Say Hello to Ginny!

Season’s greetings!

I am happy to anounce that a new little Adultitis-fighter has joined our family. Her name is Virginia Rose, and she arrived at 2:39 am on December 19, just in time for Christmas. Ginny was born at home and interestingly, she was born “en caul,” which means she was actually born in her bag of waters, which is somewhat rare. Depending on what you Google, it is generally regarded as a sign of good luck (or an omen that she will grow up to be a vampire.)

At 8 pounds, 15 ounces, Ginny weighed in a little over big sister Lucy but under big brother Ben, who was 10 pounds, 4 ounces. Speaking of the siblings, Ben and Lucy are both excited about their new sister. Lucy is thrilled that her prayers for a sister were answered!

Both Mom and baby are doing great, and I am busy holding down the fort. It’s a good kind of tired, and we love having babies this time of year: warm and bundled up inside under the glow of twinkling Christmas lights.

There’s a good chance that Kim will be writing up a blog with more of her thoughts, but I wanted to share the good news with all of you. (More photos here.)

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

What’s something awesome you’re grateful for this week?

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  1. Gail Peterson says:

    Thank you for sharing this great news! Merry Christmas to all. God Bless you.

  2. Sarah says:

    Wow…what a miracle new life is! Thank you for sharing the tender moments captured in these photographs. May you all enjoy a Blessed Christmas and Joyous New Year!!

  3. Congratulations to you all! She looks darling!

  4. Jacki Rocklewitz says:

    Something I am grateful for…..
    Remember me from the first Escape Adulthood summit? I am Jill’s sister. One of the things I had on my name tag then was that I was a “mom who didn’t give up”. I am grateful that I became a grandmother this summer. I love my little Lillianne Jaclyn. Yup, she has my name! Oh what joy!!!!

    Rejoicing with The Koteckis on the birth of Ginny Rose. God is good. All the time.

    Merry Christmas.
    Love Jacki

    • Of course I remember you Jacki!!! Congrats on becoming a grandmother; I hear it’s one of the best things ever! God IS good. Over and over again :)

  5. Rosie says:

    Beautiful baby! Beautiful kids! You’re very lucky. Bless you all.

    This week I am grateful for the fact that I am dog-sitting and house-sitting at my son’s house (in Wisconsin), so that he and his family could go to Florida. You see, this way I’M OFF WORK!

  6. So happy for all of you! Can’t get over the miracle of a new life…. What a blessing. Can’t wait to meet her. You all look so happy and beautiful.
    Love to you all. merry Christmas,

  7. Ellen says:

    Congrats on your new little girl! She’s definitely a keeper!
    I’m grateful for a few days with my kids, and less running around. They grow up way to fast, so enjoy them while they are little!

  8. Michelle says:

    I’m thankful that Ginny made it safely into this world with many blessings & much love surrounding her!
    God Bless your family!
    Merry Christmas!
    The Sweeney’s

  9. Pat Rackliffe says:

    Your pictures are so beautiful. What a wonderful Christmas gift – a new baby! God Bless you all.

  10. June Privitt says:

    Congratulations Kim, Jason and family!! Welcome to the world Virginia Rose! What a beautiful Christmas gift! I’m glad everyone is doing well.

    I’m grateful that I was able to travel to visit five of my daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and five of my grandchildren for Christmas! My son is deployed to Afghanistan and we pray each day for his safe return. If all goes well, he will join us for a few minutes on Christmas via Skype!

    All the best in the New Year!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I am grateful that the little girl who lived down the street from us and if I remember correctly used my dogs in an experiment to see if they could tell colors (am I right on the test) has now her own beautiful family. May God Bless You Guys and keep you well. Such beautiful children. Congratulations.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I am grateful for you! Your sweet family. I too had my babies at home and looking at these precious moments brought me right back.
    Oh dear! Merry merry and happy new baby
    You are SO blessed

  13. Congratulations! I am grateful for you all! \O/
    God’s richest blessings to you & your family.
    Enjoy this special time!

  14. Corinne says:

    Congratulations to you all! I am grateful to know that there is a family like yours. Such a shining example! And Merry Christmas to you all!

  15. Congratulations on the BEST Christmas gift ever: Virginia Rose

  16. Wanda Klimaszewski says:

    I am thankful this week and every week that I continue to be cancer free! Thank you dear Jesus for another year with my family.

    • What a wonderful Christmas present. Merry Christmas. What a loving family you are. The best is yet to come.

  17. Congratulations!! What a beautiful family! Speaking of family – I’m so very grateful for mine. My best friend and hubby of 33 years, two wonderful grown sons that we couldn’t be more proud of, and a beautiful daughter-in-law — oh, and our grand-dog, Violet! May everyone take a few moments out of a hectic pace and reflect at the many things and people we’re grateful for, this time of year, and always!

  18. Clare says:

    What a wonderful Christmas present! Congratulations :)

    I am grateful for my partner (who became my fiance on Christmas Day) and our supportive families :)

  19. Congratulations with the birth of Ginny Rose! She’s such a cutie!

  20. Ellen says:

    I am thankful for dancing lessons with my husband. They have enhanced our relationship immensely.

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  22. Tina Brookover says:

    Snow crystals!!! It’s beautiful in Colorado. Congrats!!! She’s beautiful, and I agree nothing like having a baby around during Christmas time. God Bless you and yours.


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