19 June, 2009

Birth-Day(s), For Sure and For Sure.

Well. She's here. I owe you a birth story, but that will have to wait at least until next week. The Little.....we haven't got a bloggy nickname for her yet....is FINALLY napping in her bassinet and my midwife is due here any minute for my three-day postpartum checkup.

I'd love to tell you the name we finally (!) decided on (about an hour after she was born, though at that point it was at least down to two finalists), but you know, privacy and all. If you can hunt us down on the ol' FB, you can see more pictures there. Her first name we chose because we both really like it; now we're trying to teach the LG how to say it. Like the LG, the Newbie has two middle names; the first one is a variation on the name of a very dear friend and 'Mom' of ours from Washington, the second is a shortened form of the feminine version of a biblical masculine name that means "God is my strength."

The second middle name seems particularly fitting after the roller coaster ride we've been on since the beginning of December and we are still and will continue to be so grateful for God's grace in bringing us back to Manitoba and to a place that we are loving. We're excited to put down roots here and raise these girls around so many of our friends and their kids and cousins the same age.

Anyway, we are home and still exhausted. My parents are coming on Sunday to visit and help out for several days. In the meantime, we're trying to keep both these girls happy, trying to heal up (easier said than done, of course) and trying to get any amount of sleep we can (including me falling asleep at the supper table last night).

Without further adieu, here are her stats:
A. C. B. J.
June 16
7 lbs., 14 oz.
20 1/2 inches

Hair: copious
Eyes: leaning toward blue already (yippee!)
Lungs: fully functional


Beth said...

congratulations Bren!!!!! She is so beautiful! Going over to fb to find out her name!!

minnesotamom said...

Congratulations! She looks to be another beauty!

Jenn said...

You have two very precious little girls! Congrats! Can't wait to hear the birth story.

{Jodie} said...

I love "hair: copious"

I would add:
adorable: to the hilt

I feel like an insider knowing her name. :)

Enjoy the smell of her head, since I can't. :)

Beth said...

Her name is fabulous!

Jess said...

Yay! She is beautiful! So happy for you!

Beck said...

I'm sorry that I missed this post when you first had her - this has been a very busy time for me - but I am DELIGHTED for you, and can't wait to read more about her!