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Baby Girl Lyker arrives

As my sister posted in the comments yesterday… the baby is here!

Maggie Elise

Margaret Elise Lyker – we’ll be calling her Maggie. 6lbs 11oz, 19 1/4 inches long, born 12:42pm on March 28, 2007.

We’re in love. And tired. And happy. And overwhelmed. And it’s fantastic.

I’ll post more later, of course. There are some fun twists and turns in the birth story, which I’ll probably need several sittings and days to write out and record for history’s sake :)

Until then: Try not to say ‘AWWWWWW!’ to this one. Just TRY.

Maggie and Daddy


  1. I’m so excited for you! Congratulations Jen and family!!

    Mar 30 9:28 pm

  2. Priscilla

    Congrats Jen! I am so happy for you guys, she’s beautiful. The name is adorable too!!
    Have fun and take it easy!

    Mar 30 9:32 pm

  3. Congratulations to you guys! She is beautiful and that is really, really a pretty name. Get some sleep and have fun!

    Mar 30 10:04 pm

  4. mel

    oh, i absolutely love that name. it’s on my baby name list, too…it was my greatgrandmothers name. she is sooo precious. :) get lots of sleep! :)

    Mar 30 11:05 pm

  5. I’ve already commented on flickr, but let me say it again – congratulations! and I love the name maggie, it’s actually one I have hidden away on my list of names, too.

    I have been reading your website for years and years now – I’ve seen you and Dan dating, graduating, getting married and now you have a baby! How weird and cool is the internet? :-D

    Mar 30 11:09 pm

  6. Congratulations, Jen! Like Megan I’ve been reading your blog for years (seriously, like eight, maybe?) so I feel as happy for you as I would be for any of my “real life” friends!

    Mar 30 11:12 pm

  7. I just realized you categorized this post as ‘motherhood’. The very first one! *sniffle*

    Mar 30 11:15 pm

  8. hoya_saxa08

    Congratulations, Jen and family! :)

    Mar 30 11:26 pm

  9. Congratulations! This is wonderful, she’s a lovely girl with a great name. :D

    Mar 30 11:43 pm

  10. Gina

    omg omg omg! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She’s gorgeous! I saw the pic before I saw the post title and thought it was someone elses baby because I didn’t think you would have gone into labor yet….yay! congrats! :-)

    Mar 31 12:13 am

  11. My heart is fluttering – I’m SO happy for you. :)

    Mar 31 2:43 am

  12. Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you!!

    Mar 31 3:33 am

  13. Congratulations! She’s a cutie. :)

    Mar 31 4:10 am

  14. Congratulations!!! Little Maggie is beautiful, so is the name. Can’t wait for your birth story and all the details. ;-)

    Mar 31 4:30 am

  15. OK, now I’m all weepy and wanting another baby.

    Many blessings to the three of you. Enjoy this “babymoon” time, it goes by so fast. :)

    Mar 31 10:07 am

  16. Ohhhhhhhhh Congratulations, she is such a precious little angel!!! :D

    What a beautiful name too! :)

    Mar 31 1:52 pm

  17. Congratulations! Like Megan and Elisabeth, I’ve been reading your site for many years – it is wonderful how strange the internet is and how happy you can be for a total stranger! :-)

    Maggie is beautiful! I love the names you have chosen, very pretty… and she is so gorgeous for a new born! I can’t wait to see who she ends up looking like! xxxxxx

    Mar 31 2:05 pm

  18. Kristin

    Count me as another one who has been reading your site for years and years, so I do feel like I ‘know’ you and am totally thrilled at your new little bundle of joy.

    She is simply beautiful. Congratulations. The next few weeks are going to continue to be exhausting, overwhelming and amazing.

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see more photos. And congrats to Dan as well for being the supportive, wonderful guy we all know he is. :)

    Mar 31 2:34 pm

  19. daia

    Congratulations! She’s an adorable little baby girl! :)

    Mar 31 3:20 pm

  20. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and Dan! She is absolutely beautiful :)

    Mar 31 3:39 pm

  21. mel

    it’s amazing how many of us have been ‘friends’ with you all this time! :)

    Mar 31 3:56 pm

  22. Awww! Congratulations! She is so beautiful! I love the name!

    Mar 31 6:16 pm

  23. Count me in on the reader for years and years and years. I think Maggie is beautiful and I couldn’t be more happy for you and Dan. You look like a beautiful family!

    Mar 31 7:17 pm

  24. Congratulations! She’s beautiful. :)

    Mar 31 9:44 pm

  25. candacen

    She is gorgeous!! I can’t wait to hear all about it :)

    Mar 31 10:33 pm

  26. Heather


    Mommyhood is so much fun…even with the lack of sleep!

    Apr 1 3:23 am

  27. Pei

    YAYYYYYY!!!!! congratulations to the both of you…she’s beautiful! can’t wait to see more pics soon…it’ll be amazing to watch her growth online, the way i’ve seen your life evolve through the years. i’m getting all sentimental :)

    Apr 1 10:04 am

  28. Unlike the rest of them, I’ve only been spying on you for a few months, but still – that’s crazyawesome. Congratulations, SO much! It’s an awesome name you’ve picked out, too, one of my best friends is Elise! :)

    Apr 1 1:07 pm

  29. Congrats again! I, too, have been lurking for years and remember the day you were married! Looking froward to watching Maggie grow here, too! :)

    Apr 1 2:23 pm

  30. Hi there, and many congratulations! :) My name is Lisanne, and I came here via Laura’s blog. Your little girl is beautiful! Our daughter was born on Halloween 2006, and her middle name is Elise, too! :) Neat coincidence!

    Apr 1 7:30 pm

  31. I was gone all weekend and came home to this surprising post!!!!! Congratulations. She is beautiful. What a cute little family!

    Apr 1 11:13 pm

  32. Congrats!

    Apr 1 11:39 pm

  33. Sunshine

    Congratulations again!

    Apr 2 7:44 am

  34. yay! congrats to you and your *family* and we can’t wait to hear all about her arrival!! :)

    Apr 2 9:13 am

  35. She looks perfect & beautiful.

    Apr 2 4:35 pm

  36. Jennifer

    She’s adorable! Congratulations!

    Apr 2 8:33 pm

  37. She is so precious. And Dan looks thrilled (and tired). Congratulations!!!

    Apr 2 9:17 pm

  38. Gina

    Jenn, I hope all of you are doing well…and when you have the energy I hope you post a gazillion pictures! :-)

    Apr 3 4:03 pm

  39. Such cuteness! I’ve been keeping an eye on the flickr account ;) Congrats!

    Apr 4 2:23 pm

  40. Congratulations on your new baby girl Maggie! She’s adorable and I love the name!

    Apr 4 11:19 pm

  41. Congratulations and hello Maggie!

    Apr 5 1:27 am