Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Just a note....

Baby Girl came in at 7 lbs 1 ounce, 19.5 inches long. She's got a full head of black hair [for the time being] with absolutely the cutest toes you ever saw in your life. More importantly, she's healthy.

I've never felt so relieved/happy in my life....

I gave her a couple of traditional family names along with a very beautiful Italian/Spanish "first" which has already been shortened by unanimous public decree into an unexpected diminutive...Anza [pronounced "ahn za", not "an za"].

You'll just have to believe me when I say I never planned to come up with a cutesy combo like "Ana and Anza" [I use the "ah" sound for the "a" as well], in fact the nickname never occurred to me at all. Blame it on my younger sis, she started it.

Anyway, we're fine. The rough stuff actually went down last week. Just took me a little longer than some to get out of the hospital.....and longer than I expected to think of something to say.


  1. Nous Moman nomée nous Anza

  2. Anza, beautiful name. Congratulations Ana! May you and your daughter be well, happy, and peaceful...and rockin'.

  3. Congrats, Ana. Many blessings to you and your little one. Take care and enjoy the baby.
    Is Anza short for Esperanza? Beautiful.
    Much happiness


  4. Oh, Ana, congratulations!

    I wish all the best for you and your little one - who is incredibly lucky to grow up in such a joyous, music-filled world.

  5. Many congatulations!. Obviously the most important thing now is to make sure baby's bed is near to an electrical socket......for the Record Player!!

  6. Wonderful! I'm so happy for you. I'm going to hug my daughter extra today in celebration. Cheers!

  7. Congratulations Ana!

    A bit of advice from an experienced dad, if I may: don't eat the toes, no matter how much you feel you absolutely must. Your daughter will really need them later.

  8. Anon...Merci!, tu m'as fait sourire.

    Jem...thank you!, I'm warming to Anza but I did rather expect the family to go for one of her middle names.

    Alejandro....yes indeed, Esperanza it is. Far prettier and not nearly so old fashioned or "heavy" [at least in this culture] as naming her Hope.

    Jon, thanks!!!

    Holly...thank you so much!

    brianbora...*makes note* put those pluggy things in all outlets. Mama controls the turntable, at present all Baby Girl needs is a speaker.

    gilhodges...What a nice dad you must be. Give her a squeeze for me.

    Jer...thanks for the advice 'cause you caught me red-handed. I was def just about to eat the toes.

  9. congrats from sweden / max

  10. Congratulations Ana! Wishing you and your wee one all the best from Scotland.

  11. Congratulations, Ana!

  12. Congratulations Ana! Thanks for all the wonderful music.

  13. Congrats on your new arrival! May that sweet little gal have a long & happy life!

  14. Congratulations, Ana! I have two wonderful daughters of my own. I'm happy to hear that all went well.

  15. Congratulations Ana.........Glad to hear all is well

  16. Thanks so much for the nice notes everyone. I do appreciate them all.....

  17. Belated congrats Ana. By now you must be an old hand at the mother stuff! :)