Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Introducing....




Eliza Jane Lincoln
Born 6/14/10
9 pounds even, 20 inches long
Beautiful, Healthy, and So Very Loved

Home already with some good drugs. Settling in for our first night and she is sleeping at the foot of the bed in the cradle my father made for me when I was born. Totally different from Hank in every single way, from a full head of black hair to an easy hospital stay with no surprises. Having had it both ways, let me highly recommend a spinal over an epidural for c-sections. 

Name was chosen back in April after great debate. It's the name of a great children's' song by Elizabeth Mitchell (Lil' Liza Jane). We didn't  name her after the tune exactly, but rather the knowing of it tipped the scales in favor a bit. Been singing it to her as her official lullaby, making up new verses as we go. Not sure yet if she'll be just Eliza or the longer Eliza Jane. Let's toss in "EJ" for a third option. Who knows how that is all going to shake out. Time will tell. 

Had to laugh at one blog reader commenting on if I had PUPPS, baby must be a boy. Certainly made our last few days a bit of a question mark after I investigated the comment. 75% of PUPPS cases are boys. Throw in the fact that the pediatric cardiologist told me it was a girl when I wanted to sneak a peek behind Matt's back (I had ample reason, but that's another story for another day) and he had fessed up to being wrong on one of his three children, we started having doubts about the piles of pink clothing we had washed and put away. Fun really to have it be a little bit exciting in the end, but glad she popped out a girl. 



Hank is very much in love with "Baby". Can tell already he's going to be a good older brother. Suddenly, my baby boy seems very mature and so very big. Sniff sniff. 

125 comments:

  1. Yea! I was so hoping to get word on the arrival of your new blessing. She is so beautiful and precious and looks like a big girl already. Glad to hear all went well. Take care of yourself and your little ones.

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  2. Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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  3. Congrats Erin!! She is beautiful! We were thinking of you at the PTI release party and wondering if your baby had arrived yet. Love her name and that song has some big fans at my house thanks to our Music Together classes!

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  4. Oh how wonderful! A sweet little girl from heaven. Love her name. She is so precious! Congratulations to you and your DH.

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  5. What a lovely name! Welcome Eliza Jane!! Glad everyone is safe and healthy.

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  6. Congratulations from this stranger in Idaho! I have one of each and its truly a blessing, and they are truly different in every way imaginable! Feel better and enjoy them, they are beautiful!

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  7. Natalie WintersteinJune 16, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Adorable! Congratulations and glad to hear that everyone is doing well! :)

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  8. Oh Erin...she's just gorgeous and Little Hank is such a little man now!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  9. Congratulations! LOVE the name you chose - I have a cousin who is also named Eliza Jane.

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  10. Just wanted to pop in (a total lurker!) and wish you all a HUGE CONGRATS! She's beautiful!

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  11. Congratulations!! She is absolutely adorable! Love the name :) Hope all goes well in these next few days/weeks of recovery.

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  12. She is so beautiful! I love that name...and know the song...We have the cd and that is the first song, and my sweet two year old daughter says "Want Liza Jane" every night as I tuck her in. Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations on your new arrival. Beautiful baby girl.

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  14. Congratulations Erin! :) She is beautiful! :) Hank sure looks like he is in love with her already. :) I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  15. Congratulations!!!!! I was stalking the blog waiting for the big announcement. What a big girl! Enjoy every minute. She is beautiful and Hank does look so big.

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  16. Ohhhhh, she is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations! I pray that all the transitions you will encounter in the next couple days and weeks will go smooth. Enjoy every single moment. Kristyn

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  17. So VERY happy for your whole family! LOVE the smile on Hank's face! She is precious and beautiful...congrats to you all!

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  18. Congratulations!! Eliza/Eliza Jane/EJ - whatever you call her - she's beautiful! So happy that Hank enjoys her so much.
    Rest well, and may she be a good and fitful sleeper. :)

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  19. Congratulations Erin! You've been on my mind all week and Im happy to see beautiful Eliza Jane. She's absolutely adorable. And whoa, 9 lbs!!
    Hope you're resting (as much as you can) and wish you a speedy recovery!

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  20. She's just beautiful! Congratulations and I'm glad everyone is doing so very well!

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  21. Congratulations! Love her name...my 'baby' is Elizabeth Jane...inspired by Jane Austen and her Elizabeth Bennett character. It did help that they're family names as well. We call her Lizzie mostly though. Anywho. Hope you're getting plenty of sleep and lots of good snuggles!

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  22. Congratulations she is beautiful. :)

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS! She's just beautiful, and I love her name. Glad you're hopped-up on some good drugs :) Enjoy your new bundle of joy!

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  24. I was thinking of you only yesterday. Congratulations (all of you) with your beautiful baby girl.
    Eveline.

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  25. Congratulations. Well done. So glad everything went well. Your gorgeous little girl shares her birthday with my son who has just turned 14. Enjoy every moment!

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    what a wonderful surprise that you have a boy and a girl now!!!

    lovely greetings from over the ocean!
    Katharina (;

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  27. Congratulations! Eliza/Eliza Jane/EJ is adorable! LOL! Best wishes to you and your family!

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  28. Congratulations, she is just beautiful.

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  29. Congrats on your sweet baby girl!

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  30. Congratulations to you all, she's adorable.

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  31. Congratulations! She's beautiful! My daughter was 2.5 when our 2nd daughter came along and she was suddenly so big! My 2nd daughter was also born with a head of black hair and I thought this one would look like me but it turned very blond just like my first child. I'm so happy for you and your family!

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  32. Congratulations to all of you! What a beautiful babygirl. And what a cute photo. Big brother and little baby sister! So cute!
    Sandra

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  33. Congratulations, Erin and family!! Sweet little addition. She has a lovely name, Eliza Jane. Hank looks like he loves his big brother role already.

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  34. beautiful baby congratulations!

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  35. So beautiful. Enjoy your angels.

    Kathy R

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  36. Congratulations!! I am so happy to hear everyone is all safe and at home.

    Love, love the name. It is beautiful!

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  37. So glad all went well and you and your hubby has been blessed with another sweet baby to love. And not to forget the loving big brother, too.

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  38. Congratulations!! I have been checking your blog every morning!! I'm glad you had a little girl - so fun to shop for!! (I have 3 - baby on way to college now. sniff) Hank will be a great big brother!! Enjoy your newly enlarged family!!

    p.s. I, too would recommend the spinal. (3-c's, here.)

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  39. CONGRATS to you!! I am so happy you are home and now begins your new amazing adventures. Love that pic of Hank and his baby sister (((HUGS))

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  40. CONGRATULATIONS! She is BEAUTIFUL! And Hank sure looks like he is already enjoying being a BIG BROTHER!

    I hope you have a fast and smooth recovery and are able to get back on your feet quickly.

    Also looking forward to seeing all the "PINK" things you have been and will be creating.

    I was so hoping you would get a little girl.

    congrats again, ENJOY!
    Way to go Big Brother Hank - this role fits you to a "T".
    Best Wishes.

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  41. Ohhh Precious! Love her name and her chubby cheeks! So big to me....she weighs 3x what my grandbaby did at 3.1!!! I can't imagine!

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  42. Congratulations ! WOW !!

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  43. Congratulations! She is beautiful. And wow, look at all of that hair! I wish.

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  44. WoW! Congrats. I had 3 ultra sounds for 2nd baby. Outcome was the OPPOSITE!! Worked out fine. I have 1 of each as well! LOL Wish I'd known about "Spinal!" I had the epidural. :*(
    "E.J." would be a great nickname in high school if she plays sports!!!! Glad everyone is doing well. Enjoy. Congrats again!!!

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  45. Congratulations! I am so happy for your family! I am glad that all are doing fine. Hank is adorable with her in that picture, he will be a great big brother!

    Take care!

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  46. Congratulations Erin! She is absolutely beautiful and I love, love the name:)

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  47. Erin she is beautiful!! And love Elizabeth Mitchell's version of that song too :)

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  48. CONGRATULATIONS! (I knew it would be a girl!) She's a beauty, and what a great name! Take care of yourself. ( I have 3 boys and 2 girls and they are oh-so-different!)

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  49. I was positive it was a boy b/c of your comment about still wanting a 3rd baby...thought that was a sign for sure :-) Eliza Jane is so lucky to have Hank for a big brother...he'll show her the way, be a partner in crime, her best alli and fiercest protector. Congratulations Matt and Erin!!

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  50. Congratulations! She is just beautiful! I love baby's hands and feet and the cute picture with her brother shows her adorable feet---just makes me want to kiss them! Happy that everything went well for you---enjoy!

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  51. She is absolutely beautiful, Erin and Matt! Congratulations to both of you!

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  52. Congratulations, Erin! She's adorable!

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  53. Congratulations - she's beautiful and worth everything you went through to get her. Thank you for taking the time to share.

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  54. Congratulations, Erin! She is beautiful!

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  55. Congratulations! She is so beautiful! And big brother Hank looks so cute holding her. Glad everything is going well!

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  56. Oh ERIN, she's just BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations to you and your hubby!!!

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  57. Congratulations Erin and Matt! And welcome to the world Eliza Jane!

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  58. Congratulations! I have checked your blog tons of times in the last few days. I almost wrote, "Where's our baby?" I guess she's not really ours, although I think we all might consider it that way. So glad you are all doing well. She's a lucky baby and Hank will be a great big brother.

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  59. Congratulations to the big brother, mom, and dad! She is beautiful!

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  60. congrats erin!!!! she is a DOLL!!!! enjoy every second!

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  61. Congratulations!! She is adorable (so is your son)!!

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  62. She is beautiful! Congratulations! Love the name too. We have an Isabella Jane, born 6/10, though a different year. Glad to hear you both are doing well and that Hank is adapting well to the roll of big brother.
    Best wishes to the whole family!

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  63. English girl in NY - JenniferJune 17, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Congratulations to your family! what a cutie she is! and how Hank has grown! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news

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  64. Wow! Congratulations to your whole family! Wishing you joy...

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  65. Erin, so happy for your entire family! Beautiful name for a beautiful baby and big brother Hank looks like he has taken to his new role wonderfully!! Much love and hugs!!

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  66. Welcome to the world Eliza Jane!! She's beautiful! Love the pic of Hank holding her! CONGRATS!!!

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  67. Congratulations!! She looks so sweet.

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  68. Oh my WORD is she ever gorgeous! Love the name, and that picture of Hank as the new big brother is too cute for words. CONGRATULATIONS!

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  69. Love the name Eliza....we toyed with that one too, but ended up with Josephine (Josie). There is a country song, by Vince Gill I think, called "Liza Jane." "Sweet little Liza, little Liza Jane..." That's what I thought of when I read her name. Congrats to the three of you!

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  70. Oh congrats!!! She is beautiful! I love the name too! My first thought was, oh she's a Jane Austen fan... hehe. :)

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  71. Ah, congratulations! She is just beautiful! I love the pic of the two kids together.

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  72. Congratulations! So sweet & pretty. I love her name and the darling picture w/her "big" brother. Glad all went so well for you.

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  73. Congratulations!! What a sweet family!
    Kara

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  74. Congratulations on the arrival of Eliza Jane - she's just beautiful!!

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  75. Congratulations on your new addition! What a sweet family you have "grown". ;) Stampin Suzie

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  76. Babies are such a blessing from God. Congratulations!

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  77. What beautiful children! Your new little girl is adorable and I love her name. Congrats!

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  78. Congrats! You are certainly BLESSED! Thank you for sharing with us :-)

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  79. oh Congratulations!!! What a cutie pie she is. Not at all wrinkly or old-man looking. HOw did you pull that off?! I too amazed at how big the older sibling gets instantly. What a beautiful family you have. Enjoy!

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  80. Congratulations Matt, Erin and Hank. Welcome to the world Eliza Jane! You are just so beautiful. And I *think* this may just have tipped the scales in favour of trying for a pink bundle of our own...hehe

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  81. Congratulations! And I love the name.

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  82. Absolutely adorable! Love the photo of big brother Hank with Eliza. Congratulation Lincoln family!

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  83. Congratulations to you and your family! She is adorable and beautiful.

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  84. Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love her name!

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  85. Congratulations, Erin! She is just beautiful and Hank sure looks like a proud big brother!

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  86. Congratulations to you and your family Erin...they are a good looking couple of kids ! Glad things went easy for you, God bless your new addition and your family !

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  87. Congrats! She is so beautiful! And I love the name too!

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  88. Congratulations! She is so adorable and so is the name! Beautiful photo of her and 'big' brother.

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  89. Congrats Erin!! wishing you a fast recovering and happy bonding!!

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  90. Congrats Lincoln family! SO adorable! Love the picture of she and Hank together. Enjoy!!!

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  91. So glad she's here safely. I love that song! Peace & health to you!

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  92. Awww, she's so cute! I'm so glad all is well, and your pain levels are ok!!

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  93. Erin, thanking God that your delivery was a safe, healthy one. :) May God bless your ever-growing family with His protection and love. :)

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  94. Congrats!
    Oh my stars! She's beautiful! And Hank does indeed look huge next to her! :)
    I have an Erika Jayne (spelled with a "y" but pronounced like 'Jane'). I love your name choice! Beautiful!

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  95. I keep checking everyday hoping for this post. Congrats! Daughters are a grandmother's gift to mothers. Your children are beautiful. Try to rest( if you can).

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  96. Congratulations!!! She's just beautiful and your son indeed looks very grown up as the big brother! So happy for your family!

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  97. Congratulations Erin! She is beautiful!! And Hank does look like he adores her. (At least until he figures out that she is staying around for good).; Then they seem to loose the intrigue.

    He does look grown up now.

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  98. Congratulations on your new addition!

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  99. Congratulations to you! She is a beautiful addition to your family! I love the name, Eliza Jane! Enjoy those first few precious weeks together. She will be so big in no time, just like Hank!

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  100. Congratulations to you all. May she fill your home with even more love, laughter, and happy memories.

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  101. Oh, she is just beautiful!!! Congratulations!

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  102. congratulations and best wishes! love the name eliza jane. great pic of her and her big brother hank. many blessings to your wonderful family.

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  103. So Cute!!!! Congratulations. Awesome photos. :)

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  104. OM Gosh she is perfect..just like big brother! Congratulations to all of you.

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  105. She's beautiful! She was born on my baby's bd, well 27 years later, I hope she is a joy like mine. Hank is so handsome. You have a wonderful family, enjoy them.
    Kathy T

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  106. So happy to hear from you and see your family pictures.... you are so blessed to have such a loving family!!! Enjoy those little bundles of love, they grow up so fast!!!

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  107. Congratulations Erin !!!!
    A beautiful name for a beautiful little girl.

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  108. Congratulations to you and yours - she is a beautiful little girl and yes, her big brother looks like he has the situation well in hand! Nice to know you are doing well and she's just grand! Lovely name, classic and beautiful!

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  109. What a beautiful family! Congratulations Erin.

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  110. Congratulations Erin. She is so beautiful and Hank looks like he likes her too. I love her name. Continue to do well and enjoy your family. They grow up all to quickly.

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  111. Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl! She is so precious. I remember thinking that my two yr old suddenly looked HUGE compared to my newborn! It was a shock for me! Enjoy her while she is small. Glad to have you back blogging!

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  112. Congrats on your beautiful daughter...I love when Vince Gill sings a song also called Eliza Jane..It is very nice... Also, if you are a Little House on the Prairie fan: Laura's sister in law is Eliza Jane... Great name.

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  113. Congratulations! She is beautiful and Hank looks so proud!!

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  114. Congrats Erin!!
    She is adorable!!!
    Take care.

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  115. Golly, I "lost" you several years ago when you had the spinning cat video and no children at all...times have changed!!! Glad to find you again--how's the cat??? xxKaren

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  116. Congratulations! She is so beautifully and wonderfully made! Enjoy your family time and don't let the busyness of life intrude on these precious moments.

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  117. You've probably thought of this already, but you'll need to teach your kids to sing, "There's a hole in my bucket, dear 'Liza, dear 'Liza . . . then fix it, dear Henry. . . " Too cute!! :)

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  118. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl.

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  119. So happy for you having had your new baby girl. Glad everything went well. Will be following the progress of little Eliza Jane. Cheers to the whole Lincoln family!

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  120. Sweet baby! I'm sure you are loving her! I kept getting an error message on your bookmark post, and just wanted to let you know that I love the way you used the library pocket to hold all your little cards, bookmark, etc.

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  121. Congratulations on the birth of your gorgeous little daughter! She has a lovely name as well.

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