Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Tessa Catherine


Please welcome Tessa Catherina to this wonderful world. Tessa and mom are busy right now learning to to breast feed, so the proud dad is making this post.

Born at 8:52 PM CST. 6 pounds and 12.8 ounces, and 20 inches. Here she is about 5 minutes after greeting mom and dad for the first time.

The Newest Brownlee

posted under family, Pregnancy
127 Comments to

“Tessa Catherine”

  1. On July 30th, 2008 at 12:03 pm Amy Says:

    CONGRATS!! What a beautiful family!!

  2. On July 30th, 2008 at 12:22 pm Leigh Says:

    She’s just gorgeous! a HUGE congrats! YAY!! 🙂 🙂

  3. On July 30th, 2008 at 12:28 pm Tracie Says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait for all the details of her birth.

  4. On July 30th, 2008 at 12:49 pm Laurie Says:

    Welcome beautiful baby girl!!! Yay!

  5. On July 30th, 2008 at 1:07 pm Terry Says:

    Congatulations!! She’s beautiful!
    Welcome to the world, Tessa!

  6. On July 30th, 2008 at 1:15 pm Martha Says:

    Welcome Tessa. How does it feel to be a mommy to two?! Congrats you guys!

  7. On July 30th, 2008 at 1:55 pm Lori Says:

    Welcome Tessa!! Congratulations Sabrina, Michelle and Steve!! Hope all went well and everyone is doing fine!

  8. On July 30th, 2008 at 2:23 pm Hadyn Says:

    Make sure Tessa knows how many blogfriends were waiting with baited breath (see refresh key) for her arrival (this post)


    God bless …

  9. On July 30th, 2008 at 2:54 pm Sarcastic Mom Says:

    A million congratulations to you guys. Life is so beautiful!!!

  10. On July 30th, 2008 at 2:55 pm Maris from AB Says:

    Congratulations Michelle, Steve & Sabrina!! She is just the cutest thing! So happy for you guys!! :o)

  11. On July 30th, 2008 at 3:04 pm karla | looking towards heaven Says:

    I am so happy for y’all!

    Huge hugs and congratulations.



  12. On July 30th, 2008 at 3:20 pm Malia Says:

    Congratulations!!! So glad all is well and that Tessa is finally here! 🙂

  13. On July 30th, 2008 at 3:37 pm Just Lurking Says:

    Happy Birth Day Tessa!

  14. On July 30th, 2008 at 3:40 pm carla Says:




  15. On July 30th, 2008 at 4:25 pm Kathleen Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She is beautiful! Cant wait to hear stories and “watch” her grow up with Sabrina! 🙂 CONGRATS!!!!

  16. On July 30th, 2008 at 5:36 pm Amy Lynn Smith Says:

    Congrats! I hope that all is going great and that mom and baby are healthy. Her name is beautiful.

  17. On July 30th, 2008 at 5:37 pm Amy Lynn Smith Says:

    Congrats! You have given her such a beautiful name. I hope that mom and Tessa continue to do well.

  18. On July 30th, 2008 at 6:03 pm Rusty Gerber Says:

    Michelle, We are so proud of you and love you very much and we’re so glad for the addition to our family Love you and will talk to you two later. Love, Rusty Mikey and Ricky

  19. On July 30th, 2008 at 6:34 pm Deb Says:

    Welcome, welcome. Congratulations to you both on your newest daughter.

    love and hugs to you,

  20. On July 30th, 2008 at 6:44 pm Pocklock Says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  21. On July 30th, 2008 at 7:35 pm Nicole Says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you guys!

  22. On July 30th, 2008 at 7:43 pm Maria Says:

    She is just plain beautiful !!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL !!

  23. On July 30th, 2008 at 8:25 pm Samantha Says:

    there she is. finally! what an amazing journey and how cool that you shared it with all of us so intimately. sending so much love to you all!

  24. On July 30th, 2008 at 9:06 pm Pattie Says:

    Wow, I knew I should have checked one more time last night. Congratulations on your beautiful baby! I think I’d be making that face too, if they plopped a hat like that on my head. Here’s hoping that you are able to get some sleep in the next couple of days, before heading home.

  25. On July 31st, 2008 at 6:20 pm artsweet Says:

    She’s so beautiful. And your mom’s comment gave me chills.

  26. On August 14th, 2008 at 8:49 pm Jamie Says:

    She is just beautiful! Belated congrats to you and your family. 🙂

  27. On July 29th, 2009 at 8:51 am Michelle Smiles » Blog Archive » One year ago today… Says:

    […] One year ago today, at 8:52 pm central, Tessa made her entrance into this world.? My biggest memories from that day are a lot of waiting around, a bit of pain, “copious amounts” of fluid when they broke my water, being stoned off my ass after getting my epidural, and the epidural lady being mean.? It also stands out that Steve left the hospital 5 minutes before they decided to rush me down for a c-section and my panic until they found him, the discussion in the OR that some piece of equipment had stopped working and my conviction that it meant that my sweet epidural would wear off mid-c-section, the gasp and splash of blood when Tessa didn’t want to exit my nether regions and tried to avoid eviction, and the incredible relief and joy when we heard her cry for the first time.? I also recall my epidural wearing off minutes after returning to my room and shaking uncontrollably for almost an hour but that is overshadowed by the memory of my first night spent with little Tessa dozing on my chest.? Our birth day recap is here for anyone who is curious. […]

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