Baby Mackenzie is FINALLY HERE! And, it was a VERY rough ride for her mommy!

Baby Mackenzie is FINALLY HERE! And, it was a VERY rough ride for her mommy!

We had more entries for the “guess when Mackenzie is going to be born” contest than any contest we’ve ever held!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Sylvia Villalpando who most closely guessed the birth date, hour, and minute! Sylvia won a free book publishing package from BookLocker valued at $875!!!

We are THRILLED to announce the (fashionably late) arrival of Mackenzie Mae Hibberts!! 

Arrival date: 6-11-19

Arrival time: 2:52 a.m.

Gate: C (section) – after an amazing First Class flight and hours long attempted natural descent

Weight: 8 lbs, 8 oz.

Length: 20 1/2 inches

Hair: blonde

Eyes: blue

Likes: Mommy’s milk and Daddy’s spoiling

Dislikes: Being born and diaper changes

I am frantically behind on work because I’m doing my job, and Ali’s, so I will share the details next week but, for now, I will share pictures. Isn’t she ADORABLE?!?! We are all over the moon in love with this little angel!!!


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10 Responses to "Baby Mackenzie is FINALLY HERE! And, it was a VERY rough ride for her mommy!"

  1. Maile  July 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Wow! She is beautiful!! Congratulations!

  2. leonard nourse  July 4, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Well that’s something – congrats. We, Amanda and I, know what it’s like to have new grandchildren (boys in our case, and yes, adorable 3 to 1/2 years. They, sadly for us. live in Tasmania. I, Len have 3 granddaughters -now Poms, but born in South Africa. Students, one completed, at Edinburgh uni Scotland. We wish Ali+ and you both many happy days watching and enjoy her growing up. Its a privilege.

  3. Margaret Tessler  July 2, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Such a darling baby! Such happy news for the whole family! Welcome to the world, Mackenzie!

  4. David Cole  June 25, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Congratulations. Adorable

  5. Elizabeth Cart ( Bettye)  June 20, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Ali, we have never met, but we will and your babe is a beautiful miracle! And a hefty one! You will recover from this surgery, as I did with my 9 lb 8 oz boy 43 yrs ago! Healing has no timeline, just take care!

  6. Lauri  June 15, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Ahhh she is so adorable . . and . the work will get done . . one step at a time.:)

  7. Zack Carden  June 14, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Wow, sorry for the rough ride. Mackenzie is beautiful! God bless this child …

  8. Pamela Allegretto  June 14, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Congratulations! Sorry it was a rough ride, but so happy that all is well. Yes, she is adorable! How fun to have a little girl to spoil. Enjoy! Gee, I had the exact time right but was off a day, but best wishes to Sylvia.

  9. Barbara Thiele  June 14, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Adorable Chubba Bubba. Now the fun begins.. forever.

  10. Cheryl Tuskes  June 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm