696 May 1, 2009

Eleanor Ann Balch

Eleanor Ann Balch was born Wednesday, April 29 at 2:42 in the morning. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces (the exact same weight that I was as a baby), and she is twenty-one and a half inches long.

Eleanor Ann Balch

Thank you all for your sweet comments and support throughout the pregnancy! Today is Brandon’s birthday and we’ve just arrived home from the hospital after a slightly extended stay. There were a few complications throughout the inducing process and delivery, but I’m doing well and Eleanor is happy and healthy.

She has blue eyes, brown hair, and she’s just beautiful. We’re so in love with her.

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    Mary
    May 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    What a gorgeous baby! I wish you all the best!

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    Saima
    May 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Well done and congrats, she’s gorgeous!

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    Jess
    May 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful!

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    Robyn
    May 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations :)
    she’s absolutely beautiful and I cant wait to hear more about her!

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    erin
    May 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    i am new to your blog–but am wishing you a very hearty congratulations nonetheless! what a beautiful babe!

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    Mucha Muchacha
    May 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations to you both. Your new baby girl is absolutely beautiful!!

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    Missteee
    May 8, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Congratulations!! She’s gorgeous!! :)

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    Renee
    May 8, 2009 at 8:44 am

    and she doesn’t look the least bit overcooked!
    just darling :) congratulations

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    Stacy of KSW
    May 8, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Hey Nicole,
    Looks like we were even closer than we thought. My son was born on 27 April and he’s also a beautiful bundle of joy. Enjoy your sweet little angel as much as you can these next few weeks and be sure to take tons of photos.
    Best Wishes,
    Stacy

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    Down Comforter
    May 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

    She’s such a sweet little thing :) Congratulations!

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    ceci
    May 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

    She’s finally here! WELCOME ELEANOR!
    congratulations and all the best to the new parents!!

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    Leslie
    May 8, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I can’t help but add my well-wishes. The picture of your new precious little one is stunning. Here’s to you and your growing family. Congrats.

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    debi
    May 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    isn’t she lovely!! just absolutely beautiful!
    congratulations…

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    Carrie O
    May 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I LOVE her name. I know an Eleanor Ann that goes by “Rannie”. It was a family name and I always loved that “Rannie” was unique and meaningful.
    Congratulations!

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    Zoe, Conversation Pieces
    May 9, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Congratulations! Haven’t left a comment on your blog before but it seems like the perfect time to ;)

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    arundati
    May 9, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Congratulations!! she’s so beautiful… enjoy the motherhood ride..

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    Lynn
    May 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Congratulations, Eleanor is so beautiful! Rest up and enjoy!

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    Amy
    May 9, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations! A beautiful baby indeed :)

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    Nicky
    May 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Congratulations from London – what a beautiful baby! They say that when a baby is born, so is a mother. Enjoy those first weeks – they’re so special x

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    Katie
    May 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    congrats! She’s a star. Don’t worry too much about the schedule, it will come with time. She’ll be big before you know it. Enjoy her.
    -Katie
    Save Gocco Blog

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    Tracy
    May 9, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve been a ‘regular reader’ of your site for the last few months – and seeing your prego pics…and updates toward the end of your pregnancy (when she was STILL snuggled in your tummy) kept me on the edge of my seat! It reminded me of my pregnancy 6 years ago! (She was 2 weeks overdue and I had to be induced, too….!)

    The other similarity – she was born 2 days before my husband. How fun to have them so close together in bdays. We all know how sweet girls have daddy’s hearts wrapped around their fingers……!

    Take your time with her, and these days of ‘getting to know each other’ – you’re going to have such a special day tomorrow, your first Mother’s Day!

    You know we’ll still be here – don’t rush back or feel obligated to!

    Have a great 1st Mother’s Day tomorrow.

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    Bárbara
    May 10, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Que bonita!

    C’est une jolie fille!

    Felicitations!

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    kristin
    May 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    she is just beautiful!

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    Bridget
    May 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    She’s gorgeous!! Congrats :)

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    Christy
    May 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations! She’s so beautiful!

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    lightsonline.com
    May 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    She is beautiful. Congratulations :) Also, whoever took that photo is a fantastic photographer :)

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    Rashida
    May 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Oh my what a beauty! Congratulations to you! I hope Mommy and baby are snuggled close and resting well. What a joy! ^_^

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    Holly
    May 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Sorry this is a little late but huge congrats to you and your family.
    Look forward to reading more about her on your wonderful blog!

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    yvette claire
    May 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    been following your blog and never commented til now. just wanted to congratulate you on your bundle of joy. what a beautiful, sweet baby! you and brandon are blessed.

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    paola
    May 12, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Best wishes!! She’s gorgeous!!

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    Nathalie
    May 12, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations and mazal-tov
    she is beautiful

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    Samantha
    May 12, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Eleanor is absolutely beautiful. I adore her rosey cheeks!!!! (-: Congratulations and best of luck to you on the start of a new journey in your life.

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    ROOM design studio
    May 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    congrats! she is so pretty and cute!! like an angel..

    She shares my birthday by the way :)

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    Ray
    May 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Yay!
    Congratulations!
    I’ve been following your blog about 1 year and really like what I see here. And now I see your so-expected baby.
    Such a cutie!

    Welcome Eleanor :)
    Greetings from Brazil!

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    irene
    May 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

    such a beautiful baby for such a beautiful parents ;) congratulations!!!!

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    tula@whorange
    May 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    she’s gorgeous! welcome, eleanor!!!

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    Uchenna
    May 14, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Napakagandang bata!

    The best of wishes from the Philippines!

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    red.neck Chic
    May 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Yay! Congratulations – She is absolutely Gorgeous!!!

    “Welcome” from Texas!

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    Bethany
    May 14, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    What a beautiful blessing. Congratulations.

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    Becky
    May 16, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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    Jaana
    May 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I’m a ‘little’ late here, but congratulations on your adorable baby girl! Aaawwwww. :)

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    Abbey
    May 21, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Congratulations! She is the sweetest!

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    Rehan Ahmed
    May 25, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Oh my God, Lovely baby Congratulations …:-)

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    Lorie Smith
    March 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    She’s beautiful and her birthday is the same as my oldest daughter Emily Caroline’s…she was born 6 years earlier. :) I somehow came across your blog and love it.

    Lorie

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