Ellie Caralyn
Born 9:55 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long.

I’m totally exhausted but glad she’s here and BOY is she big. Will write more later. Thanks for all the nice thoughts….

85 Responses to “SHE’S HERE!”

  1. shaunacat
    July 12th, 2004 12:12

    OMG, yay!! Congratulations, she’s beautiful!!

  2. Jenn
    July 12th, 2004 12:12

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! She is beautiful!

    Welcome to the world, Ellie Caralyn!!

  3. Shylah
    July 12th, 2004 12:13

    Awwwwww! I’m so happy for you guys! She is beautiful.. man, look at all that hair! I’m so glad she wasn’t a 12-pound boy.. LoL.. Congratulations!!

  4. Stacey
    July 12th, 2004 12:13


    Congrats hun!!

  5. Java Diva
    July 12th, 2004 12:14

    Update at the bottom of this entry. Bored? Think your day is tough? Try being a first time mom in the hospital about to give birth after being induced. Now, that girl is working hard! For those of you who don't know, The Sarcastic Journalist is in…

  6. Sara
    July 12th, 2004 12:15

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a beauty!

  7. Lisa
    July 12th, 2004 12:19

    I got a pointer over here this morning so I’ve been lurking around to say congratulations! Great job - you’re the first “birth blogger” I’ve ever read! Happiness and good health to you and your newly-expanded family.

  8. Ms. Pants
    July 12th, 2004 12:20

    Congrats!! Woooooo!!!!

  9. Simply Shylah
    July 12th, 2004 12:21

    Happy Birthday, Ellie!
    She’s here! Go on over there and wish Ellie a happy birthday (and congratulate her mom on delivering an 8 lb. 14 oz baby.. wow!)…

  10. Simply Shylah
    July 12th, 2004 12:21

    Happy Birthday, Ellie!
    She’s here! Go on over there and wish Ellie a happy birthday (and congratulate her mom on delivering an 8 lb. 14 oz baby.. wow!)…

  11. Jen
    July 12th, 2004 12:22

    Congrats. She’s absolutely gorgeous.

  12. Messedupmama
    July 12th, 2004 12:22

    Congradulations! She is beautiful!

  13. Chelle
    July 12th, 2004 12:23

    Congratulations! She is so cute!

  14. Charla
    July 12th, 2004 12:24

    Congrats! (That is exactly how much my son weighed.)

    Everything begins now…

  15. yvonne
    July 12th, 2004 12:27

    Oh, I’m so happy to see she made it safely. Congratulations. She’s beautiful.

  16. Lisa
    July 12th, 2004 12:32

    Congratulations!!!! You did great, and she’s absolutely beautiful!!!!

  17. James
    July 12th, 2004 12:36

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and the hubby!

  18. nine
    July 12th, 2004 12:45

    congrats to you both! she is absolutely adorable!!!

  19. CinS
    July 12th, 2004 12:49

    WOW! Welcome Ellie! What a big baby! You really were “all baby”! Beautiful, beautiful pictures! She’s perfect!!!

  20. Kellie
    July 12th, 2004 12:50

    She is beautiful. Congratulations!!!

  21. KateSpot
    July 12th, 2004 12:50

    She’s here!
    Ellie Caralyn Born 9:55 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long. WTG SJ! I knew you could do it!…

  22. Kate
    July 12th, 2004 12:51

    YAY! She’s finally here! {{{WTG Mom}}} She’s just beautiful!

  23. Sara
    July 12th, 2004 12:52

    Congratulations! I saw the post on Allison’s blog and wanted to leave a comment. She’s beautiful! :)

  24. Nicole
    July 12th, 2004 12:55

    What a little sweetheart. She is darling. Congrats on a great job! (See it wasn’t all that bad huh? Just kidding) Wish you all the best!

  25. Shawn
    July 12th, 2004 13:00

    Congratulations!! She’s as cute as a button. :)

  26. Linda
    July 12th, 2004 13:03

    Mazel Tov! She’s beautiful. Welcome to the world, Ellie!

  27. Allison
    July 12th, 2004 13:03

    Oh man she is a DOLL!!!! Look at all that black hair. You better start investing in some cute little pink bows right now. Congratulations! I am so happy for you two!!!!

  28. Leslie
    July 12th, 2004 13:27

    Congrats!! She is beautiful:O)

  29. Gwen
    July 12th, 2004 13:35

    She is beautiful!

  30. shy me
    July 12th, 2004 13:37

    many congratulations! a beautiful baby,a lovely name!

  31. Angie
    July 12th, 2004 13:41


    Welcome sweet Ellie :-)

  32. lt
    July 12th, 2004 13:41

    congratulations, she’s gorgeous!

  33. Moody Mama
    July 12th, 2004 13:47

    Welcome Little Ones
    Babies popping out all over the place. Which is wonderful, as long as none pop out of my regions ever again. Welcome Ellie Welcome Grace…

  34. DeAnn
    July 12th, 2004 13:47

    Congratulations on your beautiful new baby!!

  35. Wendy
    July 12th, 2004 13:48

    Oh yeah!!! I;m so glad that she made it.

  36. Auty
    July 12th, 2004 14:01

    Now THAT is a beautiful baby. No kidding. She’s absolutely gorgeous.

    And look at that HAIR!

    Congratulations on your big, healthy, pretty baby girl.

    Good job…all 3 of you.

  37. Ali
    July 12th, 2004 14:08

    Congratulations, she’s so sweet! Made me remember of my daughter’s birth last July. You are going to have so much fun with her. Now get some rest!

  38. Swt GA HunnyB
    July 12th, 2004 14:09

    CONGRATUATIONS! She is a beauty! Dad get your shotgun ready! LOL What a name too! Of course I’m biased since my daughter is also named Ellie (short for Elaina). :)

  39. deborah
    July 12th, 2004 14:13

    You got through it! She’s so adorable :)

  40. Texas T-Bone
    July 12th, 2004 14:18

    I’d been thinking about you lately � esp. after a co-worker welcomed a new addition last week. She is a beautiful kiddo, and I hope you’ll share some of her wonderful moments with us (besides, you know, her first solid poo and all that).

    God bless you, your husband and Ellie. Now, life truly begins!

  41. Annie
    July 12th, 2004 14:22

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby! *Hugs*

  42. grace
    July 12th, 2004 14:26

    Awww… she’s precious. Congrats! I love the name.

  43. Natalie
    July 12th, 2004 14:29



    I love her name and she’s gorgeous!

  44. MIchele
    July 12th, 2004 14:33

    oh my GOD!! she’s gorgeous!!! i’m so happy for you. i got tears in my eyes :) congratulations mama!!!

  45. Julie
    July 12th, 2004 14:43

    Such a cutie! And it looks like she’s as tired as you are. :) Congrats, and Happy Birthday, Ellie!! Now get some rest, SJ.

  46. Hilary
    July 12th, 2004 14:44

    Congrats SJ. She is absolutely beautiful!! I figured she’d be smaller. You’re one heck of a woman!!! Enjoy and try to get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s!!

  47. Traci
    July 12th, 2004 14:46

    What a beautiful little girl SJ!!! Congratulations to you and hubby! I am so happy for you guys!

  48. Princess
    July 12th, 2004 14:49

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a little sweetie! I’m so happy for you and your hubby!

  49. Beverly
    July 12th, 2004 15:16

    Congrats, New Momma! My daughter was 8lb 14oz too… but she was only 18′ long. ^_^ I know what you’ve gone through. Rest and enjoy.

  50. Meeta
    July 12th, 2004 15:48

    Came over here from JavaDiva’s site…CONGRATS on your baby!!!! She is beautiful. I hope you get some rest now :)

  51. pink lotus
    July 12th, 2004 15:57

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful! Wow, she’s big. Can’t wait to hear more about your experience. :)

  52. nicole
    July 12th, 2004 16:05

    What a beautiful little girl! What’s crazy is that she looks like she could be my little girl’s sister!!

    Congratulations!! =)

  53. Jamie
    July 12th, 2004 16:06

    Congrats! She’s a doll!

  54. bella
    July 12th, 2004 16:30

    Well done! She is beautiful and looks just like her Mama. Welcome to parenthood you two!! You are going to do just great…never doubt yourselves even when you doubt yourselves….she is totally gorgeous and I WANT ONE…RIGHT NOW…looks at sleeping A and thinks mmmmm…..

  55. cassie-b
    July 12th, 2004 16:45

    Wow is she beautiful. And you must be the all-time best blogger. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Your story reminds me of something that happened to me a couple of times. And Buzz, my oldest, says he remembers.

  56. jenne
    July 12th, 2004 16:51

    Congratulations! She’s so beautiful. :)

  57. Kim
    July 12th, 2004 17:02

    Beautiful baby, and a gorgeous mama who actually let us see her face. Thanks for sharing, that was truly a fun read!

  58. robyn
    July 12th, 2004 17:18

    What a beautiful little girl — many congrats and best wishes!

  59. Surfie
    July 12th, 2004 18:02

    YEEEE!!! YOU DID IT!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I am so very proud of you.

    She is d’gorgeous and so BIG! Keep the hat and the blanket and the little wrist bands and everything else that hospital will give you, except the “binky.”

    DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT take home any binky a hospital sends home…if they still do that sort of thing. You will have a helluva time replacing it.

    Ahhh…you and the hubs enjoy. She’s a doll face.

    Many kisses to those baby cheeks (the ones on the face, that is)…

  60. Helene
    July 12th, 2004 18:23

    Congratulations- wow, what a beauty!

  61. Jennifer B
    July 12th, 2004 18:27


  62. Amy
    July 12th, 2004 18:33

    She is so beautiful. You did it! (I told you you could.) Thank you for sharing the experience with us all. Take your time and rest and recover. I am so happy for you.

  63. LJ
    July 12th, 2004 19:26

    I know I’m the 58th commentor, and you’ll probably never down this far, but CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS I want one just like her, only mine!!! She’s absolutely beautiful!! Blessings - LJ

  64. TrishaRatna
    July 12th, 2004 19:32

    Congratulations! She is adorable. Looking at all these newborn fotos spurs me and my husband to try for our 4th baby :D

  65. Sueellen
    July 12th, 2004 20:49

    Congratulations, she is so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this experience!

  66. Nee
    July 12th, 2004 21:13

    Wow!!! Congeatulations!! She’s beautiful (no really… I’m not one of those people who thinks ALL babies are cute… but yours really is!!)

    Hope mother and child are doing well!

  67. martha
    July 12th, 2004 21:42


  68. Dianna
    July 12th, 2004 21:45


    I haved loved following your pregnancy and now the birth.

    Beautiful name…I have a Cara, so i’m a bit prejudiced…

    The best advice I can give is SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP!!!


  69. Stacy, mcbk
    July 12th, 2004 23:04

    Wow, you actually did it. You blogged through the birth of your baby. That. Is. Dedication.

    Mazel tov. She’s gorgeous.

  70. Deb
    July 12th, 2004 23:15

    Congratulations. What a beautiful baby with a beautiful name.

  71. mo
    July 12th, 2004 23:16

    Wow blogging during birth. What a trooper. You did a great job. She’s beautiful! Good Luck with everything.

  72. Sarah
    July 12th, 2004 23:19

    Wow! She’s incredible! You did great! I’m so happy for all 3 of you! She’s beautiful! I’m jealous of the hair, mine was bald until she was 1…congratulations again! You are awesome!!!

  73. karri
    July 12th, 2004 23:24


  74. Carol
    July 12th, 2004 23:52

    She’s Beautiful! Congratulations!

  75. David
    July 13th, 2004 00:27

    I hope you are ready to never get a good nights sleep again….

  76. stinkerbelle
    July 13th, 2004 01:15

    congratulations! she’s beautiful and you’re gonna have so much fun with her….

  77. corinne
    July 13th, 2004 01:41

    Congratulations and welcome to the world miss Ellie Caralyn!

  78. kim
    July 13th, 2004 04:12

    CONGRATULATIONS and ALLES, ALLES LIEBE and WELCOME ELLIE. make sure she learns a foreign language (maybe german?) ’cause it’s cool to know a foreign language ;o)

  79. Auterrific
    July 13th, 2004 08:32

    what do you want to discuss today?
    I’m kind of enjoying the unfocused posting. This morning I’ve already had to resort to putting Shrek in the DVD player since the munchkin is being a cranky pants. So, I’m going exploring again……

  80. Adria
    July 13th, 2004 09:08

    Congratulations, shes beautiful!!

  81. Jules
    July 13th, 2004 09:20

    Congratulations, she’s beautiful!! How proud you must be!

  82. Mariann
    July 13th, 2004 12:06

    Congratulations on the munchkin — you made it! When I was in labor with Nicholas, I didn’t want any of the things I’d brought to distract me… kudos for blogging as long as you did! Now it’s time to rest and enjoy your little girl. :)

  83. Julia
    July 13th, 2004 13:00

    What a gorgeous, healthy baby you have there. Welcome Ellie! Congrats mom and dad. Get as much rest as you can. Wverything is gonna be fine now. Love that baby girl!

  84. misbah kyrene
    July 13th, 2004 17:08

    Welcome to the world, Ellie! May you discover that you’ve inherited your mother’s sharp tongue and knack for saying just the right things at all the right times. :)

    CONGRATS SJ and SJ’s hubby!

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    April 4th, 2005 22:09

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