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I hope you'll pardon me if I can't stop talking about how absolutely adorable our new baby is! I promise I'll only post 15 or 30 more times about her this week.

First off, I would like to clear up a common misconception about giving birth for the eighth time: The baby does NOT just slide right out. But to all those people who laughingly suggested it, hoo-WEE, boy howdy. I'm still cracking up over that one. Seriously. Verrrry funny.

And in news of 17 babies born at the same hospital in one day may cause a bit of confusion: A nurse just came in to take my baby GIRL to be circumsized. Um. No thank you very much.

And NOW, here are some photos of Sweet Peyton and even a video of the first time the Smockity Bunch got to meet their new baby sister. 

And, yes, thanks for asking. It is always precisely this chaotic at our place.

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  1. She is totally adorable and beautiful just like your other children.

    Enjoy her xxxx

  2. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby and precious family you have. I could watch that video over and over again. I am wondering, though, why Emelyn wasn’t supposed to kiss Peyton’s hand? I’m not that protective of germs and such with a newborn, so is that it or was there another reason? (If you are that protective, that’s fine. I’m not being critical, just curious…)

    Congratulations again. Oh, such a beautiful baby!!!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      We’ve just had a round of the throw ups at our house – which I HOPE are gone now, but that voice was one of my bossy children, probably worried about the new baby getting it. Never a dull moment! =)

  3. Martha Harter says:

    Beautiful, sweet baby! Congratulations!!

  4. Congratulations!!! and I know your son is probably just fine with all those sisters, but I hope he gets lots of dad time!!!

  5. Elizabeth Jaeckle says:

    I told my son, the only boy with 4 girls, about your son. He just sighed. They sure will make good husbands, won’t they?

    • @Elizabeth Jaeckle, I used to tease that I would only marry a man with sisters…and I did! He’s he only boy in his family. :) I bet both your sons will make wonderful husbands some day for sure!

      • @JessieLeigh, I always teased that too, that I’d only marry a guy with sisters, and then I went and wound up married to a guy who only had 2 older brothers. 😉 He’s pretty awesome for having had no female experience whatsoever though, I have to say. I notice he’s alot easier on our daughter (3 3/4) than our son (1 3/4) though and have to remind him that little girls need to be told NO once in a while too! Lol!

    • @Elizabeth Jaeckle, Yes, because when you marry a man who only has 3 brothers and then gets married and has 3 daughters, well, lets just say he is still learning:)

  6. Conratulations to you and your family.

  7. what beautiful family moments caught on tape. Congratulations!!!
    And that croqueted cap is just *sigh* perfect on her little head.

  8. She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  9. Heather says:

    She looks just like you! Congratulations!

  10. She looks like you! Congratulations! ♥

  11. Alice McD says:

    They ALL look precious in their coordinated outfits. I bet your family was the talk of the OB floor today! I hope you’re feeling well, too.

  12. How sweet!!!

  13. Kim Blight says:

    uh… that’s chaotic? Oh dear…

  14. She is fantastic! Congrats!

    Like a sillygoose, I kept refreshing your live blog. I should have just refreshed your entire page, because I didn’t see that she was born until today!

    Enjoy your sweet little girl!

    What a beautiful daughter you have! I just loved the video of your children – what a gorgous family you have!
    God bless

  16. Love the video. The hiccups were so cute! :)

  17. She looks just like you! She is equally as beautiful! Congratulations Smockity Family!!! I’m so happy for you all! Enjoy sweet little Peyton and know the Lockwood Family here is praying for you all.

  18. Congratulations, Connie! :-) She’s precious. Looking forward to a birth story….

  19. So precious! Thanks for sharing these special moments- love it – and brings back wonderful memories of my babies:)

    blessings to your family,
    Linda C

  20. Connie,
    Congratulations!! Another beautiful baby!!! So happy for you. I could watch the video over and over. Your children are all very beautiful!!! Payton’s hat is so cute… did you make it? I would love the pattern or to know where to mail away for the pattern…..soooooo cute.
    All the best in the coming days….I’ll be praying for you and your household!!
    Love Janice

  21. Is that now 7 girls and 1 boy? LOL are you done trying for boys now lol? Its just not happening hu? Poor dad lol!!
    My hubby is about done with us 3 girls in this house i could only imagine lol.
    Well take it easy and we will talk to you when you get all better.
    Beautiful family :-)

  22. She’s beautiful! I’m really glad you didn’t get her circumcised. I’m very anti-circumcision…you know, on girls. 😉

  23. April C. says:

    Congratulations on the newest, precious blessing. I love the name so I won’t hold it against you that you didn’t pick my suggestions (Jocelyn) :-) I think the other kids were so well behaved, no chaos at all, just beautiful children loving on their new sister.

    Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

  24. Adorable! Lovely family :)

  25. Congratulations!

  26. It’s nice to see Mr. Smockity too! Congratulations to all of you.

  27. Yolande says:

    Congratulations!! What a blessing!!! Little Peyton (great name) looks so much like you…just beautiful! I LOVE the pictures and video! Please let me know when you and Mr. Smockity will be accepting visitors…
    Love ya,

  28. Congrats and what a beautiful baby. I am with you after having 6 they just don’t slide out. I am lucky to have had good delieveries. Congrats and what a beautiful family.

  29. Oh what a beauty! She certainly favors a couple of her sisters 😉

  30. Congratulations on the newest, precious blessing. I love the name so I won’t hold it against you that you didn’t pick my suggestions (Jocelyn) I think the other kids were so well behaved, no chaos at all, just beautiful children loving on their new sister.

  31. Beautiful pictures to share! I wanted to comment on the circumcision situation – my parents received a bill for circumcision after they had brought me home. My dad actually had to take me back to the hospital to point out that the bill MUST be a clerical error on their part!

  32. SO precious! What a sweet video too! Congratulations on your newest precious addition!

  33. Congratulations! She is precious and absolutely adorable!!!

  34. Aww, Miss Smockity. You make cute babies. :-) Congrats, and rest up!!

  35. Sooooooooooooooooooo precious! She is absolutely darling! Can I hold her? 😉

    You know, I’ve only had two children, but I still didn’t find that funny about the babies just “sliding out.” Not at all. And mine both had such big heads that they came out head and body in one push…

    But that comment about the nurse coming to take the baby GIRL to be circumcised–that was a hoot! The craziest things happen in hospitals sometimes!!! Granted, I didn’t give birth to either of my children in a hospital, but I’ve heard all kinds of stories! That will be a good one to share with my midwife next time I see her! She and I could sit for hours talking about funny birth stories!

    So… a running joke in our family is that we’re going to have 10 kids (last time I mentioned it was when we were choosing a washer–4 cu ft capacity instead of smaller, you know, because more kids means more clothes to wash… Anyhow, watching that video gives me an idea of what it could be like! I’m so thankful they only (usually) come one at a time! :)

  36. Congratulations Connie! We’re so happy and grateful for you. I’m going to chime in with you about babies not sliding out, I KNOW that for sure. 😉

    Peyton is lovely and the video brings back many memories and makes me more ready for our newest to arrive.

    Love and prayers as you recover and adjust to a new little one. xoxo

  37. Lisa Stettheimer says:

    Ms Mary loves all the pics of your new sweet baby girl, she sends her love and can’t wait to meet Peyton. She has lost your home number, and would love to call you in a couple of days. Can you email me your number for her? starsfan@flash.net

    thanks and congratulations!
    Lisa Stettheimer

  38. Congratulations on your new addition!

  39. Congratulations!! Looks like she’ll be getting a lot of ‘hands on’ love! Love the cute little flower hat too!!

  40. We didn’t find out the gender of our first until she was born. While she was being wiped off, etc., I asked who would be performing the circumcision. I think the doctor wanted to check my meds! LOL

    Congratulations! So thankful for you many blessings and the video is just adorable!

  41. You had your baby girl the same day my little sister did! Congrats! She is beautiful! She looks just like her sisters.