Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I love these little people

And the winner of the blogbaby naming contest is my in-real-life friend, Kim! She came up with the name Freebird for our sweet pumpkin. Thanks, Kim! You got points for going with the consonance theme and employing a creative twist. Plus, it fits our hippieish selves. Love you!

So, more pictures to come...Happy New Year!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Welcome, Unconventional Baby Girl!

Please welcome our beautiful new baby girl! She was born on Friday, November 28th, after her grumpy pregnant mother enjoyed several large Thanksgiving meals. Her birth was at 11:45 a.m., here at home! She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces.

Our family is so blessed to be a part of her journey through life! We are in awe of God's creativity.

All that said, we need a blog name for this little pumpkin. Will you be a part of the official "Blog Name the Baby" contest? If we choose your idea, we'll use the name to write about the baby along with her brother and sister, Funnyboy and Feistygirl. Some thoughts...I'd like it to involve the same syllables and consonants as her siblings' blog names, but so far all we've come up with sound insulting and not very long-lasting, only appropriate to her highly newborn status. Furrygirl, Flimsygirl, Flakygirl. Hmm. We'd like something to express who she is - but that's hard to discern when one is seven days old. She's very calm and happy...she is totally free of society's typical constraints, by being born at home and without vaccinations or typical medical conventions. She will be unschooled like her siblings. She makes cute baby noises and smiles a lot. She likes to be snuggled and sung to. So there you go. Let's see what you come up with!

Welcome again, unconventional baby! We love you, love you, love you.