July 23, 2005

The Bean Has Landed

I'd like to introduce you to the latest member of the family. At 9:52 Friday morning, Amelia (Mia) Morgan Cactus-Fish was brought into the world. She weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and measured 20 1/4 inches long.




Mom coasted through surgery with style and grace and I didn't pass out, so that's something. It was a long day and a very long night but its only now hitting me that I'm a dad. To a lovely, beautiful girl. And husband to a wonderful, stong woman. Both of whom I love.



I'm home to decompress, grab a quick shower and something to eat. Don't worry. I'll be back soon.

Posted by Chris at July 23, 2005 11:39 AM
Comments

Ohhh Amelia is gorgeous!! Congrats Beth and Chris! I am so very happy for you!

Posted by: Tricia at July 23, 2005 11:45 AM

Oh Chris....

What a befitting name for such a beautiful wee one!

I'm so very very happy for the both of you!!

Welcome to the world Mia. :)

Posted by: Stacey at July 23, 2005 11:46 AM

Congrats, sire!

Posted by: sledge at July 23, 2005 11:47 AM

Congratulations. She is beautiful. I absolutely love the name. I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well:)

Posted by: Adi at July 23, 2005 11:47 AM

Congratulations! Beautiful name, beautiful girl. I look forward to the flood of little-girl-face photos I've no doubt we'll be audience to over the coming months (years).

Posted by: Tonya at July 23, 2005 11:47 AM

Congratulations!!! I beautiful baby with a beautiful name.

Posted by: bill at July 23, 2005 11:48 AM

Oh, she's beautiful. Congratulations!

Posted by: Mer at July 23, 2005 11:48 AM

welcome to the world, mia! she is simply beautiful!

congratulations to you all!

Posted by: jen at July 23, 2005 11:50 AM

Oh my God! Welcome Amelia :) She's so cute. Am glad Beth's doing good too! Congratulations to the two of you!!! I am so happy for two (three?) strangers... it amazes me! :) Oh... could you please plant a kiss on Amelia's forehead for me?

Posted by: Luna at July 23, 2005 11:51 AM

Oh she's just beautiful! Congratulations to you and Beth on becoming parents :)

Posted by: DaFFy at July 23, 2005 11:51 AM

Shes absolutely beautiful. Welcome to the world Mia.
Job well done Mom and Dad.

Posted by: Angelia at July 23, 2005 11:51 AM

Mia! We've been waiting for you! Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl!

Oh Chris and Beth she's gorgeous. Just amazing. Good job, you two!! So thankful to hear all went well and now she's finally here.

Posted by: samantha at July 23, 2005 11:55 AM

A kindly welcome, little Mia. How blessed you are to have found yourself two such wonderful guides for this earthly adventure. Life is good.

Posted by: Vicki at July 23, 2005 11:56 AM

A lovely name for a lovely girl. Congrats! (Amelia was on our shortlist for girl names, BTW.)

Posted by: Jason at July 23, 2005 11:57 AM

that is such a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl. tell beth to try and take it easy, and both of you enjoy the wonders of parenthood :)

Posted by: tiffanie at July 23, 2005 12:00 PM

Congrats to you and Beth and a big "Welcome to the World" to Mia. Glad to hear everything went well, and can't wait to read about the adventures you all will be having.

Posted by: SpaceCase at July 23, 2005 12:01 PM

I'm glad everyone is safe and healthy, and that everything went smoothly. How exciting! And scary! But wonderful!

Here's a hearty welcome to Amelia! I can only imagine the stories that will surface about this little creature in the near future... :)

Posted by: Zandria at July 23, 2005 12:07 PM

She's perfect. Can I put her in my pocket?

Posted by: Broad at July 23, 2005 12:09 PM

she's beautiful, chris! congratulations!

Posted by: jodi at July 23, 2005 12:10 PM

Happy Baby! Welcome, sweet Mia... we've been waiting and waiting :)

Much love to you all!

Posted by: Jenny at July 23, 2005 12:12 PM

Congratulations you two. She's beautiful.

And Mia? Happy Birthday, you come to a home filled with love.

Posted by: Minx at July 23, 2005 12:15 PM

'There is no other closeness in human life like
the closeness between a mother and her baby...
they are just a few heartbeats away from being the same person.' - Susan Cheever

I have been checking in every hour since last night. ; )

Oh, Mia is just gorgeous. Congratulations to the proud mommy and daddy. Enjoy your babymoon!

Posted by: lu at July 23, 2005 12:16 PM

OMG! OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! How absolutely and profoundly beautiful!

Words escape me, Chris. Congratulations to you and Beth! Fill us in on the details when you've have a few minutes because us doulas need the full birth story!

OMG!!!!!!

Posted by: doulazanie at July 23, 2005 12:18 PM

Welcome, Mia! She is so beautiful!. Good work, you two!

Posted by: kalisah at July 23, 2005 12:22 PM

AWE! She is so beautiful. She says it all...you and fish and are perfect at everything you do! Congrats to you all. Thanks so much for the post....ya know we were all waiting around to hear the good news!

Posted by: Dawn at July 23, 2005 12:22 PM

awwwww....

congrats!!

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at July 23, 2005 12:25 PM

Congratulations!!!!! Just beautiful.

Posted by: Jenni at July 23, 2005 12:27 PM

Welcome to the new family - and get ready for the rollercoaster ride. The fun's only just beginning...

Posted by: Betsy at July 23, 2005 12:30 PM

Chris,
Your little girl is gorgeous and Amelia is a beautiful name. Enjoy parenthood, you're going to be a great father.

Posted by: Liz at July 23, 2005 12:30 PM

Conragts man!

She already looks like such a happy baby.

Posted by: smartjuice at July 23, 2005 12:31 PM

I had a Stevie Wonder moment. Just for Mia...


Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she pretty
Truly the angel's best
Boy, I'm so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through us he's given life to one
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is Aisha
The meaning of her name
Londie, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
That's so very lovely made from love

Posted by: doulazanie at July 23, 2005 12:34 PM

Congratulations! I love her name. What a beautiful girl, glad everyone is well.

Posted by: A.K. at July 23, 2005 12:34 PM

Congratulations Daddy. =) Give Beth my best and a hug for little Miss Mia.

Posted by: Lauren at July 23, 2005 12:36 PM

Welcome to the club Chris, it is a wonderful one.

Well done to Beth and Mia.

Posted by: zeno at July 23, 2005 12:38 PM

*squeeeeeal* I am so happy for you guys! What a wonderful, wonderful day!

Posted by: Amber at July 23, 2005 12:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!! That's wonderful. Welcome to the world, Amelia. Wishing you and Beth all the best.

Posted by: Milly at July 23, 2005 12:45 PM

Wow! Beautiful! absolutly stunning!..so excited for you both
and love the name too

Posted by: Casey at July 23, 2005 12:49 PM

I'm so happy everything went fine. I love the name--it's perfect, just perfect. And she's beautiful. And looks like Beth, which is even more perfect. Wow.

Posted by: wavybrains at July 23, 2005 12:54 PM

Yah!!! I'm so happy for all of you. What a beautiful little girl.

Posted by: Heather at July 23, 2005 01:05 PM

Delurking here.

Just wanted to say beautiful baby, beautiful mommy, beautiful daddy and a beautiful name.

Congrats to you both.

Life is awesome, you have the proof right there!

Posted by: Ambers at July 23, 2005 01:07 PM

congratulations to you both! she's beautiful and cute and just perfect =)

Posted by: Romy at July 23, 2005 01:10 PM

Let me just say that I am totally offended that you didn't name your child Gertrude like I suggested. I thought Beth and I had an agreement here: You guys name your kid Gertie, I name my kid Ebeneizer and we both raise two socially retarded recluses. Hmpf.
But anyway.


I love the name! And the baby is adorable (as if anyone had any doubts that she would be) and I am so thrilled for the 2 of you. Congratulations to the Cactus-Fish family! And make sure that you guys really enjoy this age, because they don't stay that small and peaceful nearly long enough!! HAVE FUN! :)

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at July 23, 2005 01:21 PM

Oh, and you're totally working the whole hairnet/medical cap look... you should try it more often!

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at July 23, 2005 01:22 PM

She's beautiful!! Congratulations again.

Posted by: pixie at July 23, 2005 01:29 PM

Excuse me while I burst into tears...of joy!

Congratualtions to you both, she's beautiful!

Posted by: jen at July 23, 2005 01:35 PM

Oh my how beautiful is THAT! I love that all three of you are connected in that first photo! Although you will be tired...make sure to slow down and enjoy all the new things happening around you. Happy to meet Mia! Sweet Mia! ****Hugs****

Posted by: Gypsy at July 23, 2005 01:39 PM

She is beautiful! I love her name. Enjoy every minute...:0).

Posted by: Beanhead at July 23, 2005 01:41 PM

Congrats Mommy and Daddy.......Mia is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!


Yay!!! It's a Girl and her name is Mia. :)

Posted by: Zissy at July 23, 2005 01:48 PM

Love the name!! She's a doll. Congratualtions to you both!!

Posted by: Dooneybug at July 23, 2005 01:50 PM

Congratulations mum and dad! She's gorgeous.

Posted by: Kathryn at July 23, 2005 02:04 PM

Well, my trackbacks didn't work yesterday, so let's try this Congratulations
.

Mia is as beautiful as her parents, and that's a LOT. Congratulations. And thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. We lurve Cactus-Fish and the Bean!

Posted by: Chepooka at July 23, 2005 02:07 PM

isn't it a beautiful thing? just wait! the beauty has just begun for the both of you.

thank you both for sharing that moment with me! xoxo... ;-)

Posted by: melanie at July 23, 2005 02:15 PM

Omg my uterus is thumping! Happy birthday, Mia!! Don't get involved with anyone named Marcellus, and be sure to stay away from drugs, ok? Auntie Mindy loves you, and will be here to teach you how not to get pregnant later, ok? Ahahahahahahaha. That was a good one.

Welcome to the world, sweetie, you are going to have a blast with those crazy parents of yours. You are SO LUCKY.

And I am SO PROUD of Mommy and Daddy!

Posted by: mindy at July 23, 2005 02:33 PM

A lovely name for a lovely girl! Congratulations, I'm glad everyone is healthy and happy.

Posted by: Sashinka at July 23, 2005 02:38 PM

aww... they both look gorgeous. congratulations! :)

Posted by: julie at July 23, 2005 02:40 PM

Oh Chris, they are both so beautiful! Thanks for hopping on so quickly to let us all know how well it went. She's a doll.

Posted by: Lori at July 23, 2005 02:50 PM

she's just darling. congratulations to you all.

Posted by: patricia at July 23, 2005 02:58 PM

Mia is beautiful! Congratulations to all of you!

Posted by: Heather at July 23, 2005 02:58 PM

Oh I am so thrilled for you two!!! Well, three, I should say. Little Mia is so so beautiful. Congratulations.

Posted by: Carrie Jo at July 23, 2005 03:02 PM

You're a Dad!!! Congratulations to you both :)
What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl! You've gone and made me want one now, hehe. Best wishes to you all- get some sleep if you can! Take care :)

xx

Posted by: Emily at July 23, 2005 03:03 PM

Welcome Amelia (what a beautiful name) and congrats, mom and dad!

Posted by: etherian at July 23, 2005 03:21 PM

Amazingly gorgeous family you have there, Chris! Congrats to you and your wife... and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to little Mia!
LJ

Posted by: mooalex at July 23, 2005 03:27 PM

WooooooHoooooo!!! Congratulations Chris!!! Your daughter looks beautiful!

Welcome to the world Mia!!

I wish all 3 of you a lifetime of happiness and love.

Posted by: Tammy at July 23, 2005 03:29 PM

Congratulations! You have a gorgeous little baby girl and you picked a great name for her. If that says anything, I am sure you will make wonderful parents! ;)

Posted by: alfredsmom at July 23, 2005 03:32 PM

What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby. Congrats to all 3 of you. :)

Posted by: Lisa at July 23, 2005 03:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! Mia and Beth are beautiful and you are one lucky lucky man!

Posted by: amy at July 23, 2005 03:41 PM

Congrats! Cactusbaby is adorable and I"m glad all are doing well! I look forward to reading more Amelia Morgan's arrival.

Posted by: Kimmer at July 23, 2005 03:45 PM

She's beautiful. Congrats!

Posted by: Karen at July 23, 2005 03:56 PM

Amelia... that's a beautiful name! For a beautiful baby! Congratulations! She's gorgeous.

Posted by: Noelle at July 23, 2005 03:56 PM

Congratulations Mia, you've joined the rest of us on this big ball we call home.

Your Mommy and Daddy have been waiting a long long time for you, and I know they already love you VERY much.

So let them sleep...just a little bit - and ignore that glazed over look of confusion in their eyes. They'll be sure to keep you entertained for a long LONG time.

Congrats Chris and Beth. She is a precious little gem. Definitely proof that there is still good and love in the world.

K

Posted by: Kellie at July 23, 2005 03:57 PM

Congrats! Now you're *surrounded* by gorgeous ladies, heh. That should make life pretty damn good. :)

Posted by: Spring at July 23, 2005 03:59 PM

Welcome, Amelia and congrats Chris and Beth!!! She's absolutely beautiful, and is it me, or is she smiling for the camera in that last picture?

Posted by: Anne A. at July 23, 2005 04:10 PM

congrats, to all three of you.

Posted by: marie b. at July 23, 2005 04:20 PM

So I've been away a few days and missed the BEAN landing.

CONGRATULATIONS you two! And welcome Mia!

Posted by: oakmonster at July 23, 2005 04:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!

Posted by: Angela at July 23, 2005 04:34 PM

YAY!!!!!! Congrats! What an adorable little girl! And quite the cute name y'all picked :)

Posted by: skurdycat at July 23, 2005 04:38 PM

Awww how sweet. And with all that's going on you've taken time to share with us. You're a sweetie. I just hope I look as good as Beth after I give birth. God Bless you all.

Posted by: hr mommy at July 23, 2005 04:38 PM

Gorgeous baby! I love her name, too. Beth even looks great (and considering she just went though major ab. surgery, that's saying something!). Congrats to all!

Posted by: Polichick at July 23, 2005 04:42 PM

New to the blog but so happy to hear about your new addition. She is absolutely perfect. Congratulations to you both.

Posted by: shane at July 23, 2005 05:00 PM

Mia is adorable. The internet loves the house of cactus-fish.

Posted by: verucaamish at July 23, 2005 05:04 PM

Congratulations Dad! Mia is beautiful and I am glad Mom is doing so well. I never thought for a second you would pass out ;)

Posted by: Chrissie at July 23, 2005 05:10 PM

Aww, congrats, Daddy! She's beautiful! I have a sneaking suspicion that you'll be adding Peggy Parish's "Amelia Bedelia" series to your future reading list.

Posted by: Jaycie at July 23, 2005 05:18 PM

Congratulations! You're a daddy now!

Posted by: Fraulein N at July 23, 2005 05:19 PM

Thanks for letting us know!!! Mia is a gorgeaous name! CONGRATS!!

Posted by: Gwen at July 23, 2005 05:23 PM

congrats... they both look gorgeous!

Posted by: chlamygirl at July 23, 2005 05:39 PM

Yep, totally crying. Congratulations! I am so hapy for you both and so happy that everything went so well!!!

hugs and kisses to all three of you. I can't believe she's here!!!

Posted by: jen at July 23, 2005 05:44 PM

She's so beautiful! I'm so happy for you guys!

Posted by: Queen Of Ass at July 23, 2005 06:11 PM

Amazing Mia, welcome to the world!

Here's to a fast recuperation for Mom!!!

Posted by: lucy at July 23, 2005 06:20 PM

Congratulations! Also, awwww. So cute. And I love the name.

Welcome, Mia! You have awesome parents.

Posted by: Dawnie at July 23, 2005 06:32 PM

Welcome to the world, Mia. There are so many people who are happy to see you.

Posted by: goodsnake at July 23, 2005 06:34 PM

Oh Mia is so beautiful. It's such a wonderful thing to have children to love.

Posted by: Deb at July 23, 2005 06:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!
such a beautiful name for such a beautiful girl!

congratulations to you both, no, wait, to all three of you!

Posted by: monique at July 23, 2005 06:59 PM

Great name! I was actually considering that name LOL anyway CONGRATS! SHE'S A CACTUS through and through!! Amazing that she had the surgery, I think I would pass out!

Posted by: mrsmogul at July 23, 2005 07:10 PM

Oh my goodness, what a sweet face she has! and you have given her a lovely name.

Congratulations to you both. Let the fun begin!

Posted by: Pinky at July 23, 2005 07:46 PM

Congratulations, Chris! Best wishes to you all.

Posted by: bmh at July 23, 2005 07:56 PM

Congratulations!

Posted by: cassie-b at July 23, 2005 07:57 PM

Congrats on your new addition :-)

Posted by: E at July 23, 2005 08:26 PM

Yeah, I used to be amytart.com :)

I know i"m only one of 97 well wishers. Welcome to the club guys. Good luck!!

Posted by: amy at July 23, 2005 08:43 PM

Congrats Chris and Beth...and Happy Birthday Mia! She is so beautiful!!! I am very happy that all went well. Congrats again...

Posted by: jen at July 23, 2005 08:47 PM

awhhhh! yeah!!! congrats to all three of ya! :)

Posted by: loon at July 23, 2005 08:56 PM

Congratulations! Amelia is a great name - and Mia as well ;)

Posted by: Daria at July 23, 2005 09:38 PM

Congrats to you both! And welcome to the world Mia!

Posted by: christina at July 23, 2005 09:58 PM

Yes...I am always a day late and a dollar short - but I had to say - she is beautiful! Congratulations to both of you! =)

Posted by: Jenny at July 23, 2005 10:08 PM

Yay!!! So very, very happy for you all. The ride begins! Such an incredibly beautiful name for a beautiful little angel. Congratulations and hugs :-)

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at July 23, 2005 10:22 PM

awwww! she's adorable! i LOVE her name :)

Posted by: denise at July 23, 2005 10:24 PM

Congratulations! And Happy Birthday Mia!!!

Posted by: kristie at July 23, 2005 10:48 PM

Congrats!!!!!!

Posted by: amber at July 23, 2005 11:52 PM

congrats, Chris -- take good care of your family -- you lucky man you...

Posted by: bob at July 23, 2005 11:53 PM

Nice job daddy! Although lets give credit where credit is due- we all know it was Beth with the work, you just had to look manly and stay vertical. Congrats, I'm really happy for all y'all. Give Beth our love and here's wishing you happiness in your new life.

Posted by: Nic at July 24, 2005 12:38 AM

Congrats! You are now a trio! She is beautiful, and so peaceful. What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl!

Posted by: Miss Chera at July 24, 2005 12:52 AM

So unbelievably happy for you both. I still remember when you told me you were going to be a father. Simply amazing.

Posted by: Jessa at July 24, 2005 01:08 AM

So many wonderful congratulations!!! Welcome little Mia.

Posted by: feisty girl at July 24, 2005 01:23 AM

She's perfect.

Posted by: Y at July 24, 2005 03:03 AM

Congratulations. Lovely family. Lots of luck!

Posted by: Grace at July 24, 2005 03:53 AM

You are so blessed, congratulations!!! Both mommy and Mia are radiant!!! I am so happy for both of you!!!

Posted by: Nina at July 24, 2005 06:56 AM

Look how beautiful she is! And you and Beth look so happy too. Congratulations to you both, and welcome to Mia.

Posted by: bad penguin at July 24, 2005 08:53 AM

She's adorable. I'm so happy for both of you.

Posted by: ~L. at July 24, 2005 08:54 AM

OMG! She is absolutley beautiful (just like mommy). Congratulations - isn't it surprising how much love your capable of having for something so small? I'm beginning to cry tears of happiness for you - darn post-partum hormones! I'm so happy for you!

Posted by: Marie at July 24, 2005 09:00 AM

Congrats!!
She's such a beautiful baby, and I love her name! I'm so glad Beth had a smooth delivery. Have a great time being a mommy and daddy and if that means ignoring us a little, that's okay! ;)

Posted by: Kitty at July 24, 2005 09:20 AM

Congratulations! She's beautiful. :)

Posted by: Michelle at July 24, 2005 10:26 AM

She is gorgeous!!! And I love the name Amelia! I'm thinking you are going to call her Mia, and that's just as beautiful. Are you sure about the hypenation of the last name? Cactus-Fish? That might be too long for credit cards. ;-)

Posted by: Indigo at July 24, 2005 10:34 AM

congratulations! :)

Posted by: reb at July 24, 2005 10:47 AM

She's lovely. Glad she and Beth are doing well. Congratulations, Dad!

Posted by: donna at July 24, 2005 11:22 AM

Oh my God is Mia gorgeous!!! And Beth looks SUPER for all that she has gone through!

Congrats and more congrats!

Posted by: ironic1 at July 24, 2005 11:57 AM

Beautiful, beautiful girl! Congratulations a thousand times over!

Posted by: Jen at July 24, 2005 01:47 PM

May your lives be filled with good health, happiness, and the divine love of family. Blessings on you!

Posted by: bhd at July 24, 2005 02:31 PM

She's beautiful, congrats!!

Posted by: judy at July 24, 2005 03:17 PM

wow, i don't get on the Internet for a few days and look at all that has happened! Congratulations to the new addition to your family. she is beautiful!!!

Posted by: Priscilla at July 24, 2005 03:18 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! To all three of you... Mia is absolutely lovely. And Beth? How can you possibly look so gorgeous lying there on the surgery table? Stunning mama! Congrats you three! From our Santa Fe vacation where we have been checking in on you to make sure all went well - my daughter's reaction when she saw the photos - "Ohhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!" And my own "Ohhhhhhh!!!!!!!" :) Hope you're feeling the love from the blogosphere!

Posted by: Keri at July 24, 2005 03:56 PM

Absolutely wonderful -- congratulations and thanks for sharing.

Posted by: KOB at July 24, 2005 06:28 PM

wow, i'm overwhelmed - i can't imagine how you guys feel. congratulations! she is beautitful. that first picture is breathtaking -- the look on beth's face says it all.

Posted by: laura at July 24, 2005 07:55 PM

Yikes! I go away for a weekend and you have a baby....! Congratulations to the new Mommy and Daddy--She's beautiful!

Posted by: Raybelle at July 24, 2005 09:12 PM

SUPER HUGE congrats coming your way! I'm so happy for all three of you. Amelia is a beautiful little girl and will be a wonderful addition to the cactus fish family I'm sure!! Congrats!

Posted by: carrster at July 24, 2005 10:59 PM

i'm late but CONGRATULATIONS x 2w3482093840293840293! lovely name, almost as good as bean

Posted by: kate at July 24, 2005 11:40 PM

Congrats Mr. Cactus...I guess with a name like Amelia Morgan, she's going to be a Morning Cactus.

Get it? Amelia Morgan? A.M.? Damn I'm funny!

Love the nickname Mia! I really wanted to name our middle daughter Mia Simone PlayByPlay. Didn't quite get the name I wanted, but I'm thrilled for both (I mean all three) of you!

Congrats Chris!

Posted by: JP at July 25, 2005 01:41 AM

Oh Wow!
Welcome to the world little one!!
Congrats you 2!!

Posted by: Sonia at July 25, 2005 02:41 AM

Wow, Chris, it's gonna take you a while to catch up on these comments eh? I love the name choice, and she's beautiful. Also, Beth looks great in the surgery pic, which I find funny, and mildly annoying. I'm sure if I ever have surgery I won't look that cute.

Posted by: Heather at July 25, 2005 02:43 AM

Welcome Mia, it is sooo good to finally meet you :)

Oh yeah and total congratulations to you both on the whole not passing out thing!

Gros Bisous

Posted by: stinkerbell at July 25, 2005 04:00 AM

Congratulations! She's beautiful.

Posted by: Monica at July 25, 2005 09:13 AM

CONGRATS!!! EEEE!!!

Posted by: Anne at July 25, 2005 11:46 AM

Congratulations! She's beautiful! Glad to hear everyone is doing good.

Posted by: Krush at July 25, 2005 12:50 PM

I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEBN! I wouldn't read blogs for a week and a baby would come!

Congrats! Love the name! She's beautiful1

Posted by: Sarcastic Journalist at July 25, 2005 02:02 PM

ever so many Congratulations!!!

she is breathtakingly beautiful!

Posted by: don at July 25, 2005 04:06 PM

She's just beautiful! Congratulations!

Posted by: Kelley at July 25, 2005 04:50 PM

WHEE!!! I just turned on Feedreader for the first time in months and was thumbing through the feeds and saw "...introduce you to the latest member of the..." and I actually yelled "WHAT? WHAT!? WHAT?!? Did it happen! Yay!" and I scared the crap out of my dogs who all started barking and running toward the door. Freaks.

Congratulations to you both! She's lovely. I'm so pleased for you both. :)

Posted by: Iki at July 25, 2005 07:28 PM

Congrats, good luck and all that good stuff.

Posted by: C at July 25, 2005 07:33 PM

Congrats! She is BEAUITUFL! I love her name too. VERY cute.

I wish you & your family all the best in this world.

Posted by: Sweety at July 26, 2005 01:06 AM

Congrats to the three of you mate! A long lifetime of happieness to ensue.

Posted by: Chris at July 26, 2005 02:36 AM

Oh I totally missed this!!!! I'm sorry, I haven't been up to date on reading my fav blogs! she is so beautiful! Congrats to you and the mrs!

Posted by: Lauren at July 26, 2005 08:31 AM

Mia is absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous name - Amelia has always been one of my favorites. Congratulations to two wonderful parents. You are just beginning on a lifelong journey full of love, surprises, laughter, tears, joy, amazement and wonder. Best of luck!!!

Posted by: Katie-be-bored-at-work at July 26, 2005 10:56 AM

Love everything in this post....the pix of your beautiful girls, her beautiful name...just everything.

Congrats to all of you....you're so very blessed.

Posted by: Junkie at July 26, 2005 01:44 PM

I get behind on checking in for a few...er...weeks & I miss out on all the festivities.

Much belated congratulations to you, Beth & Mia! Y'all done good :)

Posted by: Jay at August 3, 2005 11:12 AM