Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's a girl!

Greetings, friends. We have wonderful news to share. After a great amount of anticipation our daughter has arrived. Due to a low level of amniotic fluid the doctor decided to move Rihoko's C-Section up from 9 am on Tuesday, July 31 to 10:30 am on Thursday, July 26.

At 10:37 am, Thursday, July 26, Nanami Elizabeth Colwill was born. She weighs 6 lbs. 4 oz. I'm not sure of the length right now. My family and some friends were here, or arrived shortly after Nanami's birth to meet her and insure that Rihoko is doing well.


Yes, I used to have pictures of Nanami, Christopher, Rihoko, and me on this post. As traffic to Kanteker's Craft increases I've decided to remove the pictures of my family for my own peace of mind. You might catch one or two that slipped into a Public status on my Flickr account, but I felt better not keeping them here. Plus, the post served it's purpose of informing my friends and letting my in-laws in Japan, my brother in Ireland, and my wife's "international siblings" in England, Brazil, Sweden, and France see our new daughter.

If you are family or friends of ours please contact me directly. I could then look at adding you to our Flickr contacts as a friend so you can see more pictures of us.


krzybill said...

And thank God for good looking nurses!!

UFKasey said...

Oh, your whole family is beautiful! Big brother looks ready! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Mike, Rihoko, and Christopher (and Nanami)!!!
Congrats to your entire family! WE are all thinking of you! Pat, Kevin, and Meaghan Johnson!

Anonymous said...

Dear exchange sister Rihoko, Mike and Christofer,
We are so happy about Nanami's arrival, particularly knowing everything came out fine. May God bless the little girl and the whole family.
Heitor and Vera Boratto (plus Fabio, Humberto and Juliana) from Brazil.

Vickie & Miles said...

Great pictures! What a cutie. (I mean Mike in his hair net and mask!) Nanami is gorgeous. I'm so excited and happy for all of you!

Laura Hanson said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have been praying for you and wishing you all the best as you welcome Nanami into your family! She is so-o cute! :) What a beautiful name! She is a very lucky baby girl to be born into a family that has so much love to share! I can't wait to meet her in person. Christopher seems to already be doing GREAT at his Big Brother role! I am glad that both Nanami and Rihoko are doing well! I am out-of-town this weekend but let me know when you are accepting visitors... Laura

Penny Karrer said...

Congratulations! I loved seeing the pictures of you all. Nice looking family! Thinking of you! :)

Jay Heath said...

Mike and Rihoko,

We just saw the photos of your new baby girl, Nanami, along with the rest of you, all looking very happy; we send our congratulations.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to see you all in person soon.

Best wishes to your wonderful family of four!

Jay and Marsha Heath