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
Ohhh Amelia is gorgeous!! Congrats Beth and Chris! I am so very happy for you!
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. :)
Congratulations. She is beautiful. I absolutely love the name. I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well:)
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).
Congratulations!!! I beautiful baby with a beautiful name.
Oh, she's beautiful. Congratulations!
welcome to the world, mia! she is simply beautiful!
congratulations to you all!
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?
Oh she's just beautiful! Congratulations to you and Beth on becoming parents :)
Shes absolutely beautiful. Welcome to the world Mia.
Job well done Mom and Dad.
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.
A kindly welcome, little Mia. How blessed you are to have found yourself two such wonderful guides for this earthly adventure. Life is good.
A lovely name for a lovely girl. Congrats! (Amelia was on our shortlist for girl names, BTW.)
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 :)
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.
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... :)
She's perfect. Can I put her in my pocket?
she's beautiful, chris! congratulations!
Happy Baby! Welcome, sweet Mia... we've been waiting and waiting :)
Much love to you all!
Congratulations you two. She's beautiful.
And Mia? Happy Birthday, you come to a home filled with love.
'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!
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!
Welcome, Mia! She is so beautiful!. Good work, you two!
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!
Congratulations!!!!! Just beautiful.
Welcome to the new family - and get ready for the rollercoaster ride. The fun's only just beginning...
Your little girl is gorgeous and Amelia is a beautiful name. Enjoy parenthood, you're going to be a great father.
She already looks like such a happy baby.
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
Congratulations! I love her name. What a beautiful girl, glad everyone is well.
Congratulations Daddy. =) Give Beth my best and a hug for little Miss Mia.
Welcome to the club Chris, it is a wonderful one.
Well done to Beth and Mia.
*squeeeeeal* I am so happy for you guys! What a wonderful, wonderful day!
CONGRATULATIONS!! That's wonderful. Welcome to the world, Amelia. Wishing you and Beth all the best.
Wow! Beautiful! absolutly stunning!..so excited for you both
and love the name too
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.
Yah!!! I'm so happy for all of you. What a beautiful little girl.
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!
congratulations to you both! she's beautiful and cute and just perfect =)
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.
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! :)
Oh, and you're totally working the whole hairnet/medical cap look... you should try it more often!
She's beautiful!! Congratulations again.
Excuse me while I burst into tears...of joy!
Congratualtions to you both, she's beautiful!
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****
She is beautiful! I love her name. Enjoy every minute...:0).
Congrats Mommy and Daddy.......Mia is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
Yay!!! It's a Girl and her name is Mia. :)
Love the name!! She's a doll. Congratualtions to you both!!
Congratulations mum and dad! She's gorgeous.
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!
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... ;-)
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!
A lovely name for a lovely girl! Congratulations, I'm glad everyone is healthy and happy.
aww... they both look gorgeous. congratulations! :)
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.
she's just darling. congratulations to you all.
Mia is beautiful! Congratulations to all of you!
Oh I am so thrilled for you two!!! Well, three, I should say. Little Mia is so so beautiful. Congratulations.
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 :)
Welcome Amelia (what a beautiful name) and congrats, mom and dad!
Amazingly gorgeous family you have there, Chris! Congrats to you and your wife... and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to little Mia!
WooooooHoooooo!!! Congratulations Chris!!! Your daughter looks beautiful!
Welcome to the world Mia!!
I wish all 3 of you a lifetime of happiness and love.
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! ;)
What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby. Congrats to all 3 of you. :)
CONGRATULATIONS! Mia and Beth are beautiful and you are one lucky lucky man!
Congrats! Cactusbaby is adorable and I"m glad all are doing well! I look forward to reading more Amelia Morgan's arrival.
She's beautiful. Congrats!
Amelia... that's a beautiful name! For a beautiful baby! Congratulations! She's gorgeous.
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.
Congrats! Now you're *surrounded* by gorgeous ladies, heh. That should make life pretty damn good. :)
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?
congrats, to all three of you.
So I've been away a few days and missed the BEAN landing.
CONGRATULATIONS you two! And welcome Mia!
YAY!!!!!! Congrats! What an adorable little girl! And quite the cute name y'all picked :)
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.
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!
New to the blog but so happy to hear about your new addition. She is absolutely perfect. Congratulations to you both.
Mia is adorable. The internet loves the house of cactus-fish.
Congratulations Dad! Mia is beautiful and I am glad Mom is doing so well. I never thought for a second you would pass out ;)
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.
Congratulations! You're a daddy now!
Thanks for letting us know!!! Mia is a gorgeaous name! CONGRATS!!
congrats... they both look gorgeous!
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!!!
She's so beautiful! I'm so happy for you guys!
Amazing Mia, welcome to the world!
Here's to a fast recuperation for Mom!!!
Congratulations! Also, awwww. So cute. And I love the name.
Welcome, Mia! You have awesome parents.
Welcome to the world, Mia. There are so many people who are happy to see you.
Oh Mia is so beautiful. It's such a wonderful thing to have children to love.
such a beautiful name for such a beautiful girl!
congratulations to you both, no, wait, to all three of you!
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!
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!
Congratulations, Chris! Best wishes to you all.
Congrats on your new addition :-)
Yeah, I used to be amytart.com :)
I know i"m only one of 97 well wishers. Welcome to the club guys. Good luck!!
Congrats Chris and Beth...and Happy Birthday Mia! She is so beautiful!!! I am very happy that all went well. Congrats again...
awhhhh! yeah!!! congrats to all three of ya! :)
Congratulations! Amelia is a great name - and Mia as well ;)
Congrats to you both! And welcome to the world Mia!
Yes...I am always a day late and a dollar short - but I had to say - she is beautiful! Congratulations to both of you! =)
Yay!!! So very, very happy for you all. The ride begins! Such an incredibly beautiful name for a beautiful little angel. Congratulations and hugs :-)
awwww! she's adorable! i LOVE her name :)
Congratulations! And Happy Birthday Mia!!!
congrats, Chris -- take good care of your family -- you lucky man you...
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.
Congrats! You are now a trio! She is beautiful, and so peaceful. What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl!
So unbelievably happy for you both. I still remember when you told me you were going to be a father. Simply amazing.
So many wonderful congratulations!!! Welcome little Mia.
Congratulations. Lovely family. Lots of luck!
You are so blessed, congratulations!!! Both mommy and Mia are radiant!!! I am so happy for both of you!!!
Look how beautiful she is! And you and Beth look so happy too. Congratulations to you both, and welcome to Mia.
She's adorable. I'm so happy for both of you.
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!
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! ;)
Congratulations! She's beautiful. :)
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. ;-)
She's lovely. Glad she and Beth are doing well. Congratulations, Dad!
Oh my God is Mia gorgeous!!! And Beth looks SUPER for all that she has gone through!
Congrats and more congrats!
Beautiful, beautiful girl! Congratulations a thousand times over!
May your lives be filled with good health, happiness, and the divine love of family. Blessings on you!
She's beautiful, congrats!!
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!!!
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!
Absolutely wonderful -- congratulations and thanks for sharing.
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.
Yikes! I go away for a weekend and you have a baby....! Congratulations to the new Mommy and Daddy--She's beautiful!
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!
i'm late but CONGRATULATIONS x 2w3482093840293840293! lovely name, almost as good as bean
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!
Welcome to the world little one!!
Congrats you 2!!
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.
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!
Congratulations! She's beautiful.
Congratulations! She's beautiful! Glad to hear everyone is doing good.
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
ever so many Congratulations!!!
she is breathtakingly beautiful!
She's just beautiful! Congratulations!
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. :)
Congrats, good luck and all that good stuff.
Congrats! She is BEAUITUFL! I love her name too. VERY cute.
I wish you & your family all the best in this world.
Congrats to the three of you mate! A long lifetime of happieness to ensue.
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!
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!!!
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.
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 :)