Introducing... The Birth of Julien James! | Parisienne Farmgirl

Introducing… The Birth of Julien James!

Je Vous Présente…
Julien James 
11 days, an early birth!
8 pounds, 2 ounces
20 inches
 
Full birth story to follow… 
but a few captions for now!
baby on mother immediately after birth
 Midwife Debbie’s headlamp shines on my sweet boy moments after delivery. What an amazing picture.
 IT’S OVER! It’s already over, 11 days early!
 He’s so beautiful! And so crinkly, I love it. I love him already.
 Proud, proud, ELATED big sister snuggles to congratulate Momma. Look at that face!
 I must say, I don’t really have many words to describe the wonder and excitement of Juliette – at only 20 months her face shone with the understanding of an old soul.

Already asleep, bless him.

Just watching him fuss around a little. We can’t take our eyes off him!

 Another eight pounder! Thank GOODNESS he was born early (my first really early delivery!) – who knows WHAT he would have weighed by the 15th!
 Joel. He is so amazing to me.
 Julien. So squishy.
 You couldn’t do this in a hospital bed… could you?
Left to right…
Joel, Juliette, Angela, Julien, Amélie & Aidan!

He’ll be great at sitting up, I know it.

 Amélie is a smitten kitten with this little baby…
Just enamored.
Aidan is so happy. SO HAPPY. He gave me the thumbs up on his new brother.
More to come… thank you for your prayers!

71 thoughts on “Introducing… The Birth of Julien James!”

  1. Congratulations! The whole family is beautiful. I think it’s wonderful that you’re sharing such a special event with us. Can’t wait to see pics of Julien growing up along with the other “chicks”.

  2. CONGRATULATIONS to you and to the whole family. What an absolutely beautiful baby boy! He has, I am sure been welcomed by his overjoyed siblings, especially his big brother, Aidan. I can imagine how happy he is to have a little brother. You have a beautiful family, m’dear! Just beautiful, and look at YOU, just giving birth and looking all gorgeous and glowing! Can’t wait to hear more about this little guy’s entrance into the world in your sweet home and family.
    XOXO
    Joni

  3. I’ve never been here before, but dropped over from your mom’s blog, sugar. You can rant on conservatism anytime you want, honey!!!!! Love it. And congratulations on the new little munchkin. Darling….
    xoxo,
    Connie

  4. So happy for you and your wonderful family – a new member and so loved. Congratulations to you all on the birth of your new son and brother to your wonderful children. Their love shines.
    – Joy

  5. Congratulations Ang and family. I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering if you may have had your baby. He is absolutely beautiful as are your first photographs and you are absolutely right – you couldn’t take pics like that in a hospital bed. They limit the numbers of visitors for a start (something I chose to ignore!) and as much as I love my first pics of my newborns, for the ones that were not born at home I hate the clinical backdrops in my photos. How good was he to you arriving early?
    Look after yourself and just bask in the joy and wonderment of these first weeks – we can wait for updates.

  6. Congratulations! He is just beautiful, but so is your entire family. You look absolutely amazing!

    Your post-birth family photos are just incredible. I love your bed, it’s just amazing ♥

    I’m SO looking forward to hearing your whole birth story. There’s NOTHING like being at home. I’ve had my last 4 at home, with the most recent being just my husband and I attending. Incredible.

  7. Owwwwwwwwwwww …..tears in my eyes darling !!…congratulations !!!! all of you !!!….love your little boy…….enjoy enjoy have fun together…..love love from me…xxx…xxx…xxx…yes !!

  8. Many congratulations! I’m so happy you have a beautiful, healthy boy! Aidan must be over the moon:) My eyes are tearing up…you have such a beautiful family:)

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a wonderful blessing for your family little Julien is! Enjoy this precious newborn time!
    Looking forward to hearing your birth story!
    Blessings
    Renata:)

  10. Cant believe I am here to see yet another beautiful angel of yours being born! Thank you for sharing such intimate pictures! You are a REAL woman…wish I could meet you and that fine family in person!

  11. Félicitations sur la naissance te ton beau fils Julien James!
    Oh.my.gosh! I LOVE that name! Look at you with your two little A names and two little J names two for Joel and two for Angela! I never even realized your little name patterns!
    The closeup with Amélie near Julien, where her eyes appear to have tears, made mine well up with tears. I can’t imagine how special that moment is to have all of your children embracing their new brother. And look at you HOT MAMA in those last pictures all made up! It doesn’t take you long to bounce back from a delivery, does it?
    Enjoy every little baby sound that Julien makes…oh I miss those days.

    Mandy

  12. Angela, Congratulations!! Julien is just gorgeous. Great name too! I’m so happy that Aidan has his brother. You have a perfectly balanced family :o) I’d love to see you guys. We are in town next weekend, may we stop by on Saturday? It would be between 12:00-1:00. No Nienhuis kiddos. Let me know or have Joel call me – I know it’s your week in bed :o) Congrats again!
    Sarah

  13. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

    What a wonderful post to wake up to this morning!!!

    You all look glorious and happy!!!

    How exciting to have another boy, I’m so HAPPY for you!!!

    Rest and enjoy every minute of it!!

    You look radiant!
    Love Carissa

  14. Yes you are so right, you could not do that in a hospital bed! I too had my girls at home and it is so nice to see others educating themselves and taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity to have an amazing birth experience. Although I want to say that an important part of home birth is having a supportive, loving and hands on husband which obviously you do have.

    I used to feel so sad to hear my friends say things like, “Oh, I have to have my kids at the hospital, it’s the only way I get a vacation” or “Have my kids at home, are you kidding? I have enough work to do without getting up to make dinner right after I have a baby!” So sad.

    Having a baby at home is definitely a team effort and you clearly are a good team.

    Congratulations to you all.

    Oh and, bon jour petite Julian, beinvenue!

  15. Ma Oui! God bless you, your family and your precious newest member. May he grow to know and love the Lord with all his heart. Prayers for you and Joel to have the wisdom and discernment to show him the way. Congrats! – Mari

  16. You are beautiful! Congratulations. He is beautiful. Your family is beautiful. You remind me of myself 16 yrs ago. I had the same as you…boy, girl, girl, boy.(Luke, Holly, Grace, Jeremiah). Four children under 5 yrs. old. Jeremiah was almost 3 wks late and so big, at 10 lbs 9 oz, that we made it into the local newspaper. Sweet blessings to all of you. ox

  17. well i was checking in tosee if you had done a preserving you herbs post. i suppose you were a tad busy;) blessings and congrats! you have a lovely family! enjoy that little man!

  18. I’ve been following your Mom’s blog forever. How did I miss your’s? Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! Julien is one lucky guy!
    I am a mother of four too–all delivered naturally with a mid-wife. My oldest daughter is a doula. Wish I could have, or would have had the courage to deliver at home like you did. Such a beautiful experience. My best to you and your family!
    ~Delores

  19. Congratulations and what great candid Family Photos of you all during this proud moment… no, you couldn’t do that in a hospital room, how special that he could be born in your beautiful Home surrounded by loving Family.

    Dawn… The Bohemian

  20. Felicitations! Son nom est parfait! Et vous, mais c’est pas possible que vous venez de se coucher. Vous etes radiant! May you have many long hours of rocking and holding your baby while time stands still. Blessings!

  21. Oh my what a beautiful family!I am inspired by you daily, but truly in awe of your glow! I had always hoped for home birth in the comfort of my own bed and my loved ones close.Thank you for sharing such a amazing moment! Gaylin

  22. Julien seems to fit so perfectly with the rythmn of the other names.

    what fun days of nesting to look forward to.

    Motherhood is truly your profession, honey.

    I adore you nand your family
    mama …

  23. You make me sick and I say that with much admiration. I don’t know how much time has passed between the birth and the photo sesh but you look great!. I have recently discovered your blog and I am thoroughly enjoying it. You are very inspiring and I will definitely be looking to you for advice on gardening,housekeeping,and cooking. I will definitely not be engaging in any home births (factory closed) but will enjoy you blog nonetheless.

    1. So funny — at first my heart sank when I read the first line of your comment. (I don’t post everything that goes on in the comment box you know — people forget that bloggers have feelings :). BUT – thank you. I had the baby I think 16 months ago… I can’t keep track. I gain 40-50 pounds (50 this last time) every time and this time took me the longest… ONE YEAR to the DAY to lose it. So, thanks for your kind words! Really.:)

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