The Bell Family

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Meet Esther!!!!


Hey, everyone!

We just got home a little after 1:00 today and everyone is doing really well.  Thank you all so much for your prayers!   God has so richly blessed us by bringing our baby girl to us safely.  For those of you who know what this means, Courtney was able to successfully VBAC–in fact, she went completely naturally by God’s grace.  She was frickin’ awesome!  Aside from that really awfully horrible labor pain (stinkin’ curse in the garden…), everything went as close to perfect as we could have imagined.  Thanks be to God!

And here are the stats:

Esther Evangeline Bell
Born: Sunday, February 17th at 11:01 a.m.
Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz.
Length: 22 in.


25 thoughts on “Meet Esther!!!!

  1. Welcome to the family, precious Esther. How beautiful!!! We love you and can’t wait to meet you in person.

  2. Welcome to the family, precious Esther. How beautiful you are!!! We love you and can’t wait to meet you in person.

  3. Words can’t express the joy I feel for you all! Praise God for such a wonderful blessing!

  4. Bill and Courtney, we are so glad things went so well with the birth! Esther is absolutely beautiful and we can’t wait to see her in person! Congrats again!

  5. Unbelievable! Courtney, I am in awe of you! You baby is beautiful and her name is “killer”!! I cannot wait to see her when I drop dinner off on Saturday. I am still praying for you all as you make this transition. What a blessing!

  6. Hooray, hooray, hooray!! We’re so excited and we’re praising the Lord with you. I’m so glad that it went so well. We can’t wait to meet little Esther.

  7. She is simply beautiful!! She looks like she is smiling. I am glad that baby and mom are doing good. Congratulations on your miracle!

  8. Yay, yay, yay!!! 🙂 She’s precious! Way to go, Court!! Praise the Lord for your new little gift! 🙂 I love the name… 😉

  9. What a sweetie. I’m impressed with your strength, Courtney. You never cease to amaze me. You are so blessed 🙂


    PS-Did you get the name Evangeline from the actress off Lost? Alan and I are big fans 🙂

  10. Congratulations, Courtney! She’s beautiful and looks so peaceful and happy. 🙂 What a blessing!


  11. awww she is so beautiful=) And Courtney, you look beautiful as well! I’m so glad that the vbac went well!

  12. Just as beautiful as we remember……..

  13. She is sooo beautiful! What a gorgeous picture of mother and daughter…Lovely!!! I will be praying for your precious family! Much love from our home to yours!!!

  14. Bill and Court, you have been truly blessed with 3 beautiful children. I’m so glad you share them with me. You are a wonderful example of what God says a family should be. I’m looking forward to seeing Liam and Ariana’s reaction to their new little sister. Thanks for letting me hold Esther.

  15. Absolutely beautiful! Mother and daughter!

    God bless you and your expanded family! We are so proud of, and happy for, you!

    Love you so much!

  16. She is so sweet looking. I am so happy that things are going well and went so well. How do the kids like her? I love watching them see eachother for the first time.


  17. She is gorgeous!!! Congratulations you all. We are so excited for you. What a blessing!

  18. Courtney and Bill,

    She is absolutely beautiful. What a little miracle! Congratulations!

    Kelly and Ted Kantorski

  19. Congradulations !!!! once again. She sure is beautiful!We can’t wait to see her in person. She looks like a little snuggle bug.
    God Bless you all!

  20. Too cute!! You have been richly blessed with a beatuiful family. We wish you the best. Congratulations!

    Jennifer, Michael & Carson

  21. Congrats on the newest addition to your wonderful and loving family. I see you had to make sure she was just a tad bigger and longer than Jayda huh? She is absolutely beautiful and she looks so much like Jayda in the photo you have showing. I can’t believe two cousins were born only 18 days apart from one another. I’m glad to hear all went well and you were able to deliver her VBAC. Arlyn tried VBAC but too many problems with the size of the baby and the size of mommy. We will have to setup a family reunion to get all the family together so the cousins can all meet one another for the first time. Better have a large playpen ready for four kids. Well, I just found out yesterday that I will be traveling back east to Washington D.C. for work, I wish I could stop by Louisville on my way back to California but I need to be home with my little one as much as possible now. We can’t wait to see you guys again, maybe later this year we will fly back to see you guys.

    Josh, Arlyn & Jayda

  22. Late to comment, though I constantly checked for the news to arrive! We are so thrilled… would love to hear how the vbac went… 🙂 what a blessing to your family. I wish we were there to bring you dinner and hold that precious little bundle! Praise God for his Faithfulness!

  23. AHHHHHH! She is soooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! btw, this is Tommy.

  24. we miss the bell’s! where are you?

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