Ally Michelle

Born: 6 September 2002, 4:31 pm
Weight 6 lbs. 5 oz.
Length: 18"

The "Official" announcement


Subject: Ally Michelle has arrived!!!
9/13/02 7:07pm

To my dearest friends and family, As many of you may know, Renee and I have been expecting our first child for some time. Nine months flew by faster than I ever thought possible. The pregnancy was difficult but, it was worth the wait. On Friday, September 6, 2002 at 4:31p.m. Ally Michelle Russo was born at the Loma Linda Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. She was 6 lbs. 5 oz. and 18" long. 10 fingers, 10 toes and a great set of lungs! Thankfully both Renee and Ally are doing well. After a difficult 9 months Renee and I were glad for the short labor and delivery process. Having an epidural even made the whole process enjoyable for Renee. Now that we are home and getting setteled in, it is starting to sink in... Life will never be the same... I don't know how it could get much better than this, but I'm sure it will. I can't remember when Renee and I ever had this little sleep and been so happy.

If you would like to come and see our newest addition to the family, and Renee and I too, you are more than welcome. All that we ask is that you call and let us know first... Mommy and Ally need their rest.

I have attached a few pictures of Ally at the hospital... Enjoy!

Thank you to all my friends and family that helped and supported us through the pregnancy. Your thoughts and prayers were appericated more than you know. Thank you to all my friends and family that came to visit us at the hospitial. Your support helped lift up an exausted new mother and father. Thank you to all my friends and family that have come to visit all three of us at home. You all have had a part in making our lives whole.

The whole experience is very difficult for me to put into words... all that I can say is that miracles really do happen... if you don't believe me ask your father how he felt when you were born and put in his arms for the first time.
God Bless America!


P.S. Please accept my apologies for getting this out so late... I hope you all can understand that I have been a little pre-occupied and have had very little free time.