Sunday, July 19, 2009

Welcome...Mary Etta Caroline!

Welcome Mary Etta Caroline
Thursday, July 16, 2009
6 lbs., 13 oz.
19 inches long

She is a sweet, sweet baby, and it all seems so surreal since just over a year ago we were in this same place with Emery-Claire. When the kids finally came to the hospital the other day to meet their new sibling it truly was crazy holding my new baby girl and watching my "other" baby be wheeled in her stroller. She just had these big sweet eyes not quite sure what to make of what was going on. I'm sure she wasn't really sure what her Mama was holding and why it was in her place. But she did well, she didn't fuss or whine, she just seemed to first sit there and take it all in. We all ate together and attempted to take a few pictures....they both are hard to sit still for a picture, so below are the best attempts we were able to get for now. Emery-Claire eventually perked up and smiled her precious little smile at me, even cried when she had to leave. I know it's best that I try and recover more this week and just help Mary Etta adjust into her new world--as her siblings are with my family until next weekend. Though with hormones and emotions flying around everywhere, it was a little hard walking into our quiet and empty house today. But I also know soon enough they will be home, and there will be lots to juggle in the weeks to come. We are thankful for each and every blessing from the Lord with these 3 healthy children, and wouldn't trade (though they are so close) the timing of all their arrivals. The Lord seems to be impressing upon Casey and my hearts this verse lately....

"Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them....."Psalm 127:5

It definitely seems to capture our season of life, and where the Lord has placed us right now. We know and trust and rest that He will enable us and sustain us!


  1. Wow! Congrats!!! They are all beautiful!

  2. Congratulations! We're praying for a speedy recovery and that everyone will do great with the transitions. Mary Etta is beautiful and I love her name too!! Enjoy your rest!

  3. many congratulations on your new little girl!

  4. she is so pretty. yay for c-section babies.
    and yes a quiver full would describe you all at this moment. Ill be praying for you daily friend.
    love you

  5. Congratulations Erica! I will be praying for you guys.

  6. Congratulations! Can't wait to meet Mary Etta. Praying for you as you heal and adjust to being mom to 3 kids!

  7. Yay!! Welcome sweet Mary Etta!! She is precious, just like your other two. :) So glad she is here, safe and healthy. I have been thinking about you and will be praying for you over these next few weeks as you try to adjust to life with 3!! You are a fantastic mother so I know you will do great!
    We are on the final countdown over here...ready for our house to be done and for baby boy to arrive safe and healthy as well.
    Lots of love and blessings to ya'l!

  8. Congratulations again! I'm so excited for you. I'll be praying for your family as you adjust to baby #3. Love you guys!