Sunday, May 15, 2011

Early

Turns out eighteen more days was not necessary.



This is Annie Elise.  Today she is nine days old.  She was born last Friday at about the same time JG was to board a plane home from a business trip in Las Vegas.  Luckily, he heard his phone ringing at dinner on Thursday around ten pm (my time) and excused himself from the rest of the trip's closing festivities to come home.  And quick.  A red-eyed man in a rumpled suit never looked so good rushing into a hospital labor and delivery room.  

Roughly five hours after his arrival...she arrived.  

Annie Elise


All eight pounds and nine ounces.  And after a tiny scare about "too much blood for too long" was fixed up, I was shivering and fine and he was next to me holding her and things started to sink in.

Now we are five. 






22 comments:

Molly said...

No.
WAY!!!!!!!

I'm so happeeeeeeee!
She's is SO gd bewtiful!

Well done my dear, a big cheer from Africa!

xxxx

MaryAnne said...

Congratulations!!!

So glad JG made it there in time. She's gorgeous! Love the name, too =)

MaryAnne said...

And have I understood correctly that she was 8lbs 9oz 18 days early? Good thing she didn't wait!

Wow, that was awkward said...

Awesome! Congrats!!

Christine--RHP said...

What a beautiful little girl!! Congratulations, and so happy for you that dad made it home on time.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

She is just perfect!
Congratulations to you both, she is beautiful.
now get some sleep.... :-)

Ali said...

how gorgeous.. she looks so pretty and content to be here!!

D'Arcy said...

Wow. People always say babies are absolutely perfect but your little Annie really is. Congratulations!

Tammie said...

she is absolutely beautiful. and her name is lovely.

congrats to you and your family.

TERESA said...

She is GORGEOUS! Congratulations to you and your family.

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You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

awww, congratulations! she's so pretty.

-she can wear all the ugly socks she wants.

Lauren said...

You have (a)nother beautiful, beautiful girl! And such a sweet, succinct way with words. Love your blog, love that you have a gorgeous new girl, love her name!!

Janna Bee said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!

fine little mess said...

she is lovely. well done!

Miss Yvonne said...

Awwww, she is absolutely precious! Congratulations!

The Panic Room said...

That baby is gorgeous! You guys are so rad. I hope we can all hangout someday and hear these stories.

Brooke said...

She's beautiful! And I love her name so much! You had a little scare, I had a giant, mega scare in the form of over 2 liters of blood loss. Yea, quite a birth story to follow...

Congrats to you and your whole family!

anymommy said...

She's gorgeous. Congratulations.

RottenMom said...

My oh my that is one gorgeous little babe!
Congratulations!

Gisela said...

The peace and possibility in that photo where gorgeous Annie Elise sleeps with her entire tiny head filling the palm of your hand is just amaaaazing.

WOW + congratulations.

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