Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Excuse:)

Okay, I admit, things have been a little . . . sporadic around here the last few months. But I have a good reason! (I mean besides the normal writerly excuse of I'm writing/editing my next book.";))

I've kept this very much to myself this time around, but now that she's here, I'm telling everyone!

Meet Gwendolyn, born this morning, at home.



She arrived thirteen days past her due date (silly kid--didn't she get that calendar I swallowed??) but she's here at last, to everyone's relief--especially mine!

And no, this does not mean more babies will suddenly start popping up in my books.:D

Ciao!

89 comments:

Leigh said...

Congratulations. She's gorgeous.

Leigh said...
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Martha Ramirez said...

Aw how precious!!!! Congrats, Aprilynne!!

Robin_Lucas said...

Congrats! What a wonderful excuse.

Sarah MacLean said...

SQUEE!
Love you, Gwendolyn!

prplbookworm said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS :) I love that name! and Gwen is such a cute nickname! Best excuse everrrrr!!!

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations, Aprilynne! She's absolutely adorable! I love her name, as well. :) <3

Sandra Cormier said...

What a beautiful little girl. And a beautiful name, too! Many congratulations.

Julia Karr said...

Congratulations! She's lovely!

lostinbelieving said...

Awe congratulations !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You must be so happy! She's beautiful!

Em (Super Reader Girl) said...

Wow! Congratulations, Aprilynne! And at home too!!!! She's beautiful! I hope you are both able to get lots of sleep! ♥

JLC said...

Congratulations! :)

Tami said...

Does she like her fairy quilt? Congrats!! MomChops wishes you all the best.

Linda said...

She's beautiful!
Congratulations!!

A Tale of Many Reviews said...

Many congratulations to you, your family, and the newest addition! Thirteen days late...I think she liked it in there! Wonder if this means she will be headstrong dismissing your swallowed calendar like that? ;D

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Congrats! Did I see right? She was born AT home??? Oh my goodness, you poor soul! Glad you are doing well. You are better than me. I don't touch a computer for several days after I deliver!

ParaJunkee said...

Congrats! So cute!

Merc said...

She's adorable! Congrats! :)

Jessica Armenta said...

What a beautiful baby! Love her name.

RK Charron said...

What a beautiful baby!
Congratulations Aprilynne!
I'm very glad everyone/everything is alright.
Love & Best Wishes to you & yours,
Rob

Josin L. McQuein said...

What a cutie! Congrats, and God Bless you and your family.

Jessie Humphries said...

Felicitations! What a great early christmas present.

lkmadigan said...

WOW! Welcome to the world, Gwendolyn!!

She's beautiful, A-1. Many congratulations to the whole family.

xoxo

Lisa

Makenna said...

She is so adorable! Congratulation. :-)

Shelley said...

Congratulations! Nicole says that is the most beautiful baby and name ever!

Shelley Watters said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

Katy said...

Congrats! She's beautiful~

Stephanie said...

She's adorable! Congrats! :)

Fantasy said...

Awww! She's gorgeous! I love the name! Congradulations! What a great excuse!

Amy said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful excuse she is :)

Ashley said...

Congratulations!!! What exciting news! I can't believe you kept such a tight lid on something as big and exciting as this.

Ang Killpack said...

She's gorgeous! :) Congrats!

Misty said...

Congratulations Aprilynne I am glad you and Gwendolyn are doing great. She is soooo cute...

Simone said...

Oh...she is so cute...!!! Congratulations!!! God bless you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulationsssss!!!!!

bethy said...

YEA!!! I'm so glad all went well. What a sweetie pie!

Raghed Charabaty said...

haha funny :p love the name!!! and she's so cute!! with that optimisim of urs, shes sure gonna be a wonderful girl!! congrats!!

Christy said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful, fairy princess name! Enjoy those sweet first weeks with her.

Heather said...

Happy birthday Gwendolyn and congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful.

Georgia said...

Hooray for home birth!!! I have been waiting anxiously to hear the news, I knew she should be coming soon. Love her name :)

Swimmer said...

Congrats! She is so cute! Love the name!

Erin C said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!! that is a great reason!! Best of wishes to you and your family!

Gina said...

Beautiful!!! Congrats!

Mundie Moms said...

Congratulations!! She's adorable!

barmybex said...

Aw, congratulations, she is so adorable. :D

Sara B. Larson said...

Congratulations! I was wondering if (and when!) you were going to announce something to do with this. I could tell you were preggo at your signing at TKE, but didn't say anything since you didn't. ;) She is just beautiful. Hope you and baby are both doing well. Congrats again!

Kayma said...

awwww. CUTE!!

Addictedtolife said...

AWWW! Congrats!

Jemi Fraser said...

She's absolutely beautiful! Enjoy all those new baby moments :)

moonrat said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations :)

Marie said...

Awww! Congrats!!!

Patti said...

Very cu te. Congrats.

Sarah M L said...

Congratulations!

You must be beyond thrilled! She's an angel of cuteness!

Lena said...

OH MY GOODNESS, isn't she the most adorable little sweetheart in the whole world? Congrats!

Melania Tolan said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving gift. Congrats and many blessings to you and your family.

Melissa Down Under said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

Nichole Giles said...

Beautiful. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
She's beautiful! What a sweetie! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW! She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!!

Jezreigh said...

aww :) Wow.. she's a beauty! Congratulations!

Kat said...

She is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to you and your family.

Amanda said...

Congratulations April! Beautiful!

Sarah said...

What a joy!

Terra Mae said...

ohmygoodness, she is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!!!!!! ♥♥

tomleveen said...

AWESOME, Aprilynne! :) Can't wait to meet her!

TKAstle said...

Congratulations!!!!

When your mom-in-law posted on the ANWA social line that you'd had a baby I thought I was ridiculously out of the loop, so I felt much better after learning in your post that you have kept this wonderful blessing pretty much to yourself (though I'm pretty sure your real life friends may have guessed that you were pregnant.) ;)


I had my last two babies at home, too. Great experience, huh?

All the best to you and your little family!

JKB said...

YAYAY New BFF for Loki!!!

Rock on, Gwennie! Your mommy is in the dog house as I had no idea!

XOXOO

Mary Alvarez said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She IS beautiful!!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

You are a good secret keeper, Aprilynne! And she's GORGEOUS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

What a cutey!!! Take care and congratulation!

Toyin O. said...

Congratulations, beautiful girl.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Thirteen days? Wow. You're amazing. And so is your baby. Beautiful. Great job on the home birth.

Jessie said...

*cheers*

Sina said...

you ewre pregnant??
Oh god, congratulations!!!

I'm happy for you :D

Guinevere said...

Congrats! She's beautiful!

Amber Lynae said...

Congrats!!!! She is a cutie. I send you well wishes.

AKira-haichi said...

She's adorable! , i hope she stay's healthy

HowLynnTime said...

Wow, I have to say thats a pretty AWE some excuse! Congrats! Usually I just lurk, but this is too sweet. Have the best time, she will be driving in about two minutes, so don't feel bad for holding each second.
HowLynn

http://howlynntime.blogspot.com/

June G said...

Ah...All the best to all of you. You are blessed among women...

urgirlconnie said...

Oh my goodness? Pregnant this whole time and you didn't tell? Congrats! A home birth, wow.

The girl whose name really is Laurel said...

I bet you have heard it 81 times already but.....
CONGRATS!!!!!!

soulfulll said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!

Jenilyn Tolley said...

Congratulations! She's definitely a good reason for being sporadic--and she's darling too!

cat said...

Okay so you probably don't remember me, but we were in the same married student ward at BYU for a little while (I think it was the 29th Ward? With Bishop Hughes. 2002-ish?). I was the Primary President and you and Kenny worked in the nursery. I recognized your name on a goodreads email I got that said one of my friends had read one of your books. What a surprise! Congratulations on your amazing achievements!!!

Just wanted to say HI! And of course, congratulations on your sweet new baby. Have you had all your children at home (Our next (if we have a next) will be born at home.)? She is beautiful!

-Catherine Gambrell

sari said...

Congratulations!

Jackie said...

Congrats! What's the adorable child's name?

Celeste said...

Why would you keep such a beautiful secret from us? She's gorgeous! Congratulations.

K.G. Borland said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations :)