Apr 5, 2010


i'm in love.

with stella fortunata.

after 35+ hours of labor and 4 hours of pushing
this adorable little thing came into the world.
with a full head of hair.
and a nicolais inclination for sleep.
[aka narcolepsy]

10 healthy lbs and 2 oz.
23.5 inches long

doesn't cry much.
sends her aunt pictures every few hours.
(which make my day)

fortunato is a family name -
her namsake is our dearly beloved uncle dick
(don't ask how we got dick from fortunato)
and coincidentally her name means
lucky star.
we're sending luck her way.
they're driving her home in a taxi car named desire.


Jordan and Candice said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for Jason and Erica. When are you coming out here to see Stella for yourself? I ask for selfish reasons.

laura said...

10 pounds!!!! That is not messing around. How exciting!

familia Bybaran said...

I don't want to make you jealous or anything, but I just saw her and she is spectacular. She's perfect and gorgeous. You are a lucky aunt.

Old Soul, New Heart said...

those cheeks are amazing! oh, and with a name like that, she is destined for fabulousness.

ps. you'll quite possibly be the best aunt ever. xo

Sara Jane said...

oh she is beautiful! I want to kiss those cheeks so bad! Congrats on being an aunt! It's one of the greatest roles in the world! xo

E.F.G. said...

we're pretty smitten ourselves. and i just know she is going to adore you in may. thanks for posting. i better announce her on the blog soon!

and a slight, but IMPORTANT, correction...i only pushed for 2 hours.

Beth, Cody, Morgan, Pepper said...

Thanks for posting a picture and info. I've been wondering what the story was, since I saw Erica and Jason a week or so before and she was telling me all of her birth story fears. What a big beautiful baby girl! Congrats Auntie!