Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cosette is Here!

Cosette Reimi Ellis was born on Wednesday, November 19, 2008. She came at 1:24 a.m., after about seven hours of active labor (we won't speak of the 13 hours of early labor that preceded that). She weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 inches long.

Cosette has been our favorite girl's name for years, but it was clinched when I found out I was pregnant while in the middle of reading Les Mis.

Since we were also in Japan at the time, we decided that we would give her a Japanese middle name. Reimi (pronounced Ray-mee) was the first name that caught our attention and also turned out to be one of Fox's favorite students.
Here is the kanji for Reimi. The top character means lovely/companion and the bottom means beautiful.


Okay, on to the pics!

Her first few hours:






Coming home:


Cash loves to kiss his little sister! He has done really well with her so far and is very excited to be around "Coco".



So, everything is going good. My mom flew in and has been a lifesaver already, as has Kelsy. Cosette is quite a sleepy girl right now but is also a great eater. She looks so much like Cash when he was a newborn!

13 comments:

Amber Kei said...

YAY! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and hope things continue well.

isakal said...

Wow, number two has arrived!! She's beautiful!! Congrats on everything...two is soo much fun...

Ryan and Heather Bartron said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl!

Larissa said...

We already lover her and can't wait to meet her! She looks a lot like Cash did as a baby! What a cute big girl!

Ru said...

I love love Cosette's name. I love that Cosette came from Les Mis... Reimi is so original and suites it's meaning. Cash's twist on her name is even cute, Coco. I'm so happy i got to see her tonight. I cant wait to hold her. I'm so very proud of you Jo!!!! You and Fox make some great offspring ;)

CJ said...

Congratulations!

megh said...

Congrats! We LOVE the name and she is beautiful! We wish we lived closer to you guys so that we could meet her. Hope all is well and that you have a wonderful week with your new addition! We love you guys!

Pink Panda said...

Congratulations, Amy and Fox! She is so cute!!! We love you guys!

Pink Panda said...

I am happy that you have a baby. I am happy that you are in Utah. What is it like? What does your apartment look like?

Love, elizabeth

Dave said...

Way To go! Woohoo! Congrats on the beautiful new baby. Hope you guys are good!

cassie and scott said...

oh she is so beautiful!!! congrats guys!!! i am so excited for you guys to have a boy and a girl!! hope everything continues to go well for your little family.

sillyboy_in_japan said...

congratulations!!! We are still waiting for our baby to come. Sachiko says that she has Amy's mouth. Glad things are going well for you guys!!!

Doug and Sheelah said...

Beautiful!! Just like her mom. :-)