One Week Later

Hey, my dearest Siestas! I’ve thought about you many times and in the midst of no small amount of activity. I so hope this post finds you well, full of fresh hope, enjoying the presence of God and receiving a Word from what Melissa affectionately calls “The Scripts.”

Today our little princess Annabeth is one week old. I can’t help but smile as I write to you about her. She is the most precious little thing. Both of my children and Jackson weighed the least bit over 7 pounds so our little 6 pounder is the smallest baby I’ve ever personally cared for. Keith says she’s not even the size of a good trout. Make no mistake. She’s got some spunk…and she’ll need it with that precocious big brother of hers. Considering what a spotlight he’s held in three families (firstborn to Curtis and Amanda, first grandchild to both sets of grandparents), I think he’s done a terrific job of adjusting. I spent the night with them Saturday night when I returned from El Paso and when I went into his room the next morning after I heard him stirring, he said, “Hi, Bibby! Where’s the girl?” I loved it. Needless to say, I lifted him up to look into the crib and he was very pleased that she was still there. Since she was awake, I asked, “Do you want me to get her out?” Of course, he did. I sat with that tiny little thing on my lap while he fetched a huge pink stuffed bear from a chair and danced it around in front of her. I assured him she was very entertained despite the fact that she had the posture of Raggedy Ann and wanted to nap in the worst way. She’s going to love him so much. Lord have mercy, what trouble they’re liable to get into together. I hope some of it’s at Bibby’s.

Curtis and Amanda are sleepy but doing so well. They have an exceptionally good routine for life with such a newborn. She usually has a wide-awake time late at night so Amanda feeds her then goes to bed while Annabeth stays up with Daddy. Mommy then gets up for all the night feedings since she herself is the bottle and that’s when Daddy gets to sleep in. So far, Baby Girl eats during the night and goes right back to sleep. If a week is any indication, she seems to be content to be awake without being fussy. Boy, would THAT be a wonderful enduring trait! She, however, does not like to be changed nor given a sponge bath but, at that weight, who on earth would? She’s going to need some body fat to warm up! We could not feel more blessed. She is honestly a living doll with the cutest wardrobe just screaming to jump off the hangers and onto her little self. Everything just swallows her right now so most of it has to wait. The footies on her footie pajamas just hang limp.

God was so thoroughly gracious to time that sweet child’s birth before our El Paso LPL event so that I could be completely free from concern that she’d be born while I was gone. The event was already etched in stone when Amanda realized she was expecting. Both times I’ve chosen (contrary to my anxious personality) to trust God with the timing and not stress that I’d miss those grandbabies’ births. God has been so faithful that I could bawl about it. He even allowed me to miss a vicious stomach flu that both Melissa and Keith got. (She got it first and took it so badly that she’s still not completely over it.) I felt so sorry for them I didn’t know what to do. It caused Melissa to miss getting to hold her niece for three days of the six she was home. (You don’t want to try to come between Melissa and her niece. There could be blood.) If I had gotten that bug, I’d either have missed the event (which God has never let happen in all these years), missed getting to help Amanda with the grandbabies, or exposed the entire Jones family. He didn’t let any of those things happen. I am so full of praise to Him.

Melissa and I went by on Sunday afternoon to pick Amanda up between feedings and take her to run a few errands while Curtis babysat. She needed some fresh air…and some Starbucks, for crying out loud. Melissa talked us into trying the new London Fog Latte. So tasty! We got grandes even though a tall would have sufficed because…well, because we are Moores and if a tall is good, a grande is better. I don’t get Venti because, not only do I not want to pay for it, I don’t have a lot of confidence about how to say it. It sounds dumb. Amanda, Melissa, and I are one another’s favorite people on earth (besides our men) and we laughed our heads off together on that Target run. Amanda kept saying, “Stop it, y’all! Stop it!” because, needless to say, it hurt when she laughed. Which made us act even sillier. It was the best medicine on earth for all three of us.

By the way, I could NOT have loved our El Paso group more. If you watched the video and wondered about the trash can thing, it went with our subject matter. Rich did such a great job on portraying that. I would have brought every single one of those women home with me if I could have. Did you know Lucchese boots are made right there in El Paso? And would you also believe that I received a brand new pair of them as a souvenir from the event? The director of marketing’s beautiful wife awarded me a set of snake skins (that’s one way the snake stays under these feet) and, let me tell you, they were not pearls before swine. I put those babies on the second I got onto stage and I was one happy girl in the Lone Star State. They will be put to much good use. They were the exact ones I would have chosen off a shelf: a rich brown which is my signature color (hello, Shelby) as much as I wish it were blush and bashful.

Well, I have Bible study tonight so I best not tarry here on the blog. We think of you every day and we are so honored to be your sisters and your servants. I wish you knew every single one of our staff members because you’d love them all so much. They serve you in one way or another every single day behind the scenes. I’ll leave you with a picture of only about half of them taken in Amanda’s hospital room last week. They brought her a quilt with all their pictures attached to various squares. It was hilarious. All of us are shameless about babies.

Know that you are greatly loved and prioritized here at Living Proof Ministries. We exist to encourage people exactly like you to come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ through the study of His Word.

Talk to you soon!

Beth (AKA your very own Siesta Mama)

The quilt from “Annabeth’s Village Aunts.”
They really wanted to hang it on the hospital room wall.

Susan, Linda, Beth, Nancy, Sabrina, Diane, Jenn, and Aunt Melissa

Annabeth at 6 days old


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  1. 1
    skoots1mom says:

    May His blessings continue for you ALL!

  2. 2
    jennyhope says:

    She is so beautiful I could just eat her up!!! I can’t wait for Annabeth and Jackson stories.

  3. 3
    Mandi says:

    LOVE the quilt and that precious face in the last photo!!!

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    Sister In Christ in Fort Smith says:

    Oh Beth, how blessed your family is. Annabeth is just so precious.

    Many blessings to you all!

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    tiggerdaisy says:

    I have missed you, Siesta Mama! 🙂 But your priorities are right where God wants them to be…with your family! Blessings to you Sweet One!

    God is so good! Like you, I am full of praise to Him right now! I’m 24 1/2 weeks along and had my glucose test at the doctor’s office yesterday. I failed it. Today I went confidently into the hospital for the 3 hour test and passed! God was no doubt covering me with His mercy and love. No doubt at all. For you see, normally I’m hypoglycemic and I was worried that I would pass out. Though my blood sugar level bottomed out on my last blood test, I didn’t feel bad nor pass out. I only felt a little hot (a common hypoglycemic symptom) while I was eating and feeding the precious son God has blessed me with in my womb. God’s provision for me today was priceless. And I’m eternally grateful and full of praise for my Savior!


    New Orleans LPL is just around the corner…can’t wait!

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    Amanda May says:

    Oh, Annabeth is so adorable!
    Leave it to me to notice her hairline…so cute! I have always wanted a “widows peak” and it looks like maybe she has one – a great thing for all-one-length hair, if you ask me! 😉

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    Toknowhim says:

    That is the cutest quilt ever 🙂

    Also, I just had a vision of Annabeth running around and working at LPM with all of the ladies one day… it is her legacy…

    Thanks for the love, and know how much love is sent back your way (to everyone)… Kim

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    *~*Pilgrim*~* says:

    She is beautiful, such big, alert eyes. I am sure she is just blessed and is a blessing to your family.

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    Kari says:

    So wonderful. What a great family to be born into as a girl. You all are the perfect example of Godly women for her to grow up watching. Praise God for that!
    I also praise God that he uses you to shape me into the woman he wants me to be, so I can be that kind of example to my baby girl (7 months old) and also my boys (6 and 4 years old).
    Blessings to you all.

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    Taylor says:

    she is precious, precious! the quilt is adorable. thank you for that post! love the picture of all the LPM ladies.


  11. 11
    Stacy says:

    Aww she is just too cute!!

    We are doing the Esther bible study tonight.I love the way you express yourself on the video.I have to say this is my first Beth Moore study and i am looking forward to many more.

  12. 12
    Sasha says:

    Oooo, girls are just the sweetest baby gifts! I love hearing about how you are all adjusting to the new baby too!

    I just got a group of girls together for your Living Proof Live in Portland Oregon, in April, and we were all so excited, we just ordered our tickets! (We can not wait to get away from our own sweet babies for a weekend. ha ha!)

  13. 13
    Joyce says:

    I love the joy that comes across when you write, even thru a computer screen. I’ve been so hugely blessed by your Bible Studies and teaching.

    Congratulations on your new little granddaughter. She is precious and lucky to be so dearly loved.

    Love, Joyce

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    Anonymous says:

    Precious picture of Annabeth! Thank you for sharing that one.

    Glad to hear Amanda is getting out and enjoying her sister while she was there. What a special time.

    Forever His,

    Phil 4:8

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    kathy pink bicycle arkansas says:

    darling! Love those big eyes!

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    Julie says:

    We are so honored to be included in your moments of joy. I am praising God for his perfect timing of everything surrounding Annabeth’s birth and your bible studies. God bless you again for being so transparent with us.

  17. 17
    Fran says:

    My absolute favorite part???? You hoping that Annabeth and Jackson get into trouble with you and at your house!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THAT!!!!

    Love you so much Mama Beth. Thank you for taking the time to bless us, encourage us, and share with us the joys of your life! What a HUGE gift you are to us.

    Praying daily for that wonderful mom, Amanda, and the whole Jones crew.

    Have a blast at Bible study tonight!


  18. 18
    Keri says:

    These posts about Annabeth make my uterus ache!! My husband is going to forbid me from reading any more if I keep this up!

    Thank you so much for being willing to share your life with all of us!

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    kathleen in TX says:

    Annabeth is ADORABLE! Glad that Amanda was able to get out for a Target run with the girls.
    We just did Esther session 4 today and it was powerful! What a life changing message- Thank you!

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    ocean mommy says:

    Oh goodness…this little thing is so sweet! I just love how God went before and behind you all last week! Each detail attended to…man He is good.

    Praying for a wonderful Bible study this evening!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  21. 21
    Tricia Anne says:

    Hi Ms. Beth,
    Your little Annabeth is so precious! I love to hear of God’s grace on the timing of your grandchildren being born.
    What a wonderful time you had with your daughters. :o)
    I am currently working through the Esther Bible study, and it is just amazing. Each of your studies that I have done have touched my heart, in their own unique ways, but this one … This one is very personal to me! Thank you so much! Maybe one day, I will be able to tell you all the Lord has done in my life through your teaching of His word. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
    Ps. We are hoping to have a few ladies from our church attend your New Orleans conference. :o)

  22. 22
    Katie says:

    What an adorably sweet little face! Hi there, precious!! I love when they are so tiny and those big ol’ binkies just about take up their whole face! ;o) And I love her name!

    (I got a chuckle out of not ordering “ventis” because you don’t know how rightly to pronounce it. I’m with you on that!)

  23. 23
    April says:

    Thank you for sharing! Oh Annabeth is sooo precious! I know you all are just tickled pink! Thank you to all of you at LPM who minister to us… God bless you!

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    Casey says:

    I just finished the intro for Esther and I laughed, cried, rejoiced and AMENed. God is crazy about you Beth. I know you know that, but sittting and watching you in that inro and the love he gives us Siesta’s for you…just overwhelmes me.
    My church was supposed to do the Esther study starting in January,but opted for a different one and I just could not wait to dive in. So I am doing it solo and watching you in slippers and comfies clothes. It is tough being a woman!
    I have missed y’alls updates, but knew you were more than musy with that precious princess!

    Love you all so much!!!!

  25. 25
    Teri~Facedown says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word! God is so GOOD! That precious Annabeth is a sweet pea! Blessings to all of you!

  26. 26
    TxConnection2OK says:

    She is a cutie-patootie!!

    Enjoy every moment you can with her, even those “poopie” diapers. My grandson just turned one and it has gone by WAY to fast!

    May God use that child in an even greater way He has used her Bibby.

  27. 27
    Tiffany says:

    Well if she isn’t just darling! oh how this post melted my heart and brought back a rush of memories when my Madi was born. So much pink to be had!

    What a wonderful blessing from above.

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    Kalonni says:

    Miss Annabeth is the cutest!

    We begin Esther tomorrow night- a full group of all kinds of women, old friends and new. Please pray…I want God to be there and make Himself known!

  29. 29
    Mocha with Linda says:

    She is as cute as a button! Oh what fun!

  30. 30
    Deewee's World says:

    She’s just precious and has the brightest eyes!

    Much love,

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    bigdogmom says:

    My kids and grankids were all under 6 pounds. Dont’ let it fool you though!
    I will say, having them small allows your muscles to grow with them LOL
    Ya all look so beautiful. Glad you are enjoying Annabeth and I am really glad that Jackson adores his baby sister so much.
    Glad to hear that Amanda and Curtis have a “routine” worked out. I pray that it stays that way. Careful with that Starbucks! Caffeine goes through the breast milk to baby. I found that out the hard way. My oldest had the jitters so bad. I felt terrible when I found out it was my fault!
    I love little Annabeth’s big eyes. Bet she’s alert and watching you all. Probably doesn’t cry much cause she is so continuously entertained by you all! LOL! Love you guys,

  32. 32
    Jana (Varley) Green says:

    What a beautiful baby and name…(MY name is Jana Beth, so how could I not like it?) Congratulations!!

  33. 33
    JSM says:

    She is beautiful… Thanks for the whole Megillah! 🙂

  34. 34
    AKat says:

    I just love her! She’s too cute!!!

  35. 35
    Michelle Bentham says:

    Oh My Goodness, a second baby grand! How precious. I so felt for you having to leave all your precious young ‘uns and wee ones to go and minister. I know ministering to women is a great time, but my heart would have been so divided. God is good to have allowed you to be there and have a few days before sweeping off to San Antonio.

    Congrats Bibby and thanks for writing to us about the princess! She is a treasure to be sure.

    Love to you,

  36. 36
    Julie in Minnesota says:

    That Annabeth is even prettier than her name!

    And I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Venti is a silly name!…ha ha ha!

  37. 37
    Julie says:

    Every baby, including my son, that I had ever known was in the 7.5-8.5 lb. range. When my daughter’s little 6 lb. self showed up, everyone in my family said she was the tiniest baby they ever saw. Let me tell you about spunky! She’s 8 now and just last week she knocked her 13 year old brother’s tooth loose because he grabbed her and wouldn’t let go. So there. Look out Jackson!

  38. 38
    Kathy says:

    Hi Beth!

    Great video of El Paso! Thanks for explaining the boots. Not many grandmas wear snakeskin boots and look amazing in them! Good for you, siesta!!! 🙂

    Your Annabeth is so beautiful and very alert! Your whole family is blessed to have your sweet Annabeth (love the name!) What a blessed child she is to have all of you and her village aunts and all of us who love her and pray for her from afar.

    Glad to hear you got your girls out for shopping, Starbucks and some fresh air. Isn’t it the very best to be the greatest of friends with your children? Sounds like you three had a blast!

    Glad everyone’s feeling better. Our health is the best gift right after family! Thank you Jesus for your love, care and protection of Beth and her loved ones.


  39. 39
    joy in the journey says:

    how GREAT is our God!!! you all are being showered on…reading your post just makes me so thankful that indeed, “He LAVISHES His love on His children!”
    You, Beth Moore, just make me smile 🙂

  40. 40
    Melissa says:

    What I just love about this blog is that it brings out the “normalness” of you all. Even though when I am in the middle of one of your studies I just wonder in amazement how someone could have so much wisdom and share it so profoundly. But when I read the blog, you just make me laugh so much I forgot that you are Beth Moore of all people! Thanks for letting us see this side of you!


  41. 41
    a florida gal says:

    Oh what a beauty!! Congratulations “Bibby”.

    Beth, with each post I grow more anxious for heaven because it will be there that you and I can be best friends, chat and drink Starbucks!! With each Bible Study I love you more…with each post, I love you the most.

    Thanks for taking this siesta on the great journey of falling in love with Jesus more and more every day.

    See ya, for now, from a distance…until we are face to face…”when the roll is called up yonder”. HA HA

    Ocala, FL

  42. 42
    The Boone Family Happenings ... says:

    Oh.My.Goodness. Have you ever seen anything so precious?? She looks like she’s already full of spunk- I wonder where she got that?!?!!? 😉 If we can love those little lambs so much can you even IMAGINE how much God must love us??? Delightful…
    Congratulations on SUCH a blessing!
    Rebekah Boone
    Bryant, Arkansas

  43. 43
    AnooCre8ion says:

    What a beautiful bundle of joy. This post was fun to read. Made me smile a lot.

    Thanks for all the news.


  44. 44
    Missy says:

    Annabeth looks bright-eyed in every picture I’ve seen! Doesn’t want to miss a second of the action that might be going on…probably like some other Moore women. 😉 She is a cutie for sure!
    I’m glad all went well in El Paso and how cool was that gift??! You need to take a pic of yourself in them so we can see!
    So glad you three girls got a little outing together and could laugh really hard..there’s nothing like it! I praise God along with you that so many things worked out this last week and I’ll say another prayer that all sickness stays away from all of you!
    Tell the other ladies at LPM that we love them just as much as we love the Moore girls. I appreciate everything they do to make LPM run smoothly and efficiently.

    Much love,
    Missy in SC

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    I was so excited to read the post. I’ve been thinking of you all all week and keeping you all in prayer. So grateful everyone is doing so well and big brother is going a great job of being a Big Brother! Oh how precious this time is. And isn’t God so good for all He did to enable all the circumstances to work out. Much Praise to Him!!! And I wanted to share that I have started the Esther study. God’s timing of this in my life is amazing. I can’t wait to get up in the morning to do the work book and this morning I started into the next day’s study because I couldn’t help myself!!! And a statement in the intro section has been running through my head, “Seek Him and His WILL will find you.” Very profound. Thanks to you Beth and to Amanda and Melissa and all the staff who work so hard to bring God’s word to us. You have no idea how many, many times God has used you to speak into my life and circumstances. Have a blessed week and fun with Grandkids(I know you will)!!!! In Jesus’ Love Kathy

  46. 46
    LauraD says:

    Thanks for the baby update! She’s a keeper! Our Bible Study group starts Esther tomorrow night and we’re super excited. Being a “green” person myself (not blush or bashful, either) I am excited that the Esther study has green accents so I can use my green pen! (Is it too weird that we color coordinate?) We love you up here in Spfd, MO!

  47. 47
    Mary Watkins says:

    What a bright eyed darling! I know you all are so blessed to have Annabeth. The story you told about Jackson early in the morning was so cute. “Hi, Bibby! Where’s the girl?” And how he danced for her with the teddy bear. What a joyful time for your family.

    Thank you, dear Beth, for stopping by to share your joy with us today.

    Love and blessings,

    We are starting to fill up the FedEx Forum in Memphis. We are so excited that you and the entire Living Proof Live gang will be here in October.

  48. 48
    Aunt_Nette says:

    cI don’t want to be rude or nosy, but could we see a baby picture of Jackson. You know, to compare the two greatest grandchildren.
    A friend of mine had her first baby the day after Annabeth was born. Isaac Will has been delivered to two wonderful parents.

  49. 49
    Becky says:

    Such a nice update! I love that even as a Starbucks veteran you are unsure as this novice always is. My girlfriend always sends me a gift card for my birthday and I usually end up ordering a hot apple cider because I know what I will end up with! 🙂

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    Nancy says:

    She is so beautiful. Our last granddaughter weighed in just over 6 lbs. also. She was the smallest of her siblings, who both weighed in at 9 lbs. each.Thank you so much for sharing her with us. It brings back many memories. She is not 2 1/2 and still just a little “peanut’, but very feisty!


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