Friday, February 3, 2012

She has a name!

I wish I had more photos to show you, but the whole connect-the-camera-to-the-computer business takes more than the .05 seconds I have left over from trying to convince my baby that eating is fun:) So stay tuned for those, and forgive me the repeat!

Bunny got her official name in the synagogue yesterday, so I get to share it with all of you! We named her Eliana Bluma, and are calling her Ellie for short:)

It's funny because I've always been very into baby names, but Eliana was never even on my list. When I first suggested it to S, I told him, "you're going to hate this name, but the meaning would be perfect!" S normally dislikes any name that's too long or too feminine, but he actually liked it. After months of thinking about it and debating over nicknames, we decided Eliana was probably going to be the name we chose. As I mentioned above, the meaning is what cinched it. Eliana means "my G-d has answered" in Hebrew, and in the end we just couldn't think of a more perfect name for this baby we wanted so badly and for so long.


Welcome to the world, Ellie-bean. We're so glad you're here!

PS--Since you guys are such generous people, please send out a happy thought that bunny will be able to go home with us from the hospital today--she may need to stay under the bili lights, and I hate to be apart from her! Thank you!

66 comments:

  1. Wonderful. Love her name. Have them send you home with a portable bili light - I know they had them 8 years ago because I had one for my little one. Enjoy every moment. And congrats again.

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  2. Yay! Congratulations! I love her name and she is a cute as a....bunny! Congrats again!

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  3. Beautiful name for a beautiful girl!
    Both my babies needed the lights- one could use one at home & with Q they let me stay the extra day with her because I was nursing. Maybe they'll let you do the same. Shed some tears to the nurses if you have to- that's what worked for me. ;)

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  4. Congratulations! What a beautiful name. I love both the long and short version :) אלי-ענה - so wonderful!!!!

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  5. Congratulations!! I hope she is able to come home with you - I'll be praying for that. I have a little niece named Eliana - they call her Ana for short. It's such a lovely name!!!

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  6. I love the name you both chose. Eliana is so beautiful! Sending you positive vibes that she'll be home with you soon:)

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  7. So excited I didn't have to wait till after shabbat to find out her name! It's a beautiful name. I do hope she comes home with you today!

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  8. I love long and feminine names for girls! Beautiful beautiful name!
    I have Ella and Eli at home so I may be not very objective here :)
    I hope you will be able to bring her home. Do whatever you feel right for you and for her. You are the mom, you know the best. Hugs!

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  9. Such a beautiful and fitting name :) Hope you are able to be home all together as a family for Shabbos!

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  10. She and her name are perfect! Congrats mom!

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  11. Happy thoughts that she can go home with you! Nate was sent home and then a day later taken back from us for the bili lights at a different hospital. That was the worst b/c he did go home then it was reversed. She'll be fine though, no worries. Little "spray tan" for the beanie! :) I'm so happy for your family and I just ADORE the name that was perfectly chosen.

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  12. Great name for the Bunny. Hope she goes home with you for her first Shabbos!

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  13. Very pretty name!! :) Congrats again!!

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  14. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful name for this beautiful girl
    xxx, Isolde

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  15. Well that is just the prettiest name! You are one lucky little baby Ellie! :)

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  16. oh honey, your post gave me GOOOSEBUMPS! I totally hope she can go home with you!! Eating is a bit of a struggle at first and so is sleeping as you in sleeping, but it all passes!

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  17. congrats on your super sweet girl! She will be home in no time...those lights work pretty quickly!! God certainly is in the miracle business :)

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  18. What a perfect name for your perfectly made and beautiful little girl. I'm just so happy for you all!!

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  19. Congratulations! She is beautiful. Hope you are home together as a family really soon.

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  20. Eliana is just beautiful. Hoping she's home with you quickly xxx

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  21. Beautiful name and so fitting for this special little person and gift of life :) You are truly blessed!

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  22. Congrats on little Ellie! So happy for you! xo

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  23. how beautiful!!!! enjoy-she is too cute and the name is perfect!

    xo

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  24. Eliana suits her perfectly and she looks lovely - congrats!!

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  25. Beautiful baby girl & name. Hope you all manage to get some rest & stay together. Keeping you in my prayers xx

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  26. What a beautiful baby and a beautiful name. Will say a prayer that your sweet girl gets to go home with her mama :)

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  27. Keshet! Congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl. What a precious gift from God! Her name is perfect. Get some rest :)

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  28. Congratulations, she's simply beautiful! I love her name...and side note, two of my favorite people on earth were born on 2/1...so I consider it a very lucky day! Blessings!

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  29. beautiful beautiful name - i still can't believe she's here! so so special and exciting! bet you are just on cloud 9 - enjoy momma!

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  30. What a beautiful name and I love Ellie for short! Just perfect!

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  31. A beautiful name for a beautiful little girl. Congratulations!

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  32. Congrats again! That is one lovely name....all truth and blessings really come from G-d. Eliana is an angel from heaven above.

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  33. Big congratulations!!! She is beautiful. Hope you are feeling well!

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  34. What a beautiful name - I love it! Praying for her return home with you, been there, I really pray you can take her home, but if you need someone to talk to, you can give me a call.
    Also, I was so excited now that I know she's a girl, I got working on her baby gift and I'm SO excited. give me abour a week and hopefully it will be in the mail.

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  35. She is beautiful!! Congratulations <3

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  36. she is a beautiful little girl!!! yes!!

    i love her name and nickname, cute!!

    Congratulations dear news parents!!! I wish you all the best I can!!

    Welcome baby E.

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  37. Congrats again & I just love her name & the meaning IS perfect! I hope you all get to go home together! What a wonderful time for you!

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  38. MAZAL TOV! Keshet.
    I know I didn't write to you, but I wish you a lot of MAZAL TOV!!
    My little one was also under the light, with a high billi, but we forgot it already.
    Congratulations. Nice name.
    Anat (tshupile) ISRAEL.

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  39. Congratulations!! She is beautiful and so is her name!

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  40. What a wonderful name that is. She will always know how precious she is to you simply by knowing her name!

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  41. what a sweet little blessing. is it OK for gentiles to wish you mazel tov? because i am thrilled for you and S, what a wonderful joy!

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  42. HUGE congrats Keshet! Ellie is absolutely gorgeous and i adore her name - enjoy these first few weeks with her tiny newborn goodness. :)))

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  43. Congratulations! She's beautiful and I love her name! So pretty. I have 2 girls and they are so much fun. I have a son too but have to say there's nothing like dressing up a little girl! Can't wait to see all the girly layouts you make.

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  44. I'm late to the party, but know that I've been thinking happy thoughts for you - MAZEL TOV! She is indeed an answer from G-d and it is an absolutely perfect name. Much happiness to you all!

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  45. Congratulations- her name is beautiful! I hope she gets to go home with you!

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  46. Mazel Tov!!! She was a little early and that is why she needs the billi lights? Our Hayim was born in week 37 and had to go back to the hospital for 3 billi rubin test; we had to do his brit at the very last moment on the 8th day. IYH, Ellie (what a beautiful name) will be able to go home with you. Enjoy every moment with her! There is nothing like being a parent.

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  47. Congrats! She is beautiful and i LOVE her name! Take care mama!

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  48. Congrats keshet! She is beautiful!

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS!! Such a perfect name choice. Wishing the three of you every happiness.

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  50. Oh, Keshet...!!! She is amazing! Eliana was never on my list either, but I think it's perfect!! I'm so happy for you, Keshet. You are a MOTHER! :)
    A huge hug!
    Efrat

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  51. Oh, Keshet...! She is AMAZING!! Eliana was never on my list either, but I think it's *perfect*! I'm so happy for you, Keshet.
    A huge hug,
    Efrat.

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  52. Whoops--I missed your previous post. So, here is a big CONGRATULATIONS for you!!!

    I love the name you chose. There is an Eliana in my son's class at school, and I always loved her name, but until now I never knew the meaning of the name. Now I know. :)

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  53. I am so, so, so HAPPY for you and your hubby! Congratulations! I LOVE the name, especially the meaning. A perfect name for a perfect baby girl! :-)

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  54. Hooray! What wonderful news! Congratulations! She is so beautiful and what a perfect name! I hope you are feeling well too!

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  55. Hope Ellie made it home! Love the name, it IS perfect and beautiful as is she!!!

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  56. Awwwww!!!! She is PRECIOUS! Love her sweet name too...PERFECTION!xx
    Love ya,
    K

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  57. Congratulations!! She's perfect.

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  58. take your time... we will all be here waiting for you. don't worry!

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  59. she is so precious!! Eliie-bean, welcome to the world. I'll be watching you grow, I'll be watching your mama be so proud of you her heart would burst. *hugs*

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