Sunday, February 15, 2009

Three days in

Lachlyn is 3 days old today. Here is a picture of her today. To show you how much she looks like her older sisters, compare this picture with the ones below of Carina and Natalie.


And, for fun, here is a picture of Natalie today after her bath making a "silly" face:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Introducing Lachlyn Ann Glasgow

We are very pleased to introduce our new daughter, Lachlyn Ann Glasgow. Lachlyn arrived on February 12. The labor went smoothly, and she and Laura are both doing great. Carina fell head over heals for her the moment she saw her. I've heard Carina say several times: "She is soooooo adorable!" and "I'm so glad we have a new baby!" Natalie, on the other hand, was initially a little skeptical about this new addition to our family, but she is warming up to her. Laura and I still feel like Natalie is our baby (in fact, we've each slipped up and called Lachlyn "Natalie" several times), so I guess we have a little adjusting to do as well.
If you are wondering, Lachlyn would be written phonetically as "Lock - lynn". We wanted a name that was beautiful and uncommon, and we both felt strongly that Lachlyn was the right name. It is the female variation of the name "Lachlan," which is a little more common (at least in Scotland). "Ann" is probably the most common female name in both Laura's genealogical lines and mine (at least over the past 150 years). We didn't give Carina or Natalie middle names, but this just felt right with Lachlyn. When Carina heard that we'd given the baby a middle name, she said: "What?! You gave the baby another name! I'm going to call her Ann!" We let Carina know that, no, she'll call her sister Lachlyn.

Lachlyn weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches. Here she is: