It’s a Girl!

June 7, 2007 | 43 comments
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Earlier today, Elizabeth Rose Oman was born in Richmond, Virginia. Both Heather and the baby are doing well. Elizabeth is 8 lbs 2 oz and 21 inches long. Labor lasted for 18 hours, and we are very glad that she is here. God has been very good to us.

43 Responses to It’s a Girl!

  1. Emily M. on June 7, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  2. Greg Call on June 7, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    How great! Congratulations to you and Heather.

  3. Adam Greenwood on June 7, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    That li’l gal is as purty as a picture. Congratulations.

  4. Edje on June 7, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Congratulations!

  5. danithew on June 7, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Congrats!!!

  6. Jim F. on June 7, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    Well done, Heather and Elizaabeth Rose (and Nate)!

  7. fMhLisa on June 7, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    wooo hooo! I really want to squeeze her now.

  8. tracy m on June 7, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    OOOOhhhh! She’s beautiful!

  9. Ana on June 7, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    What a lovely girl! Congratulations to you.

  10. Eve on June 7, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Congratulations! It’s wonderful to see both you and Janet of FMH with new babies.
    And Elizabeth Rose is a beautiful name.

  11. Jordan F. on June 7, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Awesome! Cute baby and great name to boot!

  12. Adam Greenwood on June 7, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Elizabeth Rose is a lovely name.

  13. Allanna on June 7, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Such a pretty little girl.

    Good job! You and Heather do some great work! ^_^

  14. Natalie S. on June 7, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Oh she’s just SO pretty! Congratulations!

  15. Frank McIntyre on June 7, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    congratulations!

  16. nephi4 on June 7, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful

  17. HP on June 7, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Congratulations!

  18. Ardis Parshall on June 7, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Awwwww!!!

  19. JustRandi on June 7, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    She’s SO beautiful! Love the name. Congratulations!

  20. Aaron Brown on June 7, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Congratulations!

    Aaron B

  21. Kaimi Wenger on June 7, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    So now I’m wondering, Nate — if you had let Heather do all the hard work on your contract-theory paper, would it have turned out this cute, too? :)

    Congratulations, Omans.

  22. maralise on June 7, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Hooray!

  23. Kevin Barney on June 7, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    The Omans are a blessed family; first William and Mary, now Elizabeth Rose.

    Here is the etymology of your daughter’s name:

    From Ελισαβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע (‘Elisheva’) meaning “my God is an oath” or perhaps “my God is abundance”. In the Old Testament Elisheba is the wife of Aaron. In the New Testament Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.

    Rose of course comes from the Latin rosa and means, well, “rose.”

  24. Julie M. Smith on June 7, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Kevin, how did you do that?

  25. Susan S. on June 7, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Her great grandmother and great great grandmother (my mom and grandmother) were named Rose. Elizabeth is a family name on my dad’s side, and the middle-name of Nate’s sister. But I suspect this isn’t all about me. She’s lovely.

    From one of the pack of proud grandmas!

  26. Kevin Barney on June 7, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Julie, that was a cut and paste from an online etymological dictionary. The fonts survived the cut and paste.

  27. WillF on June 7, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Gotta love that standard baby hat. At least when they come into the world they all start with the same fashion these days. She is a cutie!

  28. Melinda on June 7, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    She makes that standard baby hat look good. Congratulations to the Omans!

  29. meems on June 8, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Congrats. She’s a cutieee! A gorgeous name!

    My daughter is Elizabeth too, so not only do I love the name, but I love Kevin’s info too. Oh my, you are so lucky! Yay!

  30. Mark IV on June 8, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Nate, you once said, tongue in cheek, that you regard children primarily as a vehicle for tax planning. She is a sweet deduction, and it is very good news that she is here and all is well.

  31. Idahospud on June 8, 2007 at 2:59 am

    Congratulations! And what a classic, feminine name you have chosen–I love it! And she is waaaayyyyy cute — be sure to post more pictures as she grows!

  32. john f. on June 8, 2007 at 5:24 am

    Congrats on a beautiful baby. What a blessing.

  33. Ronan on June 8, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful name!

  34. DKL on June 8, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. Daughters are the best.

  35. Rosalynde Welch on June 8, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations! And my sympathy for the long labor—yikes! Speaking of which, extrapolating backward…. were you blogging yesterday DURING LABOR?

  36. Randy B. on June 8, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Congrats!

  37. Richard O. on June 8, 2007 at 11:39 am

    The safe birth of a beautiful grandchild by a courageous mother has been an answer many prayers. We are absolutely delighted and grateful.

  38. makakona on June 8, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    beautiful! we have our very own elisabeth (mae) who is now three months old. lovely name!

  39. m&m on June 9, 2007 at 4:29 am

    You do know that not all babies are beautiful, right? But SHE IS. Wow. Heartfelt congratulations to you!

  40. Karen on June 9, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Nate, congratulations to you and Heather. I’m so very happy for both of you.

  41. Tatiana on June 9, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Awesome, Nate! What a beautiful baby girl! Welcome to the world, Elizabeth Rose!

  42. chronicler on June 10, 2007 at 4:48 am

    I must say Nate, this is your best post ever! Congratulations!

  43. Ben H on June 19, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Hooray! Fabulous news!

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