The Best Gift Ever!

There is absolutely no way that I could begin to write down what has happened in the last 36 hours right now.  In a future post when I have more time, I'll recollect the events in a proper blog story - but right now, everyone really just wants to see pictures! IMG_0483 Violetta was born at exactly 8pm on Labor Day, September 2, 2013.  She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long (22 inches if you include the little halo above her head).  She is the most beautiful thing Momma and Daddy have ever seen in our entire lives, and words cannot describe how much we love her! (you can click each picture for a larger image)

13 thoughts on “The Best Gift Ever!

  1. Thank you, Todd for taking the time to share all this with us- the photos, video, and in labor on Labor Day!
    Uncle John said it! This little girl has got a sense of humor!
    As Sara and I sit in our rockers by the seashore, with the last bite of chocolate cake from Sara’s 127th birthday party playing our favorite “no, Beary, you have it!” “No, kimmy, you eat it.” “No, Beary, you, it’s your party, you love chocolate you eat it.” “Let’s fight about it!”,
    I will remember the day after Violetta was born and I happened to be using my iPad to text with Sara and Amelia when Amelia text, “oh great, you’re on you’re iPad. We can set up FaceTime. ” Then nada. I began a new text with Sara. Here’s how it went “was she high??? FaceTime???”
    Amelia, I’m laughing so hard it hurts even now, you may have been a bit loopey still or just exhausted. I apologize in advance. The text was never meant in a mean way. I just couldn’t help but for an instant see V with all the garnish of a flashy new Nike shoe debut! A huge hd, video conferencing worldwide, monitors, speakers, the works! FaceTime?? Of course that 30 seconds, gave pause to the realization that the “nada” that came after the FaceTime suggestion was probably you passing out and awakening from the dream you were launching those flashy new pink n gold yoga pants! 🙂
    I’m sure you guys are on the ” no schedule” schedule so again thank you for finding the time to post this. It brings everyone together seeing that precious little girl. And you and Amelia are every bit the doting parents. It’s so amazing seeing the three of you- beyond amazing. There are no words to describe the precious moments before my eyes. Every spectacular second is for you guys to cherish. I’m in awe, speechless. Just beautiful.
    You guys are doing just great. You should be very proud of yourselves. Truly. You took time to make us all smile by posting, take time and give yourselves a pat on the back. The most important job yet and you two sailed through.
    I do however still reserve the right to refer to you both as kids. 🙂
    I couldn’t love you guys more if I tried, and I mean that with all my heart- your cousin, Kim

  2. Todd and Amelia,
    Congratulations on your precious little angel Violetta! Your mom is just glowing being a grandma, as I know you are being parents! May God grant you all many blessed years!
    Diane Wallace

  3. Been anxiously waiting since you told us you were on the way to the hospital. She is beautiful! You make such a perfect family! I’m sure Camile is smiling down on that darling baby girl with the beautiful name. Congratulations!

  4. wow. i am LOVING all these pics of this cute little V!!! big congrats guys….Amelia- you DID it!!! Todd Ryan, you have taken this fatherhood thing to the next level already. we are SO excited and proud of you guys & are coming over ASAP to see this little bundle of cute!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxos!!!!!!

  5. Congratulations to you both and welcome to the world Violetta! There could not be more happiness shining out of your faces. Thank you for sharing not only this but all along the journey. You guys are incredible parents.

  6. Congrats to you and Amelia on the beautiful baby girl and on starting the new adventure!!!

  7. Todd and Amelia,

    Congratulations on the little angel!!!!! She is gorgeous. Wishing you lots of fun, smiles and happiness on this incredible new journey

  8. So AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL….SOOOOOOOOOOO Happy for you Amelia and Todd….aka…Mommy and daddy…..can not wait to see her in person….but until then all the fabulous pics you take Todd will have to suffice!!! LOVE you alll 3 so very, very much!!!!

  9. The love is just blaring in these photos! So happy for you guys! An amazing journey lies ahead.

  10. Congratulations to Both of you!!! I’m so Happy for you. Amazing Journey is ahead of you… Wishing you loads of Fun and Lots of Happiness… Good Luck !!!

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