Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jillian Kate Francis

Jillian Kate surprised us and joined our family late last night! She was born at 11:58PM. She weighed 9lbs and was 20 1/4 inches long. She is a big girl, especially to have been born 12 days before her due date. She is absolutely perfect! What a blessing! My c-section went extremely well, also. We could not be more thankful.
First family picture around 1:30 this morning. :)Minutes old. I think she looks a lot like Brody looked at birth.
Sweet girl wearing a bow for the first time. Thank you for your prayers for our family this week. We are so in love with our precious girl and cannot wait to share more pictures of her with you all. I will post later today about our exciting night and hopefully have lots more pictures of Jillian to share, too!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

149 comments:

Sarah said...

Congrats Francis family!!! She is beautiful!!!! Poor Brody looks so confused in your family of 4 picture!! Enjoy your daughter!! Praise the Lord for a healthy girl & safe delivery!!

emilyb said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful and you looked incredible at 1 AM after your c-section. I haven't commented in awhile but have been following your pregnancy and family still. Can't wait to see more pics- God Bless.

Emily

Marie said...

Jillian Kate is beautiful, Happen kind of fast, I was all set up to wait it out Friday reading tweets for the big news Ha!! Babies come when they are ready and she is a big one at that What does Brody think about all this ? Bless your family of four.

Katie said...

Welcome, Jillian Kate!!! Bless your little 9-pound self! ;o) We've been praying for you and waiting for your arrival!

Jennifer, she is just beautiful! I think she definitely looks like her big brother. I am dying to know what Mr. Brody thinks of her! God bless y'all!

mitzi said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful.

Fran said...

She is just beautiful!! Hope you got a tiny bit of rest last night. ;)

Congrats and blessings!
Fran

Sarah said...

She is adorable!! Congratulations :-)

Todd and Courtney said...

Congratulations Jennifer. I saw on twitter that your water had broke (@cstephenson24). I sent you a congrats message but I dont think you can see it. I'm terrible at twitter and not sure how it all works. She is beautiful!

Cherry said...

That was a surprise!! Glad she is here safe and sound!!

I bet you are glad you had your bags packed and your list ready!! :)

Annie said...

CONGRATS!!!! She looks perfect and absolutely precious!! Glad to hear and see everyone is doing wonderful!! :)

Amanda said...

Congrats! She's beautiful!

Karen said...

Congratulations Francis Family!! She is absolutely beautiful. God is so good!

Superchikk said...

So excited for ya'll! I can't believe your water broke while we were watching Big Brother. Jill was about beside herself! I can't wait to meet Jillian!

Beth said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! I follow you on twitter (@elizabethfclark).

Jan said...

She is beautiful and you look great! Congrats! So glad it's over and you didn't have to go to bed tonight worrying about a C-section tomorrow. You are blessed! Hope your to-do was as done as possible. I know how things like that worry us moms. Enjoy this sweet time!
Jan Mullis
http://mullismemories.blogspot.com

His Doorkeeper said...

Wow! You made that seem like a breeze...you look beautiful! Congratulations ....She is just beyond darling!

Blessings!

Kelly said...

Blessings to you and your sweet baby girl! She's beautiful!

Lauren said...

She is just perfect! Congrats! What a beautiful addition to the family :)

Rikki said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I agree in the first picture she looks just like Brody!

KatieB. said...

Welcome Jillian Kate! If she had waited another two minutes to arrive, she would share my birthday! She's beautiful and I love the bows.

Laurie said...

She is beautiful and she WAS a big girl! You look sooooo great!

Jess :) said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations, Francis family!!! Such a BLESSING little Jillian Kate is to ALL of you! Enjoy every minute with that sweet pea!

Hugs to all of you!

The Mama said...

Congratulations! How exciting that she is here! Brody will be a great big brother to her! What a blessing from God! Congrats!

Kellie said...

Congratulations! Your family is beautiful and you absolutely do not look like you have just had a baby! My "after" birth pictures DO NOT look like that. :) Enjoy your precious family!

OK Fab Five said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl!!! Enjoy this wonderful time

Mary said...

Jillian is beautiful! you are a blessed woman!!!

Mary said...

Jillian is beautiful! you are a blessed woman!!!

Reese Ray said...

Oh my word, what a sweet surprise!! Congratulations to all of you. So glad it went well. You look great too! Cant wait to see more pics :-)

Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

OH MY! She is big for a newborn--but she is perfect!! LOVE the bow and hat. Can't wait to see her in person!! Congratulations!! Praising God because everything went so fantastically!! Again-beyond precious!

Leah said...

What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations!! She is just beautiful. I hope you're able to get a little rest through today. I'm so happy for your family!

Angie said...

She is beautiful...congratulations to you and your family!!

Blissfully Enamored said...

oh my gosh!!!! congrats!!! she is gorgeous!!! have so much fun with her! PRECIOUS!

momMYsliceoflife said...

Congratulations! Mommy and Baby both look beautiful!!

Little Pink Rose said...

Congratulations!!! I have been following your blog for a while but have never left a comment! Your family is so beautiful! She's precious!

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! Jillian is GORGEOUS (we knew she would be!)!!! And the others are right: you look so beautiful! Just so thrilled for your sweet family. :) (And, you're going to get to take that silly bracelet off sooner! ;))

Randy and Lindsay said...

YAY! Congratulations! What a surprise! I'm so excited for you! She's so cute and you look great!!

Kristen said...

CONGRATS! She is so cute!!

jenn said...

congrats!!! what a wonderful suprise

Kathy said...

Oh my - congratulations to you all. She is adorable and you look absolultely fabulous!!

Your first family pic of four brought tears to my eyes.

Shauna said...

OMG! Congratulations!!! A 9-pounder! She is beautiful! Can't wait to hear the story and see what Brody thinks of her.

Emily said...

Congratulations Jennifer and family!!! Oh my goodness... she is a little princess!!!

My second one decided to come on her own time too (we had her scheduled for an induction). I guess these girls have a mind of their own!

Can't wait to see more pictures!

Ashley said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! So happy for you guys! Can't wait to hear the story!

Krystal said...

WOW!! Congratulations!! I was surprised to see this this morning!! She's beautiful and you look great, as always!!

Melissa :) said...

Precious baby girl - precious family! Congratulations! :)

Traci said...

What a precious gift from God. She's absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see more pics!

B said...

Congratulations to the Francis family :) She is beautiful!

The Townsend's said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful!

Leslie said...

Congratulations! I read your blog faithfully in my reader and have been checking for any news thinking she might come early. It's so exciting. I don't even know you but I am so happy for you all. I told my husband you were expecting a baby this Friday and now I have to tell him that she's here. Then I have to look a his quizzical face again:)

lane, kelli, canon, and baby ledger said...

What a great surprise to wake up to!! She's so cute! As a boy mom, enjoy dressing that sweet girl up :) Love your little family!

mbb. said...

how lovely. you look amazing!

every blessing!

Kelly said...

Congrats on the birth of your beautiful new daughter. Can't wait for more pictures and hear all about Brody with her.

Lauren said...

Congratulations!

Ashley said...

Awww. So exciting!!! She was a BIG girl. I love the picture of all 4 of you. Brody looks like he's trying to figure out what's going on. Haha. Congratulations on your new family member!!!!

Katie said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! That is so exciting!

Nina @ AccordingtoNina.com said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad everything went well. She is adorable! I especially love the last picture with her little hat :)

Angie said...

Congrats to a beautiful family!!! What a fun surprise to wake up to this morning and see Miss Jillian Kate join the world!!!!

Lynn said...

Congratulations! Jillian is a beautiful baby girl with a beautiful name! =) Wonderful news! A beautiful family of 4! God bless!

The Knight Family said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful! Isn't it amazing how God's plans work in our lives? So excited for you and your family.

Tiffany said...

Congrats!! I know you all are so happy! You look great after just having a baby!
-Tiffany in NC

Amy said...

I wandered over to check out nursery pics!! And there she is!!! Congrats! Shes beautiful!!! 9lbs! Thats wonderful!!! Love her bow!!!!

Susy said...

She is beautiful! So happy for you and your sweet family of 4!!!

Mrs. Fitz said...

Congratulations!

Lauren said...
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Lauren said...

Congrats y'all! She's beautiful and you look AHMAZING for just having had a c-section! Can't wait to see more of her and hear her birth story!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! She is precious! I think she looks a little like Brody in her eyes! Can't wait to see more pics!

Shannon said...

Congratulations Jennifer! She is precious! I can't wait to hear all the details and meet her in person! We would come see you but we are still at the beach. See you soon!

Shannon said...

Congratulations Jennifer! She is precious! I can't wait to hear all the details and meet her in person! We would come see you but we are still at the beach. See you soon!

We4Kingz said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful.

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! She's so sweet! I think she looks like Josh in the first picture. :)

Amanda said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! What a suprise! :)

Brandi said...

Congrats! I've been following your blog for some time. She is absolutely adorable and shares my birthday! :) Congrats again & can't wait to see more pics of your precious family!

Sarah @ 365 Glimpses of John Parker said...

Congrats! I know you guys are so happy! And you look fabulous to be post c-section at 1 am!

Sara said...

Congratulations on your newest little blessing!!

John T. and Jessica said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS to you & your sweet family!! :o)

Kelly's Avenue said...

Congrats on your new beautiful daughter. You have a beautiful family. May GOD bless y'all
xo

Kappa Prep said...

What wonderful news! I was so thrilled to follow you on twitter during this EXCITING time!

Congratulations to the Francis family. Jillian is beautiful!

Miranda said...

She is SO beautiful!!! Congratulations to your adorable little family! :-)

Linds said...

congrats! I saw Brody with someone today at Flying Burrito...he was wearing his big brother shirt, so I wondered if you had had Jillian early. So glad she's healthy! I love her chubby cheeks!

Meg said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely precious! What a perfectly beautiful daughter! I know you must be tired, but feeling ever so blessed! Enjoy your new family of four!

Kourtney said...

I've been following since toward the beginning of your pregnancy and thought today would be a good time for me to actually comment. :-)
CONGRATULATIONS to your family on the precious new addition! What a sweet little girl.

Brandi said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful little baby girl!!!

Brittany said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to hear about Brody feels about her now that she's here! :)

Patty said...

Congratulations!!! I was surprised when I went to your blog and there she was...beautiful Jillian! Thrilled for you family and hoping the transition to a family of 4 is an easy one! Can't wait to see more pictures...soooo cute!

Patty from TX

The Conaways said...

She's beautiful! By the way, you look great after your c-section. Wish I would've looked that good in our pictures!

Erin said...

congrats!!!! she is beautiful!

amanda said...

Congrats. She is so cute!

Twice as Nice said...

Congratulations, she is SWEETNESS!

Stephanie said...

Congrats! How exciting. She's beautiful.

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Congrats! She's adorable.

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Congrats! She's adorable.

Staci said...

Congratulations! I somehow came across your blog and read it, even though I live states away. I have a daughter named Jillian, who was also a big girl at birth. My other daughter is named Mia Kate. I love the name Jillian Kate. Enjoy your daughter, they are so much fun!

Bryan and Ashlan said...

I got so excited last night when I saw on twitter that your water broke!! She decided she didn't want to wait until Friday. I couldn't wait to see her, thanks for posting pics. :)

You have such a sweet family, I enjoy reading about you guys. I hope Brody enjoys having a little sister. God Bless!!


P.S. Random note, GIna Franzke is my dad's first cousin. I found your blog from Kelly's Korner and started reading, and had no idea you went to the same church. Crazy small world!!!

Mallory said...

Congratulations to your family! Jillian is gorgeous, perfect too! Can't wait to hear how you all are doing!

Jill said...

Beautiful!! I just love the picture too!! Here I was looking for Friday as the "day." ha... those little kids surprise us from the start... Enjoy!!!

Christa said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

kimmie said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely Beautiful!!!! I was just thinking at work today...you would be having her tomorrow. It's funny how you think about people you have never met...So happy for you and your family!!

Allyson said...

Congratulations! I agree with everyone else, You look amazing to have just given birth...at almost midnight, so I'm assuming you were up all day & night too! Our family pic after our second was born looked like The Addams Family!

What a blessing Jillian Kate is to your family. I wish you all the best!

Blessings,
Allyson

Nick, Pam and Cali said...

Congrats! Glad everything went well!

Auntie D said...

Congratulations!! She is just precious!! And I bet Brody is excited!!! Love the pics! :)

Beki said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful! What a precious family!

The Lambert's said...

Congratulations! Jillian is beautiful!

Summer said...

Jennifer,
Congratulations!! Jillian is just presh in everyway and she does look lots like Brody! I am lovin' all her hairbow and hat pics already!! She is gonna be one stylin' little girl!! :0)

I love the family pic and can I say you look amazing!! Glad your C-Section went well and that you and baby Jillian are doing great

xoxo
Summer :0)

Tiffany said...

Congratulations to the Francis family!! I am so happy for you all. I can't believe Brody was awake at 1:30a.m. He must be such a proud big brother. Jillian Kate is absolutely precious. Best wishes to you and yours.
Love,
Tiffany

The Bell Family said...

Congrats!! She is just beautiful!! Welcome to the world Miss Jillian Kate!

Mary said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!! You can absolutely tell Brody and Jillian are siblings! How sweet!! So happy everything went well!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

rashell said...

Good job Momma!! Congratulations!!!

Jaime said...

Congratulations! She is precious :) Can't wait to see more pictures. Glad you had a smooth delivery.

The Templeton's said...

Congrats, she is beautiful! I am shocked she was 9 pounds!! Enjoy your family of four, it is the best!

Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful girl!

Sara said...

What a beautiful girl!! Congrats to you, Josh, and Brody! You look so amazing for just having a c-section. I asked Julie on her blog where she was hiding - 9lbs. ha! Congrats again and many blessings!

Have a great weekend with your sweet girl!

Chele said...

I have been following your blog for some time now. Came over from Kellys Korner! I too have a son and daughter and it is so amazing to be blessed with one of each! Congrats to your precious family! She is such a sweetie! :)

Alisha Harris said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I never really comment but I read your blog EVERYDAY! :)... I am soo happy for yall and I have been praying for your family and little Brody!! I am SO excited!!!

meghan said...

Congratulations!!!

Susan said...

Awww! SO precious!! Congrats!!

Amy said...

Congrats! She is beautiful....what a blessing!

Kyle and Amy said...

Oh my goodness! What a doll!!! She is a beautiful baby! Can't wait to read her birth story and see more pics! So glad that everything went well! Congratulations!! :)

Adge said...

congrats. she is so precious

Nancy said...

Congrats on your healthy girl!! So exciting! Can't wait to hear about her surprise arrival!

melhuff said...

Your family of four is precious!! I have had so much fun following your pregnancy through the blog and twitter! Congrats on the new bundle of joy and the beginning of a new chapter!! :)

*The Smiths* said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family. I'm grateful all went well and that you have a beautiful and healthy baby.

Kris said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely precious :)

Heather said...

Jennifer!!! I am so surprised! I was just checking my computer, thinking you went in today (Friday) for your scheduled c-section!!! Jillian Kate is gorgeous, just like her momma!!! CONGRATS!!! Enjoy these wonderful days and I will be praying for your transition to a family of FOUR!!! YAY for Jillian!!!!

Shelley said...

Congrats Francis family on your new addition!!! She is adorable :) Looking forward to her nursery tour when you get a chance! I love getting ideas and storing them up for when we have a place of our own and I can decorate! Enjoy these first few days with your little lady!!!

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful and precious! Love the white bow!

Abbie said...

Congratulations Jennifer! I am sooo happy for you! Jillian Kate is so BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see more pictures...

Hope you are taking care of your self and feeling better.

Laura Ann said...

Congratulations to you and your sweet little family. Looks like things happened for you about the same way they happened for me with Gavin. I was scheduled for a CSection in 2 days and my water broke so I had to go in pretty late at night to have an unscheduled CSection. I can not wait ot hear the story.

You look awesome and I am so excited for all of you. What a precious gift and a true blessing for so many to enjoy.

GOODE TIME GIRLS! said...

SO precious!!!! God is good!!!! Welcome Baby Jillian!!!
XOXO-
KJ

Ben and Emily said...

Welcome to the world Jillian! She's perfect!

Congratulations Mom, Dad and big brother!

Amanda M. said...

Somehow I missed this post! I had been wondering about Jillian and am SOOOOOO happy to see her!!!!!!! She's so gorgeous! CONGRATS!!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations!! Miss Jillian is just beautiful!!Love the bows!

Dawn

Dawn said...

Congratulations!! Miss Jillian is just beautiful!!Love the bows!

Dawn

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! Little Miss Jillian is adorable!

Caroline said...

Congratulations! You all look so happy and...awake. :) God is so very good!!!

Bonky's Mom said...

She is loverly!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!! She's so sweet!

marion said...

How did such a BIG girl come from such a teeny momma? I'm so sorry she looks like Jake. She has his funny chin and big nose. Poor little girl. You look so embarassed in all the photos with her. Plastic surgery is always an option though, so don't stress out too much. :-(

Lori said...

Congratulations!! Welcome Jillian!! She is so beautiful, and I am so happy to hear that everything went well!!

Brown Girl said...

congrats!! miss Jillian is beautiful!

Beth Ann said...

Jennifer - she is soooo beautiful! {And so are you :)} Congratulations on your family of four!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations! she is beautiful!! what sweet early surprise.

Kyndal said...

Congrats to your sweet family! I'm so glad Jillian is here safely. I know you're ecstatic and that Brody has jumped right into the role of Big Brother! Can't wait to see more pics!

Dale Budd said...

Just arrived back home, after a few days vacation. I was so happy to see that precious Jillian Kate had arrived, and all was well. God bless her, she is a big girl! I was shocked at her size, since you didn't look that big. She is absolutely beautiful, and seems to favor you, Jennifer, although I see Brody's mouth. Love her sweet cheeks!
Can't wait to see more photos of your wonderful family of 4.
Welcome to the world Jillian Kate!
Sending Hugs,
A Mom-Mom in NJ

Andrea said...

Congratulations, Jennifer and family! Jillian is beautiful, and I know you are thrilled to welcome her to your family. I never comment but love your blog -- I also have 2 kids under 2 years old (my son is one month younger than Brody and my daughter is 4 months old), and it's not always easy but it is a lot of fun most of the time :-). Time goes by sooooo quickly with 2, so savor every moment (even the late nights)!

Can't wait to hear more about your girl!

Paloma said...

Congratulations! May God continue to bless you and your family!

Best wishes!

Paloma

Heather said...

Congratulations Jennifer!! She is beautiful and just so sweet!! having a girl is so much fun!! Can't wait to hear more and read more about her!! You look great!!

jennputney said...

Congrats!

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! She is just gorgeous, and I am so happy for your family. Enjoy these first days as a family of four!

Erin said...

oh my goodness I was not expecting that. I can not believe that she is here. I am so glad everything went so well and I can't wait to hear more about it. What a pretty little girl you have :) Such a beautiful family of 4!!!

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