Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here At Last!

Curie Louise
8/29/2009 ~ 9:10 pm ~ 9 lbs 3 oz ~ 20 inches
The waiting is finally over! Our little Curie was born Saturday night. We love her so much and are so grateful to be able to hold and kiss her now.
Bethelle and Rigby are in love with her. When he saw her in the hospital, Rigby jumped up on me and gave me the biggest kiss of his life. It was as though he was so proud of me. How does he know? I think he understood what was going on better than we knew.
Here we are, ready to go home!
Isn't she pretty in her little dress? I had feared it would be too big for her, but I've never had such a chubby baby before. We couldn't do up all the buttons in the back!
We've had a little trouble with people pronouncing her name, so I'll let you know that it is said "cure-ee" like curious, not like the spice, curry. She is named after Marie Curie, the two-time nobel physicist who discovered radiation and developed it into our most successful cure for cancer. Her husband, daughter, and son-in-law also received Nobels for related work. Marie gave her life to the effects of the radiation, but probably saved the life of a friend of every reader of this blog.

14 comments:

Jeff + Janae said...

Congrats!! I've been thinking about you all week and hoping it wouldn't be much longer for you. I love the name! As soon as I read it I immediately remembered you mentioning Curie was a name you liked way back when we lived in RG. She is absolutely beautiful! I hope everyone else is well, too.

Me and My Boys said...

I'm so glad she finally came. She is sooo cute, I LOVE those cheeks, You look amazing! Hope you recover well, take it easy and enjoy her! Love the name!

rushton family archives said...

I'm proud of you too! 9-3!! That's huge. Way to go!

Amanda said...

Beautiful little girl, and you look wonderful for just giving birth! I hope Dad pulls through, though.... Give those little ones a squeeze for me.

Tyra said...

congratulations, she is darling and I LOVE her name!

Our Ohana said...

Congratulations, Elke!!! I hope you know that you look so beautiful in the hospital pictures, giving birth must really suit you lol! Little Curie is so beautiful and looks as healthy as can be! Good work! Good luck for these first few weeks, you'll be just fine! We'll be thinking of you!!!

Ashley and Nate said...

Congrats!! She is beautiful! I like the name, and what an amazing person to be named after.

mindy said...

she is adorable! Congratlations--hope all is going well at home with yu guys. Good luck!!

Meagan Kemp said...

What a beautiful little girl. Is anyone surprised with such beautiful parents and beautiful older siblings? Everyone is right, you look just fabulous in those hospital pictures and after having a 9 pound 3 ounce baby that is quite an accomplishment. Great job mama!

Jess said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful. And I love her name!

Elise said...

Congrats! I am excited for you! What a darling babe. And I love her name too.

Kyle said...

Yes! When I told my roommate her name, he automatically responded with, "Marie Curie, the famous physicist that received two nobel prizes!"

Rushton's said...

Congrats! she is beautiful and has a beautiful name. hope you get some rest, you will need it with three little ones. congrats again.

Mary said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful, along with her family and her namesake!