she's here!

Our baby is here, making our family of five feel complete and whole and perfect. She is a girl and we are (still) in shock! Most of us expected a boy, except for River and Austen who have been calling her Chase the girl baby for a few months now. At one point I thought I should prepare them for a brother, telling Austen, "Remember, we don't know what the baby is! It could be a little boy baby." and she shook her head and said with confidence, "No. There's no boys in there." When I reminded River that he could be getting a little brother, it put him in tears. "But I want another sister!" They obviously knew something we didn't. They are both quite proud that they were right and Mama and Daddy were wrong!

Chase Elizabeth
born October 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm
8 pounds, 4 ounces
19.5 inches long

This photo was taken by my mom. I have a similar photo of River making the same face the night he was born! I always wanted my own mama with me as I gave birth, and this time she was able to, since we live in the same city. I was so lucky to have her there! She wrote a beautiful blog post about Chase's birth, here. Hopefully soon I will be able to sit down and write out her birth story and share it!


  1. OH MY GOSH! SHE IS PRECIOUS!!! All that amazing hair!!!!!!!! Incredible!!!!! Ready for braids!!! Funny how kids, especially siblings can tell! I am so glad you got to have your mom there! What a beautiful babe, can't wait to read/hear/watch the birth story! CONGRATS FAMILY!!!!!!



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