November 29th, 2010

Elliora Violet Gronberg

Elliora Violet Gronberg was born at 11:20 pm! She’s 6 pounds, 6 ounces, 19 inches and healthy! Three hours of labor with no epidural! Bethany is doing fine.

Elliora Violet Gronberg

(This is Brenda typing. I’ll add more news as I hear it!)

12:41 AM update!

Elliora has latched on and is nursing like a champ! She has a blister on her wrist because she’s been sucking on it in utero. Troy says she’s pink and healthy looking and Bethany is so happy to have her out of her!

Troy and Elliora

90 Responses to “Girl!”

  1. Congratulations to Bethany, Troy, and Annalie on the birth of a beautiful baby girl. She is PRECIOUS!!!

  2. Aunt Janet says:

    CONGRATULATIONS … so happy Miss Elliora is here … she’s a lovely baby. Gramma B called at 6:15 am to let us know … thought I’d check your blog site and there she was… give her a cuddle! Love Aunt J

  3. jesser says:

    Congratulations to you all!!!! She is beautiful.

  4. Ninabi says:

    Congratulations! Wow- no epidural!

    Your little baby is beautiful- she takes after her big sister. Enjoy these happy times with a wee new person in the house!

  5. BeachMama says:

    Welcome to the world Baby Girl!! Congratulation to all of you on her safe and quick arrival.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Welcome Elliora! Congratulations! So happy to hear the news. I was just saying to Rebekah yesterday have you heard anything from Bethany?! Glad the Brenda is still there and your mom was there in time!

  7. Jennifer says:

    oops -that

  8. Bekah says:

    Welcome to the world, Elliora Violet!!! When do you want to go to That Pottery Place to preserve your hand or footprints? Ashland can’t wait to have a playdate with you! XOXOXO

  9. Rachel says:

    YEAH!!!! Can’t wait to meet her. She is beautiful. Congratulations!

  10. Lilia says:

    Congratulations!! She’s beautiful. And what a lovely name.

  11. Mrs. Wilson says:

    I’m having a hard time keeping my emotions in check I’m SO SO SO happy that she’s out! And here! And BEAUTIFUL! And she’s got a GORGEOUS name!!!

    HAPPY BIRTH DAY ELLIORA!!! I’m so happy you’re here!!

  12. s says:

    Congratulations! How exciting that the baby is here and everyone is healthy! Especially cool that Brenda and Bug are able to meet the baby – talk about cutting it close!

  13. Erin says:

    I just now realized Elliora doesn’t rhyme with “manatee”. She needs her own song!

  14. Jess says:

    Hooray! Congratulations. (By the way, you choose such beautiful names!)

  15. KristyC says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  16. Carrie says:

    Congratulations! What a wonderful day! She’s beautiful and has a gorgeous, unique name. I love it! Can’t wait to meet her.

  17. Christine says:

    Congratulations! I’m so delighted for you! (And put a hat on that baby!)

  18. Michelle says:

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous, bright-eyed little lovely to add to your beautiful family. Hugs all around!

  19. Stephanie M says:

    Congratulations! So exciting for you all. A big welcome to the newest member of the family!

  20. Ashley says:

    Congrats on the newest addition!! Shes gorgeous, you guys must be very very happy!! :) :) I dont check your blog for one day, and you give birth! :)

  21. Melissa says:

    Congratulations, Gronberg Family! :) So, so, so thrilled for you. She’s gorgeous (although, in that first picture, she doesn’t seem too impressed with her new big world!)

  22. Carrie S. says:

    Congratulations!!! Elliora is beautiful! (Love that name!)

  23. Christy says:

    Congratulations!!! She’s beautiful.

  24. Chelsie says:

    Congratulations Actually family and welcome to the world, Baby Girl!!! (I’m one of Brenda’s loyal followers… but I wanted to share in your joy, so I popped over here!). She’s a beautiful baby – and I love that you know a bit about her actions in utero (besides the squirmy, rolly stuff. :-) ).

    Blessings to ALL of you as you welcome this new baby in to your family!

  25. OMSH says:

    Just so you know – I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.
    And? I can’t imagine what it’d be like to birth a 6 lb. baby – geez you make’em small.
    And? Troy looks sooooo proud.
    And? I want more photos.
    And? I’m a pain in the neck.

    Good job Momma!
    Hi Elliora!! I’m Auntie Heather – well, there are gonna be a lot of Heathers in your life, so I should call myself OMSH instead! HA!

  26. margalit says:

    WoooT. With the look on Elliora’s face, she’s gonna be a handful. LOVE LOVE LOVE her name. Remind me to tell you about the Eliora in my life. Such a sweet sweet name.

  27. lynne says:

    I keep on returning to see Ellinora’s photo. Babies really are born so perfect looking.

  28. Clover says:

    Wonderful! So glad it went well, and what a beautiful name!

  29. Starryprincess says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, have been checking in every day, well done Bethany. I am thrilled to bits for you all !!!!!!

  30. Barbara says:

    Congratulations Gronberg family! And welcome to this big and crazy world Ellinora!

    She is so cute and has an adorable name!

  31. amanda says:

    Oh my goodness…it’s amazing what you can miss in a matter of hours. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Great news that everyone is doing well and that Brenda and Bug got to be there for it.

  32. Jillian says:

    Congratulations one and all! That is so exciting, and I’m glad Elliora was born before Brenda and Bug had to go home. Can’t wait to hear all about her!

  33. beyond says:

    she is beautiful, congratulations! Love the name, too.

  34. Carol Sandretto-Unsinger says:

    She’s lovely and so is her name – it sounds very nice with Annalie! Congratulations to all of you!!!

  35. Wow. Look at that hair.

    None of the babies born in my family have had hair.


    So how do you pronounce the baby’s name?

    GenE S.

  36. Erin says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful name for a beautiful little one! So happy she made her arrival before Brenda and Bug head back to California :O)

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  39. Miss Virginia says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful name!! Wow…no epidural…you are superwoman! and my hero. Way to go!

  40. becky says:

    So very happy for you. Biggest congrats – she’s beautiful (just like the rest of her family).