My Life Parenting Pregnancy

Eleanor Ann Balch

Eleanor Ann Balch was born Wednesday, April 29 at 2:42 in the morning. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces (the exact same weight that I was as a baby), and she is twenty-one and a half inches long.

Eleanor Ann Balch

Thank you all for your sweet comments and support throughout the pregnancy! Today is Brandon’s birthday and we’ve just arrived home from the hospital after a slightly extended stay. There were a few complications throughout the inducing process and delivery, but I’m doing well and Eleanor is happy and healthy.

She has blue eyes, brown hair, and she’s just beautiful. We’re so in love with her.

Sources & Paint ColorsNeed design help? Let's work together.

You Might Also Like...

696 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    May 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Congrats!! She’s gorgeous!!

  • Reply
    Mixing Bowl Mama
    May 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    She is truly beautiful! Congratulations and all the best….

  • Reply
    Kate
    May 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations and enjoy your time with her.

  • Reply
    Jamie
    May 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Oh I love her name! Congrats!

  • Reply
    Liz
    May 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful :)

  • Reply
    Asia
    May 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Oh, yay! What a beautiful baby. Mazel tov!

  • Reply
    Erin
    May 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    What a lovely baby! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Yolande
    May 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    She is beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Yvonne
    May 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations to you and Brandon. She’s so perfect :o) And a happy birthday too …

  • Reply
    cindy
    May 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    she’s beautiful beyond gorgeous! many congratulations to the entire family!

  • Reply
    Emily
    May 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  • Reply
    amy purple
    May 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    she’s absolutely precious. I’m glad you and baby are doing well. I’ve been thinking about you!

  • Reply
    Candy
    May 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Beautiful baby girl! Congrats :)

  • Reply
    April
    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Congratulations! I adore the name and she’s so sweet!

  • Reply
    ileana
    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Congratulations, you guys! She is so sweet.

  • Reply
    faryle
    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Meggan
    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    ADORABLE. And I absolutely LOVE the name Eleanor – it’s on my list of baby names when I eventually have one. :D

    Congratulations, you two. She’s beautiful.

  • Reply
    Michele
    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Tear…congrats! I am so happy to hear that you have a healthy, beauitful baby!

  • Reply
    Jane Flanagan
    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats to you both! She’s a stunner!

  • Reply
    maja
    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    she is gorgeous! congratulations :)

  • Reply
    resa
    May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    congrats! she is beautiful. hope enjoy some rest.

  • Reply
    jamie
    May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    She’s gorgeous!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

  • Reply
    evy
    May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    She is so perfectly beautiful! So happy to hear your good news!

  • Reply
    Kara
    May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    oh goodness – she’s lovely! glad you are all well and home.
    Congratulations!!!!

  • Reply
    Kelley Lilien
    May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Welcome little darling! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Holly
    May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations! My niece was born April 14th and I know how exciting it is to have a new addition to the family! I hope you are getting plenty of rest [or at least a little] and are settling in nicely at home. She is adorable, congrats again. :o)

  • Reply
    Laura M.
    May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    New babies give me chills! Congratulations, Nicole and Brandon … and welcome Eleanor!

  • Reply
    Erin
    May 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations! I love her name. She’s beautiful!

  • Reply
    carrie
    May 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations! She’s such a beauty! Loads of hugs and love sent your way. xoxoxo

  • Reply
    Fernanda
    May 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Congratulations, she is really cute. Enjoy as much as you can ’cause time flies. And happy birthday to Brandon too.

  • Reply
    Ez
    May 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Oh my goodness Nicole! I am just giddy with happiness for you and Brandon! Eleanor is absolutely beautiful! Sending lots of love to you and Eleanor (and a birthday with to your hubby too).
    xo
    Ez

  • Reply
    Michelle/suchaclancy
    May 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Congratulations! And happy birthday to Brandon!

  • Reply
    Cameron
    May 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    A beautiful name for a beautiful baby. Congratulations, and good luck for a speedy recovery!

  • Reply
    Cristina
    May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Congrats! She’s is beautiful! Glad to hear you both are doing well!

  • Reply
    lins
    May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Oh she is so darling. Congrats! Glad you and the baby are doing well and happy bday to Brandon!

  • Reply
    Rachel B.
    May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Congrats on a healthy and beautiful baby girl! Great photo!

  • Reply
    pearllinds
    May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    She’s beautiful!! Congratulations!!!! Aren’t little girls the best?? And Happy Birthday to Brandon! Yay for Tauruses!! (It’s my birthday, too!!).

  • Reply
    jess@thehomebound
    May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Congrats!!

  • Reply
    Anna A.
    May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations on the new little one – she is beautiful!

  • Reply
    Beth
    May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Many congratulations! She is beautiful.

  • Reply
    Summer
    May 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Congrats to you! Xoxo

  • Reply
    julia
    May 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    she is just perfect. and she already has the cute chubby cheeks! congratulations!!

  • Reply
    Elissa
    May 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Oh wow! She is so adorably cute and gorgeous! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    michelle
    May 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    look at how beautiful she is! congrats to the two of you. i’m sure she’s going to love her new room.

  • Reply
    Hillary K
    May 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Congrats on your beautiful baby girl.

  • Reply
    Lindsay Y.
    May 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Eleanor is a gorgeous name, which is fitting because she’s just beautiful! Congratulations, and have fun!

  • Reply
    bri
    May 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    what a sweet sweet baby girl…congratulations!

  • Reply
    FRECKLES CHICK
    May 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    She’s darling, Nicole!!!! And such a precious name. Congrats and enjoy this new journey. =]

  • Reply
    LobotoME
    May 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    She’s beautiful! Glad you both are doing well and glad that she {finally} arrived! ;-)

    take care,
    jenny

  • Reply
    Cherish Stockdale
    May 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    She is beautiful! Congrats….hope you are sleeping ok. Happy bday Brandon

  • Reply
    Lora
    May 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Congrats!! She’s gorgeous!!

  • Reply
    Deborah
    May 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    she’s beautiful! mazal tov!

  • Reply
    jodi
    May 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    she is absolutely gorgeous.
    congratulations!

  • Reply
    Liana Miyamura
    May 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Congraulations, Nicole!!!

  • Reply
    Ana
    May 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Trina
    May 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    She’s beautiful! So happy to hear everyone’s healthy and happy! yay!
    Trina

  • Reply
    Luzel
    May 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    What a precious little bundle! Congrats!!

  • Reply
    Samae
    May 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my gosh. What a cutie pie! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Anna @ D16
    May 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Oh, YAY! She’s so sweet!

    Welcome, Eleanor. :) Congratulations, you three. x

  • Reply
    sweet fine day
    May 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Oh, she is perfect! Congrats!

  • Reply
    L
    May 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I’m generally not a big baby person but your little girl is absolutely beautiful!

  • Reply
    Jessica Martinez
    May 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Her face is luminous. She is a cutie!!! Congrats.

  • Reply
    Nancy Dunn
    May 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Omg! She’s beautiful! Congrats to you both :)

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    May 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    She is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!!

  • Reply
    vanessa
    May 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Congrats! Hope you guys are getting a couple minutes of sleep here and there!

  • Reply
    kim de montreal
    May 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations!!!! She is perfect!
    Enjoy every moment of this special time,
    My mom told me “The first six weeks feel long and difficult but the next 20 years will fly by”
    Congrats again, you did it!

  • Reply
    sarah
    May 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations! She is precious!

  • Reply
    Leah
    May 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    She’s beautiful. Congrats, Nicole — and welcome to the ride of your life!

  • Reply
    Gumbo
    May 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    She’s your greatest creation. Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Liesbeth
    May 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Congratulations from Belgium!

    Sweet Eleanor, may your life be full of happiness!!!

  • Reply
    Tara
    May 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    A million congrats to you, hubby, and baby!

  • Reply
    Alexa
    May 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Aww, she’s super adorable! I’m glad everyone’s healthy and home.

    (Happy birthday, Brandon!)

  • Reply
    Sheri
    May 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    So wonderful and pink. Congrats.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    May 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    She is beautiful! What a lovely name – so happy for you!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    May 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    LOVELY! Congrats!

  • Reply
    mary
    May 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Finally ;) Congratulations!!!

  • Reply
    Tessa
    May 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    AWHHH. She’s absolutely beautiful! I’m so glad you’re both healthy. Congratulations!

  • Reply
    gena
    May 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    golly, that’s a cute baby! and congratulations to you! and brandon! and the pup!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    May 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Congratulations Nicole! I’ve been following your amazing blog and this is my first post! Your baby girl is just adorable! Best wishes with your new threesome! :)

  • Reply
    kern
    May 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    She’s lovely! And well worth the wait, right?

  • Reply
    Gillian
    May 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Lisa
    May 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Congratulations on your little beauty! I’m so happy for you both. :)

  • Reply
    Ros
    May 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Gah! She is absolutely gorgeous! Look at those perfect little cheeks. Congratulations to mom and dad!

  • Reply
    Whitney
    May 1, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    What a cutie pie! Eleanor is my Mom’s name and she goes by Ellie or Elle. Too cute!

  • Reply
    patricia
    May 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    She looks absolutely adorable! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Laura
    May 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    She is just beautiful, congrats!

  • Reply
    Kristina
    May 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    She is so beautiful – and just in times for mother’s day. Congratulations.

  • Reply
    Linley
    May 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

  • Reply
    Kirstin
    May 1, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations! She is lovely.

  • Reply
    Michelle@Everyday Celebrating
    May 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    She’s stunning! :)

  • Reply
    whitney
    May 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Congratulations! We are so glad you’re both healthy and doing well. She is a cutie pie. Sending hugs!

  • Reply
    Amanda @ Fake Ginger
    May 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    May 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    congratulations! she is so very pretty!

  • Reply
    EvY
    May 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    What a good old school, classic name.

  • Reply
    Jayme
    May 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Congratulations on a healthy beautiful baby!

  • Reply
    Heather
    May 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    beautiful girl, beautiful name!!! congratulations!!!

    glad to hear you are home & both well!!!

  • Reply
    Jenni
    May 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Have been watching and waiting with great anticipation on the details of your delivery… Finally, a Gorgeous Gorgeous Girl! Congrats! Enjoy every precious moment!

  • Reply
    Nali P.
    May 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    congrats. she is beautiful.

  • Reply
    Katie
    May 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Oh yay! She’s amazing! Congratulations!

  • Reply
    Jill
    May 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations! I’m glad you are all doing well. She is beautiful!

  • 1 2 3 7

    Leave a Reply