Baby is Here!


Hi everyone,

I’m so happy to tell you that Diana was born and she is wonderful.

She arrived smack dab on her due date — labor started at midnight on August 13 and she was born at 3:46 a.m. at 7 lbs. 11 oz.

Her older sisters are in love and will spend hours holding her, singing to her, and putting her to sleep.

Mark and Luke were a little anxious leading up to the birth, but they seem pleasantly surprised that Diana doesn’t care about their trucks.

We are so in love with her and feel incredibly grateful to have been entrusted with this miraculous gift.

Here are a few photos from her first days.










Thank you for all your kind words and support,

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  • Leslie H September 2, 2013, 1:39 pm

    She is beautiful! Congratulations to all of you!

    How sweet are those sisters loving on her!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 7:43 pm

      Hi Leslie,

      Thank you so much. Yes, her sisters are in love. We’re all having a great time with her.


  • Christy August 30, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Oh congratulations to the whole family! Wow, she is so beautiful, as are all your children! I just love you and your blog, been reading for years, and am so happy for you. Glad you have some wonderful first pictures to treasure, I recently had my third baby girl, the first two are 6 & 8, getting to do the baby thing again has been wonderful. Take good care, hope things go smoothly. Christy

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 7:44 pm

      Hi Christy,

      Thank you so much for your sweet note. Congratulations on your new baby girl! I totally agree — it’s magical having a newborn in the house again.


  • Alison August 26, 2013, 11:40 am

    Newborns are so delightfully cuddly. Congrats on Baby Diana!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:12 pm

      Cuddly is so right, Alison! I’m so into all the snuggling and body contact with this little warm lovely creature.

      Take care,

  • Anonymous August 25, 2013, 3:09 pm

    Congratulations!! You have a wonderful family!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:13 pm

      Thank you for your kind words!


  • Clare August 23, 2013, 4:05 am

    She is beautiful and you all look so happy! Congratulations :)

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:14 pm

      Hi Clare,

      You got it right on — Diana has brought a burst of sunshine into our lives.

      Thank you,

  • nancy samalin August 22, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Congratulations on one more glorious, beautiful, lucky addition to your loving family. She is delicious and gorgeous. Doesn’t look like a typical newborn!
    With warmest wishes. Auguri!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:15 pm

      Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for your warm wishes and for coming by to say hello. p.s. I thought I was the only one who thought she was delicious!

      Take care,

  • Sara Tetreault August 22, 2013, 12:05 pm

    Oh Baby!! Congratulations Amy and family ~ I only wish I could hold her and get my baby fill. :)
    Thank you for sharing these photos, Amy.

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:16 pm

      Right, Sara. All I can say is, when Diana is no longer a baby, all I can hope for is early grandmotherhood. :-)

  • Tina August 22, 2013, 11:31 am

    Your family is so lovely! What a wonderful new addition. Congratulations!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:18 pm

      Thank you, Tina!

  • Jo@simplybeingmum August 22, 2013, 10:04 am

    Many many congratulations! So pleased for you all!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:19 pm

      Thank you, Jo. Wishing you all the best,

  • Sofia Suardi August 22, 2013, 9:47 am

    Hi Mama! I love how you described how Mark and Luke feel about Diana! (It is very accurate.) The pictures you chose are perfect and show what our family life is like with the baby! (I love her!!!!!!!)

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:22 pm

      Hi Sofia,

      How fun to see a comment from you here! I’m so glad you agree with my descriptions and feel that the pictures portray our life. I know you love Diana and that makes me unbelievably happy.


  • Arnold August 22, 2013, 7:03 am


    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:23 pm

      Hi Arnold,

      Just goes to show you how a few words can express so much.

      Do you still remember the ship stories?


  • Kelly August 22, 2013, 12:32 am

    Congrats! She is perfect! You have such a beautiful family!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:23 pm

      Hi Kelly,

      Thank you so much for your sweet words.

      Wishing you the best,

  • Emily Young August 21, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Amy, she is beautiful!!! Congratulations to all of you. Thank you for sharing all the pictures.

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:25 pm

      Hi Emily,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. One feels both vulnerable and proud at a time like this, don’t you think?


  • Michele S. August 21, 2013, 9:19 pm

    The photos barely do justice to how sweet and lovely your family is but they will have to suffice until I can meet up with all of you again. She is beautiful and I <3 the family portrait.

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:26 pm

      Hi Michele,

      I hope that time will be sooner rather than later. At least we know we’ll see Lori!


  • SarahButtonedUp August 21, 2013, 2:01 pm

    Quanto lei e bella!! Complimenti bella mama. Your oldest daughter looks so much like you – love that shot of her holding the baby with Luke on her lap, too. Enjoy these days. XO

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:28 pm

      Ciao Sarah!

      You’re bellissima — thank you for your bilingual congratulations! I’m trying to enjoy these moments as much as possible — reminding myself that thing will get done later — but she is growing so fast nonetheless.

      C’est la vie, right?


  • Beth August 21, 2013, 12:46 pm

    Congratulations Amy!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:28 pm

      Thank you, Beth!


  • Meghan August 21, 2013, 10:37 am

    Beautiful. CONGRATS!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:28 pm

      Thank you, Meghan!


  • Lizelle August 21, 2013, 10:36 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:29 pm

      Thank you, Lizelle!

      Take care,

  • Shannon August 21, 2013, 9:35 am

    She’s so precious, Amy! I love that first picture of you two together. I’m so glad she made a safe arrival — and the nursery is just lovely, by the way!


    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:30 pm

      Hi Shannon,

      Yes, that first picture is one of our favorites too. And I’m glad you like the nursery — we’re still playing around with it, while keeping the cozy warm vibe.

      Take care,

  • Sara August 21, 2013, 9:11 am

    How wonderful!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:31 pm

      My feelings exactly!

      All the best, Sara.

  • mylene August 21, 2013, 8:28 am

    Congratulations!!!she is so beautiful.

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:32 pm

      Hi Mylene,

      Are you still enjoying Italy? Diana might make her first trip next year if her dad gets his way. :-)


  • Daisy August 21, 2013, 8:22 am

    She is so beautiful! Congratulations Amy and family!

    • Amy September 6, 2013, 8:32 pm

      Hi Daisy,

      Thank you for the well wishes!

      Back at you,