the Mia Page

last updated: 2 June 2005; 

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NOTE: JP's computer crashed in April...we finally got it fixed, and are trying to catch-up.  If you haven't heard from us, the e-mail MAY have been deleted.  We sincerely apologize, but thank you for thinking of us at this time.  Please let us know how you're doing!


This is a web page dedicated to our first child.  Mia Gabriella Paulus was born on Monday, March 21 at 6:59 am. to Sythera & JP Paulus.  Mia was the nickname of JP's mother, and means, "mine" or "my", but can also mean "who is like the Lord?".  Gabriella means "God is our Strength". 

She was born weighing 15 1/2 oz. (not even a pound!) and was 10 1/2 inches long.  (She was 3 months premature!). Going in, she was doing well, developing at a downtown Chicago hospital. 

Mia came home on July 7!


As of 22 december 2005, She is 25 inches long, and weighing 12 pounds, 2.5 ounces!  

As of 1 March 2006, Mia is 26 1/2 inches long weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces!

Check to see how much she's changed by comparing photos on this page as well as at

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Sorry if this is a pretty generic page...we'll try to work on it eventually, especially as Mia grows up & out.  Thanks for your prayers & patience!





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J.P. Paulus   / jp<at>
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1011 W.Wilson

Chicago IL 60640


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