Sunday, November 25, 2012


My nephew Jonah arrived on Thursday November 15th!

Here I am with Aliyah waiting for Jonah to be born. Keeping a 2 1/2 year old occupied in a waiting room is an adventure!

Jonah Malcolm Herman 
8lb 3oz & 21" tall

Here he is meeting his new quilt.

Family meeting Jonah for the first time.

The first photo I took of Jonah

 Then one at a time we got to go spend some time with Jonah & Karin.

Since I lived on the east coast when Aliyah and Elijah were both born I wasn't at the hospital when they were born. It was an amazing feeling to be able to hold Jonah just hours after he was born. It was instant love.

Karin started working for me a couple of months ago. Even though I told her she could have the day off she was asking me about a few "work" things and we had a good laugh. It has been great having help with Jaybird Quilts and spending more time with Karin.

Later in the day my dad went to pick up Elijah from Kindergarten. Here he is meeting Jonah for the first time.

Here are all the kids together with my brother! It is amazing how big Aliyah and Elijah are now compared to Jonah.

Here is Jonah at 3 days old. Elijah told me that I made Jonah a nice quilt. I love these kids!!

I didn't get a chance to take many photos of Jonah's quilt before giving it to him. So my brother took a bunch of great photos for me. 

Apparently Aliyah wanted to join in on the photo shoot!

Everyone is doing well & enjoying this new addition to our family!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Sandy said...

Julie, a beautiful post showing your love & good energy for our family! Love you! Oh, great quilt too!

Patricia Lessell said...

What a beautiful baby and quilt. And what's more because Karin in working with you, you will get to see so much of him. Enjoy!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Congrats Auntie!

PamKittyMorning said...

Such great happy news!

Kim Brackett said...

What a sweet post. Jonah is beautiful, and so is Aliyah. And how generous of you to let Karin have the day off to give birth. :-)

skippie said...

Congratulations to your extended family with the arrival of Jonah. Just lovely.

Cindy Sharp said...


The gift of new life continues to delight and amaze.

Unknown said...

Your Nephew is so handsome! Congrats!

mascanlon said...

Love all these happy faces and big smiles. Adorable quilt with fitting fabric for Jonah too. Nothing quite like welcoming a new baby to the family!

linda f said...


Congrats on your new nephew-Jonah. Family is important and glad you are able to experience being there. Thanks for sharing and also love your new quilt for Jonah!


KatheG said...

Beautiful baby - beautiful family and beautiful quilt. Enjoy it all and am thrilled that you all were able to be together for this blessed event.

Sandy said...

A new baby is wonderful! The pictures are beautiful and so is your family....thank you for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

What a cutie...congratulations to all.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congratulations to you and your entire family...what wonderful news....he's adorable!!!

Mystica said...

Thank you for such a warm post!

lupe said...


Dana Gaffney said...

Congratulations to the entire family, the pictures are wonderful! You started my day with lots of smiles, thanks.

dolores said...

Beautiful B&W shot! Congrats to whole family and auntie Julie!

That's wonderful Karin is working with you...I'm jealous!;)

BoooHooo....your show leaves today! I'm off to work to say so long and safe journey to the next quilt shop!

Vicky said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new nephew! I can't believe how big the kids have gotten! Time surely does fly! Enjoy the moments with them!

Aliceart said...

What a handsome little guy, and what a beautiful family! Congratulations!

Nancy Page said...

Congratulations on this wonderfully blessed event! Such a beautiful family! Love the quilt! Congratulations to all!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Maria said...

Congratulations. It's a perfect baby.

Me encanta el post es muy tierno. Los hermanos son un amor. Me encantan tus entradas.
Besos desde EspaƱa

I love this post. The guys are lovely.
I love read your blog. Kisses from Spain

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful family.

Queenie Believe said...

Congratulations!!! How totally awesome you were there for the first moments of this precious one's entrance into the world. The quilt is perfect for a baby boy.
I just got your book this past Friday. It is wonderful. While picking up your book I also simply had to purchase fabric to make up one of your quilts in the book for a little one (neice or nephew) due in June in our family.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Paul said...

Beautiful quilt for a beautiful young man. How awesome is God's handiwork!!

Wait 'til you have your own. Talk about love. It is unspeakable, and completely different than anything you've ever experienced.

Congratulations Aunt Julie!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your new nephew! How handsome! Thanks for sharing such a loving moment. It makes my day! And the quilt is always!!

Kate D. Spain said...

Congratulations Auntie Julie!! What a beautiful little addition to the Herman family. Love that quilt too! Big hugs