After a lot of prayer that this sweet treasure would stay put until she was full term, her family was so very happy to welcome her. Healthy, happy, and perfect. When I arrived, her darling sisters were circling around her like little mother hens themselves.

Oh, I love newborns...the way they stretch and squeak, those little limbs all curled up, the swirls of hair, and how very cozy they are.

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Here is Sarah, Sierra's mommy, who is delighted to have her girl here and is soaking up that new baby smell.

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And Dad...who doesn't look terribly worried about being so outnumbered by girls in his family....fours girls and him.

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Truly. She is just gorgeous: that skin, that hair, the soft rolls, the round little belly. I know, I know...you want to pick her up.

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I asked the girls before Sierra was born, if their sister would be as pretty as they are, and I think they were absolutely right when they said she would be.

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And then we had to play around with this girly girl a little. I am sure that her sisters will be dressing her up as soon as they can! Do you see that concentration on her face? I wonder what she was doing, Sarah?

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In love with their blessing. God is so very good.

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