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08-14-2003, 10:12 PM
Congratulations on the birth of little Annamaria - she is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy your new little angel!

08-15-2003, 12:16 AM
Wow! She is sooo pretty for 10 days old! No little wrinkly old man face for you guys! Congratulations!

mom 2 Katie (32 months)
& Jack (16 months)

August Mom
08-15-2003, 07:59 AM

08-15-2003, 11:41 AM
Congratulations! What a beautiful child and what a beautiful name!!

Mom to Truman 11/29/01 and edd 4/23/04

08-15-2003, 11:59 AM
Thanks to all for your well-wishes. We had an elective C-section birth as the baby was apparently big and did not want to engage into my wife's pelvis even at week 38-39! I guess that meant that she did not have to have her head compressed on the way out. By the way, Annamaria came out at 3.37kg (approx. 7lbs. 7oz.) and friends have said that that was on the heavy side!

08-15-2003, 12:41 PM
Congrats, she is absolutely adorable! And that smocked dress is gorgeous too. I just can't get over how pretty she is!

Jacob Nathaniel Feb 91
Logan Elizabeth Mar 03

08-15-2003, 10:31 PM
Welcome Annamaria!! Congratulations on your new arrival!! She's adorable!
SAHM to Sabrina 6/24/02

08-16-2003, 10:01 AM
Congrats to all of you and welcome Annamaria! Beautiful picture.

Mary & Lane 4/6/03
http://www.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b3237413c427 - New 6/18

08-17-2003, 07:25 AM
Congratulations!! Welcome little Annamaria! What a beautiful family you have!

08-18-2003, 02:54 PM
Bella Annamaria!!

Congratulations on her arrival. :D

Andrea S
08-20-2003, 07:51 AM
Welcome baby Annamaria. What a cutie. Congrats to Mommy and Daddy.

mom to Andrew 8/14/02

08-21-2003, 06:38 PM

What a BEAUTIFUL family you have! Congratulations!! :)

Let us know how that Bugaboo works now that you have it's permanent occupant here :)


08-22-2003, 05:14 AM
Hi Marisa,

The Bugaboo works a treat... in the house, in the park, even along the streets and pavements in Palermo Sicily! All I have at the moment is the cot setup and Annamaria seems to like it enough to actually remain asleep while moving around in it.

The other thing I found to be a great accessory is the travel bag. I carried it with me on the train to the airport, checked it in under the over-sized baggage category at Gatwick and it arrived in Palermo (via Rome) without any problems. We love it! :)

08-24-2003, 01:09 PM
I'm very jealous! :)

It's a very cool stroller. I saw one on the street the other day for the first time.

What a wonderfully travelled baby Annamaria will be!

You will have to start a scrapbook for her of all the places she's been and will be going to. She will appreciate it one day!

Congrats again


08-24-2003, 01:31 PM
to go to are:

1. Back to London!
2. All around England and Scotland (friends)
3. Greece (relatives)
4. Northern Italy (friends and relatives)
5. Southern Italy (friends and family for Christmas 03')
6. Singapore (friends and family for Chinese New Year 04')

...and all that's only within the next year! Yep, you're right in saying that Annamaria will be "a wonderfully travelled baby" (but with really stressed-out and travel-weary parents)!!! :)

08-24-2003, 05:41 PM
Thanks Karen... I just found out today that all the dresses Annamaria wore in her first week were all hand=made/stiched/knitted by her (Sicilian) Grandma! Apparently she started on them the very day we announced to the family of her pending arrival... 8 months ago!!!

August Mom
08-25-2003, 12:02 PM
Congratulation! Welcome to the world, Annamaria!

08-25-2003, 01:23 PM
Annamaria is a lovely name!!! Welcome to the world little one:)

08-25-2003, 02:53 PM
Her name is a cross between two very different (yet similarly traditional) cultures... the full name is Annamaria Ong Li Lin.

Annamaria - following the Sicilian tradition of taking the Grandmother's name.

Li Lin - in Chinese they mean...
"beautiful and graceful" (Li)
"fine and exquisite" (Lin)

Ong... well that my family name! :+

08-25-2003, 11:23 PM
Hi all,
Just thought I'd introduce our new arrival... Little Annamaria!
She was born on 4th August.
We've also put up a little gallery [link:www.geocities.com/szennyboy|*here*] for all friends and family to see more pics of our little angel. :-)

Bye for now...
Szen, Lucia & Annamaria

08-26-2003, 06:26 PM
Well, when you eventually make it to NYC you will have to look us up. We would love to meet you and your beautiful family!

BTW - I love the explanation of her name. A magnificent name for a magnificent child! :)