Our baby girl.

February 14, 2010  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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She’s been a long time coming, but she’s finally here. She’s healthy, tired and the cutest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. We instantly fell in love with her and are so grateful that Heavenly Father has allowed us to raise this precious little girl. Welcome to the family, Greta. We’re gonna have fun!

What do you think?

  1. CONGRATS!!!! It is so fun to hear a proud daddy! Sleep when she sleeps…every time. :)

  2. Grandpa says:

    Wow…congratulations. What a beautiful baby..
    all that hair. We are happy for you that all went well. I assume she was born on Feb 14…
    Did you give her more than one name? We are looking forward to seeing her. We love ya..
    Grandpa and Grandma Marcum

  3. Kathy says:

    She is so dang cute!! Congratulations

  4. Brittney says:

    She’s SO cute!! Look at all that dark hair. Congrats!

  5. That hair! The bows! Her perfect lips! She’s a cuppy-cake. I think from the side she looks like Julie. Me and Ken are hoping to come next Sunday for the day. We’ll call.
    Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!

  6. Oh, she is just so so beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

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    Oh my goodness thanks for putting up that video! Videos are SOOOO much better than pictures. Greta is sooo beautiful. Her little mouth. I am dying. And how adorable hearing Chris “She is sooo cute.” Seeing Daddy and baby together warms my heart.

    Oh my goodness. I want you to call me (when you’re ready to chat about labor) and tell me all about it. I am SO PROUD OF YOU! Isn’t it amazing how quickly pregnancy ends? And how fast you forget about the pain? WHY IS THAT!? The reason that we forget is that we would never have more children if we remembered how bad it really was!!

    Anyways, we are so thrilled for you guys. Baby’s are the best. ANd…baby GIRLS are even better :-) Lather on that baby magic and soak these newborn days in because once she hits Brinley’s age you’ll think…why don’t you nap 5 hours at a time anymore!!!!

    Ah, I’m going to cry. I miss Brinley being so small and quiet.

    Good work! and Congrats!!! Love you soooo much and give baby Greta a big kiss and squeeze for me!!!!

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