Announcing Our Latest Arrival: Geneva Kate – Simply Convivial

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Geneva Kate Winckler

November 2, 2012
7 pounds, 10 ounces
21 inches long

Despite being stubborn in utero by refusing to be monitored or stay head down, Geneva appears so far to be a placid newborn. More than likely, she’s just plain tuckered out from exerting her will and energy so much prior to birth and will be giving Knox a run for his money as soon as she’s had a respite.

I have now added ‘c-section’ to my list of experiences, but am happy it was c-section rather than breech birth. My doctor offered to discharge me at 30 hours after birth without my even asking, acknowledging I’d get better rest in my own bed. Geneva and I are enjoying our babymoon, hanging out together, being waited and doted upon in our bedroom.

More to come. For now we praise God for His providence and provision and particularly for this beautiful baby girl.



31 Responses

  1. Anna
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    Awwww, she is beautiful, Mystie! Congratulations! So glad to hear of her safe arrival.

  2. dawn
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    She’s Beautiful! Congratulations :) I like her name, too.

    • Mystie Winckler
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      Thanks, Dawn. It’s kinda like the girl version of Calvin. :) Appropriate for the due-on-Reformation-Sunday girl. It would have been fun if she’d been born on Reformation Day. :)

  3. ~Julie
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    Congratulations! She has the family nose. I think there is nothing sweeter than baby girls in pink.

    • Mystie Winckler
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      Yes, she does! :) I love that little button nose. :) And she has deep dimples in her cheeks! I’m enjoying the pink. :)

  4. Sarah
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    Lovely! Congratulations to you all. :)

  5. Jill
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    She is beautiful! What a blessing! Congrats to you and your family, my friend!

  6. Emily
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    Congratulations, Mystie!

    • Mystie Winckler
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      Thanks, Emily! It will be fun to watch Geneva and Pascale grow up together. :)

  7. Zoae
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    hooray!! so Happy for you! Can’t wait to meet her!

    • Mystie Winckler
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      Call me when you’re in town so you can come hold her! :)

      • Zoae
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        I will!!!!

  8. Nancy W
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    She is so precious! Congratulations!

  9. kort
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    she is just lovely. god’s peace keep you all.

  10. Fittsy
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    Sweet news. Warmest congrats to your entire family.

    Rebekah

  11. Auntie Jan
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    She is absolutely, spectacularly, perfect! Tara says she feels a connection – c-section babies born to 30 year old mothers :) Christmas can’t come too soon – the great aunties will be sharing our great-niece, and woe to those who try to take Geneva from us! :)

    • Mystie Winckler
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      I’m looking forward to Christmas and seeing you all, too! :)

  12. Clare
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    She is SO beautiful! Congratulations. I’m due with baby no.4 (girl no.3) next Friday, so lovely to read this post! :-)

    • Mystie Winckler
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      Congratulations to you, too! Be encouraged: Pregnancy does end. :)

  13. Kelly
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    Congratulations! Glad you’re both doing well.

  14. Cheryl B
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    She is sweetly beautiful. Those tiny eyelashes are so perfect (like the rest of her). Congratulations!

  15. Meredith_in_Aus
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    Wonderful news! Congratulations! Ilse is sure to enjoy a bit more pink amongst all that boyishness. Enjoy.

    In Him

    Meredith

  16. Brandy @ Afterthoughts
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    Oh, Mystie, you’re right! She is a beautiful baby! :)

    • Mystie Winckler
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      Thank you. I always thought it would be lovely to have a small baby, but never thought I would!

  17. Deb Harris
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    She is absolutely beautiful! What a blessing. I had 4 c-sections & 4 healthy babies. That’s what matters. Congragulations.

    • Mystie Winckler
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      Thank you! Yes, her being delivered safely is what matters most. And, I would rather do the c-section again than several of the natural births I’ve been through. It is not the worst birth experience I’ve had. :) However, the recovery is certainly much, much harder.

  18. Willa
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    She has such a sweet face! I am sure she will never cause you any trouble. :-) Many blessings, and congratulations.

  19. Oh, she is precious!!

    Many blessings.

    I just love her name too.

  20. Jodi
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    Congratulations! She is so sweet!

    (I feel that I also must confess my jealousy. Number #3 is due in January and anyone who has had their baby is envied!)

    • Mystie Winckler
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      lol! Oh, I know that envy well. :) Never fear, take this post as an encouragement that pregnancy really does end! :)

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