Saturday, January 13, 2007

Emma is here

Emma LeAnne Cameron was born on Januray 7, 2007 at 8:17 am.

She weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz! She is a very strong little girl. From day 1 she was lifting her head off our shoulders. Just now, at six days old, she was cuddled up to me and I was talking to her and she lifted her head and looked at me! She sleeps all day and stays up all night. she likes to suck on her hands, her arm, anything! she is just adorable.... We went to the pediatician on Friday, and she weighed 8 lb 2 ounces.

She is named after my third great grandmother- Emma California Ferris. My mother has her china and silver so I grew up hearing about her. My sister and I each have one of her chairs that traveled with her from illinois to California in the 1850's. She is a great part of our family history. Her brother George Washington Gale Ferris Jr invented the Ferris Wheel for the 1893 world's fair. Her grandfather, Goerge Washington Gale, was a presbyterian minister who created the city of Galesberg, Illinois solely to be used as a stop on the underground railroad. Galesberg still exists to this day. It was also the sight of one of the Lincoln- Douglass debates.

Her middle name, LeAnne, combines my sisters middle name, Leigh, and mine, Anne. And lets just face, all of that family history aside- the name Emma LeAnne Cameron just flows.

She was born a year from the date that my Nana, Gertrude, died January 7, 2006. I find this very beautiful!


Anonymous said...

i think we may be distantly related. my grandmother was one of emma california ferris' great-granddaughters. do you have any geneology information? (i.e. emma california ferris' children?) i'd appreciate any information you might have -- my grandmother passed away 10 years ago, and she was the last living sibling of her generation.

your daughter is beautiful! congratulations!