We named our baby Elizabeth Tam Nielson, planning on using Betty as the nickname for Elizabeth. Elizabeth is my middle name, and Betty and Tam are my grandma's names. She was born with some very distinctive birthmarks on her face, just like her big sister Cora. Like Cora's, these are expected to fade after a year or so. The nurse informed us that these types of birthmarks are known as angel kisses, and indeed, the one on her forehead looks like a lipstick mark. I love having this little reminder of where she comes from and treasure the thought of one of our many family members in heaven giving her a parting kiss before sending her down to us.
After church on Sunday the kids went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a while and then uncle Johnny brought them to the hospital to meet baby Betty. They loved her right away - especially Cora. She fell right into her role as big sister all over again and has been very loving and protective towards her baby sister ever since.