Eric With Daughter Callia Jamison Blehm

January 28, 2011

Eric and Callia Jamison Blehm (Third Clutch)

Callia Jamison Blehm, Born 1:10 PM 1/20/2011, Height 19 inches, Weight 7 lbs. Mother and baby are doing great.

We are happy to hear that many of you have already received your book Molly and McGee, The World’s Most Famous Barn Owls, but remember that the largest shipment did not go out until this week and it can take up to three weeks for media mail, so if you haven’t received yours yet, please be patient, it is on its way.

Molly and McGee, The World's Most Famous Barn Owls

Molly and McGee, The Second Clutch

Have a great day! It is predicted to be sunny and a perfect 72 degrees here in San Marcos today.

Carlos, Donna and Austin

91 Responses to “Eric With Daughter Callia Jamison Blehm”

  1. Donna Koski Says:

    A beautiful baby, has a lot of Eric’s features. Good Luck to all and a happy life

    donna koski

  2. Teri Tiede Says:

    I love it!! The third clutch! Carlos are you gonna do another coffee table book for this one? Glad to hear all is well.

  3. grams3cs Says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful daughter. Enjoy her and get lots of sleep!!!

  4. Doris Caco Says:

    beautiful baby Eric……

  5. erindort Says:

    What a beautiful baby! Best wishes and sweet family cuddles to the Blehms.


    Congratulations, of course! she is just gorgeous, and look at that beautiful head of hair.

    Eric, you will be needing a shot gun for sure in another 14 years or so ;)

    Best wishes to both you and your lovely wife, and kiss that baby from this great grand mother!

  7. Michelle Shedoudy Says:

    Just wanted to let Carlos, Austin, Donna and Eric know that I received my coffee table book (#1) last night. As Carlos said when he first saw it, I was brought to tears (happy tears). It is an unbelievable documentation of such a wonderful time in our lives. We will never forget any of the participants – especially Molly & McGee. God bless you all. Keep in touch Carlos, we sure do miss you…


    Michelle & Bill Shedoudy

  8. Cindy Says:

    You are blessed Eric but then you know that.

    Got my book. LOVE it. So well done.

    Appreciate you Carlos for taking the time to sign it. Very special.


  9. Michelle Shedoudy Says:

    To the Blehm family…what a sweet little girl Eric. Congratulations – she looks just like you.

    Michelle Shedoudy

  10. Rosemary Says:

    Oh, what a precious little angel. Best wishes
    to the Blehm family.


  11. flukestail Says:

    Eric, what a beautiful little baby girl. You are now experiencing a love that you couldn’t understand before. Now you truly understand Molly’s reaction when she felt her clutch was threatened. I remember thinking I could step in front of a bus if anyone threatened my son…the tigress in me came out in “full tilt boogie”. Although surprising, it felt completely right and natural.

    Enjoy the moments…every cry, every please-sleep-so-I-can-sleep, 8x/day diaper-changing moments…
    because life really, really, really does fly by. Your daughter will “fledge” sooner than you think. ;)

    So very happy for you & your wife. Makes me want to start all over.

  12. shu curtis Says:

    What a precious picture. Callia knows &loves her Daddy. As soon as she can get her hands out he will be wrapped around her little finger. That is 2 little fingers 4 him. Little girls have a special bond with their Dads. It is a bond that even Moms enjoy.

  13. DebNeedsToTweet Says:

    What a beautiful picture! Congrats to the Blehm family. When’s the book coming out? From one daddy’s girl to another “You go girl”

  14. Lorna Says:

    She’s a keeper for sure!!

    And could there be a prouder dad on the planet???

    Thanks for sharing.


  15. Eric, what a beautiful daughter you have there! #rd clutch, thats so funny!!! LOL
    Oh and I got my coffee table book!!! Its the book Ill cherish forever! Thank you Carlos the pictures are amazing!!!! Caboval

  16. Ranyart Says:

    “There is nothing in life
    to touch
    the birth of a child…”

    Congrats to to the Blehm family!
    Thanks Carlos for posting the pic.
    3rd clutch LOL!

  17. jacque green Says:

    Congratulation Eric! She looks like Dad ,what beautiful Daughter.Enjoy her so much. thank you Carlosfor up date. Love Jacque Green

  18. Congrats on a beautiful girl, Eric! and thanks for sending the pic. Still loving these owl boxes, so enjoying Mel and Sydney’s brood of 7 eggs. Best to you and family, and your future writing endeavors. Marilyn, nature artist, near Chicago

  19. LoveYourDNA Says:




  20. Kristin Nazaret Says:

    What a gorgeous little doll Eric!!! Congratulations to you and your wife on your “third clutch!” That is so funny…

  21. Bonita Lyon Says:

    Congratulations to Eric and wife! Bonnibell

  22. Jeri Lynn Says:

    Congratulations Eric! Beautiful baby! I’m glad all are well. Carlos, as usual, you are so generous to share!

    I’m reading Eric’s book right now about Afganistan. It’s terrific! I feel a personal connection since it’s my 2nd book by him; the first being the owls. :) I’ll never forget last year.

  23. Melodie Penton Says:

    Beautiful Baby! I love the third clutch!!!
    Carlos, Can I come and visit you? We have about 70+ inches of snow on the ground and more snow on the way, HELP!!! Say to hi to Molly and McGee for me! Melodie Penton

  24. Nancy Says:

    Congratulations Eric and family. She is beautiful!

  25. debisneg Says:

    What an adorable and healthy bundle of pink! Eric, you and your wife are so blessed! Love that head of hair and her name. If she’s called Callie, what an honor for the kestrel! Continued success with your books and family. And Carlos…3rd clutch, love and miss you, Donna and Austin and your wit so much! But adore these updates keeping us posted on everything from M & M to the weather. Enjoy life!!

  26. Pat Williamson Says:

    Congratulations to the Blehm family! Callie is a beautiful baby and the smile on Eric’s face is just great!

    Enjoy Callie as much as you can every day…they grow up way too fast…especially for Dads.

    Looking forward to getting the new book. I’m sure it will be a treasure.

    Pat Williamson, Divide, CO

  27. 1SkatrPie Says:

    Eric, you and Callia are achingly beautiful together! She already has you wrapped around
    her tiny little fingers, you look happier than
    the happiest person on earth! Congratulations
    on having the “Third Clutch”! Stunning.
    P.S. nice shirt, too.

  28. Donna Simonson Says:

    The handiwork of God . . . a tiny new hand in yours. Blessings Eric to you, your wife and family. She’s beautiful!
    Love, hugs and prayers owlways,
    “OwlLuver”, Murrieta,CA

  29. Teri Saffren - Irthum Says:

    She is absolutely adorable. I love the way she is looking at her Daddy – she knows how cool he is already! Congratulations to the whole family.

  30. Kathy Copas Says:

    Welcome Callia! What an absolutely beautiful baby! Blessings to Eric, Lorien, and all of the Blehm family from the entire “MOD nation” on this amazing addition to your family!


  31. Becky Konkol Says:

    What a lovely little girl. Congratulations to the Biehm Family. She must have her mother’s good looks ’cause her father still has his!

  32. Lisa Tye, Columbia, SC Says:

    Eric looks like a proud Daddy! Much happiness to Eric and his family…such a beautiful baby girl!
    Third clutch is a gorgeous one!

  33. nagg1979 Says:

    <3 <3 <3 that is by far the MOST PRECIOUS clutch yet ;) congratulations mommy and daddy bird :D~ and of course uncle carlos & mcgee and auntie donna & molly <3

  34. Two Clubs Jane Says:

    Happy Baby Day Lorien, Eric and all the little Blehms. She is adorable and you know you could have hundreds of willing babysitters from the Mod Squad. So happy to see the lovely photo of you both.


    I got mine a few days ago here in MD. LOVED IT. Thank you. Here, we have 6-8″ snow, 33 degrees, light snow. BIG snow for Weds. coming.

  36. DianaJoe Says:

    congrats Erich, Saw where you were on the radio this A M. I am so proud to know you.

  37. Carol (planetmom) Says:

    Congratulations Eric! What a beautiful baby and a proud papa. Enjoy her they grow up so fast and fledge too soon.


  38. PegRod Says:

    Eric and Lorien – thank you so much for sharing this photograph with your Molly family of friends from all around the world who love you!

    Carlos – thank you for posting the photograph for us to treasure. It was about 10 months ago that you announced that Eric Blehm would write the e-book – Molly the Owl – magical!

    Carlos wrote, “Author Eric Blehm, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the father of young children himself, creates a magical account that documents the moment Molly flew into the Royals’ backyard, and follows through until Molly and McGee’s owlets fledge and head out into the great wide-open.”

    And 9 months before Callia was delivered into this world, Molly and McGee were busy feeding their hungry owlets!

    Callia – beautiful just the way God made you with a perfect “oogenesis” (ask curiosity kitten) from the spark of life created through Lorien and Eric’s love.

    Callia, in this photo, I see you are sporting a crown of rufous down with amazingly beautiful matching eyebrows. We love our rufous colors, those of us with MOD.

    “Callia”, an uncommon name to admire and ponder. Not from the Callalily flower or the Calliope hummingbird, but more likely from the Greek.

    Callia – a Muse of Epic Poetry
    Callia – Perfect, Beautiful, Graceful One … Callia – nicknamed – with the gift of music
    Callia – has the dream of a perfect world
    Callia – highly idealistic and inspirational; who has a strong inner strength; and understands the abstract, the spiritual and uptopian dreams.

    With parents like Eric and Lorien, Callia, we know that you will be given every opportunity to live and love and reach for “your” shining starz!

  39. francie bowers Says:

    Thanks for the beautiful pic of Eric & baby…so sweet!!

  40. Jane Brunzie Says:

    Great picture…your baby girl is beautiful! Got my book and it’s beyond belief! I laughed, cried and got goosebumps.

  41. Torri Cable Says:

    Beautiful name, beautiful baby- thank you for sharing Carlos, and congrats proud papa.

  42. Beth Jones Says:

    Sooooo Cute…. look at her watch him. Not sure what to think is she? Congratulations to the whole family!

    Thank you Carlos for sharing and thinking of the MODS once again.

  43. Judy Sackson Says:

    Congrats to the Blehm family on the beautiful new addition to their lives! A fabulous picture! It looks as tho Callie has Eric wrapped around her little finger already!
    Thanks for the updates, and especially for the new picture of Molly and McGee. I have been missing them a lot, even tho I check in on Sydney and Willow on a regular basis (what is Willow going to do when those babies start growing? Not room enough for 8 more little bodies….)

  44. Maryann Says:

    Awwwwww…the third clutch has arrived and how sweet it is! Congratulations to the Blehms.

    Hearts and hugs!


  45. Laurel Burden Says:

    Congratulations to Eric and Lorien. She’s beautiful!

    I received my book last night and it is also beautiful–Eric and Carlos did a magnificent job. Everything has been top quality and has capped this amazing experience. It is a testament to the Royals and Eric and Lorien that there are now many owl boxes streaming into our homes.

  46. ItsAllAboutMeToo Says:

    Eric~~~CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family on the new addition. She is a beautiful baby! Best wishes to you all!!

  47. Susan Bentley Says:

    Just received my books (I ordered two, one as a gift) and it is nothing less than spectacular! The photos, the story – brought back all the wondrous moments we shared. The book is so professionally done – I’m proud to have it displayed on my coffee table. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you!

  48. catsmommy Says:

    Congrats to Eric and his mrs (sorry cant member her name) and to the lovely baby… wow…adorabe… God Bless you all.

  49. Linda Smith Says:

    Congratulations to the Blehm family! What a precious little baby girl:)

  50. SARose69 Says:

    You are both adorable!

  51. Selena K Says:

    Congratulations Eric and family! Your baby is beautiful and you look very proud!

    Carlos et all – I just received my coffee table book (first edition) and like other fans, brought tears to my eyes. I couldn’t believe how lucky I am to be part of such a beautiful story of owls, humans, life, set backs, but most of all friendships!
    All the other owl webcams and websites are great, but the bond that was formed by your family and everyone else is priceless. This book really portrays this, so THANK YOU ERIC, Carlos, Austin, and Donna.
    It really brought tears to my eyes when I read the book was dedicated to Donna.
    I can’t wait to turn the page of this story and see what else comes our way.

    best wishes,
    Selena of Vista

  52. Ginny in NJ Says:

    Thank you for the beautiful picture. It makes me feel so happy knowing that life is going well for all of you. It is wonderful reading about good things happening in this world.

  53. Colleen Irelaand Says:

    Oh Eric, such a blessing, children are the greatest gift anyone can have…..made in love and so loving in life. You are so lucky she is a very beautiful baby and I hope she has a long healthy life, along with you and your wife. Many years of joy are in your future. Enjoy!!!

  54. Colleen Ireland Says:

    Sorry my name got spelled wrong in the previous e-mail, my online name is “IrisheyesCanada”….Love you guys!!!

  55. Helen Erickson Says:

    Hi Carlos – Thanks for posting a pic of Eric and his new little girl. Congratulations Eric and Family. Words cannot express the love and emotions a newborn brings to the family. Much health and happiness to you all.

  56. Glenn Says:

    Love the Picture Eric! My daughter got her coffee table book Wednesday in Tampa Florida. I’m still waiting on mine which I ordered on the same day as mine. It should be here soon.

  57. Jo-Ann Says:

    Congratulations Eric and family…. Beautiful picture… such a happy picture!!

  58. Eric Blehm Says:

    Thank you all for these kind words, and thoughts about baby Callia and the First Clutch coffee table book. I will be printing this out and saving it for Callia’s memory box …


    To you all

    Eric (and Lorien, and their three little ones)

  59. Debra Heidmiller Says:

    I received my Molly book yesterday. Love it!!! Can’t wait for my second clutch coffee table book! Thanks again for everything Carlos, Donna and everyone involved! Congratulations to the Blehm family on their first clutch!!!

  60. Elaine/eggdrop Says:

    Such wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your wife! Be a good father. Pay attention to your little girl. She is your treasure for life.

  61. Eleanor Dodge Says:

    Thanks for sharing this picture of Eric and his sweet little Callia. Great pic of both of them. Haven’t received my book yet but patiently waiting. Worth the wait!

  62. Eric, what a precious picture of a proud papa and his little angel. Callia is so beautiful as is her name. Congrats to you and your family on your new addition. Enjoy her!

    Sending love,
    Pam W. a.k.a….. CastOwLRockCoL

  63. Kim Gorman Says:

    What a gorgeous portrait of proud dad and content daughter. Congratulations to the Blehm family!!!!

  64. Madonna Varchetto-Bonner Says:

    What a beautiful “gift from heaven” for Eric and his wife. She will become your life, your reason for existing. She is beautiful and she will love you forever! Congratulations, Eric to you and your wife. Madonna

  65. Monica Says:

    Congratulations! What a beauiful little girl, and love the “Third Clutch” touch.. Enjoy your precious little girl.

  66. Madeline Barlow Says:

    Proud papa and beautiful baby. Best of luck.

  67. Ingrid Welch Says:

    I received my coffee table book today and am so glad I ordered it. So many memories on each page. Now I look forward to the next one.
    Wonderful book!

  68. Lisa A. Burns Says:

    3rd Clutch !! LOL !!!! Congrats to Eric and his Wife !! What a blessing….thank you so much for sharing. Love, Lisa

  69. Diane Ballou Says:

    Carlos and Donna,
    Thank you for sharing the info and pic of Eric and daughter. Everyone in the Molly and Mcgee community think not only of the owls, but of all the people who were brought into our lives through this experience.


    Congratulations to you and your wife. I love this picture. A proud Dad and baby girl. So much beauty in life, and this picture shows that that happens in human life too, not just owls!

  70. CAequuslvr Says:

    Congrats to Eric & Lorien–Callia is just beautiful.

    Carlos, I received my copy of the photo book. It is just exquisite. Lots of happy tears from the memories every page evoked. The accompanying words from all of the varous people were just perfect. Such a wonderful gift to have.

    To anyone who can help –I am trying to contact Bonnibell (Bonita Lyon)–She was saying last week that she was unable to purchase a photo book. I have one for you Bonnibell. Hopefully I will see you in the chatroom for Sydney & Mel?

  71. Shirley Charlton Says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your new baby girl, Lorien and Eric! She is beautiful!!!

  72. Treva Roberts Says:

    Third clutch – classic Carlos humor. Oh how we miss that in the chat room for Mel&Syd. The chat room is a carbon copy of the Molly watchers of 2010. We share memories of M&M and knowledge to newbies. Eric is sure a proud PaPa with good reason. Many precious joys are in the future for Eric & his wife with little Callia. Love that name.

  73. Ricki Says:

    Love the pic of little Callia looking up w/ love at her Dad……thanks for sharing.

  74. vera daley Says:

    Best wishes to the Blehm family. Thank you for sharing, feel like we are still “family”.


  75. Sherry Kelly Says:

    Ahhhh! She is definitely a keeper! Congratulations to the proud parents. (Hope they are reading “the instructions” which I sent them.)

    We had a lovely day in Oklahoma also – feels like spring, not January!

    I’m still waiting anxiously and patiently for my books.

    Sherry Kelly, Author of “Your New Baby’s Instruction Book” (Google it! Now babies can come with instructions!)

  76. NatureLuver Says:

    Eric & Lorien you did Good! Callia is beautiful. What an awesome family you guys are. I wish you all the best that life has to offer. Thanks for everything you have done and for sharing you new joy with us MODS.

    Thanks Carlos for the picture, you and Donna are the best!

    All my LOVE,
    Liz Garney, League City, TX

  77. Carol (planetmom) Says:

    Congratulations again. Just had to drop you a note that I too got the Molly and McGee Book today. Wow! Such wonderful memories and great pictures. Takes you back to being there.
    Thanks for doing such a good job.

  78. Sally L Dausch Says:

    received my Molly/McGee 1st clutch book today 1-29-11, Costa Mesa, Ca. it is wonderful even more than I expected, my favorites are of course all the owls in the palm tree, but I love them all. Thank you, Donna, Eric and of course Carlos for all your hard work……….

  79. Eleanor Dodge Says:

    Hi Carlos,
    I too received my coffee table book today. I was surprised at the emotions I experienced while looking at it for the first time. I had to blink back the tears of happiness as the memories came flooding back. Enjoying the memories, wondering where our little ones are and if they are ok and of course missing them terribly. The book was put together superbly by Eric and the pictures are absolutely beautiful. This will be a book that I will treasure. Thanks for everything you have done for us MODZ.

  80. Marilyn h Says:

    Is Callie wearing a little owl “ones y” yet? How cute this little one is. I hope those brother’s treat her with care. Precious little girl. Daddy’s girl.

  81. VeeTX Says:

    What a beautiful baby!!!! Congratulations to Eric and his family. Eric looks so happy. He is definitely a proud papa.

  82. Beth Jones Says:

    Received my books today – Nashville, TN. The book is fantastic. I read it several times before I could put it down, exploring each detail of each photo. Carlos, you are a fantastic photographer. Eric, the book is put together beautifully. If you choose to do so, I’d love a print of your latest photo of McGee.

    Thank you so much for this life-changing opportunity and the books that followed. One of my photo books and story book sit on my coffee table now.

  83. flukestail Says:

    Need a phonetic pronunciation of Callia’s name.
    Kahl ya? Kuh lee uh? Somebody help.

    And I’m so jealous of everyone receiving their coffee table books. My patience is running thin…it’s like waiting for Santa to come down the chimney. And now we have a terrible ice storm, which will delay things further. Ugh!

  84. Sandy Says:

    Congrats! And I received my Molly and McGee coffee table book. Thanks for your hard work! :+)

  85. Ricki Says:

    I received my book today – OH MY GOSH!! The photos are so great – so many memories!! Eric, your forward was wonderful.
    What a glorious way to remember a wonderful year!!

  86. Terry Says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!! Thanks for all you do for us owl lovers. I love my book. Now can’t wait for the second clutch book. Digging out of a snow blizzard here in okla city. Terry

  87. Jan Halstead Says:

    So happy for you all. What a beautiful baby girl and a beautiful name to match. Love your picture. God Bless.

  88. Nancy Brown Says:

    Received my Molly & McGee Coffee table book yesterday, just priceless, oh course Carlos’s photography is great on its own but Eric did a great job of telling the story. I did not pre order the second clutch book but this experience would not be complete without it, its ordered and I await its completion. Eric please if it has not already gone to print consider include one or all of “Ruthie” tributes “My Family” By Carrie, “In a Very Short Time” by Ashley, “What Do Little Owlets Dream?”

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