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Meet Ariella

Ariella Sophia Punaro was born today, October 8, 2008 at 4:43pm. She weighed in at 8lbs 3oz and measured 20.5″.

Amanda started having contractions after her doctor’s appointment yesterday, and we arrived at the hospital around midnight today. Her labor progressed steady through noon when she was fully dilated and they had her start pushing. However, after four hours of pushing, they ruled she wasn’t making any progress and had to deliver the baby via C-section.

Ariella is doing great and Mommy is recovering from the ordeal well. Daddy is exhausted and heading to bed himself. Right now.

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  1. Congratulations! Glad to hear both are doing well. You do realize that now as the only male in the house, they will have the majority vote πŸ˜‰

  2. Congratulations Amanda and Derek! Mike M. shared the news! Ariella is beautiful and amazing! I love all the hair! Wishing you all a lifetime of happiness with this new little blessing!

  3. Amanda,

    She is absolutely beautiful. All that hair for you put “clippes” in as my granddaughter calles them. Now I want the facts: How much did she weigh, how long is she and of course eye color.

    Keep me posted, like you really have time to do anything but spoil her(I know you will πŸ™‚ )and enjoy you precious gift from God.
    Take care and God Bless all of you. Love, Gail

  4. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. πŸ˜€ I too am interested in how big she is. I’ll pray for a speedy recovery from the C-section! When do they get to come home?

    We love you all!


  5. She is absolutely beautiful. Congrats to the proud parents, great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins…etc etc… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations to the new Mom and Dad.

    Welcome Ariella. I hope that we make this world a better place for you and your generation. Grow up healthy and smart enough to learn from our mistakes and to enjoy our positive contributions.

  7. Congratulations!! She’s so cute. Its amazing that know your parents. I hope things are going well. We’ll have to come by some time to see the new addition to the family. Thats exciting. Well God belss and I’m glad things went the they could. Looking forward from hearing from you soon.

  8. Ariella is absolutely beautifully precious or preciously beautiful.
    So happy for youse.
    Can’t wait to see her.

  9. Congratulations to you both! Another little life in the world; you should both be proud and I’m sure the stories will be plentiful. Good luck and best wishes!

  10. Congratulations to all of you!!!! What a beautiful family!!!! I love my new great-niece!!! She’s gorgeous!!

  11. Alison just told me your wonderful news, congratulations! πŸ™‚ She is adorable! I hope Amanda is recovering from her C-Section alright. I can not wait to meet your little bundle of joy. πŸ™‚

  12. Congratulations you two!! I can’t believe she’s finally here!! She is soo beautiful and I know she will bring you tons of joy and wonderful unforgetable memories!! We couldn’t be happier for you two and can not wait to meet our new second cousin!!!! Congrats again, we love you and wish you lots of love and Gods blessings on your family!

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