congrats on your new addition I have been following you for a while now and you family is so sweet. I have been trying to add you on instagram again but i never lets me, my user name is schley_guy

Mel said...

Congratulations!! Bunny is gorgeous! ❤️ So happy to hear your delivery was amazing. I can't seem to find you on IG. I'm melkinney3.

Ellie said...

Congratulations! I've missed seeing your wonderful family in my Instagram feed. I tried finding you again, but I can't seem to get your account to show up. If you are able to do something on your end, my username is EllieFawkes.

bmw said...

Congratulations on your new baby. I would love to follow you on instagram. I am bmw6248

Donna said...

Beautiful baby, what a blessing for us to watch her grow!

Mayra Curiel said...

Congrats on the new baby! I would love to follow you again on instagram, my username is maycuri

laura quorlla said...

Congrats, Rice family!!!❤❤❤ She's beautiful and perfect. I had been praying for you and Bunny, mostly when I was up in the middle of the night, walking around my teething 10 month old;) So happy for you. Thank You, Jesus.
If you want, my IG username is noregrets.forjesus

Enjoy that sweet girl. I know you will.

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful doll! Congratulations!

HannahandBrysonsmama said...

Congratulations Patti! She's the loveliest! I sent a request would love to follow you on IG. Hannahs_mama04. Enjoy your beautiful blessing!

Ewelina said...

I've been following your instagram since little Hayden has been born, I'm so happy to hear little Madison is here safe and sound. She's beautiful, i'm so happy for you. Best wishes from Poland! I would love to follow your family again, my instagram name is kewwww.

Jennifer Hill said...

Congratulations! Also happy to see you are still on Instagram. I just looked you up and requested to follow. ☺️ (@zaankali)

CMSavage6 said...

Oh, she is so adorable. I think Bunny is going to be the perfect nickname for this little one. So glad you're delivery went well and she's doing so well despite being early. What a cutie!

Kopfhochtanz said...

Congratulations on your little bunny, she is beautiful ♡ I was just thinking of you and went to your blog to check how bunny is doing and there she is :) I have been following you on Instagram for quite a long time before you went private. I would love to follow again. My name on IG is kopfhochtanz. All the best, Sophie

Kopfhochtanz said...
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Kopfhochtanz said...

Congratulations on your little bunny, she is beautiful ♡! I would love to follow on IG again. My IG name is: kopfhochtanz

Tracey Lopez said...

Congratulations!! What a little beauty!!!! Enjoy:)

Tracey

Kathy Wereb said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!!

Rebecca Oswell said...

Patti - Your family is so beautiful. And now a new addition, so sweet! I love watching what the Lord is doing in you and your families lives. I've followed you for sometime on your old account and would love to follow you on your new one! My IG is rebanos if you're accepting new followers. If not, love seeing updates from here!

-Rebecca

Rebecca Oswell said...

Patti - Your family is so beautiful. And now a new addition - so sweet! I've loved watching the Lord work in you and your family's life. I've followed you on your old account and would love to follow your current one if you are accepting followers! My IG is rebanos.
Blessings to your family!
- Rebecca

P said...

❤️❤️❤️

Bethany Hartman said...

She is absolutely precious! Praying for her complete healing and restored health as she battles the infection. I have loved following your family on Instagram, and will try to find you. 😊 My user name is bnyhle.

Bethany Hartman said...

Congratulations!! She is so precious and perfect!! I followed you on Instagram (my user name is Bnyhle) and would love to follow you again. I will be praying for your sweet bunny as she battles the infection. 💕🙏🏻💕

Melissa Van Hemert said...

Hello Pattie. What a little cutie. So so happy everything has gone so well. Could you add me on Instagram. I have been following you for a few years on your blog now could you add me. Melissavanhemert I love your family and your daughterinloves

SD said...

Congratulations on your newest addition! I have enjoyed following your sweet family for a long time. My IG UN is sd3van and I just sent a request. Thanks!

Patti said...

Hi Melissa, send a request through Instagram, I would love to have you follow again :)

Amy 1991 said...

Congratulations on your little bunny! I too have followed you on Instagram and through the blog for a couple of years, would love to follow Bunny's progress. My Instagram name is AMY__1991
Keeping you all in my prayers that bunny is home soon

Amy 1991 said...

Congratulations on Bunny's safe arrival! I have kept you in my prayers the past few months and will continue to do so.
I have been a blog/instagram follower for a couple of years, I would love to continue following your family's journey. My instagram name is AMY__1991.

Lauren said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new family member! I have read your blog for years and have been trying to follow you on instagram. If you ever have a spare moment I'd be so grateful if you would add me, I'm LMF5. Thank you!

Patti said...

Lauren - found you and unblocked you, send a request ?

Ida Bertelsen said...

Congratulations on your sweet Girl ❤️

I missed you om Instragram, Can you unblock me aswell? My IG name is (Hejskatdetermor)

Love, Ida from Denmark

Ida Bertelsen said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby Girl 😍
I missed your lovely family on IG, but think I'm also blocked from earlier on. Can you unblock me? My IG name is ( Hejskatdetermor)

Love, Ida from Denmark

Char said...

Congratulations on your beautiful addition! I would love to follow you on instagram, my user name is iknowmommy