Lillian Gray

She’s here!

Lillian Gray Zerbey was born last Sunday night (9/21) and we are now a family of four! (Err…five, sorry Bailey.)


I had a scheduled c-section with Avery because she was very.stubbornly.breech and really wanted to try for a VBAC this time around (especially since I had no labor signs with Avery, not even Braxton Hicks!). Fortunately, miss Lillian decided she was ready 3 days before her due date and everything went really well (besides that back labor…ouch!) and faster than I had mentally prepared for. She was born at almost the exact same time and nearly identical in weight and length to Avery. Her hair is a bit darker (more like Kyle’s is now) and slightly longer. Lillian’s birthday is two days after mine and four days before our anniversary. We’re still nibbling on leftovers from my birthday cake and joked that maybe we should just get a big sheet cake to celebrate the three events each year. (But in all seriousness, my step brother’s birthday is the 24th and my parents learned early on that one cake with two clowns on it was not cool. NOT COOL AT ALL.) 🙂

We’re settling in and adjusting to having a newborn again. (Although, second time around – so much easier. Which is good since, y’know…now we have two!) Avery and Bailey seem to be handling things well and are interested but not too interested in their little sister. My mom has also been here to help with the girls and make sure everyone is well fed, which has been a huge help!

Here we go again!


40 Responses to “Lillian Gray”

  1. Emilie says:

    Congratulations and welcome to the world Lillian Gray!

  2. jen says:

    What an absolutely lovely thing to read as I sign off for the evening. Congratulations Zerbey family and hello to Miss Lillian! Looking forward to seeing how y’all adjust — personally and professionally to this beautiful new addition!

  3. Sammi says:

    Congrats! 🙂

  4. Erin says:

    Congrats! She is perfect!

  5. Peggy in Canada says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on number two!!!!

  6. katie says:

    she is adorable – and i love her name. congratulations to your family!

    (back labor is no joke – ouch indeed!)

  7. Nicole says:

    Congratulations! She is adorable, and I love her name. I’m looking forward to hearing about life with two.

  8. Christa says:

    Congratulations! What a cutie.

  9. Anna says:

    Congratulations, she’s beautiful!

  10. cheryl preston says:

    Oh happy day!!! All the best to mommy and daddy. Welcome, Lillian Gray! (BTW you have an awesome big sister!) :~)

  11. Phoebe says:

    congratulations!! wishing you a speedy recovery. 🙂

  12. Katja from Berlin says:

    What a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

  13. Heather says:

    What a precious little human. Welcome Earthside baby Lillian!

  14. Liana says:

    Congratulations! Another home renovation helper – she’s lucky to be learning from two of the best!


  15. diana says:

    Welcome, Miss Lilian! Congratulations to everyone! VBAC? Back labour? Hats off!

  16. Ilze says:

    She looks so peaceful and adorable! Congratulations to the family!
    The whole world is yours, Lillian – welcome and enjoy it!

  17. Hock E says:

    Congrats on the new addition. She is gorgeous!!!

  18. Gaidig says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Lillian.

  19. Wehaf says:

    Congratulations to everyone, and welcome to Lillian!

  20. hjc says:

    She is beautiful! Congratulations on another successful diy project!

  21. lauralou says:

    She is beautiful. Congratulations! (I had back labor with my second…ouch)

  22. Chris says:

    What a beautiful, tiny, perfect girl! Congratulations and welcome to the world, little one!

  23. Ryan says:

    She looks so beautiful! Congratulations!!

  24. Sharmila says:

    Congratulations! She is soo gorgeous. I hope you are well taken care of Lauren.

  25. Dana says:

    She is adorable. So glad to hear everyone is well. Take care of you, mama!

  26. Ron says:

    Congratulations and best wishes! Glad to see that everything went well for all of you.

  27. Oh goodness look at those sweet cheeks! MANY congratulations to the Zerbeys (and way to go on the VBAC!)

  28. JPB says:

    I’m not usually one to awww over babies, but I just found myself doing just that. What a lovely lovely baby.

    Congrats to all of you!

  29. Amy H says:

    Congratulations! She looks so sweet in her swaddling and hat! Take care.

  30. Shauna says:

    Félicitations! What a lovely little face!

  31. Sabrina says:

    Welcome to the world, Lillian! We’re glad to have you here. I sure do feel you on the back labor! The good news is, memories fade. The bad news is, other people’s birth stories will remind you. 😉

  32. Congratulations! She is a beautiful baby with a beautiful name! Bringing home a newborn is much better when there’s leftover cake to nibble on. 😉

  33. Amanda says:

    Congrats! What a doll and I love her name! 🙂

  34. Antonio says:

    She is so adorable! I have seen your site a long time ago and bookmarked it because I thought the work you had done in your house was AMAZING.

    Just going through some old bookmarks, I clicked on this one and saw your latest addition to the family! This is so very great!

    Congratulations, truly!

    Best Regards,


  35. June says:

    Every time I see this picture it makes me smile. Congratulations! and blessings on your family.

  36. dk says:

    hey guys I was checking out contemporist ….and I was like …..waaait I know that building ….really good job

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