Introducing . . .

by | Nov 27, 2013 | Birth Stories, Pregnancy | 33 comments

Louise Marita Tierney!

I wrote up my last post about how <sigh> I hadn’t gone into labor yet and set it to post at midnight, then I went to bed and started having contractions at 12:18!
Birth story to follow sometime after we get home, but the facts are she was born on November 26 at 4:17am, after a mostly very easy (then really, really hard for a bit) labor. She’s our second biggest baby ever at 8lbs 12oz (Bobby was 9lbs 1oz) and is second only to Betty in the hair department.
She is named for St. Louise de Marillac and our dear neighbor Louise, who passed away last spring. Her middle name is for her paternal grandmother. We’re going to call her Lulu for short, except for Frankie. Frankie is going to call her Baby Uhweeze.
The rest of the kids have all been over to the hospital twice today.
Betty was with us for the birth, and loved it. She really did great.
Lulu is nursing like a little champ and has passed all the tests they keep coming in here to do to her, so we’re on track to be home by this evening.
Thank you all for sharing your intentions with me. I offered my labor especially for people suffering from infertility and miscarriages, plus for the other specific intentions. I’m also using them as my inspiration to be pleasant to all these meddlesome, I mean . . . helpful nurses. Thank you for your prayers for my family.
And someone is going to win a cookbook, I will announce the winner later this week!


  1. Mary

    Congratulations! She's beautiful! What a blessing and gift to have your daughter with you!

  2. Amy

    Congratulations! That picture is so sweet! And I think it is awesome that Betty was able to be at the birth with you; lucky girl!

  3. Laura Pearl

    Congratulations! She has quite an impressive head of hair! She's beautiful.

  4. Colleen

    oh my goodness, I love her already 🙂 Congrats to your whole family!

  5. Kris

    Congratulations!! She's beautiful – love all that hair!

  6. Danielle

    Congratulations!! I'm loving the name, especially "LuLu"!! I'll be praying for you, hope she sleeps "like a baby"! 😉

  7. Erica Saint

    So cute! Congratulations! I think it is wonderful that Betty was at Lulu's birth.

  8. S

    Congrats! My mother-in-law's name is Carol Louise and she goes by Weez. I think Lulu is much cuter 🙂

  9. Michelle

    Congratulations! I've just found your blog and expecting my first baby in a month. It's been great reading about Catholic family life. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Christine

    Thank you for your prayer intentions and for offering up your labour. Congrats she is beautiful.

  11. Emily

    Look at that hair! God bless this beautiful and healthy baby girl!

  12. Priscilla G.

    Congratulations! My guess was almost the exact opposite of these birth stats.

  13. Jenny

    Lulu…adorable! Nice work getting those babies out on time, I'm so impressed!

  14. Elise

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! What a Thanksgiving blessing.

  15. Lisa

    Congratulations, Kendra! What a precious baby, and such a great name!

  16. Hafsa

    Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! I like the name.

  17. Anonymous

    Congratulations, Tierneys! She's beautiful, and I love her name. My grandmother and great-great-grandmother were middle-named Louise, and my mom is a Lucia (pronounced Loo-sha, in our family), after St. Lucy/ia and Sister Lúcia of Fátima. We've had "Lulu" and "Lu" in the family a long time, and it sounds great, is distinctive, and ages well. Nice choice!

  18. Elizabeth

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. Snuggling my own 3-month baby girl right now :). I never get tired of having babies.

  19. Anonymous

    Congratulations! What an adorable baby! You have a beautiful family!!! Mira

  20. Kate

    Congratulations! I was at least correct on the sex and the weight. Missed the day. She is beautiful! Thank you for letting us tag along. Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Melissa

    God bless little Lulu! And thank you so much for telling us about her! She's just gorgeous, by the way. (Like you didn't know already!)

  22. Jenna@CallHerHappy

    I'm so late on this, but I wanted to give y'all the heartiest congrats on another beautiful bundle! Welcome to life outside the womb, Lucy. It's wonderful and hard and joyous and sad and so very worth it!

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