She kept us waiting, but when she decided to arrive, she really committed.
When we first found out we were having a kid, she was the size of a lentil. From that point on, despite tracking her developmental size as it related to various fruits and vegetables such as eggplants, jicama, cantaloupes, pineapples etc., she remained, “The Lentil”, her sex a surprise until Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 11:27pm. Weighing in at 8lbs 6oz, in the polka-dotted swaddling blanket, we introduce:
Lila Rose Bellamy Garfinkel
Asleep for the entire car ride home, she’s not really sure where she lives; just that there are two loving people caring for her every need and whim, and a cat feigning indifference but secretly plotting how to reclaim laps and prime-time attention. Everyone is doing fine, and getting a sense of what other new parents meant when they talk of lack of sleep and a more intimate association with vomit and poop. And of course, that unimaginable and overwhelming love and affection for this thing we just made.
Carol Popkin Adams says
Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and Lila has a pretty outstanding birthday (mine is the 28th :) Welcome to the other side and the beginning of unfathomable love and beauty. Looking forward to seeing some photos.
Congrats on the baby. Just 33 minutes short of my wife’s birthday!
Brooke Schreier Ganz says
Congratulations! She’s beautiful.
(from a fellow gardener-with-a-new-baby)
congratulations!! Best wishes for little Lila and her parents :)
Colleen Vanderlinden says
Congratulations!! And welcome baby Lila (a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl).
I’m so happy for you—-glad everyone’s doing well. This is a beautiful period for any family, and I hope you’re enjoying it.
Leanne Campbell says
Congrats you two on the wonderful gift! Welcome to the world, baby Lila! You will surely make an impact on this planet. Blessings to all of you!
Congratulations, you did good! She is such a beautiful little legume!
Oh! Congratulations! Wonderful photos. Your last sentence was beautiful. I have three children and this post makes me want another. Enjoy!
I have been checking in and waiting to hear this wonderful news. Hi baby Lila – welcome to the world. I am so pleased that all went well and that you are enjoying all the incredible feelings that one has looking on this beautiful, tiny creation.
Congratulations and get enough rest (in between feedings and changings!)
Woohoo! Congrats on the future garden helper.
Congratulations! Really beautiful name and really beautiful baby…
Congratulations Andrea! Lila’s adorable. I found your blog last summer and have loved reading your entries, especially as my partner and I geared up for our big move across the country to Vancouver with our two wee cats.
I just referenced your blog today on mine, which is still in it’s infancy (www.locavore.ca), and I’m sure it won’t be the last time. Enjoy the spring with lovely Lila!
P.S. Have you visited http://www.mytinyplot.co.uk/ ? It’s a fantastic gardening blog and the author also just had her first baby last month.
What a precious baby girl, and such a pretty name. Congratulations to you both! Parenting these little beings is worth all the sleepless nights in the world!
Congratulations! You have the most adorable daughter with a most beautiful name. She is one lucky little girl to have such loving parents :)
So, so beautiful! Congratulations!!!
Oh,happy day!! Welcome little Lila. And, to her mother, try to get some sleep for the next few months.
The happiest days of my life were the births of my children.~~Dee
Congratulations! She’s as late as this spring is turning out to be, and twice as beautiful. I’m looking foward to the gardening-with-baby category on the blog!
Congrats. We have three little ones under 5…busy house but a house full of joy…days are never boring. All the best!
She’s beautiful! Welcome to the world Lila Rose!
Yay! What a beautiful baby you have. And what a lucky girl for having such loving parents.
A lentil grows into a baby girl! Who knew?
Wow, Petal – birth … the ultimate harvest! Congrats… Lila is going to be very happy she chose such a great woman to be her Mommy!
Welcome to the world! Congrats!
Lori W. says
She’s so lovely and what a perfect name for her. 1000 Blessings on your family!
Congratulations–to all three of you!!!
And I love the picture of you with the drill and the shiitake mushroom logs the day before Lila’s birth. What a great positive female role model you will be. :)
(ps. My Captcha words for this comment are “and Adored.” Very fitting for a baby post!)
Congratulations! She’s beautiful.
How exciting. Your little Taurus will no doubt grow up to be a fab gardener, just like mom.
Congratulations and all happy wishes!
I love your blog!! I work at The Flower Box and just realised I’m the one who put together the bouquet your husband sent when you Ladies came home from the hospital! Although we didn’t have lilacs for you, I hope you still enjoyed the flowers!! Congratulations!!
Ottawa Gardener says
Congratulations! She looks great and I’m mighty jealous of your perfectly smooth bump! I’m excited to watch her grow and learn gardening from her mommy.