Thursday, April 15, 2010

A baby born

Last Saturday, April 10th, our little girl Giovanna Vitória Prieto was born at 4:03pm. She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. at birth, and is 21.5 inches long. After a labor spanning three days, she came out just as I had seen her in my "pickle" dream: perfect, and with a shocking mop of dark black hair.


Two definitely felt better than one, and three feels better than two...


The icing on the cake was that when my amazing friends/bosses Rebecca and Dena came to photograph Giovanna shortly after her birth, my mom and Marcos' parents were celebrating with us, and were able to be in the photo shoot. We are not at a point where we are able to give much to our parents in return for all they have done for us, so having this experience together was absolutely priceless.

Giovanna is named after both of her grandmothers, who are both named Victoria (Marcos' mom is Vitória, the Portuguese version), and who are both incredible women.


Since we had opted to postpone her induction date and allow her to come on her own, there was a chance that Marcos' parents would miss her grand appearance. As it was, she came two days after her scheduled induction, and everyone was able to enjoy her before returning home.

What a great, great blessing...

14 comments:

Jamie said...

congrats! She is gorgeous! Love it! I am so glad she is here (and SO sorry about 3 days of labor!! I hade 24 hours and thought I was going to DIE!) congrats again!

Jaclyn said...

She is soooo beautiful. Nice work you two! Omedetou!

Abbie said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!! I'm so happy for all three of you. She is adorable, just perfect! Enjoy every second of her tiny-ness.
Love.

Damaris said...

these pictures are amazing. she is so precious. I wish I had more pictures of Maria Aurea with her Grammy Pammy. We were in Hawaii for so short, I never got any good pictures of the two together.

Angela said...

Parabéns! She is a doll.

Lauren said...

Congrats! What a beautiful baby! And those pictures brought tears to my eyes.

Aaron and Lauren Kammeyer said...

What touching pictures! Giovanna is absolutely precious. Enjoy this special bonding time. :)

nicole said...

She's beautiful you guys! We can't wait to meet her. Bless those photographers. =)

Chris, Kokoro, Ren said...

She is very cute! おめでとうございます!I happened to know the news while I couldn't go to bed...can't wait to show it to Chris and Ren!

Kristi said...

what a HUGELY thrilling, happy time. my mom always tells new mothers, "this is the BEST thing you have ever done". and that's saying something, cause you've done a lot of great things! :) big hug,
Kristi

melandpeter said...

CONGRATS Metta and Marcos! We send all our love to your gorgeous family. Giovanna is stunning! Loved the pics xx

becca thayne said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Katy said...

oh what a sweetie... Giovanna is beautiful... and what wonderful family pictures. Thanks for posting them! love to you all.

Mike and Rui said...

Omedeto-! Mike and I read your blog together. She is so beautiful. Mike said she is a perfect mix of two of you. I thought Adeline had so much hair but Giovanna might have more! So cute. When are you coming to Salt Lake so that we can meet her??