19 Feb

Steve, Reggie, and I are incredibly happy to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Amelia Grace Behnke.

Amelia Favorite Hospital

Amelia was born on January 25th, 2013 at 12:11 pm.  She was 7 pounds 3 ounces and 19 ½ inches long.  We feel very lucky to have welcomed a healthy baby girl after a high risk pregnancy and a not uneventful birth.  Luckily, Amelia has always been healthy and she made it through both the pregnancy and birth beautifully.

Amelia Favorite 2

Amelia Favorite Sleeping

Since she’s been home she’s been enjoying time with her mom and dad and her big brother Reggie.  She’s sleeping lots but getting more wakey with each passing day and she’s eating and growing like a champ.


A few people have asked how we came up with her name.  It’s a rather uneventful story.  When we found out we were having a girl, I made a list of names that I liked and then Steve chose his favorites.  Amelia was a front runner from the start.  One of the reasons we enjoyed this name, however, is because it has some personal significance.  I have a great grandmother named Anelia so the name is a nod to her.  Additionally, Amelia is the patron saint of farmers in the Catholic church and Steve comes from a family of dairy farmers.  So we felt the name pays homage to both our families.  Grace we chose because we like one syllable middle names and it’s the name of a great aunt on my mom’s side of the family.


She’s an amazing little girl and we’re so blessed to have her in our lives.


One Response to “Delightfully”

  1. Peggy hayman February 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM #

    We have a picture of Emily as a baby with our then boxer Shorty looking at her the exact same way-a little wistful but also loving and protective!
    jCongratulations again and can’t wait to meet her.

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