Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Hello Whirled

Friends and internets, welcome Isabel Deidre Mueller!


Quite. The. Day (since 10:50 p.m. last night, that is). D. and Is. are healthy, resting. I'd go on and on about it if not for the vertiginous sleep deprivations. Finer points: delivered at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon and measured in at 4 lbs., 7 oz. and 19".

Added: More photos.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at August 1, 2006 10:00 PM to Ground Swell

Oh, how exciting! Congrats!

Posted by: Nels at August 1, 2006 10:45 PM

O.K., you lied! I think she is beautiful and thus, looks like her mama! I can't wait to see her. The boys are excited and Tr. is already talking about his new "baby cousin". Congratulations and welcome Isabel to the chaos!

Posted by: Lisa at August 1, 2006 11:14 PM

Congrats! She is awfully cute, and in your hands, looks so tiny. Lemme know if you two need anything. Give my best to Dottie, too.

Posted by: jenwingard at August 1, 2006 11:44 PM

Wow!! Isabel picked one hot and memorable day to make her grand entrance. I'm so happy for you all.

Congrats Dad, Mom, and brother....

Posted by: Tamika at August 2, 2006 2:34 AM

Most excellent. Kudos to the whole family.

Posted by: senioritis at August 2, 2006 5:32 AM


Posted by: jeff at August 2, 2006 7:46 AM

Adorable! Congraltmulations, as one of my students would say! (Sounds so much more festive than plain congratulations, doesn't it?)

Posted by: Krista at August 2, 2006 7:47 AM

That's so exciting!!!

Congratulations to everyone! :)

Posted by: jenny at August 2, 2006 7:47 AM

Very cool. Congratulations from here as well.

Posted by: Dan at August 2, 2006 8:21 AM

oh my goodness! She's tiny. And beautiful! Congraulations!

Posted by: Donna at August 2, 2006 8:58 AM


Posted by: Bill at August 2, 2006 9:02 AM

Congrats!!! She's beautiful...... :-)

Posted by: Billie at August 2, 2006 9:24 AM

Congrats to the Mueller fam!

Posted by: chris at August 2, 2006 9:59 AM

Congratulations! I didn't know she was expected so soon! Glad to know everyone is well. Give my best to Dottie (and to Ph, too.)

Nice picture, dad.

Posted by: Chris Geyer at August 2, 2006 10:18 AM

Yeah!! Congratulations!!

Posted by: Marcia at August 2, 2006 10:21 AM


Posted by: John at August 2, 2006 10:24 AM

She is beautiful. Your Mom would be so proud. Love you guys.

Posted by: Uncle Greg & Aunt Sue at August 2, 2006 11:27 AM

I've been married to the same woman for 33 years, Derek, and we have no children. It's pleasing to know you the way I do, as an excellent course developer and teacher and then see the bright future you hold in your hands. You're a credit to what you do. And, you have a wonderful life ahead! -Steve Lees

Posted by: Steve Lees at August 2, 2006 11:45 AM

Who knew that a game of Cranium could induce labor? Congrats to y'all! Can't wait to meet Ms. Isabel. Reese sends her love, too.

Posted by: E at August 2, 2006 12:06 PM

What a sweet little baby! Congratulations!!

Posted by: JB at August 2, 2006 12:22 PM

Super cutie! Best wishes from Erin, Madelyn, and me.

Posted by: cbd at August 2, 2006 2:01 PM

Whoa! Look at that!


Posted by: Pat & Sara at August 2, 2006 3:54 PM


Posted by: George at August 2, 2006 4:45 PM

What a beautiful little girl with an elegant name! And what a happy father she has. Congratulations, Derek.

Posted by: joanna at August 2, 2006 7:38 PM

Congratulations! Now you both get to have some of the best experiences ever!

Posted by: Denise at August 2, 2006 10:08 PM

Love the photos. The family photo is great, but my favorite is of Ph holding Isabel and smiling into the camera--such a beautiful expression of joy.

Posted by: joanna at August 3, 2006 10:14 AM

Awwwwww. Congrats.

Posted by: Mike at August 3, 2006 1:48 PM

We are so happy for you! Welcome Isabel! She is BEAUTIFUL! Looks like she has long fingers....a piano player???? I can guarantee free lessons... We are anxious to see all of you.. Now....how do we get you back to Michigan??? I'm tickled "pink" that there is a new baby girl in the M clan after 21 years... WOW. You both are glowing!! Good Luck and see you soon... Isabel means Covenant with God.. We have been blessed. Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you! We love 'Belle!!!

Hugs and Love to all...

Posted by: Sybel at August 3, 2006 10:24 PM

Thanks, everybody, for the sweet-steady waves of support and joyful exclamations. D. and Is. should be coming home later today. I'll have more to say about it soon. But know that everyone remains healthy and happy. I'll also include a link to the photo from the hospital as soon as it's up on growingfamily.com.

Posted by: Derek at August 4, 2006 7:58 AM


Posted by: Mike at August 5, 2006 11:51 AM