From: Wayne Ramprashd []
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 11:42 PM
Subject: Baby Isabelle Mei Ramprashad Update

Hey Everyone this is Isabelle you know the new daughter of Jeannie and Wayne.

I thought I would send a slightly better email than the one my Daddy Wayne sent from his little Barbie Laptop he calls a two way pager.

First please forgive Wayne for spelling my name incorrectly, although he named me after the Hurricane last August he forgot that he agreed to change the spelling of my name to the French version in hope that my temper would not be like a Hurricane, but as he is finding out that did not work. Ha ha ha...

Mei is my middle name and is pronounced like the word May, but Mei is the Chinese word for a beautiful flower like me ;)

I was born on Friday Afternoon May 14th, at 12:43pm in the Loudoun County Birthing Inn.  I weighed in at a healthy 6lbs 13 ounces or 6Kg and 33grams for you Canadian folks.  Since I cannot stand up yet they measured me in length not height and I am 20 inches long.

Here is a few pictures of me.  This is the first time my Mommy held me.

Our first family picture!  I'm already the centre of attention ;)

And warming up under the heat lamp after my first bath.  I did not really like the bath very much.

I was pretty nice to my Mommy as Labor went smoothly.  I was born five hours after arriving at the hospital under my own steam.  I went home to my new home on Sunday morning just before noon.  I met my big sister Gismo the cat but she does not know what to make of me just yet.

If you want to see more pictures and a couple of short movies of my first few moments you can look at my website.

Thanks to all the nice people that sent their Congratulations and Kudos to my Mom and Dad.  I can't wait to meet you all one day soon.


By for now,

Isabelle Mei Ramprashad

P.S.  I would like to give a special thanks to Melanie C. for all the help you have given my parents over the past few months all your advice and help is very very appreciated.  Thanks.