Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the peanut is here. uhthankyou.

well, i know i cheated by being induced. but this little lady was ready to enter the world. now, you should know i wanted an epidural right when i got into the hospital parking lot.

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(inspirational sign made by my sis...dual purpose)

which we got there late in the first place. rude when you're on a mental schedule. i mean, i kicked my husband out of the bed in the middle of the night because he was coughing. i'm all, i need to sleep tonight. so he conveniently turned off his alarm 8 times that morning.  when i woke up at 6:30 and we needed to be at the hospital at 7...i was pee-issed. so we started the morning off by yelling at one another...cussing was involved. followed by repentance and tearing of sackcloth.
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(here i am in pain..angry elf...enjoy)

i did eventually get the epidural but it decided to only work on half my body. and i got nauseous. so that was stupid. really stupid when they're putting a catheter in and you grab the nurses hand because she's having inappropriate relations with your bladder. ouch. but then after an hour they did something magical because i became numb on both sides. PTLOH. from then on, it was a breeze. there was a moment at the end there when the baby decided she was going to come out and no medical professionals were there. my mom was all, say HOUSE. and i sung it. howwwwwwwwwww-sssssssssse. and then i said, go grab a janitor or something, she's falling out of there. no my mom and sis didn't get to stay...i made them go behind the curtain and told them not to peek. they were disappointed. but i know 2 out of 3 of them cried from the sound effects alone.

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three pushes later she was out. (some might think this pic is gross, but really, it's presh...mkay)
ya, 3 hours of labor.
no tearing!
'twas and awesome experience.

layne and lila are hilarious with her. lila yelled, BAY-BEE! when she saw the new peanut. and layne wanted to hold her immediately.
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the fam and friends have been up here non-stop. but they always have food and such, so they are welcomed. although nato thinks this is a party and has someone here every hour on the hour. i'm all...don't mind me sporting my ginormous pad with a moose knuckle for all to see. gross.

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penelope grace nato
6lbs 3 ounces
18 and 1/2 inches of sheer deliciousness

yes, she's crossing her eyes in the second pic. adorbs!
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ready to go home and be a family.
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some pics taken by auj, some by nato and some by me.

108 comments:

  1. Jami, i'd like to secret to this easy child bearing thing. for the future.

    Penelope is adorable! Can't wait to learn more!

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  2. omg... the pad description. high-larious! congrats jami!

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  3. YAYAY!!!!! So much to say... so I'll just save it for when I bring yo' dinner. She is presh! Love that pic of you holding her... melts my heart!

    PS: LOVE LOVE LOVE the name!!

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  4. OK...I want another now. those "gross" pictures get me everytime...i love her! the name rocks!

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  5. Congrats, Natos! Glad it all went so well. Love her name!

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  6. yea! happy birthday miss penelope. you are adorable.

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  7. o.m.g. she is precious. Good job mama... you did it. I've been checking the old blog a couple times a day waiting for a picture to appear :) So glad the wait is over. Congrats!

    p.s. her name is precious too.

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  8. Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful! So glad the induction went smoothly & easily! Holla!

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  9. Beautiful pictures. Congrats to all of you.

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  10. She's amazing! Penelope, such a pretty name :)

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  11. way to go momma! and what a name. it's perfect. happy healing. :)

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  12. YAY! YAY! YAY!!!! Penelope is an amazing name and she is adorable. Super precious. Love the pics and can't wait to see more. Best wishes as you get settled at home. BIG GIANT CONGRATS to you all!!

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  13. Ahhhhhh! Penelope? OBSESSED! Love!!!!!!! Congrats.

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  14. yay for you guys!
    she is a complete and utter doll!!!
    oh my word!
    such a little sweetpea!
    and i absolutely adore her name.
    perfectly suited to your family.
    can't wait to hear more about her and how the L-team does with her.

    have fun with those pads.
    muahhahahahaha.
    oh... good old lochia.
    enjoy that smell too.
    ewwww... was that oversharing?!
    xo

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  15. She is gorgeous and her name is beautiful! Congratulations, Jami! :)

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  16. congrats! she's adorable and i LOVE the name. also, and this is off topic, Layne's watch is incredible. i love how huge it is compared to him.

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  17. congrats jami! she is beautiful! that name is one of my faves! and i'm only slightly jealous that you didn't tear....

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  18. I lOVE her! She is precious! giving birth isn't for the birds.. so good job mamma!

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  19. i creep on your blog occasionally and love it... you're too funny and so real. had to comment this time... congrats! she's beautiful! enjoy!!!

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  20. penelope grace! I LOVE IT! she is beautiful jami!
    congratulations. why did i get chills and prickley eyes when i read her name. i'm crazy... but god is AWE-SOME.
    kisses to you & all your family!
    xxO

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  21. oh my gosh, you are too funny! She is just gorgeous and precious and amazing! I love the look on lila's face in that first picture of the three of them. I'm sure they are both proud big brother and sister. Hope your recovery goes fast and smoothly! Love the pictures!

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  22. Congratulations!!! I love her name! She is stunning! Totally "presh"!

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  23. we're kindred spirits in ordering up the babies:
    induction + epidural ;)
    looks like it worked out in the extreme cutie pie label for your sweet one, too! congrats
    <3

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  24. ive been checking non stop to see her! she is adorable! yay for babies and healthy deliveries and kids who like the new baby! and a million other things but really, i should stop.

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  25. ive been checking non stop to see her! she is adorable! yay for babies and healthy deliveries and kids who like the new baby! and a million other things but really, i should stop.

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  26. I am thinking I might just get an epidural for my next baby. You have me nearly convinced...and no tearing...well, now we can't be friends. :)
    She is adorable. Congrats. I look forward to hearing all about life with 3 littles.

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  27. The "gross" pictures are the BEST ones. It's the MOMENT of birth people! Nothing better. I have a 3month old and you just made my uterus ache for another. That's insane. Congratulations!!!

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  28. Beautiful...Congrats! Now get some sleep. Ha!

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  29. Oh congrats!!! She is beautiful. And Penelope, I love that name. So sweet. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!

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  30. Yay! She is adorable! I'm putting timothy on the waiting list for her since Lila is taken :P I told you this on facebook but I love her name. It's perfect.
    Congratulations mama

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  31. JAMI! She is seriously precious! AHHH! I love the name as well...perfect :)

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  32. Congratulations, Jami! She is beautiful. Such a lovely family!

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  33. Ahhh! Goosebumps! and I was thinking about tearing up, but then you mentioned that darned ginormous pad and I burst out laughing instead. Too funny. She is truly precious and I love the excitement on Lila's face! Congratulations. And Penelope is the sweetest name.

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  34. She is adorable & totally has Nato's nose. That first photo of Lila is hilarious. :) 3 pushes? You SO don't need epidurals, you could TOTALLY do this without. Next time...next time. ;) Cannot wait to meet the little peanut!

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  35. Congratulations Nato family!! Love the name Penelope!!

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  36. That is a hilarious birth day story. The pad thing is freakin' hilarious. Penelope is beautiful! Congrats on the victory!

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  37. yeeeeahhhhhhh!!!!! it is double weird how excited i am. i think i maybe care about some girl i know from my computer and her new baby. who BTW has my name that has already been reserved in case i pop another girl out sometime soon. so yeah-- that'll be awkward when we're BFFs but i guess we'll have to deal. she is so freakin cute. major congrats you big epidural wuss. ;)

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  38. oh, you ladies and your cute and tiny little babies. i'm 38 weeks preggo. at 37 weeks, my babe was measuring 9 lbs 12 oz and they still won't take him. cruel! but a big congrats to you and the family, nonetheless.

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  39. congrats mr. nato, jami, layne and lila!!!
    so happy for y'all!:)

    i love that name, it's just so darn a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.

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  40. i don't think the cheese vernix stuff is gross at all. penelope is gorgeous, like her whole family.
    also i really adore her name.
    and you are funny about the big pad. hooray for the pads with ice built in.
    and hooray for no tearing.
    and praise Jesus for miracles and fresh life.

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  41. I can NOT believe you blogged this already! You are amazing. Beautiful pics, beautiful girl.

    moose knuckle.

    amen.

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  42. congrats! penelope. how sweet. go home and be a family!

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  43. oh my gosh she is so beautiful! i can't wait to meet her!!!!! and may babies are awesome. fyi.
    what a tiny little peanut!!!! and you look so beautiful and peaceful in that first photo... was this before or after the needle in your back?!!! i'm so excited for your sweet little family of 5!
    love,
    jenn

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  44. No tearing? Score! I've had my share of faulty epidurals--no fun! So glad she is here. She looks so sweet.

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  45. oh, and also i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the name Penelope Grace! so sweet!
    love, jenn

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  46. AHH! hi, penelope! good job, jami :) and l.o.l. with your moose knuckle. i had to wear a ginormous diaper at my home birth because my midwife didn't want water going everywhere, so a big giant pad isn't so bad!

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  47. Absolutely perfect, precious and beautiful! Congratulations to the entire Nato family!! Wishing you a speedy recovery - even though it was only 3 hours, your body has been through a lot. God bless you all.

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  48. great pics!!! congrats! love the name and can't believe your amazing 3 hour labour! WOWZERS! way to go mama!!

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  49. Congrats friend! I am glad things went so well and your stories always make me laugh!

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  50. First picture made my uterus hurt. No lie.

    Can you say "you can do it" without a Rob Schneider voice? I can't.

    Penelope is adorable Do you hate when people use nicknames. Prolly huh? But I can't see the name penelope on a baby without saying Penny. Sorry.

    Your family is gorgeous. Little more than that :)

    Good work Mama!

    Happy Birthday P!

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  51. ps. I so hate that I used the U word. Nasty word really. Sorry for that :)

    one more thing PROMISE.

    She is one alert little baby. And now that I think about it my third was. I am thinking it's because they are the third. Danger comes in the form of two older siblings. Little too much love sometimes. So I guess they have to always sleep with one eye open. The end.

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  52. CONGRATS!!!! You were right! She came early! She is beautiful! Totally sending you those flip flops in the next week or so. :)

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  53. Congratulations!!! She is awesome as are those first photos of all 3 kiddie. Epidurals=wonder drug

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  54. Absolutely adorable and CONGRATS! Another beautiful little girl! :)

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  55. Congratulations! She's beautiful and I love her name! Thank you for giving your bloggy friends a glimpse of this special time!!

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  56. Yay! New babies are always such a blessing! And so sweet! Congrats!

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  57. Congrats!!!!! She's beautiful and the kiddos look so happy to have their little sister :)

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  58. Thank you for making me laugh so hard I cried.

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  59. I've been reading your blog for a little while now and just wanted to say congratulations! And I absolutely love her name :)

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  60. Such a beautiful girl! Congrats!

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  61. Congratulations!!!! I cant believe you can even crack me up in your baby post! So happy its all over for you and you have a precious baby girl to hold instead of kankles:)
    And I LOVE the name you chose for her...so sweet!
    xo,
    Sarah

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  62. she is precious!! loved the photo's! im always so sad leaving the hospital cuz i always realize i never get enough photo's and yours are great. congrats momma!

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  63. she is so adorable! congrats. and bt dubs....you are freaking hilarious. if i lived closer, i'd bring you dinner!

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  64. Congrats! She's adorbs!

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  65. LOVE the name!
    You are a rockstar, as usual. :)

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  66. What a blessing Miss Penelope is to your family already! ENJOY it all. (And between me and you, I've been on the fence about wanting a baby of my own. Pictures like this make me climb down from the fence and stand firmly on the "yes" side) She will love her new little baby room you've prepared for her too! CONGRATS!

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  67. LOVE her already. A-mazing name for this little peanut. Such a sweet, perfect addition to the Nato story. Can't wait to snuggle her!

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  68. Congratulations! And welcome, Penelope--you got a good family--blessings!
    Now, Mrs. Nato, go get some REST!

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  69. You've made childbirth a hilarious and lovely story.
    I didn't expect to start crying as was drinking my coffee and lounging in my bathrobe while scrolling through my Google Reader this morning...but I did. and it was great. PTL

    Congrats to you & Nato dearest! Penelope is so blessed to have Layne & Lila. They're a hoot.

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  70. Congrats! Your little fam of 5 is so cute :) i might have peed a little with the "followed by repentance and tearing of sackcloth." HAHAHAHAH Praise God that the delivery went well!

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  71. She is so beautiful. And you are hilarious. I'm crying and laughing at the same time!

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  72. WONDERFUL PIX AND STORY! AND HER NAME----OMGOODNESS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE HER NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good choice! Glad you are doing well mamma! Great job!!!!!!

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  73. CONGRATS!! such a sweet little peanut.

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  74. congrats, natos!! she's beautiful - love her name!

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  75. Jami! She is wonderful! I have to say I started crying, i think i am ready for my third. My youngest is one, maybe I am a little crazy. Ha!

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  76. oh CONGRATS!!! she's a doll. and her name is perfect. i had a drug free plan (ha!) with my first until the point of nearing death pain. the anesthesiologist gave me the whole legal disclaimer about risk - paralysis, etc. in my head as he's speaking: "i can breastfeed in a wheelchair... i'll be ok in a wheelchair..." I LOVE DRUGS!!!! congrats, again. Jami. she's an angel.

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  77. Congrats! She is gorgeous and has the cutest name ever! Love it!

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  78. Congratulations she is so beautiful!

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  79. Congrats to the Fam! and welcome to this world lil peanut! We hope you enjoy it as much as you can. Love and Blessings! :)

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  80. congratulations! penelope grace is a beautiful little lady with a beautiful name to match! you did good mama nato, i hope you're enjoying your little family now everyone's here :)

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  81. congrats jami.... yay for you!! so cute. and i love her name.

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  82. congrats she is gorgeous! You do good work Mr. and Mrs. Nato!

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  83. So sweet, so beautiful, so funny, so happy for you all.
    Erin

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  84. oh, just daaaaannng cute. cant wait to get my hands on her!! i love the one with just nato and her at the end.

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  85. Congrats girly!! She is a beauty, and I adore her name!! Hope you are doing well and enjoying every second of that new little peanut!!

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  86. Beautiful!! Congratulations on your new addition to your already adorable family!

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  87. aww precious!! Congratulations! I LOVE the name, and that picture of Nato trying to stop your other little one from running into him at full-speed is HI-LA-RI-OUS!

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  88. She's gorgeous congratulations!!! You are tooooo funny! Cracked up about the pad description. Love your realness!

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  89. How wonderful, so glad she's here! Happy Homecoming!!! Beautiful baby and family :)

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  90. Congrats! She's beautiful. Love the name!

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  91. I LOVE! her name! She is absolutely adorbs. Congrats to you and your family. :)

    I also really enjoy reading your blog and your writing style. Many blessings to you guys!

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  92. she is a precious little peanut! congrats!

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  93. she is so beautiful jami. i love all the pictures! the kiddos look like they are in love and so does nato. congrats!!! can't wait to hold that little peanut.

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  94. i love that last one with nato. i can see it in his eyes...he knew he messed things up with lila, but he won't do it again.
    sweet thing (him and her).

    i can't wait to squeeze that papoose!

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  95. congratulations on that BEAUTIFUL baby!
    man, she is adorable, just like her name!

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  96. way to go, mama! she is beautiful, i totally adore her name too! prayers for you ALL! xo

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  97. Depending on when you approve this comment, I could be your 100th. BAM. Babies will do that to ya I guess.

    And I got a job so it looks really really likely that I'll get to hold her soon.

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  98. I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hold the sweet little nugget. You're my baby-birthin' hero.

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  99. love the dramatic black and white pics!

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  100. Congrats Jami! She's absolutely beautiful and I LOVE her name. Enjoy your new little bundle.

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  101. CONGRATS! YOu have a gorgeous family.

    (I feel outta the loop- so busy but life does that right?)

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  102. Loving the name!! I totally dig names that have special meanings....when we had our daughter, we had so many that we picked our top 3 favs and waited until we saw her. =) I have an Avery Grace.

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  103. I'm late to the congrats party. But can I just say toats adorbs?! ;)

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