Sunday, January 23, 2011


Following just 10 days behind her cousin Etta, Maggie Faye Cribbs burst upon the scene early Monday morning, January 17, 2011!!  Instead of my attempting to tell little Maggie's story, let me direct you to Jenni's blog posting which explains things much better than I ever could and includes some great photos.  ttp:// .
Dave and Jenni brought little Maggie home from the hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 19.  The next day she had her first visit to the pediatrician, who discovered her bilirubin levels to be very high.  Later that day Maggie and Jenni were readmitted to the hospital so Maggie could receive intensive treatment to get her jaundice under control.  Fortunately, they were only in the hospital 24 hours before Maggie's bilirubin was within normal limits.  Here's a picture of 4-day-old Maggie in the incubator under the "bili lights". 
Tomorrow little Maggie will be a week old.  She's already had quite a history for her short little life, but God is gracious.  This has just been a minor blip in an otherwise perfect new life, and we are so grateful.  Welcome to the family, precious Maggie.  We're so glad you're here!

Friday, January 7, 2011


.......Miss Etta Mae Wiese, born January 7, 2011, weighing 7 lbs 2.6 oz. We are overjoyed to meet our precious new angel, a very special Russian Christmas gift. Mother and daughter are going great. Grammy and Papa so thrilled to have another granddaughter. Our family count now stands at 6 females (7 if you count Millie) and 4 males. Girls rock!!!

Erika and Josh love traditional and family names. They both love the name Etta, and coincidentally (or not) they danced their first dance at their wedding reception to Etta James' "At Last". Mae is the middle name of both Josh's deceased grandmothers. A very memorable name for a very special little girl!