Monday, July 06, 2009

Make Your Best Bet!

It's on! Almost!

It is 4:45 p.m and Ish and I are home from the doctor again, after loading up the car again, thinking we might go to the hospital and not come home empty-handed again.

But we were wrong. Again.

Yet...could it be? Tomorrow will be lucky trip #5?

The doctor we met with this afternoon basically said it's time to induce. Hooray! News of SOME SORT!

However, the hospital's birthing center is -- awesomely -- tiny and busy right now, so she said we should call them tomorrow morning to schedule a time to go in. Boo! News that basically equals MORE WAITING!

But still, we have motion. We will call, we will find out what time to go in, they will do some more tests, and then in all likelihood: begin the process.

*cue trumpets*

So instead of yammering on about how completely weirded out I am mentally and emotionally (because I'm both totally feeling under-prepared to have a kid and also TOTALLY READY RIGHT NOW I'M SO OVER THIS OMG), I thought hey! Let's have a contest!

I mean, Ish and I have been thinking about doing one, and seriously -- now seems as good and fair a time to take bets on when she'll be born as any. Your guess is as good as ours.

The first person who comes closest to her actual birth date and time will get a lovely boozy prize of some sort. Napa Valley wine? One of my favorite sparklings? I'll discuss with the winner. Note: Everyone, including my close friends and relatives, is welcome to join in the guessing. Let's say that you can guess until 5 p.m. Pacific time tomorrow.

I will also give a prize to the first person who correctly guesses her first name, since I'm amazed to report that she finally has one.
Note: my sisters and the handful of people who may have accidentally heard and/or finagled the "short list" out of us are not eligible to win. Duh. This guessing will stay open until she arrives.

Good luck!

I'm also thinking this will probably be my last post for a while, unless something weird happens and we are not able to begin the whole process tomorrow. Otherwise, I'll just plan to fill up your Twitter and FB feeds with waaaaaaaaay TMI. So that'll be fun for us both.

Here we (hopefully) go!

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Update: If you're really invested in this (which is sweet but totally not expected) here is my post about what kinds of names we're considering. I think the name we've chosen fits most of these guidelines. But I also realize there are still like, a billion to choose from and so I'm not really being helpful at all. Sorry!

120 comments:

  1. Birthday and Time:
    July 8th 12:36am

    Name:
    Lilah

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  2. July 7th 10:30am

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  3. Thursday, July 9th, at 5:02am.

    Madeline.

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  4. Birthday and Time:
    July 8th 4:18pm

    Name:
    Elodie

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  5. July 8, 1:43 am. (I am a 10:43 am-er so I'm sending her my vibes!)

    Name...um...yeah this one is really hard. There are millions. Upon millions. And what I guess one that you think is ugly and then you think that I think that you and Ish have horrible taste? Yee gads. Or you think I have horrible taste?

    Conunundrum....

    But I'll guess....

    Thea.

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  6. Birthday & Time:
    07/08/09 at 10:11 am (yes, I had to go there)

    I'd like to claim both am and pm just to snag the cliche but if that is against the rules then I choose am since on military time thats the only 10:11 that exhists. No, I do not have some kind of numbers related OCD - ok, maybe I do.

    Name:
    Marlo - Just kidding! I'm guessing Sarah.

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  7. Birth date & time: July 9th, 1:14am.

    Name: Gretchen

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  8. 7/8/9 at 1 AM.

    You will name her either Katherine or Kathleen, and she will be called Little Katie.

    (This Jedi mind trick is going to work on somebody eventually.)

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  9. Birthday and time: 07/08/09 (yay!) at 2:45 am.

    And strangely, I've had two dreams where Peanut has been named. The first dream, she was Charlotte (and even in my dream, I was like "Charlotte? Like Sex and the City? Isn't that too popular?"). The second dream was last week, and her name was Mimi.

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  10. Birth date and time- July 9th 12:47 pm

    First Name: Breezy
    Middle Name: Elegance

    Seriously...
    Name:Haven

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  11. Sooo exciting!

    Here's my guess: July 8, 2:14 a.m.

    Name: You tossed out Maybe a while back. That's my guess. Would be awesome.

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  12. July 9, 3:58 AM

    Names, I have no idea. I'm sure it will be something beautiful and unique!

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  13. Birth Date and time: July 8, 6:25 am

    name: Amelia

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  14. July 8, 8:48 PM
    Cassandra

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  15. Horrible Warning6:36 PM, July 06, 2009

    I'm going to be the big meany of the guessers and say 7/10 at 3:30 pm. I know!! But I have this weird thing where I have to be different. Also, when my sister had my niece, she had to wait 4 days for the hospital to not be too busy to be induced. BUT, and this is where I'm doing you a favor, I always bet way wrong about these things. (Hope that doesn't jinx it.) (I am so shutting up right now.)

    Except for the name thing. I choose Phoebe. Because I love that name. And I'm watching Friends.

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  17. Dammit. I had to delete my first comment because apparently I had no idea today was Monday. I'll try again. July 8 12:05 a.m. Name: Tallulah.

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  18. Date/Time: 7/9/09, 3:17pm

    Name: Since someone already took my guess of Maeby, I'll go with Lucille.

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  19. Birthdate: July 8, 2009. 2:13 a.m.
    Name: Olive (because you love martinis!)

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  20. Ok. I'm going to be even meaner than Horrible Warning and say 7/11 at 3:30 AM. Hopefully it won't really take that long. (although that would be a fun date, huh?)

    Name: Maya

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  21. July 8 at 5:14 am. And she will share your mom's first name.

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  23. July 7 at 11:45 pm.

    Eleri.

    (Really would like some wine, plsthx)

    - Yasmin

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  24. July 9th, 9:45 AM.

    Name: Abigail (Don't know why - - I just like that name)

    Good luck to you and Ish! (Oh, and the Peanut also)

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  25. Name: Sally
    Birthday July 8, 00:32

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  26. July 8, 3pm
    name: no idea

    -el snarkster

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  27. July 8, 9:36 PM (the time Noah was born after I was induced ...) and
    I'm going with Janna, after Dad :)

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  28. I just read that post again and noticed you like "Ava." Well, my next child (hope hope hope it's a girl) will be the Gaelic form, Aoife (eee-fah). So pretty! I'm sure you won't be using it, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

    July 9, 4:55 AM.

    Good luck!!!

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  29. July 7, 707pm.

    I couldn't even imagine guessing a name. I'll try Maeby for the name. (because honestly, it's really cute.)

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  30. July 9, 1:12 a.m.

    no idea on name - I'm bad at these things, and after naming four daughters, I am out of guesses.

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  31. 7-7-09, 5:23 AM (you're getting induced tomorrow, why would she wait for that?)

    Eleanor

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  32. 7/8/9 9:23 pm

    Emerson

    'nilla(623)

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  33. 7/7/09 9:02pm

    Anya (or some spelling variation thereof)

    Good luck! :)

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  34. 7/7/09 11:46 pm

    Hazel

    So excited for you!

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  35. I was going to guess Emma, but the previous poster did, so I'll just guess my own name - why not!?

    July 7, 8:12 p.m.
    Margaret

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  36. Someone else guessed Eleanor, my first pick. So let's say...Jane.

    7/7/09 8:47 pm

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  37. I'm not looking at anyone else's guesses. So, I'm going to bet that they wont take you in right away, and that you'll have a long early labor period, and go with July 9th, 2:08am and her name is Bridget.

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  38. Pear? Get it, Pear Bartlett...sorry, I couldn't resist.

    Seriously, how about Truly? There's a blogger who's daughter is named Truly and she always says she's one "Truly incredible girl". Just saying....

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  39. July 10th 5:38 am
    Name - Annalise
    Sending you best wishes and warm thoughts on the next part of your journey!

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  40. July 7, 11:41pm.

    Names... um... Evangeline? Esther? Brianna?

    Elizabeth (that's my name, not a guess unless I'm right :) )

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  41. 07-08-09 at 7:11....Krishta Bordeaux hehhe

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  42. I am guessing Amelie or Bridget. Good luck with everything!

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  43. I was going to go with Amelie as well! Can't help but love the name since the movie is my favorite...

    My guess is 7/7/09 at 7:07 PM.

    I have loved your site for some time now and just felt the need to play along with this contest - I'm sending you lots of love and good wishes. Can't wait to hear how everything goes!

    xoxoxo
    Beth

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  44. My guess is Wednesday, July 8th @ 3:42 am.

    And I think Amelia is a beautiful name. But, whatever you name her and whenever she's born, what a loved and lucky baby she will be!

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  45. July 9th 12:57 AM

    Hmmm... I believe you mentioned that you both like literary names so I'll go with Anais

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  46. July 8th, 10:15 am.

    I'm going with Bianca.

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  47. 07/07 at 10:36PM (your time which really makes it 07/08 my time, but let's not get picky.)

    Stella.

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  48. 07/08/09 at 1:05 am.

    And for names? Amelia.

    I'll be thinking of you guys!

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  49. 7/7 5:04 pm

    That was when my daughter was born 2 years ago. I consider it a lucky time.

    And my name guess is Catherine.

    Good luck!!

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  50. Hmmm, 3.30am Wednesday 9 July.

    Isla

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  51. July 9, 7:30 PM (I'm betting the hospital will be busy until Thursday).

    First name: something unique and lovely. middle name: Jonlin.

    Good luck, I know it will go well for you and scary as it is, you are about to have the thrill of your life!!

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  52. July 9th, 1:05am

    Kaylen

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  53. Good Luck, I know all will go well!
    I believe she will make her entrance 9 July 6:17 a.m.

    Again Good Luck!

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  54. Oh, how exciting! I bet you are just a big ball of excitement right now!

    I'm going to guess July 7, 10:52pm.

    Good luck!

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  55. Time: 7/9- 5:50 am
    Name: Maeve
    Good luck!

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  56. Before the guessing. Good luck. I'm so excited for you!

    Day and time: Tuesday July 7th at 10:46 pm.

    Name: Amelia

    Mmmm, wine!

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  57. 7/7/09 11:56pm

    And everyone else is doing it so I'll pick my own name too. It at least has the long a/short a theme.


    Dana
    Good luck you 3!

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  58. Name her after her daddy - Ishtar!

    Breathing, shmeathing...get an epidural. Trust me!

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  59. CONGRATULATIONS! Scream like a mofo and suck on those ice cubes. At least that's what they do in the movies, which is my entire reference point for childbirth.

    July 7, 8:30pm Right in time for a late-ish dinner, once she gets all cleaned off ;)

    I say Hadley. From "A Moveable Feast." Have you read that book? So freakin' fantastic.

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  60. Wednesday 4:20pm
    Ivy R....? Or possibly
    Ivy Amelia

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  61. Second guess:

    July 8, 2009 10:00am

    7 8 9 @ 10

    Work it.

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  62. How about 7/9 at 11:07am?

    And I'll guess Lily for a name :)

    Good luck, mama!

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  63. July 8
    2:54 AM

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  64. I'm going to guess 7/8/9 at 10:11 pm just because the math geek in me loves that number combo!

    And for her name I will guess Stella (from my favorite movie).

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  65. Michelle Schwartz8:13 AM, July 07, 2009

    Friday July 9th 5:55pm

    :)

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  66. July 9, 2am

    Juliet

    Good luck with everything..I hope you have a speedy recovery Kiki!!

    *much love*

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  67. Thurs July 9th -- 1:00 pm
    Kaelyn

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  68. Thursday July 9.
    3:30am

    Name: Krishette

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  69. July 8th 4:43 p.m.

    Adrienne or
    Abbygail Brynn Bartlett

    Good luck to you and I wish you an easy birth.

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  70. July 8 10:43 am

    Beatrice

    So excited for you!

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  71. SandraTheTerrible9:53 AM, July 07, 2009

    July 8th - 12:04 AM

    And I'm hoping you choose my youngest daughter's name -Quinn. :)

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  72. 7/8/9

    1:37 am (sorry)

    I don't think I have any inside information about names, and although I think you'll strongly consider Niz or Natabeth, you'll go with...

    Celeste

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  73. I'm guessing Maura (!) will be born on July 9th at 6:36am.

    I look forward to the sparkling, whether I win or not!

    Blessings on you all.

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  74. July 8, 11:35 p.m.

    name: Ivey Sophia

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  75. Birthdate: July 8, 8:08 p.m.

    Name: Mabel (with the nickname Maeby)

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  76. Date and time - July 9, 7:30 AM

    Name: Charlotte

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  77. Date and Time: July 9th, 3:07PM
    Name: Madeline or Abigail

    Long Time Reader JL :)

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  78. Oh another name just popped in to my head:

    Greta But I'll stick w/ my two above

    long time reader JL

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  79. Date and time:
    07-08-09
    4:56am

    Name -- Addison

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  80. July 7th, at 6:15 EST (so 3:15 PST)
    (Sorry, being on east coast results in my having to think about it :)

    Good luck! Prayers are with you!!

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  81. I'm saying 10 p.m. July 7. Name: Amelie.

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  82. July 8th, 5:23AM

    Olivia

    Good luck to you guys!

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  83. July 8 - 3:33am

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  84. hmm... I'll guess: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 3:24pm

    Name: Marilyn

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  85. Baby Name Guess: Garbo

    RCC

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  86. This is my first post, though I've been reading for a couple months now - found your blog googling pregnant + overweight or something, because I am both and I was searching for comraderie.

    I'll guess on time - July 9 @ 6:17 pm (I know it's probably way late but that's my anniversary) and my name guess is Delilah, because your name post is somewhat similar to what I was aiming for, and that's the name we've chosen if we have a girl.

    Good luck!

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  87. Drat. I missed the deadline, but I'm still SUPER EXCITED for you and your family!

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  88. I'm just guessing for fun - no prize necessary. Because really...you'll have better things to do than fulfill a contest prize, y'know?

    Nathalie.

    7/8/09 - 6:15am

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  89. A name I heard today that I hadn't heard for a long time, and thought it was awesome!

    Willa
    (like Willa Cather)

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  90. Amelia, Iris, Abigail, Eunice,
    Matilda, America...just for a few gueses :-)

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  91. Missed the deadline for time of birth.

    Name - Ayda/Aida

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  92. Leila (layla)
    Betsy
    Jessa
    Hattie (from harriet)

    okay so that was 4 guesses but oh well. they're just names that i like. if i win, no prize necessary. :)

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  93. julia, rebecca, alexandra, annaleigh

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  94. Oh please don't tell me you went w/ my future daughter's name.... Ella?? hehe

    Ok a few more guesses:
    Eva
    Anna
    Anabell
    Lily
    Natalie


    that's all I got! :)

    Long time reader JL

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  95. I'm guessing 7/8/09, at 5:31PM. And for a name, I'm guessing Harper, which is my favorite girl's name of all time.

    Best wishes to all three of you!

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  96. Wednesday 7/8 at 9:46pm

    and i'm going to be totally narcissistic and say Shay? (cuz nobody spells it like me ;)

    or Elle

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  97. Your getting sleeeepy
    Your getting sleeeepy
    Your going to name her "Marina"
    Your going to name her "Marina"
    Your going to name her "Marina"
    Your going to name her "Marina"!
    :-)

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  98. I'm guessing Miranda, and I hope (though I've missed the deadline) that you still have her today, on my birthday. Thinking of you, sugar! You're more than halfway there!

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  99. Celice.

    Just because I don't think I've ever met somebody with that name. :)

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  100. I second Dana...not my name, that's Cathy, which IMHO is spelled so much better with a "C", but I LOVE Dana Bartlett, I think that sounds very chicque and Lawyer-y

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  101. congratulations! I'm so glad you got her out and have all the joy of holding her. Yeah!!!
    Eve is a great name, too.

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