Saturday, June 27, 2009

First Night Home

JULIA sleeping in her beautiful cradle.
Those late-night feedings are gonna be tough.

Family Resemblance


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Julia in the hospital

Here are the latest photos of Julia.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Julia Marie Albright, June 23, 2009

Here are some very early photos of Julia Marie. The one with Steph in it

is taken moments after delivery. Julia was born at 9:13 a.m. on June 23, 2009. She weighted 8 lbs., 8 oz. She's beautiful! Steph is recovering nicely and is with Julia at the hospital. Betsy and I are visiting them there and holding down the home front.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Two Days and Counting

I can't believe the big day is almost here. So far, so good. I feel fine.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Julia Marie

"Julia" has been in the top 100 girl names since 1989, but it has not broken the top 20. It is a familiar, well-established name, although not trendy.

In comparison our other top choice, "Olivia," has been in the top 20 most popular girl names since 2001. Since 2003 it has been ranked anywhere from 7th to 4th most popular.

The meaning of the name Julia is "Youthful."

The origin of the name Julia is Latin (feminine form of Julius).

"Marie is an important name in Steve's family, and I think it goes well with Julia.

By the way, in this picture Julia Sawalha ("Saffron" on Ab Fab) looks a lot like my sister, Danielle.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Date for the baby!

Surgery is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, June 23. I'm so excited.

Oh, and as for the name? We now fear that "Olivia" is too popular . . . that there will be 4 "Olivias" in every classroom. So STILL no name for this baby. Yikes.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Relaxing in Week 35

So far, so good. I'm now going to the doctor for check-ups twice a week. I'm looking forward to the big day, which finally seems right around the corner. We've got almost everything ready for our new little girl (cradle thanks to Don and Earlynn, clothes thanks to Susan). I'm also relishing these last weeks of being able to devote lot of attention to our darling Betsy. What a sweet girl. Here she is reading with Steve.