Saturday, August 6, 2011

Josie is FINALLY a big sister!


Introducing...
Merryn Elizabeth
Born August 5th at 2:34 am
8 lbs 2 oz
20 inches long

Josie arrived at the hospital this morning with an entourage of loved ones to welcome Merryn into the family.
Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne came to town in plenty of time to watch Josie while Travis and I went to the hospital. Good job hurrying, Leanne!
 
Grandpa Hop couldn't wait to meet his newest granddaughter. He was especially excited to discover that she has his trademark long, skinny fingers and toes.
The Divas rolled out the red carpet for Miss Merryn and welcomed her with open arms and a round of applause!
Josie could not wait to give her baby sister a big kiss - it was love at first sight!
Thanks to sheer exhaustion, further details will have to wait but we want to thank all of our wonderful friends in the blogosphere for your kind words and support. We will update you again soon!

51 comments:

  1. Congratulations. how exciting for all of you..i'm so happy for all of you..Take care of you..Remember your me time...

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  2. Oh she is beautiful! The picture of Merryn with The Divas brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations!

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  3. YAY!!!! Congratulations!! She is beautiful! You are so blessed to have such georgeous daughters! :)

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  4. Congratulations and God bless you and your newest baby girl! A beautiful name for a beautiful baby!

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  5. OH MY GOSH! I just sent you an email asking you to guest blog- I had no idea you had your baby!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :):) forget my request right now, lol!

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  6. I am just in tears- I love how proud and happy Josie looks!!

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  7. Congratulations! She's precious! Welcome to the world little Banana Split! Josie makes an adorable big sister and Aunt Leanne looks pretty proud herself. :) You are so blessed! Thank you for sharing your brand new daughter with us so quickly after giving birth.:) I'm thrilled for all of you!

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  8. Congratulations to you and Travis on the birth of beautiful Merryn Elizabeth! I love the names you have chosen. Congratulations to big sister Josie, to Aunt Leanne and to all your family.

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  9. Congratulations on a beautiful addition to your family!!

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  10. so cute! congrats! can't wait to meet my boy and i can only hope rachel is just as excited as josie was. :)

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  11. Oh she is just beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

    love the pics! God bless:)

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  12. Awwww...Congrats! She is BEAUTIFUL! Josie is going to be such an amazing big sister!

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  13. Congrats! She is beautiful!

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  14. BEAUTIFUL baby girl....beautiful name!!! Congrats!!! Cannot wait to watch (via blog) she and Josie on their life journey together!!!!
    Sunnie in NC

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  15. Congrats!!! I've been waiting for this precious post! So excited for you, Merryn is beautiful! What a wonderful time for your family!

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  16. Oh, congratulations to all of you!!! Beautiful baby, beautiful big sister!!! :-)

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  17. Wow, you are one tough lady!! Blogging already?? LOL I cannot believe that this is the same young couple that a few years ago were not even sure they wanted children. How time (and age) changes our perspective!! I am so proud of you both and so happy for you. I hope God blesses Merryn with your vivacious personality and Travis' 'big brain'. What a combination!! Love you and congratulations!!

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  18. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Josie will be such a great big sister!

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  19. Yay! Welcome to the world Merryn Elizabeth!!!! Look at all that hair! and she looks like her daddy! Also, the DDDs seem like they gave her a fantastic welcome! YAY!

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  20. Awww congrats! What a beautiful name! I'm sure Josie will be as awesome of a big sister as Leanne is to you!

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  21. Congratulations! I'm a brand new follower and, as a little sister to a big brother with DS and fellow { soon to be } adoptive mama , I am BEYOND excited to follow your journey!

    Brooke
    www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

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  22. I love Merryn...what a beautiful name...and that first pic of Josie of adorable...
    Congrats! gives me baby lust...
    I hope those girls don't totally wear you out!!

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  23. Congratulations to your beautiful family. Merryn is absolutely gorgeous!!! So happy for all of you!

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  24. Congratulations she is a beauty! Oh Josie is one proud big sister! Love the name Merryn!
    Hope you are able to get some much needed rest!

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  25. What a beautiful family! Congrats to you all, Josi, Leanne, and the Hops. Welcome to a Beautiful World, Miss Merryn!

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  26. Yay!!! Congratulations to all of you, she's beautiful! Love her name and love the picture of her big sister showering her with kisses!

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  27. Congratulations! Merryn, what beautiful name for a beautiful girl!

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  28. Congratulations! I have been checking everyday and figured you'd have some good news soon. She is absolutely beautiful!

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  29. I am a daily reader but I've never commented before (too shy!) however, I HAD to comment because I and my fiancee have been eagerly awaiting the birth of Josie's baby sister, and it was such a nice surprise to see that her baby sister was born not only on my birthday, but the same time I was born (many, many years ago...) she is so sweet! Congratulations. :)

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  30. Congratulations!! Enjoy your new baby girl and seeing Josie as a big sister. So, so special.

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  31. Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

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  32. Congrat! She is beautiful...I love the name, but pretty sure Aunt Leanne won't be calling her that :-)

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  33. Congratulations. Love the name.
    Thanks for sharing her with us.

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  34. Blessings to your sweet family! She's just precious and what a wonderful name!

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  35. Congratulations on a beautiful baby!

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  36. Love the name Merryn... What a beautiful family you have... Congrats!

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  37. Congrats, we are over the moon for you and your family!

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  38. Congratulations!!! She's a cutie.

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  39. That's so wonderful! Congrats to all!

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  40. She has her daddy's eyes.. congrats on your new addition

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  41. CONGRATULATIONS! Fantastic news! She is absolutely beautiful. Love her name as well! And congratulations to Big Sister Josie! :)

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  42. Congrats!! Merryn is beautiful!!

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  43. congrats to you! how exciting! merryn is beautiful. i love her name too!!

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  44. She is stunning and the picture of her and Josie brought tears to my eyes! One of my fondest memories is Aubrie and Everett meeting Ollie = perfection :) congrats to you all!!

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  45. Congratulations! I kind of figured that is why you went MIA! Shes beautiful!

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  46. Congratulations!!! I kept checking back to see pictures and information. Woo hoot! Two beautiful girls now.

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  47. Awww, congrats! You are blessed beyond belief :)

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