Monday, March 19, 2007

What a day...


My baby sister had her baby yesterday (she was due next week), I called to tell one of my BFF's about it and told her that she needed to go into labor now (she is due the same day as my sister) and about an hour later she DID go into labor and had her baby this morning!! The world has a new little boy (named Hugh... both of my very best friends have a boy named Hugh...) and a new baby girl (as yet unnamed...). Congrats to the families. Now, Carina, you just read this, so YOU need to go into labor within the hour too!! :-)

We actually have a funny joke in our family. This same baby sister had baby Lily two years ago at the end of September.... two weeks later Jacob was born and we stole all her thunder. Then, my other sister got pregnant and she had baby Thomas in July and three weeks later we got Nori and stole all the thunder again. This time, we have been joking that now that baby X is here, we need to hustle and get a baby in the next few weeks. That seems to be how we do it. So, the family joke is that every time one of the sisters has a baby, Rebecca adopts another one. Ha, ha. Derek does not think that joke is funny AT ALL (he thinks that we have enough babies thankyouverymuch.... not forever, just for now). We will put our papers in again as soon as the next family member announces their pregnancy. :-)

I do have good news though, we finally got all our clearances approved and we have a court date!! Friday the 13th of April will be a lucky day in our household this year. We get to go to court and finalize Miss Norah's adoption. She will be official. We are so excited for this day. This week in April is a big one for us, we finalized Jacob on April 8th and had our religious ceremony on the 9th. We got engaged on April 3rd (so we are coming up on the 10 year anniversary of our getting engaged.... awwwww) and we will finalize N this same week too. We also closed on our condo that week (as long as we are talking about life changing experiences..). We like to keep it all in the same week. We even drew the same judge that we had for Cubby.

Anyhow, this is a very special and important day for us. It is the adoption equivalent of coming to the hospital to see the baby. Wanna come? I will let you all take turns wrestling Jacob during the hearing......
** update.... we have a name for my niece. Wren Kimberly, it was between that and Samantha. The funny thing is that another one of my sisters married a guy with the last name of Wren. They have a son named Sam. I do know that MAK has always like that name... so welcome baby Wren.

18 comments:

Kate said...

Hey Bek, thanks for the update. I love seeing all the pictures of all the kidlets. It brings a nice ray of sunshine to this rainy England weather.

Too cheesy? I was going for poetic.

Anyway, I could be wrong, but I thought Lily and Cubby were only 8 days apart. Which makes stealing the thunder that much worse. Of course, he's not my son, so I could be completely off (esp since I'm not sure the exact date of either kid's b-day).

And was it SJ who had baby Hugh? She'd be getting close by now I think. If so, tell her I said congrats!

And someone please tell me when Mak decides on a name!

Julie P said...

FINALLY a date! Phew! and YEAH!

tracy m said...

Yay!!! I would love to wrestle Cubby for the honor of beign present! ...if only...

Our week like that is in September... when it rains, it pours, and all that.

Bek said...

Yes, it was Suzi that had her baby... Hi Kate!! Lilly was born the 27th and Cubbo was born the 6th...so it was almost two weeks. The funny thing is that we didn't know either of them were coming when the first babies were born..... but, that is what we do. We steal the thunder.

I also want to know when MAK chooses a name..

Julie P-- we only waited 12 weeks for our fingerprints... it is actually a funny story..... maybe we can finally meet?

Tracy M... it would be so fun to have your little monkey there b/c it would take all the pressure off Cubby...they could all be wildmen and we could chalk it up to "boys will be boys".

petie said...

Congratulations, Rebecca. Jonah's birthday is on April 13th, so I'll be thinking of you and your gorgeous family on that day. . .

Bek said...

Thanks Petie!! How are you?

more caffeine, please said...

Congrats - what a great time for your family! I'd love to come take cubby for you - he and CJ could mud wrestle.

Bek said...

sweet... that is a smack down I would pay good money to see... CJ is bigger but he seems to have a tender heart, Jacob is freakishly strong, but he is not swayed by such thoughts as "am I hurting the other child". It is on!!

Design Mom said...

Hooray for new babies! Great pics as always.

Anonymous said...

BTW,

Wren Kimberly (sp?) Philips

Ironically, the other name they wanted was Samantha...
Now our next boy has to be named philip wren

C

Ana said...

I DO want to come but I can already tell you that day will be a no go for me ...

Congrats on setting the finalization date! That always feels GREAT!

I have another funny story for you about my S when he was 2, or maybe 3 ... we went to my cousin's wedding at the Logan Temple and while we were inside S (outside with the younger cousins) jumped in the fountain. Multiple times. The nice, peaceful meditative fountain.

When we came out I heard some lady say, "Oh, that poor little boy fell in the water ..." I already knew exactly what had happened to my drenched little boy. What to do but laugh?

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Queen Scarlett said...

CONGRATS...what a FUN way to celebrate spring/easter... for a BEAUTIFUL family.

Melissa said...

You have some huge things coming up! Be sure to take as many naps as possible between now and then. I don't know if it will help, but who doesn't love a good nap? Good luck with everything!

Swerl said...

Just started reading your blog -- it's very fun! We're just starting the process, and just started a blog if you'd like to check it out:

http://swerl.blogspot.com

Suzie Petunia said...

Well if THAT is all it takes to go into labor... could you please give ME a phone call so I can have this baby ASAP?! I am having a contraction this very minute. That was weird.

AzĂșcar said...

I am trying! You have to believe me!

Wren? I actually think that's lovely.

Bek said...

I like Wren too (after all, some of my favorite people are named that...) but I just thought that it was funny that both names she liked were my nephew's name...so maybe Wren Philipps will have a cousin called Philip Wren... ?