Sophia Is Here!

by Janice

Thank the Lord – Sophia is here, safe and sound, happily snuggling with her mommy and daddy!

Sophia Vanna arrived a day before her due date and exactly two weeks after her cousin Olivia. But when she decided to come out, she did it in a hurry! Susan was only in hard labor for a couple hours before she pushed out Sophia with less than a half a dozen mighty pushes.

Sophia made us a little nervous with a few groggy moments, barely letting out any cries. The nurse gave her oxygen and we waited for the pediatrician to arrive. But after a short examination, he assured us she was just fine and it was a normal reaction to a speedy delivery.

(Susan and her husband, Rob, chose “Vanna” for Sophia’s middle name in honor of Rob’s mother, Vanna, who lives in Italy.)

Here are our first few moments with beautiful Sophia Vanna…

Sophia Vanna arrived at 2:21pm on October 12th, 2007, weighing 6 lbs 11.5 ounces and measuring 18 inches.

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Welcome to the world, Sophia!!! We are so thrilled to finally meet you!

(Sophia and her mommy, Susan, are both doing well and should be coming home from the hospital Saturday afternoon.)


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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Bev October 13, 2007 at 5:07 am

Congrats and welcome to the world Sophia!!

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2 Kari October 13, 2007 at 6:57 am

aaaaaaaaaaawwwww
Sooo precious!

Welcome to the world little one, and congrats to the parents and family!

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3 Vicki October 13, 2007 at 6:58 am

Oh, how precious! I just love little baby feet! ;) Congratulations!

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4 Southern Girl October 13, 2007 at 7:02 am

Awww, what a sweetheart! She’s beautiful! Congratulations to all of you. :)

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5 Shelley October 13, 2007 at 7:03 am

Congratulations! What a precious, beautiful baby girl! Best wishes to your family (and especially to the “new” big sister, what fun!)

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6 homemom3 October 13, 2007 at 7:20 am

Congratulations! I know mommy is very happy to finally have her little girl.

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7 Striving\Tessa October 13, 2007 at 7:21 am

she is gorgeous. Congratulations. How much fun!!

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8 heather October 13, 2007 at 7:38 am

Congrats and God bless!

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9 Cassidy October 13, 2007 at 7:55 am

Welcome to the world Sophia. Congrats mommy and daddy. She’s adorable.

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10 Carey October 13, 2007 at 8:01 am

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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11 Pam October 13, 2007 at 8:07 am

Congratulations! she is so beautiful…glad mommy and baby are all well!

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12 oh amanda October 13, 2007 at 8:18 am

Beautiful girl! Congratulations!

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13 Melissa R. Garrett October 13, 2007 at 8:25 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-)

Glad to hear everyone is doing well!

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14 Wendy October 13, 2007 at 8:32 am

Oh my, she’s just beautiful!! Congratulations!!

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15 Amber October 13, 2007 at 8:32 am

Beautiful! Congrats! I love the name! :)

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16 ChupieandJsmama October 13, 2007 at 8:36 am

Welcome to the world, Sophia! Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter. She’s so gorgeous!!

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17 boomama October 13, 2007 at 8:39 am

Oh, happy day! She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to all – and I love the name. ;-)

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18 Lisa October 13, 2007 at 8:51 am

Congratulations! :) She is absolutely beautiful! I just LOVE babies! :)

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19 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls October 13, 2007 at 8:53 am

That is wonderful news – congratulations to Susan and family on the arrival of Sophia! She is beautiful – I love all of the sweet new baby photos. :)

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20 Andrea October 13, 2007 at 9:01 am

Congrats!! She is just precious!

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21 Heather (Heather's reality show) October 13, 2007 at 9:01 am

Look at all that hair. She is precious. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics. It’s always amazing to see a newborn and the miracle of birth.

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22 Summer October 13, 2007 at 9:10 am

Congratulations!!! She’s beautiful!

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23 Tina October 13, 2007 at 9:28 am

What a beautiful baby girl

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24 Katrina October 13, 2007 at 9:35 am

Beautiful! Congratulations!

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25 Becky October 13, 2007 at 9:37 am

Oh, just precious! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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26 Barbara H. October 13, 2007 at 9:37 am

She’s gorgeous! Congratulations! So glad everything went well.

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27 Heidi October 13, 2007 at 9:38 am

What a precious baby! You girls have definitely been blessed.

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28 Adventures In Babywearing October 13, 2007 at 9:40 am

Oh, amazing. I am so happy for your beautiful family! You are so very blessed! Welcome, baby Sophia!!

Steph

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29 FeeFiFoto October 13, 2007 at 9:41 am

Lovely baby! And obviously very smart!

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30 Jennifer, Snapshot October 13, 2007 at 9:44 am

Beautiful. Congratulations!

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31 bee October 13, 2007 at 9:55 am

She’s beautiful! Welcome Sophia & Congrats to Susan & family!

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32 Monkey Giggles October 13, 2007 at 9:55 am

God Bless—Precious pictures

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33 Sarah October 13, 2007 at 9:56 am

Wa-ho! So glad everything went well! She is gorgeous! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! =)

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34 Patti October 13, 2007 at 10:02 am

What a tiny miracle Sophia is!

Blessings to you as you welcome her into your family!!

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35 T with Honey October 13, 2007 at 10:15 am

Congratulations!!

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36 ventanawhos daily October 13, 2007 at 10:23 am

yay!! you guys are a beautiful family!
welcome sophia!!

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37 Laura October 13, 2007 at 10:45 am

She’s gorgeous!! Congratulations!!!

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38 Heather October 13, 2007 at 10:48 am

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful.

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39 Christine October 13, 2007 at 10:49 am

Yahoo! Congrats on a beautiful, healthy baby!

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40 Sara October 13, 2007 at 10:53 am

What a beauty! Congratulations!

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41 Pamela Kramer October 13, 2007 at 11:04 am

She’s beautiful!

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42 Susan Stemple October 13, 2007 at 11:06 am

Congratulations to Susan and family! And Welcome to the World Sophia!
She is simply precious.

Best wishes to you,
Susan

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43 Stephanie October 13, 2007 at 11:25 am

She is absolutely beautiful! I love the picture of the little feet…so precious! Congratulations!

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44 Amy October 13, 2007 at 11:28 am

She is Precious!! Congratulations!! :)

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45 Karly October 13, 2007 at 11:40 am

She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

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46 Atasha October 13, 2007 at 11:51 am

Congratulations!

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47 Mikki October 13, 2007 at 12:03 pm

PRAISE THE LORD!! Another blessing!! Congrats!

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48 Laura October 13, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Awesome! Congratulations!!!!!

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49 Karen October 13, 2007 at 12:10 pm

Congratulations on your newest addition to the family! She is ADORABLE!

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50 Jennifer October 13, 2007 at 12:36 pm

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl with a beautiful name!

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51 Ally P October 13, 2007 at 12:43 pm

Congratulations she is beautiful!!!

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52 MommyBa October 13, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Congratulations! The baby is so beautiful!

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53 Natalie October 13, 2007 at 1:37 pm

Congratulations! She’s so precious!

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54 Jodi Elizabeth October 13, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad to hear of a safe/fast delivery! She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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55 Kandy Smith October 13, 2007 at 2:19 pm

How precious! Love all that hair and those adorable baby feet :) Praise God for a happy healthy baby and a safe speedy delivery :)

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56 casual friday everyday October 13, 2007 at 2:24 pm

She is beautiful. Congrats!

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57 Veggiemomof2 October 13, 2007 at 2:41 pm

You can tell she was a quick delivery..she’s so pink! Beautiful! And a thumbsucker too! LOL

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58 Brandie October 13, 2007 at 2:55 pm

Congratulations! What a gorgeous baby! =)
She is precious.

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59 Wendy October 13, 2007 at 2:59 pm

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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60 jen October 13, 2007 at 3:34 pm

CONGRATULATIONS Susan,Rob and Julia

shes beautiful

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61 Casey October 13, 2007 at 4:16 pm

She’s so precious! Congrats!

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62 Naomi October 13, 2007 at 4:48 pm

She is lovely, congratulations!

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63 Diana October 13, 2007 at 5:30 pm

SOOO Happy for you! Congrats to both of the mommies and cousins!!

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64 Melissa Markham October 13, 2007 at 6:21 pm

She is adorable! So glad that all went well!

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65 The Wooden Porch October 13, 2007 at 7:02 pm

Congrats! She’s beautiful!!

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66 Jenn in AZ October 13, 2007 at 7:37 pm

I have tears in my eyes right now…how BEAUTIFUL she is!!! God is so good! Congratulations on your new baby! I am anticipating being with you both on this blog for years to come and watching your daughters grow up like sisters. Close in heart–even through the skirmishes. ;)

God bless both of your families! Thanks for sharing your lives with us!

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67 Shauna October 13, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Congratulations! What a cutie!

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68 Mary October 13, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Sophia is beautiful. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Mary

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69 Erna October 13, 2007 at 9:02 pm

So sweet!

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70 Sarah October 13, 2007 at 9:54 pm

She’s beautiful!!! Congratulations!

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71 Crunchy Domestic Goddess October 14, 2007 at 12:01 am

oh what a beautiful baby! congratulations to susan and the whole family. :) enjoy your babymoon, mama.

amy

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72 Butterfly Mama October 14, 2007 at 12:14 am

Congrats! AWESOME, she’s just adorable!!!!

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73 Amanda October 14, 2007 at 12:18 am

congrats Susan, welcome baby Sophia!!! I hope both mommies are enoying their babies!

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74 Trina October 14, 2007 at 12:30 am

Congratulations Susan and Welcome Sophia! May God bless you precious baby girl. :0)

Trina

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75 melody is slurping life October 14, 2007 at 1:17 am

Welcome, Sophia. Susan, she is absolutely beautiful. The photos are amazing, thanks for sharing them with us. I can’t wait for more photos and to hear more about Sophia.

God bless your family.

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76 Kailani October 14, 2007 at 2:44 am

Congratulations Susan! She’s beautiful just like her Mommy!

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77 Tasra Dawson October 14, 2007 at 4:56 am

Wow! Congrats. What a beautiful little addition to the world. Mommy must be thrilled!

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78 Lu October 14, 2007 at 8:52 am

Wow! 2 babies in 2 weeks! Your families must be excited! Congratulations to all, especially Susan! Welcome to the world Sophia!

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79 Lynne October 14, 2007 at 9:28 am

What a beautiful little girl with a beautiful name! I love the picture of those little tiny feet, I love baby toes! :-D

Congratulations and welcome to the World Sophia Vanna.

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80 carissa October 14, 2007 at 9:32 am

Praise God! She IS gorgeous! Congratulations to your family!

Now take care of yourself too!

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81 Jamie Anderson October 14, 2007 at 9:46 am

What a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations to you all! Enjoy these precious moments!

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82 Tiffanie October 14, 2007 at 10:28 am

Congratulations!! Susan! She is beautiful!

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83 Melissa Moog October 14, 2007 at 11:37 am

Totally beautiful and amazing pictures of Sophia. What a treasure! Love her name too. Congratulations to you and your family.

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84 Kelly October 14, 2007 at 12:01 pm

Congrats! She is adorable!

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85 Barb October 14, 2007 at 12:03 pm

How wonderful – two beautiful new babies in two weeks. Congratulations to all of you. She’s so sweet and these photos are amazing.

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86 Trisha Fay October 14, 2007 at 12:14 pm

She beautiful Congratulations!! I just love the photos- perfect to cherish forever! Best Wishes!

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87 Mandy Hopkins October 14, 2007 at 12:25 pm

Just beautiful. There is nothing like a newborn baby.

Mandy
GA
http://www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

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88 Sarah October 14, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Congrats! She is beautiful! I love her feet! :) Happy for you, and your family! “May God bless and keep you…May his face sine upon you…and give you peace.” ~~~~>even with a newborn(peace) :)

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89 Jenn October 14, 2007 at 4:12 pm

She is soo adorable – CONGRATULATIONS!

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90 ELLIE October 14, 2007 at 4:41 pm

CONGRATS—and WELCOME to the world Sophia!!!
She is beautiful!!!

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91 Debs October 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Congratlations Susan and Rob. Welcome to the world Sophia :-)

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92 Karla ~ Looking Towards Heaven October 14, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Welcome precious girl!

Congrats Susan and family.

Blessings,
Karla

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93 Spencer at pinkbluecafe.com October 14, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!

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94 Shera October 15, 2007 at 12:29 am

Oh, how exciting! What a beautiful baby! I’m so thrilled to hear that both Susan and Sophia are well. I’ll be praying for you girls as you adjust to being mommies of more than one!

Blessings and huge hugs!

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95 Danielle October 15, 2007 at 2:34 am

Congrats on the birth of baby Sophia, praise the Lord she is healthy. Welcome to the world Sophia & Olivia!
Blessings

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96 Carrie October 15, 2007 at 9:04 am

She is absolutely beautiful! Her name is as well! I love that you indulged us with so many photos!

Congratulations, Susan!

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97 Mary October 15, 2007 at 11:35 am

What a little sweetie! Congrats!

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98 Jenna October 15, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Congratulations! What a blessing!

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99 Cole's Mama October 15, 2007 at 9:11 pm

What a beautiful blessing! God bless!! Congratulations!

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100 Jane October 15, 2007 at 10:07 pm

Welcome to little Miss Sophia! I agree with Cole’s Mama a beautiful blessing!

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101 Jen October 16, 2007 at 2:38 am

Congratulations!! She is so beautiful!!

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102 Jodi October 16, 2007 at 8:42 am

Congrats!! She is gorgeous!!

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103 Twisted Cinderella October 16, 2007 at 10:24 am

She is absolutely beautiful! Congrats!

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104 Crystal B. October 16, 2007 at 11:41 am

Congratulations. She is beautiful.

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105 Donna October 16, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Awwww I missed this post, congrats Sophia is a beauty!!

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106 Angela at mommy bytes October 16, 2007 at 4:21 pm

Congratulations! Sophia has certainly arrived to a loving family!

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107 Gina Conroy October 22, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Congratulations! Love the name! Sophia was second on our list! Enjoy your new little one!

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108 Daniele November 1, 2007 at 5:33 am

Un grosso benvenuto a Sophia e congratulazioni a papà, mamma e Giulia.
Un mondo di Felicità!

Ciao!!!
Daniele@Venezia, Italy

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