Friday, February 27, 2009

Kate gives light to Kjella Bea Stenehjem!!!

Kjella was born at 7:00 this evening. She weights in at 7# 1.5 oz. It was a fantastic journey, an experience like no other. Her name is pronounced like the musical instrument "cello", but with an "a"..."cella". We consider her name a Norwegian version of Stella. The middle name, Bea "B" is for both of our grandmothers Bernice and Beverly. We will write more about the birthing process after we snuggle in for the night, but Kate was a rock star and stayed strong thoughout the epic. Thanks so much for our wonderful doula, Heather Thom; Dr. Mueller, and the all the nurses at St. Luke's. And thanks for everyones well wishes and positive thoughts. I got to say we have some pretty happy Grandparents and we are estatic, but pooped parents.

Happy Birthday Kjella!!!!!


Andrea Joy said...

Holy wa! It is a girl and you thought it was a boy the whole time! So crazy! And sooo sooo beautiful. I can't wait to hear the birth story. Many many loving congrats!!!!!!

cmacheel said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. We are so happy for you and can't wait to meet Kjella.

Tennille said...

She is beautiful! I can't wait to meet her! Get some rest can't wait to catch up! Love you all Tennille

Anonymous said...

awesome! Her cousin saw the pictures this morning and just starting pointing at Kjella and said "baby" and kissed the screen.

-rest up all of you
love Tone + the gang

Jill said...

Hi guys!! Kjella is gorgeous! Congratulations. We can't wait to meet her.

Jill & Adam

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful Valentines present although a bit late. Parenthood is a wonderful journey and now we are into the next generation. What a great honor for Bev & Bernice, I just love her name.

Love to you all,
Bonnie & Ed

Mer said...

She is gorgeous! She looks just like her momma! I was going to tell you about her cousin's response but I guess Tone beat me to it. Can't wait to meet her.

love ya, mer, hanne and tone

Lora and Jason said...

Congratulations Kate and Dave! Jason and I are so happy for both of you! It sounds like everything went very well. I love the norwegian name kjella. It is beautiful. Best wishes and take care! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

To kjella, kate and dave. she is so beautiful! she looks like a little doll. i luv the name its so unique but pretty at the same time.i hope that the dogs like her. and if not i would lluv to have either one!!!!!

erin idler ( cousin )

Tina said...

I can't believe it was a girl! She is beautiful. We can't wait to meet Kjella. Rest up and take care.
Love, Tina, Mark and Shawn

Jane said...

Yipee! Another Stenehjem enters the world...and what a beauty. We are delighted for you! What an amazing journey you have begun. We look forward to welcoming her into the world in person...Love you all.
Jane & Ron