Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Leopold Peter Has Arrived!!

We are excited to announce the arrival of Leopold Peter Danze!!

Born July 10th at 12:45 pm, Leo weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measures 21 and 1/4in long. Emily warmed up to him quickly and loves to bring him blankets, pacifiers and diapers.

Leo has been a real treat for many family and friends over the past few days. We cannot get enough of this lil wiggle worms' squeaks and funny faces. So far he is eating and sleeping well.

We are honored to name Leo after his great-grandfather. Here is an email from Great-Grandpa...
I am truly honored at your name choice for your little Prince.
Did you know that Leopold means "Peoples Prince", what name could be lovelier?
Leo means royalty and pold means the people, taken from the Greek, Polis.
So yes your little guy is a Prince even in name.

Congratulations again, he'll be a fine companion to beautiful Emily.

-Gpa Leo - pold

Saint Leo the Great and Saint Peter are great Catholic saints that Leo will look to for guidance.

Thank you all for your love, prayers and support.

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July & Grady Wedding

We had the best 4th of July weekend! Eli had off from work on Friday and we spend a good portion of the weekend just lounging in the pool with the Harkins. This morning I had a dr appt and am 90% effaced and 3 cm dilated. If I don't go into labor before Friday, then I'll be induced at 6am on Friday morning. Today is the feast day of my confirmation saint, St. Maria Goretti, so I'm hoping she'll pull some strings for me:) Also tomorrow is a full moon which changes the barometric pressure, resulting in a lot of deliveries! I'm getting so worn out from contractions all day and night for 7 days straight and my anxiety is building, so I'm ready to meet this little squish:)

Here are the pics from this weekend!

Seana's Bridal Luncheon

Last family portrait of 3?

Bridesmaids vs. Future Husband in Seana Trivia (Jon won!)
Beautiful Grady Ladies

Neighborhood 4th of July bike parade (it was so relaxing that Emily fell asleep in the seat!)

Face painting!
Why, mom? Why would you ever think this would be a fun idea for me????

Dad and Grandaddy napping after racing each other home.
Congratulations Seana and Jon!! What a beautiful wedding and fun reception!
Seana showing off her fireworks shoes
Lots of fun dancing! (Notice glow stick earrings...)
Harkins and Danze girlies
Lauren impressing us with her mad dance skills
38 weeks pregnant, wearing high heels for 8 hours, dancing up a storm...and still no labor.