Mary Elizabeth Kelly Mustard was born to David
B. and Elizabeth J. Mustard in 2004. Both baby and mom are fine. The 14-hour labor went well, and was much shorter than labor for the other two children.
Mary weighted 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20.75 inches long. She was slightly
taller than both her brothers, but more than a pound less than David Andrew and nearly a pound less than Stephen.
The name Mary was the favorite of Elizabeth's and David Andrew's right from the time we learned we would have a baby. It is the middle name of Elizabeth's grandmother, Margaret Mary Perry. Also, David's great grandmother Marie was called Mary. Mary's first middle name--Elizabeth--honors her mother, and we liked the connection with the Biblical cousins. Kelly is the maiden name of David's grandmother--Edith Janet--who never had a granddaughter or great granddaughter, but always wanted one. We learned that we were pregnant on March 17, 2004, which would have been her 94th birthday.
Pictures from 1 week old