Friday, September 5, 2008

Introducing...(drum roll please...) Jovie Shay Kimball

Wow...you know why I've been absent for the last week and then some...this past week my husband Blake and I had our first baby- we had a girl- Jovie Shay Kimball (pronounced JOE-VEE) ...and if you're wondering if I'm a huge Bon Jovi fan...no, I am not THAT butt rock. We liked the name of the girl in the movie "Elf"- that is where we got it from. Plus it is a shortened version of Jovial (meaning happy- which suited our situation). Her middle name is a tribute to our mothers by combining their names- Shauna and Kay= Shay! Just FYI.
Jovie was born 8/28/08 (last Thursday) at 9:57 pm, weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz and 21 inches long. Her birth story to follow...


There have been some pretty awesome times in my lifetime...especially ones while livin in Provo (For memories sake)- I didn't think my summer of 2001 could be topped (being unemployed- going camping at Squaw Peak- making crepes for "the boys", going to the Lama Festival at the Hari Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, sleepovers at Kent's house, Musikfest being changed from Sunday to Thursday in observance of the Sabbath, rendezvous with Sarah to every Taco Bell in the valley to see which ones still carry Cheesy Gordita Crunches and Mountain Dew Code Red, getting practically drowned by Micah "The Alpha Male" while playing "ball" at the pool, driving Larry and 63s scooters around the roundabout on Center Street while not letting cars enter, prank calls at Ab-dogg Crom-dogg by Larry listening to Cher's "Do You Believe in Life After Love", going to Park City and riding the alpine slide, endless nights playing Phase 10, weekends at JT's warehouse playing murder in the dark, Provo dance parties, road trips to Vegas with Sarah on a whim and SO...MUCH...MORE...)

Then when I met my husband while on a road trip to Arizona (to where I'd never been before and sworn I'd never go back since I hate the heat!) and then got married to 7 months later....I thought that was pretty amazing too...

And then trying to have kids for 3 years with no avail and miraculously getting pregnant before starting fertility treatments....that just about topped the amazing list for me...




But now that Jovie is here with us she has truly been the rainbow after the storm for us. She was actually born when it was storming outside- and the day we left the hospital was saw a beautiful rainbow! She is a beautiful little spirit brought to us and we just love her to pieces. I never thought I could love someone SO much...I'm sure you parents (or aunts and uncles- if you don't have kids of your own) can understand what I mean. It's a different kind of love you have for your spouse...it truly is just amazing! She is the most calm baby ever- she very rarely cries and is just the sweetest. From the tiny fingers, toes, smiles, stretches, yawns, sneezes, burps, twitches, cries, wimpers, stares, grunts, and holding of fingers- she is THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED!



So with all that being said, here is a lovely song, by a lovely band- a tribute to my "beautiful rainbow" Jovie (our little Jo Jo). (login=musikfest, password=yonkers)

The Elected
Beautiful Rainbow

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NZHD3WEK


PS-For extra listening pleasure- in case you don't already have this... which you should...


The Flaming Lips
Do You Realize?

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HJJ5JL39


With love,

Blake, Mandy, and Jovie Kimball

22 comments:

The Chris Tippets Family said...

Congrats, we just had my first kid 3 monthes ago, and our story is similar to yours in that we tried for 2 years, were about to start fertility drugs and then bam...
It's an awesome thing, so happy for you.
Peace out, yer old friend Chris.

Susan said...

Awwww ... she's adorable. Congratulations, you guys. We're so glad everything went well.

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

Yeah!! Congrats! I love the pic of Jovie in her carseat~ she looks like a doll! But I love most seeing "Blake, Mandy, and Jovie Kimball", it's official!! I am so happy for you all!!

sarbear said...

i don't know if i'm just especially emo lately, but every time i read or hear anything about this little girl, i can't hold back the tears. i've turned into you mandy (which isn't a bad thing. ever.)

congrats. i can't wait to meet her.

Em said...

She's beautiful... congrats! She looks so sweet... I'm so happy for you.
Emily McBride

Jill said...

I totally was thinking of the girl from elf when I heard you picked the name Jovie....so I was happy to hear I got it right! Congratulations, I am SO happy for you two, she is beautiful! She is pretty lucky to be born to such wonderful parents!

Cori Carpenter said...

She is socute! It was so much fun spending time with all of you!! She really does look a lot like Indi's new born pics!!Can't wait to see her grow up!

Melissa said...

Mandy ever since the first time I met you and felt your sweet, patient spirit I knew you were one day going to be an amazing mom. Jovie is very lucky to have you and Blake as parents to love and guide her. Congratulations to the both of you. Welcome to the Mommy club!

jaime said...

oh man. lil' jovie shay.

reading this post made me tear up that i can't be there to hand with my sweet little niece! i miss her already...

congrats mand. you guys are the best.

love you.

Alisha and Josh said...

That was the sweetest little note about your adorable little girl! Love the name-fun and unique. We are so happy for your amazing family! She is beautiful~you two make cute kids :) Sending you all the best. Get some rest and take care- love, Alisha and the Brandon crew

diana rose said...

if you don't know this already, i'll tell you again... i am so so happy for you... and guess what, it keeps getting better. just when you think you couldn't love them anymore, somehow you do.

she's beautiful... i need to come see her again. i'll call you.

chelsea :: stock said...

congratulations! thats wonderful!

she is beautiful and I LOVE her name!

A Letter To Kayleen said...

yay, for baby jovie shay!

she's so gorgeous, mandy.

congrats, congrats, congrats.


and i'm just realizing that i forgot to call you over the weekend about bringing dinner...i'll get on that.

Alicia said...

I am excited to see pics! She is just so adorable and perfect! Yeah for little baby Jovie! I love her name! We are so excited for you!!! Hopefully she stays just as calm and sweet as she has been. :)

{alisse t} said...

FYI: EVERY time I drive by your house (which is like 4-6 times a day) I have to say, "Awww, Jovie!" and Scott reminds how not awesome I am. I'm still just so so thrilled for you guys!

Mary Davis said...

She is soooo cute. Congrats and try and get some sleep! Take Care, Mary

Heather said...

Beautiful name for a beautiful baby! She is so blessed to have you as a mother. I remember coming to visit teach you with my boys and you were so great to them! You are going to be an amazing mother!

Claire said...

Mandy, She is beautiful! Congrats to you and your hub. Just blog surfing and I saw your blog and thought I would stop in. What a fun way to keep in touch. Love every minute, they grow right before your eyes.

The Holyoaks said...

Congrats Mandy! She's a beauty and our little ones were almost twins. Our little Penelope was born 9-3-08. Babies are the best!

jayson&kimberly said...

wow! congrats to you mandy! i've been checkin in on your blog periodically in hopes of the good news! jovie is so sweet and i'm so glad you kept that name! we love the kimballs we're so proud of you new parents!

Karen said...

ditto,ditto, ditto...everything that everyone else has said, I can't express more.
You two are wonderful people and will be awesome parents!
Congratulations.
We love ya.

Nathan & Karen

Amanda Cluff said...

Mandy I am so happy for you. You deserve nothing but the best.