Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Marigold Pearl Jackson made her grand debut on Sunday, June 21st at 5:04am.  It was Father's Day morning, which tells me she's going to be a daddy's girl!  She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and measured 19.5" long.  In other words, she's perfect!

I decided to do the delivery all-natural again, and thankfully it was FAST.  So fast, in fact, that the doctor wasn't even there yet!  Little Marigold, or should we call her Rocket Baby, was caught by a nurse.  To say it took everyone by surprise is an understatement! 

After we moved into a recovery room, the kids came by to meet their baby sister.   Ruslana had been very excited about having a baby sister, but I was pretty worried about how Levi, the epitome of a mama's boy, would react.  When they first came into the room, I could tell Ruslana was very excited and couldn't wait to hold her baby sister.  Levi, however, didn't want to come over to me and was trying to distract himself with things around the room.  By the end of the visit, though, he came around, and was wanting to touch Marigold.  When he touched her, he would say "hot!" which made us all laugh. 

"Baby--hot!" --Levi

Marigold showing off her pretty blues
We were discharged from the hospital the next evening and we have been doing well at home.  Levi decided that he is crazy about his little sister and loves saying "bay-beee" and giving her hugs.  What a relief!  Ruslana loves having a new baby sibling and can't wait to teach her "girl" things.  And at one day old, Marigold showed us that she can already roll from back to side--and we have a nurse as a witness to prove it!

Proud big sister

We are so happy, blessed, and thankful to now be a family of FIVE!


  1. Congratulations on your daughter. You have a beautiful family and I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Congratulations! I love her name. You and Ruslana need to read this book now. You will love it!!

    1. Thank you!
      That's awesome, I've never heard of that book. I'll get it!

  3. Congratulations on your precious baby girl.

  4. Congratulations on your precious baby girl.

  5. Congratulations on your precious baby girl.

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