Meet Zoe!

Zoe Anneliese was born on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

Zoe after her first bath

We are so happy to have her out where we can now all enjoy her. Eli is thrilled with his little sister and has been a big help to his mama. He was initially a bit confused though when he came to the hospital to see her for the first time. He said, “Mama, have a new baby. Have another Zoe, this time orange.” I guess all this time he was thinking I was going to give birth to the Sesame Street muppet but somehow hadn’t gotten it quite right on my first try! Thankfully, after a little explanation he’s been able to accept our current Zoe just as she is.

Eli meets Zoe

I have so many things in mind to post about these days but so little time to actually do so. I’ll get you all caught up as time and energy permit, but right now around here it all about baby snuggles, carving out time for Eli and whatever elusive rest comes my way!



  1. March 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

    She’s BEAUTIFUL! And that Sesame Street story made me laugh! Enjoy every moment with your sweet little ones! πŸ™‚

  2. Inder said,

    March 13, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Ah, the expression on Eli’s face looking at his new sister is just wonderful! Joy and wonder and delight and love. Zoe is just beautiful, so I can’t blame him! Congrats to you and your whole family!!

  3. Maysem said,

    March 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations Karen and welcome baby Zoe!! She is absolutely precious!! She looks like her big brother in the eyes so far. πŸ™‚ And I did a big LOL at Eli’s comment… that has got to be the cutest thing I heard any kid say! πŸ˜€ Enjoy the baby snuggles. I look forward to seeing and hearing more about baby Zoe… and Eli’s role as big brother!

  4. dawn aldrich said,

    March 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations, Karen! Welcome to your newest little Zoe. Glad to hear you are all well and adjusting to the new family life of four! Blessings.

  5. LubbyGirl said,

    March 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    such CUTIES!!

  6. Ajaire said,

    March 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm


  7. March 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Congratulations! She’s so beautiful. I laughed out loud at Eli’s reaction πŸ™‚

  8. 312east5th said,

    March 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    yeah!!!! congrats! she is beautiful! Eli sounds like a hoot.

  9. faerylandmom said,

    March 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Congratulations to all of you! God bless!

  10. March 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    She’s so sweet! Congratulations! Eli will probably get used to her lack of orange.. πŸ™‚

  11. Linne said,

    March 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Great to hear the good news! Congratulations to you all, welcome, Zoe, and Happy Big Brotherday to Eli! His expression is a pure delight. I expect you will be posting a bit more irregularly . . . πŸ™‚ (especially now that you will be writing letters to Zoe as well as to Eli. Enjoy these first days; they are so precious. ~ Linne

  12. sewbusylizzy said,

    March 14, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Congratulations! I’ve got a Big Zoe she is 10 & just perfect, dream baby & easy girl

  13. March 14, 2013 at 2:52 am


  14. Megan said,

    March 14, 2013 at 6:42 am

    She’s so lovely! Congratulations!

  15. evaginnell said,

    March 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Enjoy the precious newborn days, she looks wonderful and I hope you are doing well, too!

  16. March 14, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations!!! πŸ˜€ xxx

  17. mom2athruz said,

    March 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Congratulations!! Welcome to the world little Zoe! πŸ™‚

  18. March 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Oh Congratulations!!! It’s so funny – I just thought of you and your Blog recently (I read it last summer when you just found out you were pregnant). I was so sad that I couldn’t remember your blogs address but then I just discovered you again on “An Everyday Story” where you commented. And here you are – with a new baby girl!!! I’m SO happy for you (and SO happy to have found your Blog again! :)) Wishing you beautiful first weeks of bonding and connecting!!! ~ Much Love, Halina

  19. March 27, 2013 at 6:50 am

    She’s PERFECT!!! Even without the muppet fur. πŸ™‚ Congrats to you all. I’ve been thinking about you and am just now getting to pop over and get all caught up. So glad she’s finally here. πŸ™‚

  20. Kelley said,

    March 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Congrats Karen! What a beautiful baby girl!!

  21. April 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations! She is just beautiful.

  22. April 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    She’s beautiful!! Congratulations!!

  23. caringdoula said,

    April 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Congratulations, she is just perfect!

  24. orangemush said,

    April 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    A very late congrats, she is just lovely. Hope you got your VBAC and that you are all well and enjoying the two of them as much as possible!

  25. May 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I was just re reading your comment on my birth story that you made in Jan and wanted to stop by and see how this birth went. I hope you got the VBAC you wanted. So glad you got a healthy baby girl out of it all.

    • June 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks for checking back. I was able to have a VBAC! I hope to write up Zoe’s birth story at some point, but right now am just trying to get the hang of parenting two instead of just one. πŸ™‚

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