Our Little Faye is Here!

April 9, 2014

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A week early and a little unprepared (my water broke in the middle of the night!), Monday we became a family of four. Chris and I rushed around the house at 3am showering, packing a hospital bag, and making arrangements for his mom to come stay with Greta. We made it to the hospital eventually and our little girl was born at 12:33pm.



We named her Faye Andrea Marcum. I’ve loved the name, Faye, forever (okay, since watching That Thing You Do as a tween) and it was on our list when Greta was due to arrive, too. She is a perfect Faye. We like to use family names for middle names (and all of our middle names start with “A”) so Andrea is after my sweet little sister. We are naturally exhausted over here, but so happy and so in love. Greta is over the moon about her new sister, although struggling to remember her name. She gives her countless hugs and kisses all day long and is turning out to be the best little helper when it comes to grabbing diapers or wipes…or my water bottle just as I start nursing. We are settling into our new life over here–and it’s a good one. We still have a nursery to put together, so things won’t be too quiet for long.

Faye Andrea Marcum | Born 4.07.2014 | 12:33 pm | 7lbs 4oz | 20 inches long

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  1. […] When Faye was born and Faye’s […]

  2. Kitty says:

    Julia, you look so beautiful in the family picture! Congratulations to all of you. Faye Markum has a lovely ring to it.

  3. Stacy @ Stacy Eats says:

    Congratulations! She’s absolutely beautiful and I love her name :)

  4. bridget b. says:


  5. Amanda says:

    Beautiful family photo – congratulations!

  6. Ashley [7th House] says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you guys! She’s adorable :)

  7. Mary says:

    Congratulations! Wishes of best health and happiness to all four members of your family (five with Charlie)! Soak up that newborn wonderfulness and the joy of seeing Greta become a big sister.

  8. Nicole says:

    Congratulations to you all!

  9. Jennifer Renda says:

    Congrats on your baby!

  10. Sherri says:

    Faye is just beautiful. Julia, you look like a million bucks. You have a handsome husband, and Greta the great is a beautiful, precious big sister. Congratulations, and may God bless all of you abundantly!!

  11. caroline nolazco says:

    So happy for you guys!

  12. amy s says:

    Congrats! Enjoy these precious days!

  13. Wendy says:

    So sweet! Congratulations.

  14. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile says:

    Congratulations! Love her name!

  15. Meg says:

    Congrats. Luv the name! Enjoy all of your time figuring it out as a family of four. #2 is soooo much easier!

  16. Christie says:

    Congratulations!!! Continued blessings to you and your family. :-)

  17. Brad says:

    She’s beautiful. Congratulations!

  18. Steph Nelson says:

    Beautiful baby, Congratulations!!!

  19. Meggan says:

    Congrats! What a sweet family. She is adorable!

  20. jimena says:

    Welcome to the world sweet baby Faye! and what a cute older sister you got!

  21. Meagan Briggs says:

    Faye!!!!! My dear. She is so beautiful! All that dark hair. Looking at that picture I can seriously smell that newborn smell. Brinley called Ellie, “ella” or “chloe” (her name picks before Ellie was born) and it took her MONTHS to get ELLIE right. Bless. Congrats Chris and Julia and Greta!!

  22. Allison says:

    Congratulations, Marcum family! Faye looks like her big sister! My babe is 2 weeks old today. Her middle name is “Faye” (same as my mom’s and my middle name). It’s been fun to have other women claim it as their middle name, since it’s not terribly common. It’s like a special “Faye” club. :)

    Hoping your transition as a family of 4 goes smoothly!

  23. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication says:

    Oh! So precious! Melt my heart!

  24. Gabby says:

    She’s beautiful, congrats!

    That Thing You Do is one of my all time favorite movies, I must have watched it a hundred times as a teenager; love the name Faye!

  25. Cindy says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful name!

    (I also love “That Thing You Do”!!)

  26. Nicole Jones says:

    Congrats! Beautiful name and baby girl! having two is so much fun!

  27. Jennifer @ Brave New Home says:

    Congratulations to you and your family!

  28. Karen F says:

    congrats, and all the best!

  29. elaine says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl sweet Faye is. Love the name too!

  30. Nicole says:

    Congratulations! What a sweet family of four you make!

  31. Michelle says:

    What a gorgeous name and little girl. Congrats!

  32. Andrea says:

    Glad she’s here and healthy! Congrats to you all! May she sleep through the night!

  33. Jacqueline Noto says:

    She’s so beautiful! Congratulations!

  34. Aneeram says:

    Love baby Faye’s name! (and Greta’s too : )

    So perfectly lovely.

    Being part of the Marcum family look like a great way to begin your life’s journey.

    Welcome to the world baby girl!

  35. Laura @ Rather Square says:

    Congratulations on your new addition – she’s precious!

  36. Jennifer R. says:

    Welcome to the world Faye!

    She is so beautiful. Congratulations on the new addition!

  37. Samantha says:

    Beautiful! So happy for you!

  38. Tanja says:

    Congratulations on the addition to your family.

  39. Susan says:

    Faye is fabulous-congrats to all of you!

  40. Lauren says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful family. :)

  41. Mary says:

    Congratulations and what a beautiful family!

  42. Kirsten says:

    Gorgeous! Beautiful family!!!

  43. Monica says:

    Congratulation!!! She is beautiful!!

  44. Kerri @ Building a Charmed Life says:

    Beautiful! Many congrats!

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