Welcome to the World Lucía Akemi Schell

Lucía was born on Tuesday, July 23 at 12:33pm in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. At birth, she weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 1 foot, 7 inches long. She and Hannah are healthy and happy. Welcome Lucía!

The Birth

After a tuna dinner prepared by Hannah's mom Ines, we were all about to head to bed. However, at 11:15pm, Hannah's water broke. Hannah, Bryan and Ines drove to Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, five minutes from their apartment. After a rough night of contractions and the sweet, sweet release of an epidural, Lucía entered the world the next day!

The Name

Hannah and Bryan chose a name that reflected parts of their family heritage but also gave tribute to strong women that we hope will serve as models for Lucía as she grows into a woman herself.

Lucía Yarza was Hannah's maternal great-great grandmother. After being widowed in 1896, she bought and managed a beer factory and started a soda factory and a famous bakery in Bilbao, Spain. The children she raised by herself went on to run these businesses after she died in 1927.

Akemi is a Japanese name that means "beautiful dawn" and is the middle name of both Bryan's mother Janice and his sister, Jennifer. This name is a tribute to two generations of strong, smart women who have changed the lives of hundreds of children through education.

Photos and Videos

You're probably not as obsessed with this little baby as much as Hannah and Bryan are, but if you'd like to see a few photos, check out this Google Photos album below. We'll keep it updated with new photos and videos. 

If you download the Google Photos app (on Android or iPhone), and join the album, you'll get notifications when new photos are added!

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