Drumroll Please…

After 17 hours of labor, our precious baby girl has finally arrived.  Emily is doing great and so is our baby girl.  Even though I’m big fainter, I had absolutely no problems helping with the delivery and cutting the umbilical cord, it was amazing!!  During the course of the entire pregnancy, we have found it difficult to come up with a name.   We have batted around names for awhile now and have spent the past 23 hours trying to figure out what to call her.  So after much debate and contemplation we have finally given our daughter a name.  Emily and I are so proud to present to my blogging world:

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Here are some images from her first 24 hours of life!!!!  Hope nobody minds, but this will probably not be the last time I blog photos of Eliza. I anticipate there will be about a bajillion more photos of her during her first year.Eliza-19

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She was born with tons and tons of thick black hair!!!!

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26 Comments

  1. allegra
    February 7, 2011

    she is seriously BEAUTIFUL!!!! congratulations to you and emily! i am dying over all the hair. beautiful pictures. post tons and tons. they grow too fast and everyone loves to see them:)

    her and max almost share the same birthday… just a day apart!

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  2. meredith carlson
    February 7, 2011

    She’s so beautiful!! All that hair! Love it. Em looks gorgeous too. Love the name. Congrats to you both and tell Em hi for me and that I’m super happy for you guys.

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  3. Glenda
    February 7, 2011

    Oh my word she is so beautiful and just look at all that hair – gorgeous! Congratulations John and Emily!!

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  4. GregK
    February 7, 2011

    Beautiful, John! Love the name, and the photos! Congratulations to you, Emily, and your family! May your life be forever changed!

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  5. Lindsey Joy
    February 7, 2011

    Such a beautiful baby girl, and awesome head of hair!! Congrats John+Emily! SO SO SO happy for you!!!

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  6. grand ma sharpe
    February 7, 2011

    Boy am I proud of my granddaughter no. 22 you and Em did good
    love ya both
    mon

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  7. Andrea Murphy
    February 7, 2011

    Just left a comment… think it went away when I tried to post. So here I go again:
    So happy for you guys, she’s just beautiful! This verse just came to mind when I was thinking about you guys, I’m sure you’ve seen it before. Congrats again!
    “For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him.” 1 Samuel 1:27

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  8. Rebekah @ It Only Gets Better
    February 7, 2011

    So so so excited for you and I adore her name! She is a perfect little bundle of fuzz! Totally anticipating more pictures of her. You could do it like this photog: http://keriannebrown.com/blog/?cat=3. Be warned! The cuteness is off the charts!

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  9. Jessica & Steve
    February 7, 2011

    Congratulations! We’re so happy for you guys! What a cute name for such a beautiful little girl!

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  10. Hilary Reich
    February 7, 2011

    Congrats to both of you – she is beautiful!!! Love all the hair! I need you to take pictures of my little girl STAT!

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  11. Lev
    February 7, 2011

    John – great pictures! Beautiful girl!!! Congratulations, once again!!!

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  12. Kristen Drufke
    February 7, 2011

    So I assumeyou’ll be at the PUG tomorrow night right? LOL! Just kidding! So happy for you and the family:) Enjoy all the little moments over the next few days and weeks. I look forward to seeing many more photos of little Eliza:) Congrats!

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  13. Elsie Walker
    February 7, 2011

    She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations you guys! We are so happy for you!

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  14. mary
    February 7, 2011

    Welcome Eliza!! You are beautiful!
    Congratulations Emily and John on your new daughter!
    John, great photos. I love the bubbles!

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  15. Tami
    February 8, 2011

    If you thought you took a ton of pictures before now wait. Now that youhave a baby you will triple that number. Kids are so fun to take pics of. She is so beautiful

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  16. Lynell
    February 8, 2011

    There’s nothing I can add to what other comments have already been left but ditto, ditto, DITTO! What a beautiful addition to an already beautiful family.
    PS – Hope says “Awww! She is adorable!”

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  17. amy
    February 8, 2011

    She is BEAUTIFUL! I love all that thick black hair! hope you guys are having a great time!

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  18. Barb Thibaudeau
    February 8, 2011

    John and Emily –
    What a beautiful little treasure! The hair is ADORABLE 🙂 You may have to start specializing in baby photography! So happy for you both!
    ~Barb

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  19. Judi Shurson
    February 9, 2011

    Emily and John – she is beautiful! Love the hair, love the name. Congrats!

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  20. Jill
    February 9, 2011

    Congrats! She’s beautiful! Eliza, too! (*wink*) I can’t get over all that dark hair.

    So excited for you!

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  21. Laura Ivanova
    February 9, 2011

    She is SOOOOO beautiful! What an amazing wife you have to bring your daughter into the world. You too John, you’re going to be a great dad. I am so very excited for the two of you and your growing family. Don’t forget about Zoey! 🙂

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  22. Liz
    February 10, 2011

    Oh wow!! She is beautiful! Love, love, that dark hair, holy cow!! Nothing like a newborn–enjoy every second! 🙂

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  23. Julia Davis
    February 10, 2011

    John and Emily, Congratulations! The photos are priceless. I love how REAL your newborn shots are. So beautiful. Can’t wait to “watch her grow” some more. (P.S. I was just telling someone the other day how much I love the name Eliza and how its interesting that it hasn’t been used more. It’s a timeless and truly beautiful name.)

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  24. Josh
    February 14, 2011

    Congrats! Welcome to parenthood!

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  25. Andrew Kosobrodov
    March 13, 2011

    Congratulations to you John, good luck and happiness to your family. Andrew Kosobrodov.Tyumen Russia

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