Saturday, November 25, 2006

A sweet baby girl arrived in the Roanoke Valley and is resting comfortably tonight. Her name is Annelise Katherine Campbell. She weighed 7lbs and 14oz. She has light brown curly hair and the sweetest little face there ever was! We just stared at her all evening. We had a day of delight, and Katy was there to hold the baby.

Jennifer worked hard all day but at 5:07 all that work paid off and little Annelise took a big breath of life and Jennifer took a deep sigh of relief. She delivered the baby naturally, without any pain management. The nurses said she was the best and most composed mother they had ever worked with. Colin is beaming from ear to ear. He is smitten by this tiny girl! What a day of wonder.

Our parents are celebrating sixty years of marriage on November 30th. They will be driving to Roanoke this coming week to hold their first great-grandchild. What a gift. There is going to be a lot of celebrating, and we are hopeful tonight that Katy will be able to be at home, enjoying all the festivities.

We arrived at the hospital known as Mom, Dad, and Katy. Tonight we left the hospital and have the honor of being called Nonny, PaPa, and Aunt Katy. DELIGHT!



  1. Doris Harriff Says:

    Welcome to Annelise! I bet Colin is bursting his buttons off!

    So glad to know all is well!

  2. Trisha Ferris Says:

    What a beautiful girl! Congratulations to all, especially to Jen.
    Trisha

  3. Bob, Amy, Emily, Meredith and Abby Says:

    Congratulations!!!! She looks so cute! :0) Welcome little Annelise. We can’t wait to see you–in person.

    From the Collins family

  4. Adam Thompson Says:

    Yay! Congratulations. :-)

  5. Fairlight Says:

    What an absolutely beautiful baby, and what a perfect gift for all of you! So happy that you have this new little treasure to cuddle and love.:-)

  6. Sarah Meador Says:

    What a beautiful baby girl!!! Huge congrats to everyone!! That is so exciting! Is her middle name, Katherine, named for dear Katy? What a joy a new life is!

    Much love,
    Sarah

  7. Kristin Dunker Says:

    Congrats to all: Daddy Colin, Mommy Jenn, Nonny, Papa, and Aunt Katy! She is absolutely as adorable as can be! Love the name too btw. We’ll look forward to meeting her in person at church soon :-)
    Love,
    ~Kristin

  8. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Congratulations!!!! What wonderful news!!!! I just got home from Thanksgiving a little while ago. What great news! Katy, I’m so glad you could be there too. Wasn’t it nice to be at the hospital for someone else for a change! HA!

  9. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    YAY!!! I’m so happy to hear that everything went well!! Welcome to our world, Annelise!!
    With love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  10. Jen L. Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Glad the delivery went well and everyone’s doing good. I can’t wait to meet little Annelise soon.

  11. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Campbells,

    What a beautiful baby and what a beautiful name!! Congratulations to all of you. Again, lots of answered prayers! God is soooo good!

    Love in Christ,

    Barbara, Virgil and Ashley

  12. Doris Harriff Says:

    The pics weren’t up yet when I posted. What a little sweetheart! I’d love to compare Colin with the pic I took of him ‘way back in ‘81 - with his mom and Dad. He sure has changed! And you can see he is certainly a proud Daddy!

  13. Sandy Says:

    Congratulations on the new niece/granddaughter! I love baby news. :-) And it’s always nice to go to the hospital for a happy occasion. God Bless the new baby and her family.

  14. Aunt Judy Says:

    She’s Beautiful!!!

  15. Anne Poler Says:

    Congratulations on the birth of little Annelise! She’s a beauty. Glad everyone is doing well. Hope Jennifer can get some rest. And I’m glad Katy was well enough to go visit her new niece. Praise God!

    Love,
    Anne

  16. Kaitlyn Meyer Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! i canNOT wait until we get to see baby annelise in person. She looks so peaceful. Praise God that Jenn and the baby were kept safe during this wonderful miracle!

    Love,
    Kaitlyn

  17. Laura Griffith Says:

    Congratulatons!! :) I’m glad you all got to be there for this miracle!!

  18. Karen Tillman Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to you all!!!! Nothing like a new baby to bring the family together!!!
    Love Always
    Karen Tillman Regional Coordinator Mid Atlantic USA

  19. Holly, Chris, Bev, & John Says:

    Hello from Pennsylvania!
    We are ALL so very happy to hear that Jennifer and Baby Annelise are doing so well! We were all praying for everyone up here! God Bless! *Hugs* What a beautiful miracle from God. :)

  20. Jess Lankford Says:

    Hey Guys!
    Congratulations! She is just beautiful and Colin really does look so proud to be holding her! What a precious time!!! Dawn - I’m emailing you the list of ’stuff’ this evening!! :)

    Love ya’ll!
    Jes

  21. Ana Guzman Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to the parents and grands and Aunt Katy. And what a beautiful baby she is, with a beautiful name as well. All the best to all of you.

    Blessings,
    >Ana

  22. Anne Muttai Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Colin & Jenn!!
    We are looking forward to welcoming Annelise to the church family…so excited for you both!

    Steve & Anne

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