Fox 4 anchor Emly Dishnow introduces you to her new baby girl
WFTX - Most Fox 4 viewers know Emily Dishnow as the anchor of the news at 6, 10 and 11pm.
But now she's taking on a new role most of us never see on TV - mother of two!
Emily delivered Quinn Charlotte Dishnow last Monday, May 6th, at 5:33am at Health Park in South Fort Myers.
Fox 4 anchor Patrick Nolan paid a visit to the Dishnow home this week so Emily could introduce little Quinn to our viewers.
When Patrick knocked on the door, Emily's mom, Barb Taylor, answered.
She and Emily's grandmother, Charlotte McGrath (Quinn's middle name was chosen for her) were visting from Ohio at the time.
"We're very thrilled to have this new baby," Barb told Patrick. Quinn is her first grandaughter.
"We had a very special Mother's day this past Sunday," she added.
"We had all four generations in church."
"It was special to be able to take Quinn to church for the first time on Mother's Day," added Emily's grandmother, Charlotte.
She says she was brought to tears when Emily surprised her with the news that Quinn's middle name was in honor of her.
Emily says she and her husband, Ryan Dishnow, also considered a few other names - Drew and Olivia.
But she says they settled on Quinn because she and Ryan are both of Irish heritage.
"I also liked that it was one syllable like Jay," she said.
Jay is Emily and Ryan's 3 year-old son.
He told Patrick he's happy to have a little sister even though "she cries a lot."
Emily says Quinn's personality so far is "very chill."
"She's very laid back but alert," said Emily.
"She loves to look around."
"She really is a happy girl," added Emiy.
Emily gave Patrick a tour of Quinn's nursery which is decorated in soft pinks and moss colors.
"I was trying to go for a serene garden feel," explained Emily who made some of the decorations (including a "Q" made of moss) herself.
"It fits her personality," said Emily.
"My mom jokes that I should have to have a daughter that's "wild and crazy" llike I was," said Emily
"But so far, Quinn is like quiestest and sweetest baby."
"She only cries when she's hungry.
"She smiles - and that's not gas - it's smiling," said Emily with a chuckle.
Emily couldn't contain her excitment about having a baby girl in the house.
"I am beside myself," said Emily giggling.
Quinn was decked out in a pink outfit with bows for Patrick's visit.
"She feel like she's more delicate," said Emily.
"I feel very blessed," said Emily.
"I have one of each - my boy and my girl - and so life is good."
Patrick told Emily a number of viewers - and even nurses on the maternity ward - have commented on how good she looked right after the delivery.
"It's tricks of the camera," said Emily with her trademark hearty laugh.
"No," insisted Patrick.
"I was even surprised to see how you were glowing - and moving all over the hospital room the day after you delivered," he told her.
"I think it helped that the birth was so fast," said Emily.
The labor lasted about 4 hours.
"That, and I had a shower before you came to visit," Emily laughingly told Patrick.
"As any new mom knows, that does wonders!"
"You are still glowing," Patrick told her.
"I'm happy," said Emily softly.
"I feel like I've never been this happy."
"I feel complete," she added.
Emily says her husband, Ryan, is "smitten" with his new baby girl.
When Patrick asked him how he's doing, Ryan replied with a big smile, "Hanging in there."
"It's a lot of work."
'It's going to keep us busy!" he added.
Emily is hoping they won't be too busy to savor these first days with their second child.
"With each child, you realize how short this time is, so I'm trying to enjoy every moment with her," said Emily who noted she felt more "rushed to get on a schedule" with her first child.
"I just wasnt to remember this moment because, you blink and it's gone."
"They're only this litlte and innocent once," she said smiling down at Quinn.
Patrick suggested she freeze a mental image of that innocent face and remember it during the teenage years.
"Yeah, we may have to play this video for her one day, to remind her how much I love her!" said Emily with a laugh.
Quinn weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at birth - much more than Emily did when she was born.
Emily was a twin and weighed just 5 pounds.
"She fit into the palm of her grandfather's hand just like a 'bird,' which is what he called her," said Emily's grandmother.
It just so happens Emily's twin brother and his wife are now expecting their first baby.
"It's a beautiful thing, said Emily's grandmother who echoed Emily's words about Quinn's birth - "We're very blessed."