Monday, June 25, 2012

Welcome Sully!



10 Fun Facts About Sullivan Stanley Lincoln 

  1. Mom went to the hospital on Thursday night, thinking her water broke, but got sent home when everybody realized she just peed her pants. Please note, all blood work and labs were in tip top shape at 9:00 PM on Thursday night. The discouraged parents-to-be went to the new Sonic and nursed their wounds with malts and hot dogs. 
  2. Mom whined about keeping her regular appointment at the OB at 2:10 on Friday. After all, everything was good...if not GREAT...the night before. But, she saw it as an excuse to get out of the house and run a bunch of errands by herself. Top of her list was the Food Network Griddle at Kohl's. She had a 30% off coupon she wanted to use. 
  3. Mom forgot the rules of Murphy's Law on Friday the 22nd.  The Friday before, when she made her weekly appointment, she had a mild panic attack as she considered the implications. Grandad's 60th Surprise Birthday Party in DC was scheduled for 4 o'clock on the 22nd. Her entire extended family would be 90 minutes away.  The doctor's office wouldn't budge. Take it or leave it lady.  She knew then on Friday the 15th,  it was going to hit the fan. Murphy would find it to be the most excellent opportunity for it to do so. But somehow, she neglected to remember all that on the 22nd. 
  4. Sure enough, Mom presented with mild pre-eclampsia at the doctor's office and was told to get her hiney to the hospital PRONTO. She high-fived the doctor, who didn't quite know what to make of it. 
  5. Sullivan Stanley Lincoln was delivered 90 minutes after Mom drove herself to the hospital (windows down, music up) via a rather urgent c-section. Dad made it with 20 minutes to spare (had to find a babysitter for the little ones)  and he wore the lucky delivery t-shirt that says " I Love Hot Moms" underneath his scrubs. It's traditional...the other two Lincoln kids got the same treatment. 
  6. He was 20 inches long, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, was born at almost 38 weeks, and has dark hair. Even though the name Sullivan means "Dark Haired One", we suspect it will all fall out and he'll be blond like his siblings. We plan on calling him "Sully". He's doing fine, despite being in the NICU for 48 hours. As with a lot of c-sections, he had some fluid in his lungs he needed to work through. All is good now. 
  7. His older siblings set off an emergency in his Mama's recovery room when they pulled something important out of the wall while riding on the hospital bed. All the nurses on the floor came running. 
  8. Mom listened to somebody in natural childbirth most of the day yesterday. It was piped into her room via the air vents overhead. It was a baby girl (a surprise!) born around 1 AM this morning. She is now convinced her urgent c-section that lasted over an hour (bladder issues) was the easy way out. 
  9. Mom asked for a margarita while in the recovery area. They gave her ice chips (reluctantly, mind you) instead. She literally sucked it up. But as promised, didn't hurl them up on the way back to her room. She kept every one down. 
  10. The nap Mom took in her own bed this afternoon, between clean 600 thread count sheets, and on her back for the first time in six months was quite possibly the best 2 hours of sleep she has ever gotten. Excuse her while she goes and gets some more before the next feeding! 
And one more note, Mom's taking July and August off from Papertrey Ink. It was a decision she struggled with for awhile, but after being home 10 minutes with three kids today, is patting herself on the back for making it. She's outgunned and outnumbered...it's going to take awhile to get a handle on it. 

106 comments:

  1. Congrats on your little one! Will miss you at PTI for the summer but am so glad that you made that decision. Enjoy all your littles!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful story. Thanks so much for posting. Your son is beautiful. Enjoy your summer off. We will all be here when you get back.

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  3. He is SO adorable! Enjoy your time with your beautiful family! We will miss you! :)

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  4. Oh yay! He's precious. Congratulations to the whole family. And take it as easy as possible.

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  5. Congratulations. Take care.
    Eveline.

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  6. You are so funny and wonderful to share your thoughts with us! Congratulations and have a wonderful time with that new little sweetie.

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  7. Congrats, Erin! LOVE the name, "Sully"!

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  8. Congratulations! Such a wonderful gift for you all. Thanks for the great story. Really love the peed your pants part. I'll miss you with PTI but totally understand.

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  9. Welcome to the world, little Sully!
    Congratulations, Erin, and thanks for sharing the lovely story. Enjoy your months off and take it easy! :)

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  10. Congrats Mama! The 22nd is a grand day for a baby, my middle boy was born 6-22-02. Enjoy being a mama of three!

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS to all! Well done Mum.

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  12. Congrats!! That's a beautiful picture and a sweet story from Sully.

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  13. Aawww Congrats!!! I really enjoyed reading the facts too :D

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  14. Awwww! Sweet boy! Congratulations!!! You are most, most, MOST wise to take off from PTI while adjusting. You will be missed, but you are exactly where you need to be doing what you need to do! Enjoy your baby moon. :)

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  15. CONGRATS TO YOU !!! The thing with 3 is that you loose man to man defense and now you have to play the zone. While I will miss your amazing view of stamps and how creative you are, you NEED to get your game face on and get your game plan down so when you do come back to maybe do a MIM video you will not have the tape runner stuck to your hair, kids running around with the thread from your sewing machine and Sully not sporting ink on the face .......... cricut mats stuck to the stomach were a fav in our house.

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  16. Congratulations! What a sweet blessing.
    Enjoy your time off from PTI, you will be missed but we'll get over it!
    Love the picture and Sully's story.

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  17. Congratulations to the whole Lincoln family!! The name Sullivan/Sully is great. While we'll certainly miss your wonderful creations during the PTI countdowns I think it's a wise decision. You've got to do the best for your family and right now that's getting into the routine with three kids. Blessings to all of you. P.S. love the rundown of events - hilarious.

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  18. Congratulations, Erin and family!! What a blessing that everything went well. Enjoy this special time with your family - we will certainly miss you!

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  19. Congratulations!!! I absolutely LOVED reading your post. You should be an author. I'd definitely buy your book! :) Enjoy your precious time with your new little Sully!!

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  20. Congratulations!!! what a cutie!

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  21. Warmest congratulations to the entire Lincoln family! Love Sully's name.
    Wishing you all the best.

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS. I am so happy for you. And your blog post - PRICELESS. Wouldnt expect anything less from the creative Ms Erin Lincoln.
    Enjoy your time off from PTI - you will be HUGELY missed. But it's totally understandable.
    Looking forward to future blog posts with your bundle of THREE!

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  23. Congratulations to you and your family. I loved your story. I'll miss you during the summer but I know you can use the time to adjust to your new family member. Best wishes.

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  24. Congratulations Erin! Loved the play-by-play. Documenting those thoughts while they are fresh was smart. I wish I had. ;) Enjoy your "time off", family always comes first!

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  25. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. You deserve the time off - enjoy!

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  26. Congrats on the arrival of Sully! Found your post so funny as I can relate, lol. I had my own 3rd baby just over 3 months ago and oh boy,do I have my hands full! Will miss looking at your card creations but have a good recovery and rest. Enjoy the kiddos!

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  27. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! I loved reading about Sullivan, the Dark-haired-one and the trials and tribulations of the Hot Mama! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  28. Congratulation! Your post was so funny! Rest up and best wishes. Sully looks absolutely precious.

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  29. WooHoo! Congratulations!! He's precious and darling and perfect! Even though we'll miss your witty and wonderful PTI posts, we know you'll need the time with your littles. :o) Rest up and enjoy your summer!

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  30. Oh congrats on an adorable baby boy :)

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  31. Congratulations!!! I loved those times when my kids were young. Miss you July and August for Papertrey, but a good decision, family is always first!!

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  32. Welcome, little Sully! And congratulations, Erin! Love the picture and love your story.

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  33. Congrats to the Lincoln family! Such a fun blog post, too!

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  34. Congratulations, Erin! And welcome to your little precious bundle! Enjoy your time with your little ones -- you will be missed over at PTI!

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  35. What a sweet story! Sully is absolutely adorable and handsome! I wish you all the happiness and rest you can possibly have! Enjoy your time with you family! You will be missed! I look forward to more pics soon! :)

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  36. Big Congradulations to you and your family! Take the time out from PTI, we will miss your stuff but you deserve good break!

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  37. Congratulations, Erin, and welcome little Sully! You'll be missed, but you're doing the right thing by taking time off to be with your family. Wishing you lots of love with your family and at least one more two-hour nap.

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  38. Congratulations, Erin, and family on your new bundle of joy! What a sweet little guy. Your post is hilarious ~ love your sense of humor. Sorry to read you're taking two months off but don't blame you one bit. Hope you can find some time to rest with three littles ~ take care!

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  39. Congratulations Erin and the whole Lincoln family. When you have fully recovered, we can compare notes on our experiences with pre-eclampsia and c-sections.

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  40. Congrats, Erin!! So happy for you and your family, and welcome Sully! Loved reading these fun facts! Take good care of yourself and Sully, and we'll look forward to seeing you back in PTI land in September!

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  41. Congrat's to you all!! Erin enjoy your time with them all!! Sully is so cute!! Thanks so much for sharing!! See you in Sept for PTI but hope you still drop by for family updates!!

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  42. Congratulations!!
    He's beautiful!
    And as I was telling the sheetrock man today as he came to repair the ceiling that spurted a leak after some Spring storms threw a couple of shingles off the roof and my husband being the definition of Procrastinating King never replaced which then resulted in said leaking ceiling...
    "I really believe that saying about trying to clean house with kids at home is like trying to staple Jello-O to a tree...I was able to keep up until #4 arrived and then well...
    just don't call CPS" :)
    Take care and enjoy the next couple of months just being Mommy!
    Thanks so much for sharing your incredible news!

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  43. Congratulations, Lincoln family! He is just a precious as the other two. Take it easy and have fun.

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  44. Congrats and enjoy some time off. We will miss your great contributions to PTI but you deserve some time off to spend with your new little one.

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  45. Congratulations again and love this little list :). You'll need to scrapbook it, lol! (Do you have Top Ten lying around somewhere, haha).

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  46. A super big congrats! He's gorgeous!! I love your list. I brought home baby number three awhile ago and while I know you had a c-section and I did not, I could have handled being on a design team better in the first two months than months 3 to now (6 months). Of course, it wasn't summer! Just a warning. The more they stay awake, the more work I found it to be, with three anyway. Enjoy ever second. Don't forget how fast it flies by.

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  47. Congrats on the adorable new addition to your family!

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  48. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love the name, it's so unique (I love all your kids' names) :)

    I loved your story... honest and funny. Good for you for taking some time off to get adjusted and just be with your kiddos.

    I am so happy for you and your family, such a fun journey to be on!

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  49. Congratulations Erin! He is just too cute and I love his name. Enjoy your time with that sweet little guy!

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  50. Congratulations on your beautiful new son!

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  51. What a cutie......that's Sully I'm talking about!
    Enjoy - there is nothing better in the world than a new baby :)

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  52. HA! Loved your post and congrats! So he was born on the 22nd? That is my little Kati's birthday! She is the sweetest little girl ever. I love her to piecesssss. I am positive he'll be a little angel too!
    Danielle

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  53. Congratulations, to entire Lincoln family! Sully is precious and such a good storyteller.

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  54. Congratulations, Erin! He's so beautiful and love his name. I am so glad that everything is okay now! You have such a way with words, what a great "re-cap". Have a wonderful summer with your sweet family ;)!

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  55. Congratulations, Erin and family! Loved reading your story:) Sully looks so sweet next to mommy and btw, you look beautiful in your hospital blues. Enjoy your time off from PTI - you'll be so missed.

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  56. Congratulations! What a fabulous story you wrote...your children (and husband) are lucky to have such a fun person filled with humor and cleverness living with them...you must really brighten their day! Blessings to you and your new little one...we will miss you, but the time will go by so fast, before we know it you will be under a pile of paper and ink!

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  57. CONGRATS ERIN to you and your family!! Your post was hilarious!!! Enjoy the time off from PTI - you'll be plenty busy --- we'll all miss you!

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  58. Congratulations Erin and thank you for such a witty and heart warming post. We'll miss you in paper & glue land but enjoy this precious time with your family xx

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  59. Wonderful news!! So glad you and baby Sully are doing well. You are gonna need a bigger holster to keep your crew in order! :)

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  60. Congrats Erin! Love your story, especially about driving yourself to the hospital! Enjoy every second, they grow up so fast. Before you know it they are taller than you! :)

    Chris L.

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  61. Congrats! We will all miss your sense of humor and creative inspiration over the next few months, but remember to TRY and enjoy the time. As a mother of 3 children in 4 years(all single births) and the grandmother of 2 and 1/2 (due date: 10/22) I know how very quickly they grow.

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  62. Congratulations Erin and Family! I'm glad you are taking time off. Don't feel guilty. You need rest. Postpartum depression is a lot higher in c-section moms, so use this sweet time to rest and enjoy your baby. :)

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  63. I can't tell you how much I love this post. The high-fiving the doctor bit made it sound like you were in a Wes Anderson movie. And the sleeping part at the end sounds heavenly. Enjoy your time off (time off? with three kids? ha!), and post more pictures!!

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  64. Enjoy every special first moment with those little babies! They grow up soooooo fast! My baby will be 30 in August. Where did the last 30 years go?

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  65. Oh what happy news ! Such a funny , sweet and extremely happy event! Enjoy all of it! Get as much rest as you can . Congrats to you all . Love reading some happy news today. TFS with us. We will miss you. Beautifu little angel you have there.

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  66. Congratulations to you and your family. Loved the post. Brilliantly written. Happy Summer!

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  67. Hei's beautiful! Congratulations! Though you'll definately be missed....ENJOY your respite :-)

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  68. You are just too funny... a huge congrats to you and hubby... Sully is adorable. All the best.

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  69. Congratulations Erin to you and your family! I loved your story :) We'll miss you during July and August though. Enjoy your time with your beautiful family.

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  70. Congratulations! Glad to know you are both doing well. Please promise to post lots of baby/family pics while taking your break. We'll miss your creative genius and envy all that baby time!

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  71. Congratulations. How Sweet!

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  72. Congratulations! We're happy that Sully arrived safely and that you're all doing well. Although we will miss you from PTI for the next 2 months, we definitely understand and applaud you for putting your family first and giving yourself time to adjust to the new little one! Enjoy your summer and every new moment with the baby. As you know, they grow so fast...cherish every moment! =o)

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  73. Congrats....Sure is a good looking young man by your side. Wise woman taking the time off even though you will be missed. Once again congrats.

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  74. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. How exciting. Enjoy these days and rest...you deserve it! We"ll miss you.

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  75. congrats on the newest edition to your family!

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  76. Rest and take care; can't wait for more pictures in the fall

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  77. Congrats! Your post was hilarious! We'll miss your PTI posts! Enjoy!
    Amy

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  78. Congratulations Erin and family. He's a really cute addition to your clan. Enjoy your time off getting used to three littles!

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  79. What an interesting blog. And so productive!!
    I'm sure you're thrilled to bits with your beautiful new man. We are awaiting our first grandchild...so thrilling.
    You will be missed Erin- but we have each other and your family only has you. ENJOY..
    and we'll be pleased to see you again on your return.

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  80. Congratulations, Erin and all the rest of the family! So glad all turned out well for Sully's arrival. Also glad to hear you had the good sense to take two months off to get your footing-I hear adding a third to the plan has an exponential effect! We stopped at two. :)

    See you in September!

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  81. CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! Best wishes to you and the Lincoln family on the newest arrival. Enjoyed reading the details (always enjoy your stories, Erin) and glad all went well -- pre-eclampsia can be scary! Enjoy your time with your family-you can never get that back. Know that you and your creativity will be missed. Great pic of you and Sully (great name). It'sl weird, bit I feel as if I know you and should be making you a welcome baby card!

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  82. Best wishes to you and your family Erin. I really enjoyed reading the blog post. I'm going to miss your PTI postings but you are doing the right thing for sure. Enjoy the time with your family as you welcome Sully together!

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  83. Love it!! Congrats and enjoy!!

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  84. Big congrats to you. What a lovely and fun birth story that you offered. Enjoy the new baby and take good rest on your break.

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  85. I love how you wrote this story... so funny! Congrats on your new bundle of joy! So glad to hear you are all doing well.

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  86. eh gah, Erin! Where have I been? CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your new son, Sully! He is gorgeous and I am sure is giving you and the rest of your household a run for the money! I know there will be no resting for the next couple of months, but know you will be missed. I so look forward to reading your prose and seeing the amazing creations you come up with (not to mention the radio show, have missed that for the last little while!).

    Hugs to you and your new little one! Can't wait to hear stories when you return!

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  87. Congratulations with your new baby boy...you made me smile all the time with the story you wrote...
    hope you recover soon!
    Hugs Holly.

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  88. Congratulations! And wishing you a speedy recovery. I was outnumbered at one, but I was on my own lol. Enjoy your time off, perhaps some Murphy's stamps would be in order when you get back? :D

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  89. Congrats on the new addition to your beautiful family. And I love the 10 facts..fun to read.

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  90. Congratulation, Erin! So neat that you've got such a good humor about it all! IMO, adding #3 isn't as difficult as it was to add #2. Best to you all!

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  91. Sully is a real cutie, and I loved reading his birth story! Hope you are beginning to feel better... I feel lucky to have gotten away without a C-Section! Sorry you didn't, but at least it was over quickly, as you discovered through the air vent. You will be missed, but enjoy your time off with your family! We'll all be here when you return! Take good care and enjoy Sully! Phyllis

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  92. Congrats on your sweet little man!

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  93. Congrats on a beautiful baby boy!!! Hooray!! Glad you are home and resting, well trying to at least!

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  94. Congratulations! He is adorable. I love his name! Murphy's law is one of the law's I know well! Enjoy each moment with him and enjoy all the family fun you will be having in the months to come!

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  95. lol Erin you crack me up!!! That was a wonderful story. So happy you and baby are good. So thrilled you had the forethought you take some time off. As a mom of 5 I can tell you the hardest transition was going from 2 children to 3. We were outnumbered for the first time. You'll get it down quickly though. Best Wishes and CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Lincoln family. He's a gem! :)

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  96. Congatulations family of five! Glad you are all doing well! Enjoy your time off!

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  97. you are ALSO a writer :) Congratulations and I love Sully....as a mom of 3, I congratulate for using your brain and taking time for the family. rest when you can! xox

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  98. Congratulations!!! I so appreciate your honesty in sharing all the fun details with us. I had to chuckle over #1 because that sounds like something that would happen to me. I'm also happy to hear you're just taking a break and not permanently leaving PTI--I actually came looking for your blog today when I didn't see you in the line up. ;) Hope you enjoy this sweet time as a family. :)

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  99. Oh, I know...three kids tip the scale!!! You are hilarious~I pray your new normal is a blessing. Thank you for the awesome challenge this week. REST UP and soak up baby smells. CONGRATULATIONS~welcome Sully!

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  100. Congrats!!! Glad you decided to take two months off: good call!! Love your post too!! Great writing skills :-) Hope you and the baby continue to get stronger and stronger. I've done the C-section and it takes awhile to recover, so take it easy (as you can with 3! Ha!)

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