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13 December 2005 — Isabel Pilar (24)

As with Diego, I've incorporated this birth announcement into the weblog so that people can leave messages to Kim and Sabino, and to each other. The information below is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate. Please send me corrections or additions.

Hola, Isabel Pilar!

[photo of Isabel bawling]

Congratulations to Kim and Sabino Arredondo on the birth of their third child (and first daughter), Isabel Pilar, born at 5:30 this morning via Cesarean section. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. If you would like to congratulate the Arredondo family, they are in room six at the Willamette Falls Hospital 'Birthplace', after which they will be at home.

[photo of Isabel Pilar]

Aside from the C-section, it sounds as if Isabel was another easy birth for Kim. From what I understand, she went into labor at about 3:00, arrived at the hospital at around 3:30, and gave birth two hours later.

[photo of Isabel gripping Kim's finger]  [photo of Diego holding Isabel]

Isabel's brothers, Antonio and Diego, seem pleased with their little sister. Diego is fascinated by Isabel's tiny hands. Antonio wants "Kimberly" to come home, of course, but he has his trains to keep him occupied.

We joined Jeremy and Jennifer for a hospital last night. Emma wanted to hold Isabel. Here, she and Antonio take turns giving her gentle kisses:

[photo of Emma holding Isabel]

It was great to see how proud Sabino was of his new daughter. He positively glowed.

[photo of Sabino holding Isabel]  [photo of Kim and Sabino with Isabel]

Congratulations, Kim and Sabino! We're all happy for you.

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Comments
On 15 December 2005 (11:08 AM), J.D. said:

As we were preparing this weblog entry, Jeff and I showed Noah photos of his friends. "Who's that?" we asked him, pointing to the photo of Diego holding Isabel.

"Baby Jee-sus," said Noah, quite sure of himself.


On 15 December 2005 (01:03 PM), Kathy Heyerly said:

Congratulations!! It was great to see the new baby. I wish we could be there to welcome her as well. Take care of her for us J.D! :)


On 15 December 2005 (03:48 PM), Lucy Winsley said:

Congratulations! She is beautiful!


On 15 December 2005 (04:11 PM), Don and Mari Gerig said:

Congrats!! Can't wait to meet her. We both think she looks like a female version of Antonio!!


On 15 December 2005 (04:32 PM), Hearth Classics Crew said:

Congratulations from everyone at Hearth Classics! What a wonderful Christmas present!


On 15 December 2005 (05:27 PM), Fay K. Miller said:

I'm so delighted to know she is here and so pretty. All of you are so happy. What a blessing! Love, Fay


On 15 December 2005 (07:07 PM), Pat and Laurie Harmon said:

Kim and Sabino: Congratulations !! You have a new healthy and beautiful baby girl along with two handsome young boys.
Pat and Laurie Harmon


On 15 December 2005 (07:26 PM), Dave & Nancy Stone said:

Congratulations!!! We agree with Don & Mari, Antonio in pink. What a wonderful early Christmas. Looking forward to seeing her when we're home in Jan. (and you, too).


On 15 December 2005 (08:13 PM), The Nauta Family said:

The Lord has truly blessed your family this Christmas season with the newest arrival in your BIG Arredondo family! Congratulations!!!

Jeremy, Liz, Kaylee, Tanner and Lilly


On 15 December 2005 (08:45 PM), Dinny said:

Congratulations! May God Bless you all richly! Merry X'mas and Happy New Year! Please keep the pictures coming! Love Dinny


On 16 December 2005 (07:42 AM), Rich & Joanne eggimann said:

Congratulations to your entire family! May the Lord continue to bless your family with the addition of Isabel.
Rich & Joanne Eggimann


On 16 December 2005 (07:46 AM), Steve Good said:

Congratulations! I hope to meet your whole little crew soon. Peace Steve Good


On 16 December 2005 (09:18 AM), Sonia & Santiago Estrada said:

Felicidades,the Estrada's give Isabel the warmest welcome there is, you have a Trio now, Girls are a lot of fun, she looks like an Angel bringing good luck to all of you, we're looking forward to meet her.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the Happy Arredondo Family.


On 16 December 2005 (11:56 AM), Dan Ewert said:

Sabino & Kim
Congratulations! May God bless you both and your family. Your child look beautiful and I am sure will make not only a wonderful addition to your family but also to the Kingdom of our Lord.
Dan & Pat Ewert
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Canby Oregon


On 16 December 2005 (12:05 PM), Dale & Linda Marner said:

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter! Wish we could be there to hold her and give gentle kisses like Antonio.


On 16 December 2005 (12:31 PM), carmen beltran astorga said:

muchas felicidades!!!!!!!!! primos, isabel esta hermosa, definitivamente es identica a Diego. que bueno que todo salio bien y espero poder conocerla pronto.


On 16 December 2005 (07:02 PM), Dar & Beth Beachy said:

CONGRATULATIONS! We're glad all is well. Have a wonderful Christmas and hopefully we won't have to wait as long to meet Isabel as we did the boys! Beth, Dar & kids


On 18 December 2005 (12:32 PM), Karin Weaver said:

Beautiful baby girl! Congratulations Kim and Sabino and boys! 7lb 11oz, same as Chloe. Have loads of fun! Merry Christmas
Karin


On 18 December 2005 (02:04 PM), lucas family said:

Congratulations Antonio and Diego on your new baby sister we know that you will take good care of her. FELIZ NAVIDAD ARREDONDOS!


On 18 December 2005 (07:26 PM), Mary & Steve Masingila said:

Finally able to get the e-mail and internet to work together and Isabel is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't wait to see her in person and hold her this coming Wednesday!
Steve, Mary, Elizabeth, Simon & Paul


On 22 December 2005 (03:53 PM), Randy Stauffer said:

Congratulations to all of you!! Boy do I feel like I'm fallng behind :)


On 22 December 2005 (05:37 PM), Ray and Becky Imhoff said:

Congratulations! She's a beautiful little girl. Enjoy! They don't stay small long. Merry Christmas!!


On 23 December 2005 (05:39 PM), Sheril and Ken Mullett said:

congratulations, Kim and Sabino, what a wonderful Christmas present! Our granddaughter, Isabel is now 4 mo old. You picked a beautiful name!!


On 24 December 2005 (01:42 PM), Ben and Brandy Puente said:

Congratulations.. what a blessing God has given you with another beautiful baby... May the Lord continue to pour out His blessings upon you... can't wait to meet her.. Congrats... Bubu and Brandy