Olivia Jenae Has Arrived!

by Susan

Praise God!

Precious little Olivia Jenae has blessed us with her swift arrival.

Olivia was born early this morning at about 1:30 AM after a brief and reasonably manageable labor. Janice did wonderfully during the labor and is now tired but doing very well.

Olivia is a beautiful healthy baby girl weighing 6 lbs 14 ounces and measuring 20 inches.

She takes after her big brother Jackson and is already happily nursing like a pro. (Jackson came out looking for food and has always been a great eater. You can tell by how tall he is.)

What a blessing Olivia is! We are so very thankful to have her here with us. (I’m looking forward to her cousin Sophia arriving soon too. Hopefully she will have as smooth of a delivery as Olivia had.)

Olivia’s middle name is Jenae which means “God has answered our prayers.” And He truly has.

We thank the Lord for bringing Olivia Jenae to be with us.

I will post photos tomorrow (or later today I should say.)

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes!



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 ELLIE September 28, 2007 at 7:08 am

CONGRATS AND HUGS TO ALL—–WELCOME TO THE WORLD OLIVIA…..BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!!!

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2 heather September 28, 2007 at 7:11 am

Congrats to you guys!

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3 Robyn September 28, 2007 at 7:12 am

Wonderful news! Congratulations :)

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4 stephanie September 28, 2007 at 7:13 am

Congratulations!

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5 Pam September 28, 2007 at 7:19 am

Congrats! how wonderful!

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6 earthchick September 28, 2007 at 7:23 am

Wonderful news. Welcome to the world, Baby Olivia! And happy babymoon, Janice! Blessings and more blessings on your family.

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7 brandy w September 28, 2007 at 7:30 am

congrats.

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8 pam d September 28, 2007 at 7:37 am

Congratulations to the parents, to Jackson, and extended family, of course!! How exciting! I just happen to have my own Olivia and Sophia, so I will easily be able to pray for your girls by name : )

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9 Melissa Markham September 28, 2007 at 7:40 am

Congrats! Praise the Lord that all has gone well!

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10 Shana September 28, 2007 at 7:43 am

Welcome to the world little Olivia Jenae!!!!!

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11 Erna September 28, 2007 at 7:43 am

Please send along our warm congratulations to Mom & family. Looking forward to the pictures!!!

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12 Carey September 28, 2007 at 7:56 am

Congratulations! How exciting! What a beautiful name. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

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13 Adventures In Babywearing September 28, 2007 at 7:59 am

WHAT!? Oh congrats!! I think the name is beautiful! YAY!!!

Much love,
Steph

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14 Melissa R. Garrett September 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

Congratulations!! What a beautiful name :-)

Best wishes to everyone!!

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15 Kari September 28, 2007 at 8:12 am

WOOHOO Congrats to all!

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16 Twisted Cinderella September 28, 2007 at 8:17 am

Welcome to the world, Olivia Jenae! Congrats to all!

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17 Deb September 28, 2007 at 8:21 am

What wonderful news to wake up to this morning! Welcome to little Olivia Jenae and a huge congratulations to Janice and the whole family! :)

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18 stacey September 28, 2007 at 8:25 am

a beautiful wake-up message. congratulations and best wishes!! welcome sweet olivia!

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19 Julie Sivley September 28, 2007 at 8:26 am

Congrats!!! How very exciting!! Thank goodness she’s healthy, happy, and doing well. Rest mommy… don’t worry about the “undone’s,” they’ll get done eventually, enjoy your baby girl!!

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20 Cassidy September 28, 2007 at 8:29 am

Congrats! Welcome to the world Olivia.

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21 Chief Family Officer September 28, 2007 at 8:29 am

Congratulations! And welcome Olivia – I love your name!

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22 Becky September 28, 2007 at 8:33 am

Congratulations and blessings to all!!! Can’t wait to see pics of that sweet beautiful baby girl! :)

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23 Tirzah September 28, 2007 at 8:35 am

Congratulations!!!!!

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24 katherine September 28, 2007 at 8:52 am

Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise to find this morning. I’m so glad to hear that you’re all doing well. Can’t wait to see the precious pictures.

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25 Christine September 28, 2007 at 9:03 am

Congratulations!

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26 Barbara H. September 28, 2007 at 9:06 am

Congratulations! I am so happy everything went well!

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27 Jenna September 28, 2007 at 9:09 am

Congratulations! What blessed news!

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28 Mama Zen September 28, 2007 at 9:10 am

Congratulations!

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29 Andrea September 28, 2007 at 9:12 am

Congratulations! I’m glad all went well!!! :)

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30 Shelley September 28, 2007 at 9:15 am

Wow! Congratulations on the birth of a precious baby girl!

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31 Aimee September 28, 2007 at 9:16 am

Welcome Olivia!

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32 Laura September 28, 2007 at 9:21 am

Congrats…can’t wait to see pics : )

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33 LM September 28, 2007 at 9:24 am

How exciting! Congratulations!

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34 Sarah September 28, 2007 at 9:26 am

Wonderful news!

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35 Angela at mommy bytes September 28, 2007 at 9:27 am

Congratulations, wonderful news! You are truly blessed.

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36 Heather September 28, 2007 at 9:30 am

Congratulations!

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37 Jill (CDPJ) September 28, 2007 at 9:36 am

Congratulations! And what a beautiful name!

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38 Angela Klocke September 28, 2007 at 9:37 am

WhooooHooooo! Congrats everyone!

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39 Jennifer North September 28, 2007 at 9:46 am

I LOVE a happy birthday. Welcome to the world Olivia!

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40 Sasha September 28, 2007 at 9:56 am

Congratulations! What a beautiful name!

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41 Tina September 28, 2007 at 10:01 am

Yahooooooooooooo – a new baby girl!!!!

Congratulations

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42 Rhen (yestheyareallmine) September 28, 2007 at 10:02 am

Happy Birthday Olivia and Congratulations blessed parents and family!!!
My 2 y.o. is named Olivia. It is such a beautiful name.
:)

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43 T with Honey September 28, 2007 at 10:09 am

Welcome Olivia! Congratulations to all!!

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44 Pattie September 28, 2007 at 10:16 am

Welcome to our world, Olivia.

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45 Summer September 28, 2007 at 10:19 am

How wonderful! Congratulations!!

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46 Crunchy Domestic Goddess September 28, 2007 at 10:23 am

congratulations to janice and the whole family! love baby olivia’s name. :)

amy

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47 Jodi Elizabeth September 28, 2007 at 10:23 am

Yay !!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see Pictures … I’ll bet Jackson is crazy about her !!! :)

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48 BP September 28, 2007 at 10:27 am

Congratulations! I’m thankful to hear of the safe arrival of your new little one. May God bless your family!

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49 ktjrdn September 28, 2007 at 10:29 am

How exciting! Congrats.

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50 ventanawhos daily September 28, 2007 at 10:29 am

congratulations!!! praise God great things he has [and IS doing/ ] done!!
welcome olivia janae (such a pretty name!)

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51 Laura September 28, 2007 at 10:30 am

Congratulations! Sure wish I was there to help you guys!

All the best,
Laura

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52 MyStarbucks September 28, 2007 at 10:35 am

God Bless baby Olivia! I am so glad mother and baby are fine.

Hugs and kisses to you both!

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53 Jennifer, Snapshot September 28, 2007 at 10:54 am

Congratulations!!

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54 Sophia Lindsay September 28, 2007 at 10:54 am

Congratulations to everyone and Welcome to baby Olivia Janae :).

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55 Lynne September 28, 2007 at 10:58 am

Congratulation Janice and welcome to the World Olivia Jenea!

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56 Melissa McClone September 28, 2007 at 10:59 am

Congratulations! A big welcome to Olivia Jenae!

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57 Striving\Tessa September 28, 2007 at 11:01 am

Yay, and thank God it was preety easy. Congratulations mama.

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58 Veggiemomof2 September 28, 2007 at 11:19 am

I’m glad all is well! :)

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59 Lynn September 28, 2007 at 11:24 am

Oh, congratulations! We are so happy for you, Janice! What a blessing.

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60 Shauna September 28, 2007 at 11:30 am

Congratulations!!!

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61 Susanne September 28, 2007 at 11:32 am

Congratulations, Janice. I’m looking forward to pictures!

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62 Melinda September 28, 2007 at 11:32 am

Congratulations and Happy Birthday. :)

Hugs,
Melinda

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63 Laura September 28, 2007 at 11:35 am

Praise God!!! Congratulations to everyone!!

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64 Elizabeth September 28, 2007 at 11:39 am

Congratulations on the new arrival to your sister. It’s such happy news. Reminds me of my own day, a few weeks ago. Heh.

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65 Melanie September 28, 2007 at 11:39 am

Yeah!! Congrats to all. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

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66 Anastasia September 28, 2007 at 11:40 am

Awwwww Congrats! I’m glad everything went well :)

(lol my daughters name is Sophia too! ;) )

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67 Cole's Mama September 28, 2007 at 11:57 am

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful name for a beautiful girl no doubt!

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68 Christine September 28, 2007 at 12:00 pm

Yay! Welcome to the world and to a wonderful family Baby Olivia!!!

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69 Shera September 28, 2007 at 12:04 pm

That is amazing and wonderful!!!! I’ve been wondering if something was up heehee! Welcome sweet Olivia!

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70 Stephanie September 28, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Janice – So happy for you! Congratulations!

P.S. I love “Olivia Jenae”…what a beautiful name!

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71 Kilikina September 28, 2007 at 12:43 pm

congrats to jancie

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72 Linda September 28, 2007 at 12:47 pm

Congrats!

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73 Crystal B. September 28, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Congratulations! :)

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74 Michele September 28, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Congratulations…what a beautiful name!

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75 Robin (the PENSIEVE one) September 28, 2007 at 1:03 pm

OH, my..HOW EXCITING!!! I know this makes you even more excited, Susan :). Thanks for sharing the great news!!!

Thrilled to hear all is going well (can’t wait to see some precious baby picchas!!)

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76 workoutmommy September 28, 2007 at 1:11 pm

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world Olivia!

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77 Brandie September 28, 2007 at 1:30 pm

Congratulations! What a gorgeous name =)

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78 Atasha September 28, 2007 at 1:39 pm

YAY! Congrats! She just couldn’t wait to meet her wonderful family:)

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79 melody is slurping life September 28, 2007 at 1:40 pm

Welcome to the world, Olivia Jenae. As God shines his smile upon you today and always, I pray blessings for you and your family.

Congratulations, Janice! Can’t wait to see the photos.

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80 Heather September 28, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Ohhhh, I would love that book!

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81 The Pumkin Patch September 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

How exciting!!!!!! Congratulations to your entire family!! Can’t wait to see pics.

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82 Heather September 28, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Sorry for the above – wrong post! Congratulations to Janice! What a blessing ;-)

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83 casual friday everyday September 28, 2007 at 2:35 pm

What a beautiful blessing. Send my congrats and “ooohs and awwwwws” along, too.

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84 casual friday everyday September 28, 2007 at 2:37 pm

wow, i just saw that she went into the hosp in labor at midnight and had her at 1:30am!!! WOWEE, WOW WOW! LOL That is awesome. I thought my last one at 9 hours was fast. LOL!

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85 Karly September 28, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Yay! Congrats!

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86 Lynn September 28, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Congratulations, Janice & Family! Welcome little Olivia!!

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87 Sara September 28, 2007 at 3:26 pm

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see her. And WOW, that was a fast labor!

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88 The Wooden Porch September 28, 2007 at 3:27 pm

Congrats!!!!!!!

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89 Karla ~ Looking Towards Heaven September 28, 2007 at 3:47 pm

hooray!!!

what a beautiful name.

Enjoy!

blessings,
karla

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90 Ana September 28, 2007 at 3:48 pm

How wonderful! Blessing Abound and God is good!

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91 Jana (sidetrack'd) September 28, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Congratulations to all of you (but especially Janice) and welcome to the world little Olivia Jenae!!

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92 Mikki September 28, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Congrats!!! Oh so happy for you!!

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93 Wendy September 28, 2007 at 4:27 pm

Wow that was fast! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the pictures, I’m sure she’s every bit as beautiful as her name. :)

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94 Jenn in AZ September 28, 2007 at 4:31 pm

Praise God! I can’t wait to see the pictures!!!

Thanks for the update!

Jenn

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95 Karmyn R September 28, 2007 at 4:39 pm

Congratulations

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96 jen September 28, 2007 at 4:47 pm

CONGRATULATIONS cant wait to see the photos
give my love to Janice please
youve made my day :)

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97 Carrie September 28, 2007 at 4:48 pm

Congratulations, Janice! I am thrilled for you! What a beautiful name, and I’m sure the babe is equally as beautiful! Can’t wait to see her…

I will keep you and your family in my prayers as you adjust!

PS I can’t believe you had an almost 7 lb babe in that tiny tummy!

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98 Auntie Crystal and the crew September 28, 2007 at 5:35 pm

Yeah!!! Welcome sweet Olivia, we can’t wait to see you and give you all our love:) Blessing to you all as you begin your family of four. Jackson you are going to be such a good big brother, we love you!

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99 Gretchen September 28, 2007 at 5:45 pm

Wonderful blessings!

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100 A Whole Lot of Nothing September 28, 2007 at 5:58 pm

A HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!

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101 Capturing Today September 28, 2007 at 6:10 pm

Congratulations and what a beautiful name!

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102 Tiffanie September 28, 2007 at 6:12 pm

Congratulations! What a precious time. I can’t wait to see pictures!

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103 MommaBlogger September 28, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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104 Nicole September 28, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Congratulations!

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105 Monkey Giggles September 28, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Yah!!!!! Smiles and Hugs!

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106 Lu September 28, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Welcome to the world, Olivia! Congratulations to everyone, especially Janice!

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107 Sarah September 28, 2007 at 6:44 pm

So glad for the good news! What a beautiful name!

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108 ChupieandJsmama September 28, 2007 at 6:49 pm

Oh Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Hugs to the happy family and I’m glad that mom and baby are well. I can’t wait to see the pictures :)

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109 Faerylandmom September 28, 2007 at 7:12 pm

YAY!!!

May God bless your socks off with lots of help to get things done for little Olivia!

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110 Jenn September 28, 2007 at 7:17 pm

What a wonderful blessing! Olivia welcome to the world you got a GREAT mama!

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111 tanyetta September 28, 2007 at 7:19 pm

congratulations!!!!!! :)

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112 boomama September 28, 2007 at 7:23 pm

Congratulations, sweet Janice and family!

I am thrilled to death for y’all.

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113 Avis September 28, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Welcome “Baby Olivia” & Congratulations “Mama Janice”! What a true blessing! Looking forward to pics soon!!!

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114 Jane September 28, 2007 at 7:49 pm

We’re thankful for the wonderful news!! Welcome to little Miss Olivia. Now bring on the pictures!

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115 Alexis September 28, 2007 at 8:50 pm

Congrats!!

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116 Southern Girl September 28, 2007 at 9:16 pm

Congratulations! To ALL of you! One down, one to go! ;)

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117 Ramie September 28, 2007 at 9:27 pm

Congratulations!!!!

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118 Jill September 28, 2007 at 9:35 pm

WOw, congrats!!

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119 Pamela Kramer September 28, 2007 at 9:48 pm

Hurray! I’m so happy for your whole family. What a blessing and I can’t wait to see the photos.

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120 Allison Velazquez September 29, 2007 at 2:57 am

Congrtulations on the arrival of the bundle of joy. Many blessings are instore for your family.

Congrats again

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121 Amy September 29, 2007 at 1:30 pm

How Wonderful!! Congratulations!!!

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122 Jen October 1, 2007 at 2:03 am

Oh how awesome. I am so thankful everything went smoothly. Congrats Janice and whole family. I know big brother Jackson has to be sooo excited.

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123 Jodi October 1, 2007 at 7:28 am

Congrats!!! I love her name!!

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124 Debra November 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Congrats! My daughter was born on August 11, 2007 and we named her Ashley Jenae.

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