It’s a girl

Our new daughter; click for larger image

After a long labor, Erin gave birth to this beautiful red-headed girl today at 6:49 central time. Poor Erin is exhausted, and I’m tired too, but wow. Words fail me.

More info and pix soon. (Click the one above for a larger image.) Thanks to everyone who has sent good wishes by email or otherwise; I’ll be talking to you soon.

Update 10/28: We’ve decided to name her Madelyn.

Update 10/30: Today we go home. 🙂

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45 Responses to It’s a girl

  1. dr. b. says:

    Congrats to you and Erin. She is gorgeous!!!

  2. Alvina says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both! Can’t wait to meet her, and see you guys to catch up. It’s been a long time!

  3. mb says:

    wow! good job, you guys. she is beautiful.
    (gentle) hugs and kisses to erin. 🙂

  4. Karmon says:

    She’s beautiful

  5. Diana Allen says:

    Again, congratulations! Babies are such fun!

  6. E & B says:

    Miracles do happen. We are thankful all are doing well. She looks terrific!

  7. Aunt Sue says:

    Erin & Bradley:

    She is toooooooo cute! Congratulations! Erin, you are going to make a great Mom!
    There’s nothing better. She looks like both of you. You’ve made your cousins proud!
    Take care and enjoy this baby girl. Love, Aunt Sue

  8. Grandma Bits says:

    I just found this message site. I am beside myself with wanting to get my hands on that sweet baby girl. She looks like Erin and my mom with the ski -nose. Or is it Bradley’s cute nose? She is too adorable. Erin is a trooper and Bradley was right there with her. A good team.
    Mama Bits

  9. Kathie Z says:

    Congratulations! Prepare for a grand time of loving and learning and growing; she will definitely teach you a lot. Kathie

  10. jeff says:


    Where’s her beer and Gator shirt?

  11. jenny says:

    Oh yea!

    She is absolutely BREATHTAKING!. 🙂

    Really, I’m so happy for you two…er, three.

  12. Jonathan says:

    Hey! Congratulations. That’s a nice hat.

  13. Jodi says:

    Finally another redhead in the world 🙂 Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!

  14. MM says:

    Congrats! way to go kids!

  15. Clancy says:

    Aw! What a little sweetie. I can’t wait to see her decked out in nerdy baby clothes.

  16. C.R.A.I.G. says:

    Congrats, nerd and Erin. My mom’s birthday is also Oct. 27th…a good omen for the UGA game…

  17. kjh101 says:


  18. cbd says:

    Thanks, everyone; I’m at the hospital now reading these comments to Erin. Madelyn is napping. 🙂

  19. Cindy says:


    I tried to reach you but understand you are exhausted. She is beautiful and looks like both of you. I’m so happy for you.



  20. Cindy says:

    How much longer at hospital? How to contact Erin.

  21. Jim And Jen says:

    Madelyn is the lucky one here. E & B are two of our favorite people and she’ll make a great addition to the WTFL. We hope to meet her soon!

  22. allison/barclay clan says:

    So very cool (did I say that before?) take care and SLEEEEEEPPPPP!!!!!

  23. Uncle Craig and Aunt Dee says:

    What a beautiful babygirl! I think she likes her hat too! God’s blessings upon blessings to you all!!! Three people in your family now. . . your heritage. I love you all more than words can say!!! Love-Aunt Dee

  24. Uncle Craig and Aunt Dee says:

    Oh Erin, she has Aunt Dee cheeks!!! Actually, Easterling cheeks!!!

  25. jfr+jana says:

    whohoo. most awesome beautiful baby. congratulations to erin. red hair, very very cool.

  26. Crush says:

    Ahhhh, a cute redhead! You did great guys!

  27. Anne says:

    Eye-witness report: Madelyn is as beautiful as her photo suggests. She is peaceful. She is perfect. She is charming, intelligent, and captivating. She looks good with or without her jaunty cap.

  28. Mike says:

    Awwww. Congrats.

  29. stacey says:

    Oh WOW! She’s a-ma-zing! I’m so happy for you two- Sooooo beautiful!! Congratulations!! 😀

  30. Glenn says:

    What a cutie. Congratulations!
    Gee, I wonder if Madelyn would prefer that I brew a lighter or a darker celebratory beer?

  31. susan says:

    she is sooooooooooo sweet!!!!!!! congrats you 2. job well done! i’m so very happy for you!!!!!!

  32. Phil says:

    She is beautiul! Love and congrats from Susan and Phil and Nadia and Owen too–the new WTFL generation grows!!!

  33. Lurch says:

    Thrilled to hear it– welcome to the club E & B, and welcome to the world little Madelyn! We can’t wait to hear about your progress– your first giggle, your first steps, your first Gator chomp…

  34. jeremyisdwight says:

    Congradulations! Im gonna get you a cigar.

  35. Willums says:

    She’s a perfect combination of the both of you. Congrats from the whole Willums clan…

  36. Erich says:

    Nice work. Congratulations.

  37. Iain C. Williams says:

    Dear Madelyn,
    I saw you on the internet and I think your are really cute. I cant wait to play with you. Its gonna be real fun. See ya soon!

  38. Sid says:

    Mazel Tov. Very good.

  39. Brian says:

    Congratulations! She’s a beautiful baby, and I’m glad everyone is doing well!

  40. Dave Johnson says:

    Hey Bradley and Erin–Congratulations! Brian passed this link on to me. Hope you all are doing well.

  41. Congratulations, Erin and Bradley!

    She looks like quite the angel! I am glad you are all doing well.

    Best wishes for a bright and healthy future.

  42. Krissy says:

    Way to go, Erin and Bradley! Congratulations, she’s beautiful!

  43. Julie Sinn says:

    She is beautiful. Not all alien-like the way most babies look.

  44. Penny R says:

    You are so fortunate! Word is spreading that Bradley is ga-ga before Madelyn can say goo-goo! Your lives have just changed in the most magical way…(as long as you don’t consider the diapers)

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