Saturday, October 08, 2011

Elsie Eva Garner

She is finally here!  Elsie arrived Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 7:18am weighing in at 10 lbs 7 ounces and 23 inches long. I think she looks exactly like her dad but I'll let you judge for yourself.







Elsie in the hospital.


Here is Elsie just before we left the hospital the next day.






I am so glad that my beautiful mother was here to help out.  She is such a good birthing coach and a great support.  Thank you mom for taking care of us.  We miss you so much and wish your trip was longer!



Elsie went on her first walk around the neighborhood today.  Here she is all bundled up against the chilly fall wind.





The boys love their new baby sister.  When Campbell came into the room at the hospital he walked straight over to Elsie and held out his arms to hold her.  The boys kept repeating, "she's so cute".  I think they are going to be protective big brothers and hopefully she can mellow them out a little. 




She is so cute even when she is crying which actually isn't often.  It has only been three days but she is such a good baby.  We feels so blessed to have her in our family. 



17 comments:

Elizabeth Moon said...

Oh congratulations! She is beautiful! I love her name, too! Best wishes while you recuperate and adjust with your sweet family! Hugs.

Lisa said...

I love her and her awesome name!! I totally think she looks Mikey! Love you guys!!! Can't wait to meet her in person!

Laurel said...

Marissa, it makes me so happy to see her all wrapped in pink! Yes, she does look like Mike -- it's a good thing we like him, eh? ;-) She is beautiful, I love the name you chose for her, and I can't wait to see you again and meet sweet Elsie! I love you!

missLaura said...

I can't wait to see this chubby little baby! I have a car seat cover for you for winter so don't buy one! I'm glad it's over and she's here. I'll call you :)

Rachel White said...

She is adorable! Congratulations!!

Laurie said...

She is beautiful! Darling! Congrats!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby girl! I'm glad to finally see some pictures. I'm not sure how we will handle a baby girl around here, but I'm so happy for you and your family.

Dad

Brandon, Emily & Sydney Wilson said...

Marissa, I am so happy for you and Mike and the boys. To have your little girl must just be so so sweet and wonderful. Elsie is a cute name. I remember you considering that name when you were prego with Campbell on our walks in the morning (back in the Waco days). I wish I could be there to visit and help out and hold her. Sure do miss you and your family. Congratulations guys!And 10 lbs +.....HOLY COW!!!

Ashby said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have a little girl on your side now! And I'm excited that she shares my birthday ;). Welcome Elsie!

ec said...

i love her. i'm excited to meet her in real life.

congrats, garner fam. she is perfect.

candice said...

Yay! She does look just like Mike. Aunty Candice is going to spoil her like crazy! You need to live close by so I can take her to girl movies and to get her nails done. You've got a few years but I just wanted to let you know so you can start planning now. :)

ec said...

i need more pictures ... for compensation of not being able to snuggle her. please?

Mark! said...

My very own beautiful Canadian niece! Love her already. Congrats, and we're excited to see her.

Kim said...

Thanks Mike for taking me to the airport at 3am. I had a great time. Thanks for letting me be a part of everything. I posted more pictures on my blog of Elsie. Marissa let me know if you want any of them. I can send you jpgs. Miss you all!

Kelli said...

I so happy your little lovely is here! Congrats! she's beautiful!

Stamp With Linz said...

She's PRECIOUS! Congrats darling!

Ryan and Melissa said...

She is so beautiful! You must be a proud momma of such cute kids. Love you!