It’s a …

Meet Elle Rebecca, born December 7, 2008 at 3:39 p.m. She weighs 7 lbs. and 8.4 oz. and is 21 inches long. She has a head full of curly brown hair. And, most importantly, SHE’S A GIRL!

But let’s back up for a minute. Saturday night as Joe and Mel sat up with their three vomiting boys, Joe turned to Melissa and said, “Do not go into labor tonight.” At 5:30 a.m. her water broke. Everyone was asleep, so she let them get some rest until at 8:30 she knew it was time to high tail it to the hospital. And it wasn’t long before their first girl was born.

Joe and Melissa are ecstatic and exhausted. They sent me the picture above on my cellphone, but I am sure Melissa will be posting some more tomorrow.

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December 7, 2008 - 11:45 pm

Jodi Kinasewitz - YEAH! Words cannot express how happy and excited The Kinasewitzes are for you all! Elle is beautiful! The story of her arrival is memorable! Melissa, you should have heard the screams of excitement at Kim’s house when you called us with the news! 🙂 CONGRATS! Enjoy this VERY special time!

December 7, 2008 - 11:45 pm

Tori - Wow…..a little tiny girl Speelman…..I never thought I would see the day!!!

She’s beautiful guys….absolutely beautiful.

December 8, 2008 - 12:00 am

Colleen Denlinger - Melissa,

I’ve been checking your blog everyday recently to see the “It’s a . . . ” headline. How exciting for you and all your family. Enjoy this special time with your precious new baby.

December 8, 2008 - 1:24 am

Chelsey - Congratulations, Melissa!!! (You are one strong mama holding off that many hours after your water broke!) So happy to know a little pink will be added to your house 😉

December 8, 2008 - 2:41 am

Mands - We are all so excited for you! Can’t wait to watch this little one grow up on the forum! Congrats to all of you!

December 8, 2008 - 10:01 am

Leah - Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!!

December 8, 2008 - 10:35 am

Emily Denlinger - You have taken pictures of my nephew, Isaac, and from that moment on, I’ve been a blog stalker. Just wanted to say congratulations! Can’t wait to see more pictures of your awesome family!

December 8, 2008 - 10:57 am

Chris Thompson - Congratulations Melissa and Joe! She’s adorable!

December 8, 2008 - 11:50 am

Kim - Oh Melissa…She is just beautfiul! Congratulations. <3 Kim

December 8, 2008 - 12:23 pm

Laura Speelman - She is so sweet, cant wait till I can see her. Hopefully Wed. Love Grandma Speelman

December 8, 2008 - 3:09 pm

Jeanie DeTemple - Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you! Look forward to seeing picutres of the beautiful Speelman GIRL! Love her name..

December 8, 2008 - 3:57 pm

Kim Ferris - She is so beautiful. It was so much fun yesterday when Joe called to tell us the news. We were all so excited to hear a GIRL that we got so loud we made Adam cry. I can’t wait to hold her. I’m am very happy for your whole family.Welcome to the world baby Elle.

December 8, 2008 - 4:18 pm

Kara Huffman - She is beautiful!!! Congrates Melissa!!!!

December 8, 2008 - 4:55 pm

Cheryl Johnson - congratulations on the safe arrival of your beautiful baby daughter

December 8, 2008 - 5:18 pm

Suzanne - Yahooey!!! Can’t wait to meet her. I’ll give you a little time and then… bring on the PINK! 🙂 guess you’ll get to help pick out that dress some day after all.

December 8, 2008 - 6:06 pm

kelly - Congratulations Joe and Melissa!!!! I can’t wait to meet her 🙂

December 8, 2008 - 6:23 pm

Amye Kelly - Yea, Melissa!! I am so happy for you and your family. I know she will be loved by those big brothers!

December 8, 2008 - 6:28 pm

Sarah Freel - Look at those pudgy cheeks! She is so beautiful!!! Congratulations…so happy for you!

December 8, 2008 - 7:23 pm

kris - I wonder what a “Speel-woman” is going to look like…that is just so darn awesome!

December 8, 2008 - 7:26 pm

Dana Darbyshire - Congrats! I’m sure that Elle will give her big brothers and her father a run for their money!!! We can’t wait to meet her.

December 8, 2008 - 7:57 pm

Susan Roberts - Congratulations! she is beautiful 🙂

December 8, 2008 - 9:03 pm

Christina - CONGRATS!!!!!! She is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more pics, be sure to get some rest though!

December 8, 2008 - 9:08 pm

jackie cooper - Congrats Melissa and family, shes just gorgeous!

December 8, 2008 - 10:24 pm

Jessica Kirschner - Congratulations!! She is absolutely beaUtiful!

December 9, 2008 - 12:19 am

Barb - I think I am still in shock too Mel. I am so excited for all of you. I know Truitt really really wanted a sister since he told me that last weekend when he got to stay with me. She is absolutely beautiful! Aunt Barb is so anxious to go shopping now!!!!!! Welcome to the world little one!

December 9, 2008 - 12:37 am

Stacey Spencer - Congratulations Melissa and Joe!!! Your baby girl is absolutely precious. What a lucky little lady Elle is!

December 9, 2008 - 1:03 am

Nicci - OMG….Mel Im so siked for u, i know u cant wait for ribbons and curls and most importantly PINK!!!!!

December 9, 2008 - 10:24 am

mama - WOW and Double WOW she is precious!!! What a perfect family.:)

December 11, 2008 - 5:26 pm

Kristy - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful girl! Addison is totally psyched she has another girl cousin! We’re overflowing with joy for you guys and cannot wait to meet her!

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