Monday, April 21, 2014

39 Weeks

She is less than a week old, and Ezra has already mastered an impersonation (seen above) of his new sister, Fable. "She cries really loud," he likes to tell people.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Our Week: Birth

We pass a goose, patiently sitting on her nest, every morning on our way to work and again in the evening when we return home. We slow the car each time we drive by, check on her progress, and wonder if today is the day she will become a new mother.

Though her goslings haven't hatched, other families are welcoming their spring babies. Our new daughter, Fable, was born this weekend.
Though Fable was born a couple of weeks early, we were not surprised that she could not wait until her due date. Like her brother, she was born ten days early. What did surprise us was the unexpected birth that took place at the same time as Fable's. A feral cat gave birth to kittens on our back deck.

Birth Announcement

Fable Beatrice Wren
was born at home
on April 19.
She weighed 7 pounds and
measured 18 1/2 inches in length.

Monday, April 7, 2014

37 Weeks

"We need to keep all my toys. Forever. Even when the baby and I are grown-ups, we will still want to play with them." ~Ezra

Grace can't believe how swollen Amanda's feet are. Is this why the phrase barefoot and pregnant originated - shoes no longer fit?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our Week: Nesting

We have been trying to get the house ready for the baby. Since we don't have a nursery to paint we are finding other projects to meet our urge.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

36 Weeks

"Do you want a little brother or a little sister, Ezra?"
"I want a brother, then another brother, and then another brother."
"Wow, that's a lot of brothers."
"After that we can have a sister, a sister and another sister."