Well, I am now a month late, but I thought I’d officially share our news that Ruby Sue made it safely into our family on February 23rd:)  She came fast I tell you…a little too fast for this momma!  I always thought that when people said their deliveries were so fast it was a good thing.  NOT. SO.   I mean, yay for no 24 hour laboring…but holy moly the intenseness is just that.  INTENSE!

I went from my contractions being 6 minutes apart to 2 minutes within 15 minutes.  Ryan may or may not have driven 90 mph and went through one (or two) red lights.  whoops!  I think the cops would have understood.  I was white knuckling it the whole drive.  We got to the hospital and I instantly asked for drugs:)  Cause that’s how I roll.  I missed the chance with Beckett and I did not want that to happen again!  So they gave me an epidural at a 9, and I pushed two contractions later…45 minutes after getting to the hospital.  Whoa, that was close.  I’m happy to report that the drugs kicked in just enough to take the burn off during pushing:)  Phew!

So we say hello to the final member of our family (unless God has other plans;) Ruby Sue..

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Hello beautiful!

Your mommy loves you!

View More: http://sarahpolliophotography.pass.us/ruby-girlSo does your daddy….

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and your sister…

View More: http://sarahpolliophotography.pass.us/ruby-girlYou sure remind us a lot of your big sister Jules with your fluffy brown hair:)

View More: http://sarahpolliophotography.pass.us/ruby-girlWelcome to our big crazy family!

View More: http://sarahpolliophotography.pass.us/ruby-girlWe think you fit in perfectly!

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for now we’ll just snuggle you…

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and kiss your sweet little head:)

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oh…and lay you on signs and shove you in buckets…

View More: http://sarahpolliophotography.pass.us/ruby-girlone day youll thank us:)

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For those who have been asking if I have Ruby’s nursery done, the answer is no….because there is no room for Ruby:) Shes currently in a bassinet in our room.  But we have some exciting news!  This spring we are adding on to our house, and I couldnt be happier!!  Here’s a sneak peek of the exterior and I’ll share more details soon!


The whole left wing is the addition, which will give us much needed living and storage space!  Wohoo!!  I can’t wait to share our design and ideas with you:)


As always, a HUGE shout out to Sarah Pollio Photography for these great images!!

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21 Responses to WELCOME RUBY SUE!!

  1. Helen says:

    Yippee….new blog to follow! Love yours!

  2. Paula says:

    Congratulations! You have a beautiful family :)

  3. Nora says:

    You have a beautiful family! You are an inspiration as a truly christian girl for me. May God continue blessing you!

  4. Yvonne Thomas says:

    Found your blog from Facebook. Love your ‘birth’ announcement. You really do have a very beautiful family. I was noticing that your older daughter and younger son look a lot like their daddy while the older son looks so much like you. Wondering which one Ruby Sue will favor. I will look forward to reading your future blogs and will be going back through the posts to see all I’ve missed. BTW, love your writing style. And the photos are just amazing. How I wish I’d been more creative and had today’s technology back when our sons were young.

    • allie says:

      You are so sweet:) Thank you for your kind words! I do agree, I think Tate takes after me as well:) Hoping maybe Ruby Sue will have a little resemblance as well:) Thanks again for leaving a comment, you made me smile today:)

  5. Bernadette says:

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. Wishing you and your family every blessing xx

  6. Nancy says:

    She is lovely!! What a beautiful family you have! I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying your site and especially your blog. I just found it last week!! God bless you guys!!

  7. amy says:

    She is gorgeous! You all are blessed – you have a beautiful family! The house plans look amazing, so happy for you all. Thanks for sharing — she is just a doll!

  8. Becky says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl.

  9. Carol Johnston says:

    So happy for you. You have a beautiful family.

  10. Dawn Gehrke says:

    Welcome Ruby Sue. You do look alot like your big sister Jules.

  11. Narissa says:

    Congratulations, Allie!!! Miss Ruby Sue is beautiful! It was so great to meet you face to face at Whimsy in November and share our baby bumps! And now both our little girls are here! (Sofia Anjali joined our family two days after Ruby.) Blessings to you and the rest of the family as you settle in with your newest squish. I am so excited to see the new plans for the house!

  12. lisa says:

    (…and beautiful photos Sarah!)

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  14. Kim Bollman says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful and I will say it again, you and Ryan make beautiful babies!!!

  15. Terrae says:

    We serve a mighty God! Our hearts are rejoicing with you as you celebrate Ruby’s birth!! Thank you for sharing your joyous news!

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