Sophia Is Here!

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.


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.)


  1. Jodi Elizabeth says

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

  2. Jenn in AZ says

    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!

  3. says

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

  4. says

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

    Congratulations and welcome to the World Sophia Vanna.

  5. says

    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) :)

  6. says

    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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