Sunday, November 09, 2008

Emmeline Rose

Born 12:20AM November 9, 2008

7 Lbs 14oz, 20.5 inches

I could recap the birth story, but for those familiar with our last, I will simply say it was almost exactly like Charlie's, but without the splash at the end.

This time, an excellent team of midwives, nurses, and doulas managed to actually contain Saydi's enthusiasm for rapid-fire childbirth to a relative snail's pace: 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Emmeline is a lovely, deep shade of red all over (even her little toes). One friend suggested that perhaps Saydi's insides are really sunny causing sunburn in utero. Seems plausible to me...

More to come,



  1. AAAAH! She's so beautiful! I can't WAIT to hear how everything went. Fast, I guess. And I can't wait to come hold that little baby--I miss the tiny phase already.

  2. Will you please lay down and rest, you're making me tired just thinking about the
    visit from kids
    more photos
    birthday party
    more photos
    blogging all the photos
    and all within the last 24 hours!!!

  3. P.S. Congratulations!

  4. yea!! Welcome little one. We are so happy there is another Eyre-Shumway in the world!

  5. She's lovely! And, WOW, that was fast. And how on earth is Saydi home and at the dinner table <24 hours later? I wish we were there for this one. Can't wait to meet Emeline. Hugs to all of you.

  6. She is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations!

  7. She is lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Can not wait to meet that girl.

  8. Congratulations! She looks like Hazel-especially in the crying photo for some reason. Can't wait to meet her!

  9. congrats, she is darling.

  10. Ohh she is adorable you guys! Lenna told us the good news yesterday! Congrats to you both! I can't wait to meet her! She is so beautiful and Saydi you look amazing!

  11. oh man oh man love all the pictures...on this post and the other ones. Wow, you've been busy. I especially like the pregnant family (Jeff & kids) Can't wait to get my hands on that newborn gal (and the rest of you!).

  12. Congratulations you guys! She is so beautiful it takes my breathe away! I am so happy for you and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Emeline.

  13. This is the most wonderful news. She is stinkin' adorable and you make such a happy, perfect little family. Can't wait to meet her!

    Everyone at Bridgespan is thrilled and amazed how quickly you all made it home!

  14. Beautiful.
    Another amazing feat of strength that I will never do :)

    I must say I really see your mom in you in these photos - you really are glowing with Emmaline...

    You're my idol.

  15. Congrats Jeff and Saydi! She is absolutely beautiful! We miss you guys!
    p.s. cute name!!



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