Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Born in the U.S.A.

Our newborn baby girl, Emanuelle Sotto Rice finally arrived in this world on July 31st. Mama was a real trooper and survived the whole ordeal. Emanuelle weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 oz. at a towering 19 in. we think that she'll be the female kick-boxing equivalent of Pacquio in that she kicked about as hard and as well as Pacquio hits. Pictures of mama, baby, Marlene and myself are below in the blogspot post or directly in the Baby Pictures album as well.

Anxious baby

It looks like it was a good idea to get married when we did. Rizza started having contractions rather quickly on May 27th at 30 weeks. She was admitted into Lutheran General Hospital late that Sunday evening. The folks on the medical staff were able to slow the contractions down and she ended up being able to be released around 3am the next day.

Happily Married

Rizza and I tied the knot earlier this year. May 24th to be exact. I realize that it was kinda rushed. I wanted to get that out of the way sooner rather than later since mama was pregnant and it was coming close to time for her monthly exam. Pictures of the happy occasion are below in the blogspot post or directly in the Wedding Pictures album as well.

Touching down on U.S. soil

Rizza and the kids finally arrived in the U.S. on May 10th. This was after being poked and proded a bunch of times for their medical exams and going through an interview process at the U.S. Embassy in Manila (which was probably less painful than the shots at St. Luke's Medical Center). Everybody arrived safely in one piece eager to go home and get some rest after a long plane ride.