And the winner is…


Not one of you guessed 12/29/09 at 11:17pm, and in fact there was not a single guess for the 29th unless I am having reading comprehension issues again. (Nope. I just checked, and Shelby’s guess of 12/30/09 at 3:20am is the closest. Which works nicely since he is the first person–nurses and soforth notwithstanding–who has held her.)

So yeah, it’s a girl. And we named her Grace. She was born here on Tuesday night and we transferred to the hospital afterward because I was bleeding more than was good for me. We got home in time for the New Year. Two days away from Sam was too many.

We are all doing very well. Pictures soon.

35 thoughts on “And the winner is…

  1. Swistle

    January 1, 2010 at 6:00am

    OH CONGRATULATIONS!!! What happy news!

  2. Christine

    January 1, 2010 at 6:08am

    Congratulations again! Glad to hear you are all well, and I’m looking forward to pictures. What does Sam think of Grace? :-)

  3. Marianne

    January 1, 2010 at 6:29am

    wow! way to go!

  4. Sam

    January 1, 2010 at 6:39am

    So exciting! What a beautiful NAME (one of my favorites, really! Congratulations to you and your sweet family.

  5. kata

    January 1, 2010 at 6:52am


  6. Susan

    January 1, 2010 at 7:09am

    Hurray! Congrats to you all!

  7. Katy

    January 1, 2010 at 7:17am

    Congratulations! I eagerly await pictures. x

  8. Cazzle

    January 1, 2010 at 7:22am

    I am glad you are back at home and relatively patched up. {{hugs}] Take it as easy as you can, yes?

    p.s. Happy 2010! xxx

  9. amie

    January 1, 2010 at 7:26am

    Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you all. Sam gets to be a big brother to a little girl and Grace will always have her big bro to watch out for her! That is the best!

    Hope you are feeling well and getting at least a little rest.

  10. Angela in Ontario

    January 1, 2010 at 8:03am

    I’m glad to hear that you’re back at home. Congratulations!

  11. SemiCrunchyMom

    January 1, 2010 at 8:08am

    Congratulations!! I’m glad all went well, and that you were able to have her at home (even if you did have to go to the hospital afterwards). And Grace is such a beautiful name. Congratulations again!

  12. Ellen Bloom

    January 1, 2010 at 8:23am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! LOVE the name Grace. Happy New Year to Annika, Will, Sam and Grace!

  13. ~zandra~

    January 1, 2010 at 8:49am

    Congratulations! How wonderful to start the new year with a new life. I wish you much happiness as a family of four.

  14. nova

    January 1, 2010 at 8:52am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So happy for you! What a beautiful family!

  15. Delle

    January 1, 2010 at 9:11am

    Congratulations. Grace is a lovely name.

  16. allison

    January 1, 2010 at 9:35am

    So glad you are all doing well. Welcome to Baby Grace. I know Sam will be the BEST big brother!

  17. Hallie

    January 1, 2010 at 9:39am

    congratulations to you and your family. Grace is a lovely name.

  18. Tara

    January 1, 2010 at 9:45am

    Congratulations! I am envious you did it at home.

  19. janeray1940

    January 1, 2010 at 10:00am

    Congratulations and happy new year! Looking forward to seeing pictures of Grace :)

  20. Eileen

    January 1, 2010 at 10:29am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see her!

  21. Melissa

    January 1, 2010 at 10:31am

    Congratulations – Kudos for birthing Grace at home!

  22. Ewokmama

    January 1, 2010 at 10:49am

    Congratulations, you all!!! Can’t wait to see her and hear more about the birth. Welcome little Grace!

  23. Natalie

    January 1, 2010 at 10:56am

    What an amazing start to the new year.
    All the best to you.

  24. Uccellina

    January 1, 2010 at 11:09am

    Hooray! She is beautiful.

  25. Min

    January 1, 2010 at 11:18am

    What a surprise! I totally gasped when I clicked here and saw Grace’s photo.

    Congrats to you all and Happy New Year!

  26. Sara R.

    January 1, 2010 at 11:55am

    Congratulations! Yay Gracie! (and mom & dad & big brother, too!)

  27. PapayaMom

    January 1, 2010 at 12:21pm

    Wonderful! Just one day after my nephew was born here in Hawaii….maybe Grace and Rahotu will be friends someday!

  28. Violet

    January 1, 2010 at 2:07pm

    Yippee!! Welcome to the world, Grace!!! Congratulations to everyone!!

  29. Shelby

    January 1, 2010 at 6:17pm

    If only she had waited 4 more hours! Dang it! : )

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you, Will and Sam!


  30. Jaime

    January 2, 2010 at 8:33am

    congratulations & welcome to the world Grace!!!

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