Eliza Jane Lincoln
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.
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.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! She is beautiful!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Oh how wonderful! A sweet little girl from heaven. Love her name. She is so precious! Congratulations to you and your DH.ReplyDelete
What a lovely name! Welcome Eliza Jane!! Glad everyone is safe and healthy.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Congratulations and glad to hear that everyone is doing well! :)ReplyDelete
Oh Erin...she's just gorgeous and Little Hank is such a little man now!! CONGRATULATIONS!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! LOVE the name you chose - I have a cousin who is also named Eliza Jane.ReplyDelete
Just wanted to pop in (a total lurker!) and wish you all a HUGE CONGRATS! She's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! She is absolutely adorable! Love the name :) Hope all goes well in these next few days/weeks of recovery.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your new arrival. Beautiful baby girl.ReplyDelete
Congratulations Erin! :) She is beautiful! :) Hank sure looks like he is in love with her already. :) I hope you have a speedy recovery!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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. KristynReplyDelete
So VERY happy for your whole family! LOVE the smile on Hank's face! She is precious and beautiful...congrats to you all!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! Eliza/Eliza Jane/EJ - whatever you call her - she's beautiful! So happy that Hank enjoys her so much.ReplyDelete
Rest well, and may she be a good and fitful sleeper. :)
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!!ReplyDelete
Hope you're resting (as much as you can) and wish you a speedy recovery!
She's just beautiful! Congratulations and I'm glad everyone is doing so very well!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Congratulations she is beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I was thinking of you only yesterday. Congratulations (all of you) with your beautiful baby girl.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
what a wonderful surprise that you have a boy and a girl now!!!
lovely greetings from over the ocean!
Congratulations! Eliza/Eliza Jane/EJ is adorable! LOL! Best wishes to you and your family!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, she is just beautiful.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your sweet baby girl!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you all, she's adorable.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to all of you! What a beautiful babygirl. And what a cute photo. Big brother and little baby sister! So cute!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Erin and family!! Sweet little addition. She has a lovely name, Eliza Jane. Hank looks like he loves his big brother role already.ReplyDelete
beautiful baby congratulations!ReplyDelete
So beautiful. Enjoy your angels.ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! I am so happy to hear everyone is all safe and at home.ReplyDelete
Love, love the name. It is beautiful!
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.ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
p.s. I, too would recommend the spinal. (3-c's, here.)
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))ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS! She is BEAUTIFUL! And Hank sure looks like he is already enjoying being a BIG BROTHER!ReplyDelete
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".
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!ReplyDelete
Congratulations ! WOW !!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! She is beautiful. And wow, look at all of that hair! I wish.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Erin! She is absolutely beautiful and I love, love the name:)ReplyDelete
Erin she is beautiful!! And love Elizabeth Mitchell's version of that song too :)ReplyDelete
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!)ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
She is absolutely beautiful, Erin and Matt! Congratulations to both of you!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Erin! She's adorable!ReplyDelete
Congratulations - she's beautiful and worth everything you went through to get her. Thank you for taking the time to share.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Erin! She is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! She is so beautiful! And big brother Hank looks so cute holding her. Glad everything is going well!ReplyDelete
Oh ERIN, she's just BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations to you and your hubby!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Erin and Matt! And welcome to the world Eliza Jane!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to the big brother, mom, and dad! She is beautiful!ReplyDelete
congrats erin!!!! she is a DOLL!!!! enjoy every second!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! She is adorable (so is your son)!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Best wishes to the whole family!
Congratulations to your family! what a cutie she is! and how Hank has grown! Thank you for sharing your wonderful newsReplyDelete
Wow! Congratulations to your whole family! Wishing you joy...ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the world Eliza Jane!! She's beautiful! Love the pic of Hank holding her! CONGRATS!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! She looks so sweet.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Oh congrats!!! She is beautiful! I love the name too! My first thought was, oh she's a Jane Austen fan... hehe. :)ReplyDelete
Ah, congratulations! She is just beautiful! I love the pic of the two kids together.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! So sweet & pretty. I love her name and the darling picture w/her "big" brother. Glad all went so well for you.ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! What a sweet family!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the arrival of Eliza Jane - she's just beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your new addition! What a sweet family you have "grown". ;) Stampin SuzieReplyDelete
Babies are such a blessing from God. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Congrats! she's beautiful!!ReplyDelete
What beautiful children! Your new little girl is adorable and I love her name. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Congrats! You are certainly BLESSED! Thank you for sharing with us :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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...heheReplyDelete
Congratulations! And I love the name.ReplyDelete
Absolutely adorable! Love the photo of big brother Hank with Eliza. Congratulation Lincoln family!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you and your family! She is adorable and beautiful.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love her name!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Erin! She is just beautiful and Hank sure looks like a proud big brother!ReplyDelete
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 !ReplyDelete
Congrats! She is so beautiful! And I love the name too!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! She is so adorable and so is the name! Beautiful photo of her and 'big' brother.ReplyDelete
Congrats Erin!! wishing you a fast recovering and happy bonding!!ReplyDelete
Congrats Lincoln family! SO adorable! Love the picture of she and Hank together. Enjoy!!!ReplyDelete
So glad she's here safely. I love that song! Peace & health to you!ReplyDelete
Awww, she's so cute! I'm so glad all is well, and your pain levels are ok!!ReplyDelete
Erin, thanking God that your delivery was a safe, healthy one. :) May God bless your ever-growing family with His protection and love. :)ReplyDelete
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!
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).ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!! She's just beautiful and your son indeed looks very grown up as the big brother! So happy for your family!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
He does look grown up now.
Congratulations on your new addition!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you all. May she fill your home with even more love, laughter, and happy memories.ReplyDelete
Oh, she is just beautiful!!! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
congratulations and best wishes! love the name eliza jane. great pic of her and her big brother hank. many blessings to your wonderful family.ReplyDelete
So Cute!!!! Congratulations. Awesome photos. :)ReplyDelete
OM Gosh she is perfect..just like big brother! Congratulations to all of you.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Erin !!!!ReplyDelete
A beautiful name for a beautiful little girl.
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!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful family! Congratulations Erin.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! She is beautiful and Hank looks so proud!!ReplyDelete
She is adorable!!!
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??? xxKarenReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!! :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the birth of your gorgeous little daughter! She has a lovely name as well.ReplyDelete