• Welcome Edie Jean!

    day2Hooray Hooray she’s here! Elizabeth Jean Stanley. 8 lbs 5 oz, 21 inches long, strong and healthy as can be! Went into labor about midnight Friday night. She was born Saturday morning at 11:42am. I think I willed it into happening! It was Jared’s last day of work and I was ready to go with the long weekend ahead and nothing else on the agenda but birthing this baby girl. I’ll  share more details about the birth another time but wanted to give you a quick update!  I was really happy to have a vbac (that’s a vaginal birth after a c-section) and the recovery has been a dream, at least compared to Henry’s. Her full name is Elizabeth Jean Stanley, but we’ll call her Edie (eedee) Jean. She’s fifth generation Elizabeth after me, my mother, grandmother and my great great grandmother. Jared snapped this shot with his phone as we were getting ready to leave the hospital on Sunday afternoon. I love it. I’ve been sharing more pictures on instagram if  you’re curious you can follow me there. So happy, relieved, and excited to have her here safe and sound!

    xoxo, from our family of four: Liz, Jared, Henry, and Edie Jean

      
  • 49 comments

    1. Marie said… November 19, 2013 5:49 pm

      Beautiful, mama and baby!! Love her name. Oooo, I want to squeeze her!!

    2. lyndsay // coco cake land said… November 18, 2013 9:08 pm

      8 lbs 5 ounces! woot woot! such wonderful, happy news… little edie jean is the cutest! love the family name, too – and way to go on the VBAC, liz! you’re amazing. congrats to all! xo

    3. Michelle A said… November 18, 2013 11:09 am

      What a beautiful picture. You look over-the-moon with happiness. xoxo

    4. Michelle said… November 16, 2013 3:37 pm

      Awww! Congratulations! Sweet face, great name! My big sister’s name is Elizabeth Jean. :)

    5. meredith larsen said… November 15, 2013 4:12 pm

      So happy for you, she looks beautiful and you look like such a happy new mom

    6. jackie jade said… November 15, 2013 4:11 pm

      Eeek so excited for you guys! Hoorah hooray!

    7. Katherine K said… November 15, 2013 4:11 pm

      Huge congrats to the family!!!

    8. Jennifer said… November 15, 2013 3:01 pm

      Heartfelt congratulations to you four! I am so thrilled for this beautiful gift along your journey to grow your family. Welcome to the world, baby girl!

    9. Brittany said… November 15, 2013 1:15 pm

      You look SO great Liz! She’s such a doll and I’m excited to see more pictures of her!

    10. Beatrice said… November 15, 2013 10:32 am

      Congrats pretty mama and love that you (and Kate) aren’t scared to show off that post baby bump. So refreshing

    11. Sarah Robertson said… November 15, 2013 8:06 am

      Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love the name tradition and nickname!

    12. Darian said… November 15, 2013 7:41 am

      Congratulations on your new daughter!!!

    13. Stella from TheYarnKitchen said… November 15, 2013 7:41 am

      Wow the baby and you look gorgeous! VBAC is a wonderful experience, it was the same for me and my daughter :-)

      A big hug

    14. katja said… November 15, 2013 7:08 am

      Congrats! I love the name and you look wonderful and serene with your (very hip) post baby bump!

      Edie is a little beauty!

    15. Leah said… November 14, 2013 9:38 pm

      She’s beautiful! Congratulations! I also love the name history and nickname. Edie Jean is such a timeless name.

    16. Melissa said… November 14, 2013 2:03 pm

      Congrats, Liz! You look like a teen mom! ;)

    17. Christine said… November 14, 2013 1:52 pm

      Perfect Liz just perfect

    18. Nancy said… November 14, 2013 1:51 pm

      Wonderful end to a long journey!!

    19. Margie said… November 14, 2013 1:16 pm

      You are both so beautiful. You’re made for each other.

    20. Lana said… November 14, 2013 11:39 am

      Mothers are so beautiful.

    21. sarah said… November 14, 2013 11:26 am

      What a doll! And I love her name(s). Congratulations.

    22. Caitlin said… November 14, 2013 8:29 am

      Beautiful. Congratulations, Liz! So excited for you and your family!

    23. Vicky said… November 14, 2013 7:16 am

      You look radiant Liz abd congrats!!!!

    24. silvy said… November 14, 2013 4:45 am

      congratulations! she’s adorable, as is her name! love the photo!!!!!!

    25. Angela said… November 14, 2013 3:43 am

      Congratulations! I love that she is a fifth generation Elizabeth and I love that you’re naming her Edie!

    26. amy said… November 13, 2013 10:39 pm

      Congratulations to you all! Enjoy each squeak, smile, and snuggle!

    27. Yifat said… November 13, 2013 10:29 pm

      congrats! You look fabulous!
      May you all enjoy your growing family!

    28. Anneli said… November 13, 2013 10:29 pm

      Congratulation Liz, beautiful picture radiant with happiness. All the best!

    29. Kalani said… November 13, 2013 9:12 pm

      Congratulations Stanley family! Liz you always look beautiful but you have never looked more gorgeous than in this photo. Having a girl in your arms makes you sparkle. So happy for you guys. Enjoy every happy moment! Hooray for your little miracle.

    30. Sharon h said… November 13, 2013 4:56 pm

      Congrats!! Beautiful and happy news

    31. amyks said… November 13, 2013 4:46 pm

      Congrats Liz, you and baby look beautiful!!!

    32. jen said… November 13, 2013 4:07 pm

      wow, i cannot believe how alert her eyes are! she’s a beauty. big congrats!

    33. Meg said… November 13, 2013 3:12 pm

      Congrats you guys. Enjoy this magical time. What a little personality, you can tell.

      And yay VBAC! I can’t wait to ask you all about it :)

    34. Kayla said… November 13, 2013 2:42 pm

      Congratulations! So happy to hear you had a safe delivery and are recovering smoothly. You look gorgeous, and of course, so does Edie!

    35. Ashley P said… November 13, 2013 2:27 pm

      Oh what wonderful news!!

    36. Nancy L said… November 13, 2013 2:10 pm

      Hip hip hooray!!!

    37. Sandra said… November 13, 2013 2:10 pm

      You exude happiness. Love this

    38. Vanessa said… November 13, 2013 1:39 pm

      Wow, it’s such a miracle isn’t it? She looks just like you. Love the honesty of this photo.

    39. Nina said… November 13, 2013 1:35 pm

      Congratulations! We were due the same week, but my twins came six weeks early. Its funny because they just passed 8 lbs, which seems so huge to me now (they were just under 4 lbs at birth). You look amazing without makeup, by the way.

    40. Ella said… November 13, 2013 12:34 pm

      She’s beautiful! I’m the 3rd Elizabeth in my family line and I think Edie is the perfect nickname for Elizabeth. I’m Ella, my mother is Liza, and my grandmother was Beth. Congrats!! :)

    41. Jess said… November 13, 2013 12:21 pm

      So exciting – congratulations!!!

    42. Mary @ Happy Baby Wrap said… November 13, 2013 12:13 pm

      Congratulations, Liz!! You both look so beautiful!

    43. Kirsten said… November 13, 2013 12:05 pm

      this is beautiful. congrats!

    44. kate said… November 13, 2013 11:58 am

      Congratulations!! So happy for you and the family!

    45. Jessica said… November 13, 2013 11:02 am

      Wow, what a beautiful picture of you two! She is such a doll & I love Edie.
      xx

    46. Christine said… November 13, 2013 10:51 am

      Oh you two look beautiful!! Glowing mama

    47. Gucki said… November 13, 2013 10:43 am

      Congratulation Liz!!! She’s amazing! Good job!!

    48. Debm said… November 13, 2013 10:20 am

      Wonderful news, huge congrats to your family! She looks perfect

    49. Beatrice said… November 13, 2013 10:18 am

      Oooh congrats congrats!! Headed over to look at Instagram now for more delicious pictures

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