Friday, February 19, 2010

It's a GIRL!!!!

 Marty not only called the date, but the gender -- and we are thrilled to have a girl!! Even my grandsons wanted a girl cousin:-)). We spent all day sitting around while Jessica, Tommy, and the doctor all took naps - and Marty and I finally went out for his b.d. dinner to a lovely French restaurant a couple of blocks from the hospital.  Emma was finally born at 8:55 tonight; she waited till we got back from dinner.  7 lbs - 2 weeks early. Yikes!

Here, she is an hour or two old and hasn't even been weighed yet.  Of course, you can see how beautiful and intelligent she is - LOL. And she stopped crying the minute she came into my arms.
 
We got home at midnight and think it's time to fall into bed.
Thanks for all your messages and good wishes!!

53 comments:

Marianne said...

Félicitations pour cette belle petite fille.

anonymous said...

congratulations to all--what a cutie! Love the name (that picture of her eyeing your tie-dyed shirt indicates an early and fine appreciation for fiber art and dyework! Oh, maybe she is looking at Grandma and that fiber gene doesn't come out until later on).

--Linda in Belgium

Del said...

Congratulations to all. I suspect you have very comforting arms - lots of experience in the past. And, now, in the future. Love, Del

Terry said...

So purely beautiful. Congratulations.

Françoise said...

Félicitations!!
Et bienvenue à la petite Emma.

Sonja said...

Best wishes for your newly born granddaughter Emma, congratulations.

Sally Westcott said...

Wonderful! Amazing! Magic!

I never tire of that magic moment when a new life is launched.

I know that little one will be nurtured and loved!

You look stunned!

Hugz and congratulations

Sally in Hobart

Debbie said...

Mazel Tov, Rayna! And, to the whole family. Beautiful little girl. I read Jessica's word blog, too, so can't wait to see what she has to say about it!

Marlis said...

she is beautiful! congratulations!

Sherryl said...

Mazel Tov Rayna. She is beautiful. I bet she will be well spoiled.

queenopearls said...

Oh Rayna, she is darling! she is working the camera in the last photo.
My best and congratulations to Jessica, Tommy, you, Marty (great call!) and all your grandsons!
What a great double celebration dinner.
~Christina

Regina Dwarkasing said...

How happy all of you must be! Congratulations with this beautiful, new family member,

Regina, SXM

Libby Fife said...

So very sweet! Congratulations to all.

Vivika said...

Such a lucky baby to have chosen such a wonderful Grandmother - congratulations to you both!

Kathy said...

Oh, my! How lovely!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

That is SOOOOO Sweet!!! What a birthday gift!!! So adorable! love how she is looking straight into the camera! Congrats grandma!!! ;-)

Approachable Art said...

Oh yay!! Congrats!! You're right, brilliant and beautiful. I foresee a long career ahead of her as both winner of all major beauty contests AND as a cancer-curing physician (who dabbles in nuclear physics on the side)!

Happy New GrandBaby Day, Rayna!! :D

shellysquilts said...

Hey Rayna, Congratulations! Have fun kissing that baby! She looks like she likes her Grandma alot already. Enjoy your weekend!

Beverly said...

She's beautiful, look at those eyes! I'm happy for all of you, my best to the parents and the granparents! How long before that baby is in a gorgeous hand printed onesie??

Judy said...

She is so gorgeous Rayna.....and your smile says it all!
What a great b'day gift for Marty!

Warm Hugs,
Judy

Jamie Fingal said...

A new bundle of joy to love. Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you.

Eva said...

What a wonderful little person! Congratulations from my heart. And she must be wise to be looking at her Granny like this!

Eva said...

... so confident and admiring, I forgot to add.

imquilternity said...

She's adorable! Congratulations!

Connie Rose said...

Another February 18er! How cool, especially for! Is she an Aquarius or a Pisces? Congratulations to all of you!

Rayna said...

Thanks, everybody!

Linda Branch Dunn said...

Top of the world congratulations to everyone, and welcome, Emma!

Karen said...

mazel tov, and what a shayna punim!

Michigoose said...

Methinks I detect a mischeivious gleam in dear Emma's eye...or it is a wink? Congratulations!

Gerrie said...

Congrats and best wishes to Jessica and Tommy! What a beautiful little girl - so happy for everyone!

And you look like a very happy Grandma!

Dale Anne Potter said...

Beautiful little girl - CONGRATULATIONS to all!!!

yarngoddess said...

Emma is Gorgeous!
And not at all camera shy. Congratulations to you all.

Bonnie said...

Mazel Tov, Rayna. Emma is indeed gorgeous....is that a piece of construction fencing I see in her hand?

Fibra Artysta said...

Congratulations!!! How wonderful!

Gail P said...

Ahhh, I can you hear you sighing with relief that everything went well. Beautiful baby! hugs!

Barbara said...

What an adorable baby! Mazel tov all around. I know you are breathing a sign of relief that everything came out alright. Let the baby quilting begin!

I made your rice bag remedy for my husband's aching neck.

Eva said...

Emma has Sun and Venus in conjunction, Ascendant Virgo, Moon in Pisces... Everyone must love her!

Sujatha said...

Congratulations, Rayna, and to your family. What a beautiful pic of you and Emma!!

Rosemary@semo.net said...

Oh what a beautiful and alert baby! She is going to be something! Congratulations to all.

Rian said...

Congratulations! That is a lovely photo of you and your darling granddaughter.

Aussie Jo said...

Congratulations all round. What fun to have a grand-daughter to sew for/with!!!

sharon said...

Congrats Rayna!!! every grand child is such a blessing!

Marni Goldshlag said...

Congratulations, Bubbe! I'm sure you'll enjoy a grand-daughter. And how nice that she was a birthday present for Marty.
Be well.

Gisela Towner said...

Conratulations Rayna!
She's adorable!!

Franchi said...

Of course! Emma is the most beautiful, smartest baby in the nursery. She's your granddaughter!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations! That photo of her looking at right at you is precious. There is intelligence and love in her gaze.

Sandy said...

Love the alert looks Emma is giving the camera from your arms! Grandma will be a special person to her, it's in the cards! Congratulations to the little family after such a worrisome time.

And when Emma is a bit older, have I ever got a guy for her!

kathy york said...

Congrats! Beautiful baby! I love the way she is looking at you!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

She is beautiful. Yes, I can see how intelligent she is, too.
Congratulations to all.

Diana said...

Mazel tov to all your family. You are going to have so much fun!

Bonnie Meyer Hall said...

What a little doll. My best to the entire family.

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Brilliant news. Best wishes to all x

Mary L. Tabor said...

Oh, how beautiful: Mother, child and grandmother. Congrats to all. And Rayna, once again, I thank you for taking time to urge me on. You are a truly generous soul and the we world needs you.

Mary