November 15, 2009

It's a GIRL!

Elizabeth "Eliza" Mei Malcolm. Born November 9th at 8:58 a.m. 8 lb. 7 oz. 21 1/2 in.

Eliza took her sweet time deciding to come into the world, but she made a quick entry when it was time! I was 1 week overdue and started labor around 2 a.m. We were at the hospital by 7 a.m. and she was born by 9 a.m. Many people have asked about her name. Mei (pronounced may) is part of my Chinese name Mei Ling given to me when I was born by my Nanny's sister. Mei means beautiful and it seems to suit Miss Eliza Mei perfectly.
We are all doing well. Norfolk had some catastrophic tidal flooding in the days following Eliza's birth. The whole city was under water and housebound so we had a few unexpected days together as a new family. Eliza is perfectly healthy and for that we are extremely thankful. The kids argue over who gets to hold her next, and they are so sweet with her. It is a true joy to watch. Hope you all can meet her soon!


Jennifer said...

Yay! She's beautiful!! Congrats! Does this one look like Julie??

Carrie Mullins said...

She's a lucky girl to have you four as family and lucky too to have such a talented photographer mommy. Her pictures are lovely Jule.