Monday, July 29, 2013

we had a baby!

Born on Monday, July 15, 2013. She is calm, happy, and easy going. These will be critical personality traits for a 3rd child.

We've decided on Isis as her blog name. Isis is an Egyptian goddess, of motherhood and nature (depending on what sources you look at: I reviewed the wikipedia page and an obscure website on Egyptian goddesses and dance). Anyway, the meaning of Isis connects pretty well with the meaning of her given name.

I don't know if we have any choice about what family we're born into. But if we do, I'm convinced that Isis chose our home as much for her siblings as for us parents. Even at 2 weeks, she is fascinated with them and loves to be in the room with them. In turn, they shower her with kisses, hugs, and "soft touches". Xena throws in a few claws across the face, but I think her intent is mostly to get Isis to do something a bit more interesting than look around with a somewhat vacant expression.

Here she is!

I love her scrunchy face.

Tired and happy.