Angelina was born at 3:22 p.m. on New Years Eve, December 31, 2008. Great timing! Lea and I had pretty much given up on her arriving before the end of the year, and I was about to leave for work when Lea told me that we needed to go to the hospital. I only had to dust off the windshield before we left, but we got around 8 inches over the next couple hours. I'm told that her labor went relatively fast for a new mother, and Angelina came along without much hassle. The staff at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth were fantastic, and we had a steady stream of visitors. We stayed there for a bit less than 48 hours before bringing the baby home. Here are a few of the pics I've taken so far, I'll be posting more regularly, I'm sure :)
Angelina, about 3 minutes after she was born.
Holding my hand while the nurse gets her ready for measurement.
Our first family picture!
The three of us together.
Lea was happy to meet our little girl!
Lea's dad holding the baby...
...and Lea's mom.
The baby, back with her mother before leaving the delivery room.
Agelina, being cute.
Angelina's first sunrise.
I've never seen Lea's grandmother so happy :)
Lea was pretty happy, too.
Lea's mother holding the baby.
Lea giving the baby a good cuddle.
my parents were thrilled to meet their first granddaughter!
Lea's brother, Nicky, holding the baby.
Two of Lea's cousins, Lia and Christiana-- Lia got to hold a newborn for the first time.
Kate came by the hospital to meet Angelina, too.
Rosalia looking on as Angelina is held by her namesake aunt.
Nicolette was excited to meet her new cousin! They're less than a year apart, so we're sure they'll grow up close.
A good look at Angelina in my arms by the window.
Me, looking proud.
Lea, enjoying some quiet time with Angelina.
Packing up and getting ready to head home.
Angelina's first exposure to Hello Kitty!
All dressed up and ready to go.
Back home in Dorchester, ready for more fun!
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