Thursday, December 21, 2006

A beautiful baby girl has arrived!

Zahava gave birth at about 8:20 this morning at Bene Zion Hospital in Haifa.  It was a very long and so a difficult labor, but mother and daughter are both fine.  Adi was wonderfully supportive, and Barbara did her best. (They let the husband and the mother into the birthing room.) The midwife, Bat-Zion, was great. We don't know the ht and weight statistics yet -- right after the birth we had to run to the synagogue for a naming ceremony so we could use the baby's name:  Ahuva Yonit, which means "beloved" and "dove".

 

When last seen, Ahuva Yonit was on her mama’s belly turning pink!

 

9 comments:

ee said...

Mazal Tov!!!
May Ahuva Yonit thrive and have a wonderful life!
Congratulations to the happy parents and extended family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and wishes of love, health and happiness to the parents, the grandparents and especially to Ahuva Yonit! Carol

Rebekah said...

what wonderful news! I can't wait to meet Ahuva and see her pictures. Congratulations!!! Mazel Tov!!! Love, Rebekah and Chen

Jordan & Miriam said...

WELCOME TO PLANET EARTH, Ahuva Yonit!!! We have been so looking forward to your arrival, and - love and peace - we have been missing you!
Big hugs and kisses to the whole family from Jordan and Miriam.

Stephanie said...

Mazel tov!!! Glad to hear that you are all doing well. Ben & I can't wait to meet Ahuva Yonit. You chose a beautiful name & I'm sure she's gorgeous.

Lots of love,
Ben & Steph

Leah said...

Mazal tov! Yeah! The cholent is finally out of the oven! Congrats to mom and daughter. May you both be healthy and strong! Gill and Nadine join me in wishing you all the best. --Leah

Ronathan said...

Woooohoooo!!
Hello Yummy Girl!! Welcome, welcome. And what good fortune you have to have such lovely parents who gavae you such beautiful names. A lovely ray of light on the shortest day of the year.

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov Laura and Adi! Can't wait to see pictures of the new little one.
Hope to see you soon,
Darrell

ee said...

Well cooked!!! Best wishes to all!