Sunday, November 29, 2009

New addition to our family

Last night my wife and I had dinner to celebrate her birthday (photo above). To wrap up a perfect evening, I slammed the car door on her hand with such force that it almost certainly threw her into immediate labor (I had to take a drastic step- she was two weeks overdue!). Fifteen hours later, we were welcoming our new daughter Salish into the world with a beautiful home birth. She was born 19" and 8.3 pounds. If there was any question that a woman (my wife specifically) is mentally and physically tougher than a man, watching labor erased those doubts. Our son Hudson was very excited to meet his sister. If day 1 is any indication, there will be no sibling rivalry ever, not even for a second, not even when they're teenagers. There will only be birds chirping over their heads while they skip arm in arm around the house.