Monday, July 15, 2013

New Addition

Looks as though it is time for my yearly blog post ... lol. Boy does time sure fly. We welcomed our third child, Mayken Hazel, two months ago. She is a sweetie pie and is absolutely adored by her big brothers. She followed in their footsteps as another big baby born at home. She weighed in at 11 lbs 1 oz. We were fortunate enough to have the same wonderful midwives assisting, Lynne and Jessica from the Midwives Cooperative. This was the easiest and shortest birth by far yet the most difficult pregnancy, most likely thanks to my full-time plus job combined with robotics season. It was all well worth it, of course, as we are all smitten with baby Mayken. 

If you are wondering about her name (if anyone even reads this), we named her after my late uncle/godfather Ken. She was born in May which I expected even though I was due in April. (My babies like to cook a little longer than most.) I came up with the idea of putting May and Ken together very early in my pregnancy. We explored other name options and narrowed down a list of six to be considered after she was born. It didn't take long after she was born to see that Mayken was really the only option. 

I've always loved the name Hazel. It's classic yet unique. It's the color of my eyes. It's also part of the name of our favorite band, Sister Hazel. The fact that she was going to be a little sister made it fit even more. And now that you know, here she is ...

Less than an hour after birth. 

About two weeks old. 

About a month old or so, at a robotics team fundraiser. 

About two hours old, meeting brothers for the first time. 

A few hours after being born. 

Eight days old. 

Two months and nine days old. Nice face, huh? I was making funny faces to get her to smile for the camera. Love my iPad, not so much the camera on it. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you shared the story of her name! The Hazel part I kind of guessed at. ;)