Welcome Clara Marie Shinn!

Clara was born at 2:30 this morning, December 6. She weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces, and measured 19.75 inches long. She’s got cute little jowls. 🙂 It was an extremely fast labor, with serious contractions starting at 12:45 am, and ending with Clara’s birth at 2:30 am! She latched on right away and started feeding well. She loves to suck on her hand, and there’s a little blister where she sucked on her hand in the womb. We look forward to getting to know this very welcome addition to our family! For anyone planning to visit my two girls in the hospital, visiting hours start around 10 or 11 am.

It’s interesting to note that Clara was delivered by Dr. Kroeker, whose father, Dr. Peters, delivered Liam.

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14 thoughts on “Welcome Clara Marie Shinn!

  1. Grandma Mitzi says:

    Darling Clara Marie: Welcome to our family. You have chosen wonderful Godly parents and a delightful big brother. What a blessing you are to all of us and we look forward with great anticipation to seeing you and getting to know you. You are a very special little girl. Andrew and Lisa Marie – congratulations – Good Job!!!! and Love and Blessings to both of you. Grandma Mitzi

  2. Auntie Becky says:

    Welcome Clara Marie!!! We are so anxious to meet you – you are just darling! Congratulation Andrew and Lisa. Liam now has a baby sister.

    Love, Auntie Becky

  3. Gmanina says:

    CONGRATULATIONS ……our new little Clara is here!!!! Well done, proud parents!!
    Thanks for the great news, and wonderful pictures. So happy for you….AND for all of us!!!! Looking forward to meeting our tiny new member of the family.
    Love and Hugs from Great-Gmaninia

  4. Krista says:

    We are celebrating with you today!! Andrew — please pass along to Lisa a HUGE hug from me, and let her know how I miss her and wish we were closer.

  5. Great Aunt Toni says:

    YEAH!!! Welcome Clara Marie!!! What a precious little bundle! We’re so thankful she’s finally here. Lisa, I’m so happy for you that the delivery is over and you can just be a mommy now!! Congratulations to both of you and I can’t wait to see the pictures with Liam and Clara!!! See you all soon!

  6. Aunt Karen says:

    Wow! Bethany and I are so excited as we explore little Clara’s pict’s. Thank you so much for sharing them and CONGRATULATIONS, BLESSINGS AND HUGS from our whole family to yours. Bethany’s comments, “when can we play with her ?” and “give Liam and Clara a big hug for me”.
    Lots of love to you all, Karen

  7. Great Cousin Cody says:

    hey, Liam, Lisa, Andrew, and Clara
    I hope liam is very glad to be a big brother and that he gets to play with someone whos almost his age. Me and my family are glad to finally raise a girl whos close to us i’m glad that lisa got over with deilivering have a great day.
    love,
    Cody

  8. Happy Aunt Rachel says:

    Oh, she is so cute I can hardly stand it! I can’t wait to hold her and squeeze her little baby self. Does she look like Mary? I think maybe.

  9. Robin says:

    Congratulations Andrew and Lisa!!! Thank you for sharing the photos, it’s great to get our first peek at Clara Marie!

    Love, Robin, Kevin and Stephanie

  10. Roy and Eldoris Peak says:

    Andrew and Lisa, Congratulations!!!! Clara Marie is a cutie and Liam is so cute holding her. Thanks for the pictures.

    Love, Roy and Eldoris

  11. Amy (Rachel's College Roomie) says:

    Andrew, Lisa & Liam,
    Congratulations on the birth of Clara! She is beautiful and I just love her cheeks! May God bless your family!

    amy

  12. Margie McIntyre says:

    She is absolutely lovely! (Although I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that!) I can’t wait to meet her in person. It’s so exciting to look into that sweet little face and imagine all that God has planned for this new little one.
    Congratulations!

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