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Subject: OT: Arianna Rose is here!
Date Posted: 1/6/2011 4:57 PM ET
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Hey guys - Just wanted to check in and let you know that Arianna Rose was born 3 weeks early on Dec 20 - a very healthy baby girl weighing 6 lbs 4 oz.  She was an amazing Christmas gift for sure!  Here's a link to a sneak peek of our newborn photo session - we're the ones at the top!


Lucky for me so far she seems like a VERY even tempered baby and we're starting to get into a bit of a schedule.  I'm on maternity leave until April 4, and I'm thinking of picking up a book for nap times.  Not ready to jump into any challenges yet, but day time television is losing it's appeal quickly!

Happy New Year to all of you!


Date Posted: 1/6/2011 5:01 PM ET
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Congratulations, Michelle!  She's beautiful!  I'm assuming you are the dark-haired pretty mamma in the pictures with her?  So fun to see your face!  Mother and daughter are gorgeous.  I'm so glad things went well for you and that you have a healthy, content little girl!  I hope she lets you have some time to read, though!  Thanks for sharing the news and the pictures.  Enjoy your maternity leave.  Be happy and well!  Hugs!!!!

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Date Posted: 1/6/2011 5:07 PM ET
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Mama and baby are beautiful!  Congratulations!

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 5:50 PM ET
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Congratulations!  A daughter is a wonderful blessing.  A beautiful baby with a beautiful name.  Thanks for sharing.


Date Posted: 1/6/2011 6:24 PM ET
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She's absolutely beautiful!  Congratulations!

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 6:41 PM ET
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Congratulations! Sigh! She's beautiful (as are you)

I did a lot of reading while nursing.

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 7:02 PM ET
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Congratulations!!  Wonderful photos.

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 7:12 PM ET
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Oh Michelle - what a precious little bundle! You both look like you are doing very well and that is absolutely wonderful. Such a great Christmas gift, isn't she?

You both take care and Michelle - get some rest whenever you can!

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 7:23 PM ET
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Gorgeous!  Congratulations Michelle!

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 7:29 PM ET
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Congrats on the (early) happy arrival.

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 8:09 PM ET
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A big welcome to Arianna Rose and heartfelt congratulations to both mom and dad! Wishing you all joy, laughter, love, and sleep....

P.S.: Beautiful photos.

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 8:16 PM ET
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What a cutie! So glad all went well. Get some rest yourself during her nap times. Trust me. You'll need it. smiley

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 8:27 PM ET
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What lovely photos she is beautiful.  Now if only you could send that fresh baby smell!  Congrats!

P.S.  I like your off topic better!smiley

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Date Posted: 1/6/2011 9:44 PM ET
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Congratulations.  She is gorgeous.  I hope you are resting as much as possible and feeling well.

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Date Posted: 1/6/2011 9:46 PM ET
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Congratulations!  I love babies - especially when they belong to someone else.

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 10:22 PM ET
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She's beautiful!  You're beautiful!  And I love her name...many congratulations!

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 10:32 PM ET
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Aww... I'm glad to hear you are both doing well! Remember to try and take just a little time for yourself occasionally. And don't be a stranger!! :-D

Date Posted: 1/7/2011 8:14 AM ET
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I forgot to mention how much I love her name.

Date Posted: 1/7/2011 11:31 AM ET
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She is so cute - and I love her name!  I also love the picture where she is laying over the joined hands  - when my daughter was a newborn my husband used to lay her like that on one of his arms (with her head in the palm of his hand) and he would rock her that way.  Sometimes it was the only way we could get her to stop crying!  Seeing that picture reminded me of that - it seems so long ago now.  Enjoy your time at home with her and take care!

Date Posted: 1/7/2011 1:10 PM ET
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Congratulations!!! Those are great newborn pictures, and she's just beautiful! I love the ones of you two together and the one of her in the netting the most, but they're all so precious! Arianna was one of my top picks for a girl name - love it! :) Get plenty of rest while you can, and I'm so glad for you that she's been so good tempered for you. Enjoy her, mama! :)

Date Posted: 1/7/2011 1:19 PM ET
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What stunning pictures! I know you are completely & totally in love, Michelle. What fun & magic are in store for you! Each stage of your daughter's life will become your "favorite" ... enjoy them all!

Beautiful name for a beautiful child. Congratulations to you & your husband!



Date Posted: 1/7/2011 2:40 PM ET
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Mama and baby are beautiful!  Congratulations!


^^^ This!

Date Posted: 1/8/2011 12:34 PM ET
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Thank you so much everyone!

And Donna - you made me laugh! 

Daphne- those are my husband's hands in the photo.  And she also likes being rocked that way - when she's really fussy it seems to help soothe her.

Jerelyn - I LOVE the new baby smell - I can't get enough of it!!