Hello Family and Friends!
We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Valentine Virginia Brooke Lovato. She was named after two of our grandmothers, Virginia Lee Woods (Michael’s grandmother) and Diana Brooke Gillam (Amanda’s grandmother). Both women were very strong willed and determined individuals who were pioneers during their time. These are characteristics that we both admire and want for our daughter.
The recurring theme of our pregnancy this past ten months has been “strong and healthy” which is the exact meaning of the name Valentine. In addition to being strong and healthy, we found out we were pregnant on February 14, 2013! Our daughter’s name signifies many special things to us both.
Valentine was born at 12:43pm on Wednesday October 23rd at Boulder Community Hospital Foothills. She weighs 7 pounds 12 ounces, and is 19 and 3/4 inches. She continues to be strong and healthy, and we are falling more in love with her every moment.
We had an incredible team helping us through the delivery process, and special thanks go to our doula Lisa Waldo, our doctor, Heather Bright-Hoffmeyer, and a team of super nurses.
We cannot wait for each of you to meet our precious daughter!
Thank you for your support and love these past several months!
Michael, Amanda, Luna, and Valentine