I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite little human who made her grand arrival this week. Welcome to the world, baby Peanut!:

baby Murphy at the hospital

Murphy Jane Pothier
May 2, 2023
8lb. 5oz.
20 inches long

From the time Max and Abby called from the hospital at 5:45am to tell me they were in labor, my heart was beating right outside of my chest. I’m not super proud of how I elbowed my way out of that airplane to get to that hospital as fast as I possibly could. But I’m here to say it was pure heaven to walk into that room and get that baby in my arms.

There is not much better than watching your son become a dad.

He and Abby are the two most natural and glowing parents ever and little peanut is the most breathtaking baby I’ve seen.

welcome to the world, brand new Baby Murphy

So many more details coming next week. And also on Instagram today. As you can imagine, my phone is spilling out the seams with photos of this little girl after a few sacred days that I got to be with Murphy and her mom and dad. But I couldn’t wait to share.

Welcome to the world, dear baby Murphy! We love you more than words can say!

We have been waiting with so much anticipation for this little girl’s grand arrival. Other “Peanut” posts, before and after her big welcome to the world:

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  1. Congratulations to you all on the safe arrival of little Murphy. We have three grandchildren, all girls. Soak it in because the older we become, the faster the time seems to go. I always say being a grandparent is like love on steroids πŸ’–πŸ’–

  2. Congratulations, Pothiers! What an exciting time! Shawni, you’ll just be the best grandma!.

  3. Congratulations to the whole family! Holding that babe in your arms must be a pretty amazing feeling!

  4. Congratulations to all on your newest family member!
    Enjoy the beginning of your grand parenting journey – she looks as smitten with you all as you are with her πŸ’š

  5. Aw, congratulations Shawni and family. I’m a long time follower, and this is such lovely news.

  6. What joyful news!! Congratulations to all of you! I can imagine grandparenting to be next-level -love. She’s the luckiest to have you as a Grandma!

  7. Welcome to the world, brilliant girl! And congratulations to you, Shawni! I’ve been here since Max had his tiny little-kid glasses so I’m going to go take a Geritol and drink a Boost now.

  8. Congratulations Pothier’s! What a beautiful addition to your family! She will have loads of love from all of you! She is a lucky baby πŸ™‚

  9. Congratulations!!! She’s beautiful!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  10. She’s just lovely! Congratulations to you all. I’d be interested to hear the story behind her name, it’s darling and so unusual.

    1. I forgot to write about this! Murphy is from a character in a favorite movie (“Interstellar”), and Jane is Abby’s middle name as well as her mom’s middle name.

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