World, Meet Gianna Therese

Blogging from Hotel Baby on the smartphone so this is short and sweet. I promise to spill aaaall the beans very soon.

Until then, meet our sweet Gianna Therese, born today at 3:22pm, 6lbs 12oz. The birth experience was easily the most intense spiritual experience I have ever been blessed to have. Absolutely incredible. Your prayers played a big part and I thank you for trusting your intentions with me.



  1. Suzette on May 7, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Welcome Gianna!
    Congrats to you all!!!!
    Prayers for healing and rest!
    (Up nursing our newest arrival πŸ™‚ )

  2. LeAnna on May 7, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Congratulations!! She’s so beautiful πŸ™‚

  3. Dana on May 7, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Love the name, congratulations and God bless!

  4. Barbs on May 7, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Congrats on your new family member =)
    What a wonderful name you’ve chosen.

  5. Jeannie on May 7, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Welcome, beautiful Gianna, and congratulations Team Whitaker! Thank you for bringing our intentions with you into labor. Enjoy that gorgeous baby!

  6. Amy on May 7, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Beautiful baby! Congratulations. I bet your kids are thrilled.

  7. Joanne @ Our ABC Life on May 7, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Congrats!!! She is gorgeous!

  8. Michelle F. on May 7, 2014 at 5:38 am

    She is beautiful! Congrats!

  9. Jen on May 7, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Congratulations on your beautiful blessing. That name is the exact name I had picked if I were to have any more girls! So i obviously think its beautiful!!!
    God bless~

  10. Kristina on May 7, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations! She’s just beautiful! And after following your blog for some time I had to smile at her little baby cap πŸ™‚

  11. shelleymm on May 7, 2014 at 6:42 am

    She looks like her beautiful big sisters!! God is good!

  12. Meredith on May 7, 2014 at 6:57 am


  13. Heidi Cisneros on May 7, 2014 at 7:45 am

    K – God entrusts parents with the souls of His children. We get borrow them for such a short time in life. He has blessed you with so many little souls and is smiling down on you and your family from heaven. You are a very special family and I admire you all. I am so very happy for everyone! May God bless you. Heidi

  14. Lynn on May 7, 2014 at 7:51 am


  15. Ann-Marie on May 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Whoop! She is beautiful! Love the hat.

  16. Amy on May 7, 2014 at 8:07 am

    She is a perfect blessing! Congrats and can’t wait to hear the entire birth story! Praying for a quick recovery for you!

  17. Michelle on May 7, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Congratulations! She looks just like a Whitaker πŸ™‚

  18. Laura on May 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Welcome Gianna! You are beautiful.
    Thank you Kathryn for sharing this blessing with us. I love, love the name. The same I would pick if I had a daughter.

  19. Sydney Leinen on May 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations, so happy for your family! I brought my son home in the same beanie:)

  20. Beverly on May 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Welcome Gianna Therese! God bless your precious family. –Time to add another cute owlet to the blog header! πŸ˜‰

  21. Bernice Aridjis on May 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations !

    She is beautiful as her older sisters, and of course as her Mama.

    The other day as I was watched the story of St. Gianna, i thought that i would name a baby after her and St. Therese well, it is my daughter’s model.

    Gianna Therese what a blessing for you and your family!!!

    Another baby GIRL!!!!!! YAY.

  22. Joel Schmidt on May 7, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations; praise God! Hope you all are doing well. Peace, blessings, and love from Das Schmidt Haus. πŸ™‚

  23. Michele on May 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

    She’s beautiful!! A million congratulations! And I love her name. We have a Therese in our family, too. πŸ™‚

  24. Verdina on May 7, 2014 at 10:05 am

    She is sooooo beautiful! Praise God for her safe delivery!!! Her name is so beautiful, too. What do the other kids think of her? I’m sure Clare and Anna-Laura are happy to have a sister (and how well you’ve evened up your family)! May God continue to shower blessings on you and your family! Oh… congratulations to Scott, too!!!
    Love you guys…

  25. Karen on May 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Congratulations to you! I soooo wanted to use the name Gianna (saint plus I’m Italian!) but my husband’s last name is Tang and it just sounded like a strange matchup to me. Beautiful! Can’t wait to hear about the birth! I need positive stories of spiritual birth right now!

  26. Jackie on May 7, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to hear her birth story.

  27. Andrea on May 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations Whitakers! What a sweet little one, looks like her sisters! How joyous.

  28. Bonnie on May 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    She is beautiful and I love her name! Congratulations to you and Scott!

  29. Nancy on May 7, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Congratulations! Coming from a sixth child, they are awesome!

  30. Jen on May 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Congratulations! She is adorable, and has a beautiful name. Hope everyone is getting some rest.

  31. Elisabeth on May 8, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Welcome Gianna !

    And congratulations to the parents !

    PS : Was her name given by Ste Gianna Beretta Molla ?

  32. Katie on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Beautiful name! Congratulations!

  33. Jenny Parish on May 8, 2014 at 9:29 am

    She is beautiful!! I’ve been a lurker here for about a year, but I had to come out of hiding to say congratulations! I am a fairly recent convert to Catholicism, and your blog has provided such a beautiful and inspiring picture of Catholic family life. Thank you!

  34. Nicole on May 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    She’s absolutely breathtaking. Congrats to you and the entire family!

  35. Catholic Lawyer Mama on May 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Congratulations Whitaker Family!!! Love the name and such a beautiful baby! No comment on the hat. πŸ™‚

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  37. Layne on May 9, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Congrats on a beautiful baby from the Spaceships and Laser Beams team. We hope you have an easy recovery and wonderful family time as you settle in the newest member.

  38. Amy on May 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    A sweet song for Gianna Therese!

  39. Kathleen on May 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your “team.” I love her name!!

  40. Maureen and Larry Davis on May 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    God bless all! We love you from your long distance Christian Family – The Davis’s, Teals, Gallens, Kuvleskys, Alcalas and The Zachek’s

  41. Jennifer @ Little Silly Goose on May 10, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Sorry, I was traveling for work this week and got rather behind on my blog reading, so I’m just now seeing this. Congratulations on your sweet baby girl!!

  42. Erica Saint @ Boys, Books, and Balls on May 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations! Beautiful name for a beautiful baby. πŸ™‚

  43. Heather on May 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful.

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