Nice To Meet You…

My Name is:

Ella Morgan Raiken

I was born on May 4th, 2011at 5:50pm

Weighing in at 7 pounds 6 ounces and 21 inches long!

Mommy and I are coming home from the hospital tomorrow! We are enjoying every moment together…and my amazing daddy too.

I am happy to “meet” you all. Thank you so much for all of your tweets, messages, comments and well wishes on my arrival! It meant so much to us!

Mommy will have LOTS of cute pictures to share once she is home and settled πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Dani @ Body By Nature

    Yay! Congratulations to you Laury and your beautiful new family!

    May 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations πŸ™‚

    May 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Tina

    Yayyy!!! Congrats!! She’s absolutely beautiful…

    May 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Holly

    What a little beauty!!! Congrats Laury and Michael!

    May 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Charlie

    She is so cute! Love the hat :).

    May 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Marlon @MeInTheBalance

    Awww… So precious! Congratulations!

    May 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka

    Miss Ella is quite the fashionista already! Welcome to the world and to the Fitness Dish πŸ™‚

    May 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    Oh LAURY! She could not be any more perfect and beautiful!!! You and Michael did some good baby making work! She is just to die for precious!!!!!! her little sweet face is so content in the pictures. Well, I know you are just obsessing over her right now and just holding her and staring at her perfect face and tiny little hands and feet and nose and cant get enough of her. There is really NOTHING like holding your new baby. Nothing. I am beyond happy for you all and Im so thankful it went so well! Yay for Laury and her new found MOMMYhood. I love it! You are going to be the best Mother to that sweet little girl!! xoxo
    Auntie Mo

    May 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Leah @ Why Deprive?

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful! πŸ™‚

    May 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Carrie

    Congratulations!!! How exciting! She is absolutely precious. I am so happy for you guys! πŸ™‚

    May 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Suzanne Williams

    Wow! So excited for you. She is too cute! Weird that we’ve all been reading about her watching you grow and now she’s here. Congrats!

    May 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Hi, Ella Morgan! Can’t wait to see more pics of you!

    May 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Candice

    Congrats!! She is perfect! Well worth the wait huh!? Enjoy every single second! They grow up SO fast!

    May 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Shanna, like Banana

    She is beyond precious Laury! Oh my goodness, just adorable. So so happy you and baby are well. Savor this incredible moment and see you sou

    May 5, 2011 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Jess@atasteofconfidence

    she is gorgeous! congrats:)

    May 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Katie

    COngrats!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!

    May 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Leila @ Spinach and Skittles

    Ahhhh!!!! I’m so excited for you guys! Ella is beautiful, and her hat is adorable πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 12:52 am
  • Reply Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    Ah, oh my goodness – she is so beautiful Laury!!! Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of parenting!!! <3

    May 6, 2011 at 1:06 am
  • Reply blackhuff

    Congratulations! She is beautiful

    May 6, 2011 at 1:52 am
  • Reply Jennifer (The Gourmetour)

    Eek! Ella Morgan you are gorgeous!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:46 am
  • Reply Sylvia

    I don’t usually post comments but I had to say Congratulations! I’ve been following your blog for the past 3 months and I couldn’t wait to see your new baby! She is gorgeous!

    May 6, 2011 at 4:24 am
  • Reply susan

    Congratulations Laury and Michael! Ella is beautiful, glad it all went well. She looks so like you Laury. Well done, it’s such wonderful news.

    May 6, 2011 at 5:03 am
  • Reply Sharon

    Laury, congratulations!!! She is absolutely precious! What a beautiful newborn – usually they’re kind of red and wrinkly but she just looks so calm and serene. Can’t wait to see more of her! πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 5:41 am
  • Reply allison

    YAY!!!! congrats:):):):) shes super adorable! ill be praying you get some sleep;)

    May 6, 2011 at 6:06 am
  • Reply jen

    congratulations laury! she is so beautiful!

    May 6, 2011 at 6:06 am
  • Reply Keri

    Yayyyyy! She’s beautiful!!!! Congratulations πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to get to know her better.

    May 6, 2011 at 6:18 am
  • Reply Amy

    she is gorgeous!!! congrats!

    May 6, 2011 at 7:17 am
  • Reply Nacho Dinner + Baby Steps | The Runny Egg

    […] speaking of babies, go congratulate Laury – Ella was born on […]

    May 6, 2011 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    Ahhhh CONGRATULATIONS LAURY!! Ella is so gorgeous!! I hope everything went well and I can’t wait to hear all about your events over the past 48 hours or so! Enjoy your first days with Ella! πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Katie @ Finding My Om

    Oh my gosh, she is absolutely beautiful!!! πŸ™‚ Congratulations to you and Michael!!!

    May 6, 2011 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Congratulations!!! She’s so beautiful πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    Hi Ella!!! So nice to “meet” you!! you are so precious and I know your mama is sooo happy you are finally here!!

    Enjoy her!!! she is a doll!! πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    OH, and I can’t wait to hear all about your birth story!!!!

    May 6, 2011 at 9:21 am
  • Reply erica@fashionmeetsfood

    Oh my word!!! How absolutely precious! Congratulations!!!!!


    May 6, 2011 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    AWWWEEEE!!!!! She is SO beautiful!!! Congratulations Laury! This is so exciting! πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 9:42 am
  • Reply IslandChica

    She is one CUTE little chica! So glad that she’s here and boy are you going to love being a mommy! πŸ™‚

    I can’t help but notice that I was only 24 hrs, 25 min. and 5 ozs off! Not bad! πŸ˜‰

    Congratulations and enjoy every moment! My May baby is off to take her first AP exam!

    May 6, 2011 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Gorgeous!! Congratulations!

    May 6, 2011 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Melissa

    YAY!!! She’s beautiful!! Congratulations to you and Michael!! Hope all is well:)

    May 6, 2011 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Eschelle

    nice to meet your little one too just perfect!

    May 6, 2011 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Laura

    Nice to meet you to Miss Ella!

    Congratulations again on your lovely little addition!

    May 6, 2011 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Donna @ Love, Run & Travel

    Congratulations, she is beautiful!!!!

    May 6, 2011 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Emily

    Congratulations!!! She’s perfect πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Shayla

    Congratulations Laury!! She’s absolutely beautiful πŸ™‚

    Where did you get her adorable beanie from?! I got one for my future baby off of Etsy….yours is so cute!!

    May 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    She is so precious LAury!! COngratulations!! She is amazing!

    May 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Alisa Fleming

    Wow! Congratulations!! She looks beautiful and healthy.

    May 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply (what runs) Lori

    Oooooooooooh my gosh! Welcome, Ella!!! You are beautiful!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Pure2raw Twins

    Congrats girl! She is a little angel!!! xoxo

    May 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Sarah (Sissy)

    laury- I am soo proud of you and you are going to be a great mommy! Meeting Ella was one of the best days of my life! she is so beautiful and i can’t wait to watch her grow! You and Michael are already fab parents! Can’t wait to see you guys this weekend. XOXO

    May 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    She’s beautiful, just like mommy! CONGRATS!

    May 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Madison

    She is precious and so very cute!! Congrats Laury!!

    May 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Naomi

    OMG adorable little angel! congrats!!

    May 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Tina

    CONGRATS!!!! she is just perfect πŸ™‚

    May 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply melissa @ the delicate place

    yayyyyy! you cooked up a perfect beautiful baby girl!!

    May 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Mimi (Gingersnaps)

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

    May 7, 2011 at 7:55 am
  • Reply Katharina

    OOH my goodness!!! I’m giving you and your family the biggest biggest hug πŸ˜€ how wonderful, and Ella is absolutely precious. I’m so excited for this new journey in your life. You’re going to be such a great mother, and Ella will be a beautiful person inside and out πŸ™‚

    XOXO, all the love in the world to you!!

    p.s. HAPPY (early) MOTHERS DAY!

    May 7, 2011 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Rex

    Congratulations! Very cute baby! Nice pics!

    May 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply christina

    AHHHHHHH! congratulations!! she is so beautiful!

    May 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather

    Congrats congrats congrats! I am so excited for you! Hope you recover quickly and enjoy every minute with your little beauty.

    May 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Adam

    Congratulation…! She brings a lot of Joy and Laughter to your livesο»Ώ with her cute baby ways. She’s soο»Ώ cute! I just wanna smother her with kisses! What a cute baby.

    May 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm
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    July 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Friday Five ~ Arms!

    […] can NOT believe it! Has it really been 6 months??? I feel like I was just announcing to you guys that she had arrived. On the other hand I really can’t imagine my life before she was here! (By the way, I go back […]

    November 4, 2011 at 9:20 am
  • Reply I’m Back!

    […] and Ella is 5! We had a very long battle with her eczema and finally got it under control by making changes at home. It was heartbreaking during the process, but now she has seemed to healed and has been eczema-free for a year now! […]

    January 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm
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