Just a quickie from me as I found out that the OB dept does indeed have wi-fi. Just the facts:

Born 12:47 p.m. via scheduled c-section.

7 pounds and 13 ounces

20 1/2 inches


We named her Hazel Anne: Hazel after my grandmother who died when my Mom was only three; and Anne is my Mom’s middle name and the name of one of Mr. DD’s favorite aunts who passed away a few years ago.

Here’s aΒ picture. More later. I’m tired and my computer seems to be following suit.

107 thoughts on “NOW AN UDPATE FROM ME”

  1. I knew this would fucking happen when I was letting reader build for a few days…


    I am so happy for you, sweetie.

  2. OMG!! I have been such a bad blog reader lately! DD, CONGRATULATIONS!! WOW! I’m so happy for you! I adore her name, its beautiful. I have tears, seriously….congratulations. You give me hope.


  3. Wow! Everyone on the interwebs turned out to say welcome to Hazel. Just born and she already has groupies!! She’s beautiful and you are incredible. One of my favorite posts of yours was when you wrote the check for the procedure that would eventually bring you Hazel. Girl,, the waterworks are on in Austin.. we may get out of this drought after all!!!

  4. Oh, DD, a million congratulations!! She is so beautiful, and what a beautiful name!

    I’m crying with happiness for you, my dear. I hope you recover quickly and fully and don’t get any further grief from your hand, so that you can enjoy little Hazel Anne with every fiber of your being.

    Please forgive me for not being there lately. Imagine how much sheepishness was mixed in with my happiness when I opened this post this morning to check on the progress of your pregnancy…

    A million hugs to you, my dear, and to your whole family.

  5. Many, many congratulations. I am so happy for you that I can’t find the words for it. I sometimes forget that, once in a while, something wonderful happens.

  6. I am drooling at how gorgeous she is!! Stunning! I cannot wait to see more of her & hear how you are. And I adore her name too. A gazillion warm-fuzzy congrats to you, mama!!

  7. Congratulations!! I’m on it, knitting pink again after all that blue for Baby Beagle and Baby Flicka. How cold are winters in Nebraska really? Didn’t I see snow in your pictures?

    I am so so happy for you and Mr. DD and the X-boy. Awwww. A girl. Awwww. Hope you are going home soon. Awww

  8. Welcome Hazel!!! You’ve picked a wonderful family to belong to. They will love you to pieces.

    Great job DD. I knew you could do it.

  9. Dude, DD, you got me all emotional and weepy. Congrats to you all.

    And welcome to the world, sweet baby Hazel. The world is a better place with you in it.

  10. Recent lurker here…I figured this would be the perfect time to jump out and wish you hearty congratulations! I stumbled across your blog through Cecily’s and have been catching up on your story. I’m so happy for you and your family!

  11. unbelievable! This little girl gives me so much hope for the future. So glad mother and baby are happy and healthy. All the best to the DD family πŸ™‚

  12. Hazel is perfectly beautiful–congratulations to all of you! I am so thrilled that she is here and that XBoy will have a little sister to love on. She is so beautiful, that’s all I can think. I can’t wait to hear more about her now that she’s here!

  13. WOW! You did it! You really will be bringing a baby home. She is beautiful (section babies aren’t all smooshed!). Now, she just needs some small pink crocks!

  14. i’m sitting in a coffee shop weeping with joy. (i’m also choosing not to blame it on my raging hormones.) i am so, so, so happy for you. hazel is beautiful, and her name is perfect. i could not be happier.

    much love from all of us to all FOUR of you!

  15. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats! And YAY!
    I’m so happy for you!
    I wish I could give you guys big hugs!

  16. A beautiful baby girl!!! Oh DD, she is just so awesome. Congratulations!!!!!! Looks like she will be getting some serious snugglin.

  17. Wish I had tried to guess know as I SO knew you were having a girl!! LOL!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I have goosebumps and am near to tears as I write this I am SO unbelievably happy for you. You have made my week and she is absolutely gorgeous. I look forward to lots and lots more baby pics!!

    WOO HOO!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  18. congratulations!
    i am partial to the name hazel….my 1st grandbaby is 5 weeks old now and is named for her great-great grandma and great grandma and is known as hazel faye.
    enjoy your hazel.

  19. She is so beautiful!!!! Congrats to you, Mr. DD and Xboy!!!

    Also? We have news. The kind you’re supposed to wait until the second trimester to share, but I cannot. πŸ™‚ (yeah, we were supposed to NOT get pregnant right now. Oops.)

  20. Her name is as beautiful as she is. You did good, Mom. How is big brother doing? Everyone else? Get some sleep and then get to posting Woman – we need details!

  21. Oooh, oooh, I get to comment to you too! Hazel is beautiful, I love, love, LOVE her name. I hope everything today went smoothly, and your busy falling in love with your new little GIRL!

  22. I luv her. LUV her. Bring on the pink!

    Thanks for updating us all mommy dear. Now go to bed and start dreaming about your life with your newest family member.

  23. Whadya trying to steal my thunder? Oh wait, this wasn’t all about me?

    She is just sooo beautiful- look at those cheeks. A beautiful name for a beautiful girl.

  24. Congratulations!!! DD she is beautiful! I’m so very happy for you and your family.

    Hugs and Kisses to you all!

  25. DD, I can hardly believe it! You have a baby girl πŸ™‚ Congratulations!!!! She’s incredibly cute.

    I am so happy for all of you.

  26. Congratulations! What a lovely name, and what a lovely baby. πŸ™‚

    Girls’ clothes are so much fun! πŸ™‚

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