Saturday, February 14, 2009

Olivia Audrey Knepper

February 14, 2009
7:57 am
5 lbs 12 oz

Wow.
Just...wow.

192 comments:

mahn-doo said...

Congratulations! I've been lurking for a while and thought now was a good time to come out of hiding. Wishing you all the best.

Anna said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh How Wonderful!
Welcome baby Olivia Audrey!! Love the name.
As if mommy and daddy could love you anymore, you've made quite an entrance there precious one.

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!
You're sooooooooo loved.

Anna

Jill said...

Welcome, Olivia! Congrats Mommy and Daddy! What a wanted child!

Marie-Claude said...

Congratulations!!! I'm usually reading your blog without commenting, but today is the big day!!!

Welcome Olivia!

Valeta said...

Congrats! I love her name! :D

Sue said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful gift on Valentine's Day.

Eva said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful valentines gift... :-)

Wishing the parents and the little one a world of happiness & joy!

Jen said...

Hooray! Congratulations on your Sweetheart!

Brendan and Brenna's Mom said...

Awww! A Valentines baby, how perfect.

Alyssa said...

Wow!!! Congratulations. :) I too love the name.

Oooh, a valentine's baby!!!

Kerri said...

I've been following your blog for the past few months and you've been a large part of the reason why I've (sorda) maintained my sanity throughout my own infertility rollercoaster ride. And then when I logged on this morning and saw your post, I can't even describe how happy I was for you. A Valentine's Day baby- how perfect! Congratulations a million times over. I'll be faithfully watching for pictures.
PS- Love, love, love the name.

areyoukiddingme said...

Congratulations! Now comes the best part!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, BABY! :)

Tiffanie said...

congrats again! can't wait to see her pics!

Kara said...

Congratulations!

Happy Birthday, little Valentine.

Cindy said...

Awwww, congratulations on your new little valentine!!!

Wonderful news!!!

poppy.f.seed said...

congratulations! Lovely name.

Wendy said...

Congrats! Beautiful name!!
Can't wait to hear all of the details! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm delurking to say congratulations as well! HOORAY!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Valentine's day gift. And an adorable name.

L. said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful name. And there could be no better Valentine's gift for all involved. Best wishes to you all.

alison said...

Hooray!! Cletus is doing somersaults because he's so excited that his girlfriend is here! :) What a fantastic birthday! She's little - nice and compact to carry around! ;o)

CJ said...

Congratulations!

Minta said...

Congrats, Jen & Mark! What a beautiful name for a valentines baybee!

Emily said...

Aw... So sweet! Happy Valentines day. Congratulations!!!!! It's interesting that you called her cupcake, and she was born on Valentines day!!!

Lauren said...

Yay! Congrats! Adorable name for a little Valentine's girl. :)

Jendeis said...

Congratulations!!!

Shanny said...

Congratulations on your V-day Baby!!!! Her name is Beautiful!!!

Little Wonders said...

OMG, a valentine's baby!! How perfect. So happy for you.

Meghan said...

What a wonderful valentine's day present! Beautiful name. Can't wait to hear teh details and see some pics of your sweetheart!

Congrats

Amy said...

What a wonderful gift -- I hope the whole family is doing well! My very best to you all!

Blue said...

Oh fantastic news! Congratulations Jen - totally wonderful!

momofonefornow said...

Congratulations!!!

What a great name!

queenofbirds said...

congratulations! love that you and JJ have an Olivia and an Oliver! hope it all went well, best wishes.

Liddy said...

Congrats! Gorgeous name!
Welcome to the world Olivia.

Yias Yias Girl said...

Congrats and what a beautiful name. My husband is a Valentine's Baby too, and its a great birthday to have:)

Felicia Lewis said...

I was looking forward to photographing the belly but a baby will do instead ;) Jumping up and down excited here...Congrats and Much Love to all of you.

Felicia

Wendy said...

Welcome little one!Congratulations, Jen -- you chose such a pretty name! Hope you are all doing well. :)

Megan said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!!! How exciting!!! I have to insert a joke here now and say: so much for stretch marks before your portrait session! How about the baby instead? Happy Valentine's Day!

Dana said...

WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations and welcome to Olivia!! I can't wait to meet you!!!

Candice said...

Congratulations!! Cute name. My son was a little peanut too, 5 lbs, 14 oz, but otherwise perfect.

It's so funny how you wrote about something happening to screw up your maternity photo session...I guess that IS how you roll. LOL

That's okay, she's worth it!!!

WellaWitch said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. Today is my daughter's birthday, too. Valentine babies are the sweetest!

marty said...

Congratulations! I love the name too!!!

Aunt Becky said...

Dude! Yes!

2 of my favorite girl names in one baby. She's GOT to be awesome.

Congrats, Momma. Love you both lots.

KellyGreen said...

woo hoo!

Anabelle said...

woo hoo!!! I can't wait to see pics! congrats! :) so exciting to have a Valentine's baby :)

Thisoneisgoingtowork said...

Congratulations! Waiting anxiously for pictures!

KP said...

wow is right! Congratulations! I hope that you have avoided the dreaded magnesium if blood pressure was a problem... If not, I can't wait to hear your hilarious take on that lovely drug!

I've kept meaning to tell you about how ever since your post on the 'beetus all my patients seem to have started calling it that as well...I'm sure they wonder why their doctor starts smirking whenever they tell me about their diabeetus.

Congratulations! Enjoy her! Cuddle her! Love her! I hope there will be pictures soon.

Melissa said...

What a perfect day to meet the love of your life! Happy Birthday Cupcake!!

Kelly said...

CONGRATS!!!!

t said...

Woot! Woot! Welcome little Olivia! Congratulations lady!!!

~M~ said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats - and a Valentine's baby at that! Glad everyone is happy and healthy. Been reading your blog since you started over at Redbook, so to hit your page today and see the news, I got a little teary-eyed! Beautiful name too.

Sew said...

A valentine baby! What a sweet way to end the years of infertility!

I can't wait for your take on labor! I am dying over here to see pics!

I have been lurking for more than 9months! I can't believe she is already here!!

mg said...

Congratulations!!

angie said...

Congrats Jen! Welcome to the world little Olivia, your mommy and daddy have been waiting so long for this day!

can't wait to see pics! i'm sure she is perfect!

Luna said...

Congrats on ur little bundle of joy!~

Hairy Farmer Family said...

How lovely! Many congratulations on your new Valentine sweetheart.

Emily said...

Hooray for cupcake!!! Congratulations Jenn & family! Olivia Audrey is a gorgeous name!

Seriously? - Erin said...

OH I love that name. Congratulations! What a little peanut and what a valentine you gave your husband.

Dawn's Recipes / The Baby Blog said...

Omigosh! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the first pics!

bethkyle said...

Yay! Congratulations! Can't wait to see her...Welcome to the no-sleep club!

Kristen said...

I'm so incredibly happy for you and Mark, Jen. I cannot think of two more deserving people to become parents than you guys. I wish you a speedy recovery and I'm looking forward to hearing all about your precious angel, Olivia.

Angela said...

Wow, congratulations, everything was so worth it to have that beautiful baby girl. I wish you all the best, and congratulations a million times over. Now starts the fun times.

*~*Lis*~* said...

Wow - how exciting!!! Can't wait to see pictures of her!!

PJ said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

PJ said...

And Olivia is one of my favoritest girl names! I LOVE that name!

liina said...

Whohoo! Congratulations :) I have an Oliver, so Olivia is definitely a cool name :)

Bev said...

JEN CONGRATS! I am so happy for you. Enjoy every minute, I feel like Lucy is growing up too soon already. Love the name! Congrats again!

Nic said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful name

sprogblogger said...

Many congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures.

Sarah said...

OMG! Congratulations!!

What a beautiful name! I love it.

And its toooo cute that JJ named her son Oliver.

the misfit said...

What a beautiful name. And a great day to be born!

Kaitlyn said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

JenM said...

Congratulations again! I am so happy that your little cupcake is finally here. Enjoy her, I'm sure she's precious, and we're looking forward to meeting her!

Congratulations Jen and Mark, and welcome to the world Olivia Audrey :-)

elizabeth said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Olivia!

kate said...

Congrats to the new parents!!! And wolcome to the world Little Olivia!

Another Julia said...

What an absolutely beautiful name. Can't wait to see pictures--bet she's gorgeous.
Congratulations!

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

Hey! did you and JJ coordinate your names?
Just kidding!
Congratulations and welcome cupcake!

Nellie said...

I just came over from Little Wonders... first time at your blog and I get to see such wonderful news! Congrats :) and what a beautiful name.

Cassi said...

Congrats on the baby girl!!!

Ive been a long time reader, but havent commented. Thought today would be a great time! Happy Valentines Day and Congratulations! I bet shes beautiful :)

Cassi

Kristin said...

JEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many congrats my dear. Hope the induction went well. What a wonderful Valentines Day gift! I am so thrilled that your princess is here!!!!!!!!!!!

Malloryn said...

Congratulations! Beautiful name too :)

Kathleen said...

Wow! What a surprise to hear about Olivia's arrival after being away from your blog for a few days. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the details and see some pictures!

Bekah said...

OMG, Jen!!! Congratulations! I know you have some recovery to do and whatnot, but I'm feeling SO impatient for a picture. I'll just try and hold my horses over here. (!!!!) And also, Cupcake's name is beautiful.

Sunny Florida said...

Congratulations!!! Im sure she is stunning, a Daughter is such a gift! Enjoy her they grow so fast!! I love your blog you are going to be a awesome Mommy (-:

mrsyak said...

Oooooohhh la la!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery and lots of love for you and your new family!!!

Anita said...

Congratulations!!! I'm a long time reader and de-lurking. Olivia is such a cute name :)Hope you are doing well!

sheilah said...

Oh, Yay!!! Olivia is a great name. Hope you and she are doing great.

Poppy said...

SQUEEEE! Your own little Valentine!

Where are the pictures??? Come on your slackin'!

Seriously though,congrats to you and the hubby. I so look forward to continuing to follow your journey into motherhood. I have laughed my way through your pregnancy (you have such a quick wit) I can only imagine how delightful it will be to follow you as you discover the joys of being a mommy.

Take care...and oh yeah, I'm so sorry that you now have no belly to get photographed! But I'm sure you're just happy to have your cupcake :)

battynurse said...

Congratulations!!

littlesteps said...

Congrats! Coming from someone who's birthday is today, Valentine's Day is a great day to have a birthday!

Jen said...

Omg!!! Congrats!! Love the name- love love love it!!! What a wonderful gift to get on Valentine's Day!

Carrie said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow... Congratuations! What an awesome valentine!

Tammy

Erin said...

Sweet news! We expect all the gory details as soon as possible!! Take care and congrats!

Angry Infertile said...

Congratulations!!! It will be wonderful to read all about it. It's like I know her story, from start to finish!

Grade A said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!What a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day present.

Rachel & Doug Betts said...

What sweet and wonderful news! COngratulations! Love love love the name!

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh CONGRATULATIONS!

Caelan'sMom said...

YAAY!! I posted this elsewhere, but congrats, MAMA!! I am so happy for a VALENTINE'S baby!! :)

Nert also came 14 days early. Great minds, I tell ya!!

Can't wait for some pictures, woman!!

Take care!! Congrats again!!

Delenn said...

Congratulations!! Happy Birthday, Olivia!

Aaron and Heather said...

I have never laughed as hard as I do when I read your posts! Kudo's to the entertainment of those of us still trying to explain exactly why we are laughing (comically challenged)...Congrats on meeting your cupcake!!!!

Skerry said...

De-lurking to wish you Congratulations!!! I hope labor & delivery was smooth going and that all are healthy and happy.... and I can't wait to read all about your sweet girls arrival.:)

illahee said...

congratulations!! i am a lurker from redbook but since i've been reading for several months now, i feel i should add my well-wishes!! :D

Stace said...

Wow!! Congrats!!!!

Bekah said...

Delurking to say Congratulations!!! What a wonderful Valentine's Day Gift. Love the name! So glad you made us wait.

niqui said...

Congratulations!!! Welcome baby Olivia!!

Jill said...

Wow-congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I love her name, Jen!

JP said...

Congratulations!! That is great!! I love her name. I hope you are all doing well!!

Anonymous said...

mostly a lurker here, but Congrats!!!
Stephanie

Just Another Infertile said...

Congratulations!

I am also a fellow lurker and have been following you since August.

I am so happy for you both and I love the name!

Yaaaaaaaay!

Sue said...

Congratulations. Didn't she just chose the perfect day to arrive? Welcome little Olivia.
I have been reading your blog for a few months and thought this was the prefect day to post.
I am soooo happy for you.

~Jess said...

Congratulations! Those are 2 of my favorite names.

Milon said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the name. Congratulations!
You will be awesome parents.
-Molly from Pittsburgh

Mama Seoul said...

Congratulations! Guess you didn't have to have the induction talk again afterall!

Yaa said...

another lurker: Congrats!!!

Dreamer4agift said...

Yay!!!!

Congratulations and welcome lil' Olivia!

Jen said...

Just another lurker wanting to say CONGRATS!! Im a Jen from Cleveland and pregnant with #2 (due in a few weeks!) and ive been following your blog for a while now. I was SO excited to see that Olivia has arrived!! Cant wait for the details, remind me what I have to go through again soon, I think I blocked most of it out!

Congrats and pics as soon as you can!!!

Grace said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Whoohoo!

dryan said...

Continuing with the lurker coming out of hiding trend...

Congratulations! I love her name and cannot wait to see pictures! I'm a 14th baby as well so I think she arrived on a great day :)

Also, I love reading your blog. It helps me laugh as we muddle our way through trying to get pregnant. I look forward to reading your takes on motherhood, especially after going through the whole getting there process with you. No pressure, but I know it's only going to get better from here!

Melissa said...

Jen, I just want to thank you for sharing your story from the beginning. It's posts like this that give so many of us who are struggling to conceive, a glimmer of hope. My sincerest congratulations on your new baby girl.

Jane G said...

Another long term lurker here too. Many congratulations on the safe arrival of little Olivia Audrey. A beautiful name. Please post some photos soon :o)

KimboSue said...

Congrats! Her name is beautiful...and a Valentine's baby at that. Congratulations Mommy!

Mrs PAJ said...

yey! congrats on your little cupcake! love the name - it's beautiful!!

iambrowneyedgirl said...

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!

Mrs. Higrens said...

Yay! Welcome Olivia. Glad you are here safe and sound, and your Momma is safe and sound too.

Meg said...

Congrats! Though jealous...You were the last of my blog buddies and "real" friends who were preggers to have their little one. I still have a few weeks to go! Enjoy every moment! And, remember, if you don't like what they're doing today, wait. They'll do something different tomorrow!

Amanda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Marie said...

Happy Birthday miss Olivia!!
Beautiful name and a beautiful baby I am sure. I can't wait to hear your labor story as I am sure you will crack us up!!

Mintfree7 said...

Wow congrats! What a great gift.

Heather said...

Congratulations!! YEAH!!

Amy said...

Congratulations Jen! A Valentine's baby!! I'm so happy for you guys!

PS I guess the maternity photo shoot was a bust then! (LOL)

Korndog said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the beautiful baby!

Kris said...

Holy Crap you have alot of followers! :-)

Welcome to the world little Olivia Audrey.

I love the name! My daughters name is Audrey :)

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Enjoy your Baby Moon!

natalie said...

Oh! I've been a lurker for awhile but am SO happy for you!! What a special cupcake to come on Valentine's day!!

Enjoy :)

Shawn and Aimee said...

YEA!! Congrats!! A valentine's day baby...how adorably sweet and appropriate.

Thanks for sharing this exciting story with us!

renee said...

congrats jen. you'll have so much fun raising her.

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!!

sasa said...

Hooray - love the name! And thank-you for all the hope and inspiration (and giggles) you provide. All the best to the 3 of you...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Thinking waaayyy ahead here...check out the "Lil' Cupcake" first birthday theme on www.birthdayexpress.com. It would be adorable since you called her cupcake and her birthday is Valentine's Day!

Elle Charlie said...

Wow, a Valentine's baby! Sounds like you're in love :)

Parsing Nonsense said...

How exciting! I was one day off. I totally thought you would go into labor and miss your photo shoot, and technically things did get going a little bit so I wasn't entirely wrong.

Congrats to you and your beautiful little family. I'm sure she's a doll!

Lorrie said...

Congratulations. Beautiful name, too.

To A T said...

OH YAY!! Congrats mommy!!
Now for pics ;-)
Can't wait to see that beautiful bombshell!

sarah23 said...

How wonderful... a Valentine's Baby!! It sounds like she is teeny tiny! I can't wait to hear more.

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

She's here!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!She's here!!!!!

hopeful #1 said...

That's such great news! I'm so very happy for you and I absolutely love her name!

Congrats mommy!

hopeful #1 said...

That's such great news! I'm so very happy for you and I absolutely love her name!

Congrats mommy!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog over the weekend and read it from start to finish - I hope you keep blogging - you have to be the most appropriately funny person I have ever read. I'm going to copy your blog and make all of my noninfertiles read it. I am getting ready for my first IVF - ER is Sunday or Monday likely - LOVE the name!!!

libby-ct said...

Happy Valentines Day and Hello Olivia! Congratulations Jen!!!

Rose's Daughter said...

I was wondering what was going on !! Congrats!!!!!

daega99 said...

Congratulations!!! I love her name!

Karol said...

Congrats again! I'm so excited for you!!

Tricia said...

Congrats!! Beautiful name!!!

Ashley said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH! Blessings on this new beginning for your family! Enjoy every moment!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! What a beautiful Valentine's gift :)

Anonymous said...

I stumbled on your blog a few weeks ago, and have really enjoyed reading it. I'm 25 weeks along myself. I hope that you will return and share the labor and delivery story as well. Please don't join that mysterious club of women (yet) who claim to not remember the gory details. Congratulations!

Gina said...

Welcome to the world Olivia! Congrats to Mommy and Daddy, what a wonderful gift on Valentines day!

May God bless your family always.

Sarah T. said...

Congrats! Welcome little Olivia!

Elizabeth said...

Awwww congratulations! Welcome to the world little girl!

alicia said...

YAY!!!!! congrats sweetie!!!! can't wait to see some pics :)

Leah said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful name! Can't wait to see pictures.

Mandy and Jack said...

Congratulations!! I mentioned to my husband on our trip that my "blog friend" might be having her baby this weekend. I'm so excited for you!!

Jeni B. said...

Congratulations! Welcome to your new little one!

Megs said...

Beautiful name!!!! Congratulations!! Welcome little Olivia!! :)

Chelle said...

I lurk, but don't comment much.

This is totally, totally awesome! Congratulations and Happy Valentines Day!!

annacyclopedia said...

Welcome to the world, Olivia! And congrats to your mom and dad, too!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Great big, giant kisses to little Cupcake, er, I mean, Olivia!!

Can't wait to hear all about the labor (well, only the fairytale version, of course, since I haven't been through the birthing yet... don't scare me...)

Congratulations, Jen! I am so excited your little angel is finally here!

Cernanec Family said...

Congratulations!!! I know you're probably exhausted, but I'm dying to read your take on the first few days of Mommyhood.

Love your baby girl's name, by the way. We named one of our triplets Olivia, too!

WiseGuy said...

What a lovely day to give birth! Welcome Olivia....you have chosen a beautiful name for your baby girl. Congratulations! I am sure right now it is very hectic...but do post some pictures, when they are handy to post!

WooHoo again!

courtney said...

Let me add to the horrah... Congratulations! I can't wait to get a lively description of the birthing story, but I imagine it will be a while. Something tells me you're going to be quite busy.
And P.S. I just shared the 'diabeetus' picture you have on your blog and he thought you are very clever. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Induction my ass. I have an IVF Olivia too.....I think their extraordinary. Congratulations and best wishes to all of you.

dana said...

Coming out of hiding...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Welcome to the world, Olivia Audrey!

casicola said...

Congrats to the cutest funniest mommy ever....Now that the best Valentine gift anyone could ever get or give:) yayayyaay for you guys.

Her name is a ray of sunshine:)

be said...

Can't say it enough (and you've heard it 176 times already) Congratulations!!

Kate said...

Congrats!!!

Lis said...

CONGRATS!

Emily said...

Beautiful name! What a blessing!

MamaSoon said...

I am so so so so very happy for you. I had to disappear for a few days and I am thrilled to come back to such fantastic news. CONGRATULATIONS. And what a great birthdate. I can't wait to hear more about your birthstory.

MamaSoon said...

I am so so so so very happy for you. I had to disappear for a few days and I am thrilled to come back to such fantastic news. CONGRATULATIONS. And what a great birthdate. I can't wait to hear more about your birthstory.

Sully said...

Congrats - love the name! Can't wait to see pics! All the best to you and your new family!

Mary said...

So, so happy for you.

Karen said...

delurking to say congrats!

can't wait to "meet" her :0)

best of luck!
karen

fertfighter said...

Congratulations!!! God Bless~ What an amazing Valentine's Day!!

Heather said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your little valentine. Love, love, love the name. Can't wait for pics.

Leah Lowe said...

How wonderful. Congratulations!

Julia said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!

5lb cupcake how sweet!

Chelle said...

Many many congrats to you, Mark & your beautiful little cupcake!! Welcome Olivia!

Anonymous said...

A Valentine's Day Baby! I'm SO happy for you. I'm due 3/5 and have been following your blog since your IVF (b/c I had my embryo transfer around that time too). Wow. Can't wait to read the latest entries! You made it to the finish line!!!!!!!!!!!!!