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Welcome, Gracious Light

February 12, 2009
Anna Lucia Katherine Stavlund
February 5, 2009
10:59 pm

Seven pounds, three ounces
Twenty inches

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19 Responses to “Welcome, Gracious Light”

  1. Mike Croghan says:

    A-dor-a-ble!!!! What awesome pics. She’s a cool customer. And big sis is a natural.

    Welcome, Anna! (Or will she be more usually called Anna Lucia? Beautiful either way!)


  2. Erik U. says:

    What a beautiful baby, and a beautiful name as well. (Our daughter’s name is Anna, too.) Blessings to you and your growing family!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I must say, welcome. A beautiful young lady with a beautiful name. There’s something about names that end in vowels that just seems right.
    Tom Della-Moretta

  4. Mrs. says:

    Welcome Anna Lucia, You are indeed Gracious Light from our Father!

    What a beautiful girl.

  5. pamela says:

    Oh, little sweet cheeks! :) Ok, so your sister knows the names and variations of too many first graders…are we using the short a sound in Anna or is it more Ah-na??? I don’t want to say it wrong to the fifty people who daily ask me the name of my freshest niece.

  6. sparksfly says:

    Love it. So happy for you guys. Great shots of the experience!

  7. kate says:

    Gorgeous name for a gorgeous baby! Love those pics.

  8. Thanks, everyone. We hope she likes the name as much as the rest of y’all!

    Aunt Mimi, we’re pronouncing her first name with the short ‘a’ to ‘Anna’ and with the Swedish version of ‘Lucia’: ‘lew-cee-a’.

  9. DJ Word says:

    as a practicioner of the art of multiple middle names for kids, I congratulate you on the birth and making the world know that kids can be named whatever we want and have as many middle names as we choose.

  10. MeesheMama says:

    Totally totally beautiful.

  11. What a beautiful name and very sweet pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  12. jason says:

    nearly crying from the joy and beauty of it all! Thank you guys for sharing so much of this experience with us.

  13. Anonymous says:

    These are great pics! Congratulations.

  14. Danielle says:

    Lovely!! Beautiful baby, beautiful name, beautiful family. You all look so happy.

  15. Moff says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous pics… particularly of Ella and Anna Lucia together. Thank you for sharing all of these, Mike!

  16. lara says:

    congrats. beautiful!!

  17. Ken Tennyson says:

    Hey man, Maranda and I are thinking about you guys, trust all is well, can’t wait to meet Anna!

  18. Jenny Salberg says:

    Im a little slow..sorry! Yeay Stavlunds!! 2 incredible girls!

  19. Jenny Salberg says:

    Im a little slow..sorry! Yeay Stavlunds!! 2 incredible girls!

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