Welcome Baby!

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Just a quick note as that I just got back home – our daughter was born on January 8th, 2009 at 5:35 AM. She was 7 lbs., 9 oz., 19 inches long with brown hair. Think she looks a lot like me, but a bit of her daddy (especially with her long legs!).

When I had my appointment on Monday, they said the amniotic fluid was low and had to induce. I was admitted to the hospital that very afternoon. After three days of labor (yep you read that correctly!) she was delivered with forceps and is perfectly healthy and utterly adorable.

Currently resting as that the delivery was not kind to my body… I will return when things become a bit calmer. Here's a picture of her that my sister captured… I will have better ones when I get around to uploading my pics and all that good stuff. 🙂


  1. January 21, 2009 / 3:39 am

    Congratulations! She is gorgeous and she’ll be one of the best dressed babies out there!

  2. January 18, 2009 / 4:46 pm

    Belated congratulations! She’s gorgeous!

  3. January 16, 2009 / 4:44 pm

    She’s here, she’s here!! Congratulations to you and your husband. Soooo beautiful!! Allie you did it!!

  4. January 14, 2009 / 3:06 am

    woohoo! congratulations! She shares a birthday with Elvis AND David Bowie….sure to be a music lover like her parents!

  5. Tish
    January 13, 2009 / 11:42 pm

    Congratulations, can’t wait for more info on the little beauty. I am so happy everything went well. I prayed for you. Yayyy!! Now its time to start a baby blog 🙂

  6. January 13, 2009 / 10:31 pm

    Late as always… but just wanted to say, she is beautiful! Well done the two of you for making such an adorable baby! You deserve a well-earned break now, take care of one another.

  7. January 12, 2009 / 7:51 pm


    And a ‘you go girl’ for enduring a three day labor!

    Take care of yourself. I can’t wait to see pics of the completed renovation.

  8. Mo
    January 12, 2009 / 6:59 pm

    Ali, I’m so very happy fo you and your husband. What a beautiful blessing.

  9. Raha
    January 12, 2009 / 6:47 pm

    Congratulations..She is adorable

  10. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 6:41 pm

    Beautiful name, beautiful child, beautiful mama — it’s all good. Best wishes to you and your hubby:)

  11. lipstickandfootballmom
    January 12, 2009 / 5:54 pm

    Congrats! Emerson and I share a birthday!

  12. January 12, 2009 / 5:51 pm

    Congrats ALLIE!!!
    To you and Mr. Allie!

    Can’t wait to see more pictures.

  13. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 5:45 pm

    Congratulions on your beautiful baby!

    Rest and get well soon. I had a very long delivery too, so take time for yourself but spend time with baby and let others do the dishes!


  14. January 12, 2009 / 5:44 pm

    Oh darlin’ – so glad she’s safe and sound, and holy cats, so glad you’re well enough to post. Sounds like a seriously wild ride of a labor. Big time congrats, and rest up!!

  15. January 12, 2009 / 5:18 pm

    Congrats Allie! Rest up and relax, as much as you can. 🙂

  16. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 5:09 pm

    She’s gorgeous! Congratulations to the both of you.

  17. January 12, 2009 / 4:36 pm

    She is a beauty and I know that you guys are not spoiling her at all – Yeah right!
    Get rest when you can and just enjoy her, they grow way too fast.
    I love the name 🙂

  18. January 12, 2009 / 4:36 pm

    Congrats to you all! She is beautiful and I love the name!

  19. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 4:19 pm

    Congratulations to you all! Baby Emerson is absolutely adorable. Big hug!

  20. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 3:34 pm

    Congratulations! Somehow when I clicked on your blog today I just knew you’d have exciting news! Get some rest and enjoy this time!

  21. January 12, 2009 / 3:32 pm

    Congrats to you and your husband! She is just utterly adorable and looks so peaceful. 🙂

  22. Ebene
    January 12, 2009 / 3:24 pm

    What a cutie!! Congratulations Allie! You are all in my prayers. Have a good rest, you deserve it!

  23. Laura
    January 12, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    Congratulations, Allie! What a beautiful baby, and a beautiful name. Thank you for taking the time to post an update and picture…I know I, and a lot of other readers, have been waiting anxiously for the exciting news. My best wishes to you, your husband, Emerson, and the rest of your family!

    ~Laura in Boston

  24. January 12, 2009 / 2:29 pm


  25. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 2:25 pm

    Well done. Love the name.

  26. January 12, 2009 / 2:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Emerson!! May you be as fashionable as your beautiful mother!

  27. January 12, 2009 / 2:21 pm

    Congratulations. She is beautiful!!!

  28. January 12, 2009 / 11:53 am

    Emerson is adorable! Congratulations Allie & Mr Allie!

    (3 Days?? You’re a brave woman.)

  29. Madeleine
    January 12, 2009 / 10:30 am

    Congratulations! What a relief it must be to have such a beautiful baby after such a prolonged labour. Wishing you a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing more pics of your gorgeous addtion to family Allie soon.

  30. January 12, 2009 / 8:42 am

    Congratulations. She is gorgeous.

  31. January 12, 2009 / 6:57 am

    I am so happy for you! Rest up mama!

  32. January 12, 2009 / 5:20 am

    Congrats,she is adorable and what a fierce name.

  33. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 4:57 am

    Been visiting your blog for a while but never commented, so what better time than now 🙂 Congratulations!Emerson is such a lovely name. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  34. January 12, 2009 / 4:39 am

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of baby Emerson Elaine! Love the name 🙂

  35. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 4:18 am

    Congratulations!! She is gorgeous and very stylish with that hand-knitted pink hat. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  36. January 12, 2009 / 4:00 am

    Just gorgeous!!! Wishing mama a speedy recovery, and a wonderful time getting to know your sweet babe.

  37. Ruth
    January 12, 2009 / 3:43 am

    Congratulations! She is absolutely adorable! I’m blown away by the name – very cool. You are very blessed. Enjoy mommyhood!!!

  38. Katrina
    January 12, 2009 / 3:34 am

    Congratulations! She’s precious. Enjoy your time with her!

  39. January 12, 2009 / 2:45 am

    Congrats! Wishing you many blissful naps and a wonderful babymoon!

  40. January 12, 2009 / 2:00 am

    Congratulations! So glad to hear the good news! She is a little cutie!

    I’m looking forward to hearing about labor and delivery if you decide to share. I hope you have lots of people to wait on you hand and foot….after 3 days your body is going to need a long rest!

  41. Kara
    January 12, 2009 / 1:20 am

    Beautiful baby; beautiful name. Also, beautiful mama! Many congratulations!

  42. January 12, 2009 / 1:19 am

    Oh I was waiting for this post of good news. She is so cheeky and darling. Congrats to you and family.

  43. January 12, 2009 / 1:13 am

    Absolutely precious! Enjoy her…they grow up fast. My first *baby* turned 25 yesterday.

  44. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 12:57 am

    What a beautiful little girl with a gorgeous name–and a cool mama to boot! Congrats to you and your husband!

  45. January 12, 2009 / 12:54 am

    Congrats! I am a long time lurker of your blog 🙂 I am very happy for you and your husband, she’s gorgeous!!

  46. Anonymous
    January 12, 2009 / 12:25 am

    Congratulations! What a Cutie!

  47. January 12, 2009 / 12:22 am

    Sweet congratulations! I’ve been checking forever to see when you had her. I’m so happy for you and your husband and your entire extended family.

  48. Elena
    January 12, 2009 / 12:10 am

    What a bless! of course, Welcome to the world Emerson Elaine y congratulations to her beautiful mom.

  49. laniza
    January 11, 2009 / 11:58 pm

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Emerson :)!

  50. gillian
    January 11, 2009 / 11:20 pm

    Congratulations! Sorry to hear that you had such a rough labor 🙁 I’ve been checking everyday for news, so glad you were able to take the time to post.

  51. clsoetofsara
    January 11, 2009 / 10:40 pm

    Congratulations!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous little girl! I can’t wait to see more picture!

  52. January 11, 2009 / 9:49 pm


    She is gorgeous….

  53. January 11, 2009 / 9:43 pm

    so very lovely-the name and baby!!! the best to you and take good care!

  54. January 11, 2009 / 8:13 pm

    3 days of labor. ahhh! At least you had the prettiest little baby after all of that. Congrats and rest up!!!

  55. January 11, 2009 / 8:09 pm

    Congratulations Allie and Welcome Emerson! What a lovely name. Please take care and rest up. I hope nursing is going well.

  56. January 11, 2009 / 7:48 pm

    she’s adorable! Congrats to you and hubby!

  57. Tanya in Israel
    January 11, 2009 / 7:42 pm

    Welcome, miss Emerson Elaine! Congratulations Allie and Daddy!
    All the best!

  58. January 11, 2009 / 7:15 pm

    And another shopper is born! : )

    Congrats to the happy family! I am so very thrilled for you and cannot wait for more pics!

  59. January 11, 2009 / 6:22 pm

    Congrats! Love her name and feel better soon!

  60. Kelly
    January 11, 2009 / 6:19 pm

    Congrats on your beautiful little girl! Love her name.

  61. Patricia
    January 11, 2009 / 6:12 pm

    Congratulations! She looks adorable, and what a beautiful name! All the best to you and Mr. Allie.

  62. January 11, 2009 / 5:59 pm

    Beautiful baby with a gorgeous name. Best wishes for your recovery.

  63. Amy
    January 11, 2009 / 5:50 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Take your time coming back to us… we’ll wait. Enjoy her!

  64. January 11, 2009 / 5:46 pm

    Congrats. I love your blog although I never comment. Take care of yourself. The first few weeks are tough because your body has gone through $&%&^.

  65. January 11, 2009 / 5:12 pm

    Congratulations. Wish all the best for both of you.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Enjoy maternity and rest as much as you can.


  66. Jessica
    January 11, 2009 / 4:57 pm

    Congratulations! She really is beautiful. I hope you have a good recovery and enjoy your new addition to your family!

  67. January 11, 2009 / 4:40 pm

    Congratulations!! She is a beautiful baby and I wish you good sleep and lots of happiness.

  68. Candice
    January 11, 2009 / 4:10 pm

    Wonderful! Congratulations! She is beautiful. Treasure every moment with your perfect blessing.

  69. January 11, 2009 / 4:06 pm

    What a sweetie! I’m so sorry that labor was so rough for you. Take your time recovering, healing, and lovin’ on your little one. Congratulations!

  70. Anonymous
    January 11, 2009 / 3:47 pm

    Lurker for about 9 months now…and pregnant with my first, so I’ve been devouring your pregnancy posts. You have been a great inspiration and I’ve been checking daily waiting for the great news.

    Thank you for sharing the picture of your daughter; she is GORGEOUS and you deserve some kind of award for that labor. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and congratulations!!!

  71. January 11, 2009 / 2:42 pm

    Congratulations!! She is just beautiful; she looks like she’s smiling in that picture!

  72. January 11, 2009 / 2:37 pm

    Oh, Allie…congratulations on such a beautiful girl with a gorgeous name! Every woman’s delivery story is different, and I can’t wait to hear yours (as much as you want to share). Know that so many of us are thinking of you and your family…rest, rest, rest and enjoy Baby Emerson and Mr. Allie for now!

  73. January 11, 2009 / 1:56 pm

    Wonderful news! I love the name Emerson! Best wishes for a quick recovery!

  74. January 11, 2009 / 1:32 pm

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  75. Anonymous
    January 11, 2009 / 1:19 pm

    What a cutie! Congrats! Babies are the best!

    — Grace in MA

  76. January 11, 2009 / 12:34 pm

    She is just gorgeous. Congratulations!!!

  77. January 11, 2009 / 12:27 pm

    Congratulations! And good luck with your recovery.

  78. bine
    January 11, 2009 / 12:21 pm

    She looks so adorable!
    You did a good job 😉

  79. January 11, 2009 / 11:54 am

    Beautiful name for a beautiful baby. Congratulations!

  80. January 11, 2009 / 11:51 am

    mazal tov! she is beautiful… hope you are both doing wonderfully.

  81. January 11, 2009 / 10:56 am

    She is lovely, congratulations to you and hubby.
    Those chubby cheeks – so cute!

  82. Anonymous
    January 11, 2009 / 10:28 am

    i cant spell

  83. Anonymous
    January 11, 2009 / 10:27 am

    Congradulations !!

    I noticed you liked music (NIN TOOL) She has the same birthday as Elvis and was born between John Paul Jones (Jan 3) and Jimmy Page (Jan 9) so she is in good company.

    Best wishes – Laura

  84. January 11, 2009 / 10:15 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

  85. January 11, 2009 / 10:05 am


    She is beautiful! Sounds like the birth was difficult, but I hope that you are well and could tell us more about the new addition soon.

  86. January 11, 2009 / 6:42 am

    She’s stunning! Congrats! And I loooove the name!

    My big question: are ya gonna give her her own blog and post everything she wears? THAT would be adorable!

  87. January 11, 2009 / 6:28 am

    Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Allie! I’m loving the name. I’m sorry you went through such a long labor but jeez, isn’t it worth it a million times over in the end??? How can you stand looking at those little baby cheeks and not want to just gobble them up! She looks so content. I hope your recovery is speedy. Get some rest and hope to see you back soon. With lots of pictures!

  88. Tera
    January 11, 2009 / 6:26 am

    I just started following your blog a few weeks ago, and wanted to say Congrats! She’s precious 🙂 Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  89. January 11, 2009 / 6:22 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! She shares my son’s birthday! He was 12 this year.

  90. Anonymous
    January 11, 2009 / 5:56 am

    I, too, have been checking everyday to see about the new one. I am so happy for you and your husband. She is beautiful. I know you are so happy and feel so blessed.

    Karen in MO

  91. Jen in Cali
    January 11, 2009 / 5:35 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  92. January 11, 2009 / 5:28 am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  93. January 11, 2009 / 5:28 am

    Awww! Baby cheeks!!! Congratulations to you and Mr. Allie… she is so lovely!!

  94. January 11, 2009 / 5:24 am

    she is delicious, in all her adorableness.

    congrats to you & your family. 🙂

  95. Margot
    January 11, 2009 / 5:10 am

    Congrats Allie to you and your sweetheart for your precious baby girl. Enjoy the quiet bit of time you’ll have while she adjusts to the outside world. Sleep and rest if you can. She is a lovely little girl. Our “baby” just turned 17. It is the most amazing thing to be a parent. Blessings.

  96. January 11, 2009 / 5:09 am

    Oh, Allie! Congratulations – she is adorable, and OH MY GOODNESS, I love her name. Emerson was on our short list for my daughter (she ended up a Cameron). I can’t wait to hear the whole heroic story. She is just beautiful. I hope you are resting well – take care of yourself.

  97. January 11, 2009 / 5:01 am

    She is sooo precious. Congratulation and God bless.

  98. January 11, 2009 / 4:53 am

    She is absolutely beautiful! Well worth the wait. I love that you think things will become a bit calmer! You’ll just get used to your new life. Looking forward to more photos and wishing you a speedy recovery.

  99. Dawnn
    January 11, 2009 / 4:47 am

    Congratulations on the arrival of Emerson Such a beautiful name!

  100. Becky
    January 11, 2009 / 4:29 am

    Congrats, she is beautiful! Emerson Elaine is just lovely. Be well and take good care of both of you!

  101. January 11, 2009 / 4:22 am

    I have been checking back often hoping to see this sort of update. Congrats, she is beautiful! So happy for all of you. Blessings! 🙂

  102. January 11, 2009 / 4:16 am

    Congrats! She is adorable. And I love her name 🙂

  103. January 11, 2009 / 4:15 am

    Congrats to you and your husband on your sweet new daughter. Good luck!

  104. Erin
    January 11, 2009 / 4:07 am

    So beautiful!! Congrats to you and Mr. Allie!


  105. Anonymous
    January 11, 2009 / 4:03 am

    She’s beautiful! Enjoy every moment…they all pass so quickly. Thanks for sharing the photo, we’ve all been waiting and wondering. 🙂 Rest up!

  106. January 11, 2009 / 3:24 am

    Congratulations on your lovely new addition to the family! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for you…3 days of labor – whew! Can’t wait to have you back!

  107. January 11, 2009 / 3:24 am

    She is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing a photo of her.
    Take it easy,

    Lisa in Texas = )

  108. Tara Incognita
    January 11, 2009 / 2:42 am

    Aw, she is gorgeous. I wish the labor time had been less for you and wish a speedy recovery. How did the hypnotism part go? I hope it helped! Give that baby a cuddle! Oh, and I also wish you an easy first few weeks of nursing. It is a bit tough at first sometimes.

  109. January 11, 2009 / 2:34 am

    Congrats, and love the name Emerson!

  110. January 11, 2009 / 2:31 am

    Congratulations! She is just simply beautiful! I’m glad that both you and your daughter are doing well – I’ve been praying for you both!
    Kathy F.

  111. Lizky
    January 11, 2009 / 2:30 am

    Congratulations, Mama! She is beautiful!

  112. January 11, 2009 / 2:23 am

    Congratulations! What a lovely baby…best of luck during the healing process 🙂

  113. January 11, 2009 / 2:21 am

    She’s beautiful. I can’t wait to see more pics. Congrats to you and hubby. :o)

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