Introducing Leo!

We had a little baby BOY on Sunday morning!

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He was born eight days after we moved into our new home, and the day after my parents left after a quick visit.

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We are all completely smitten with him!

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What life in our home looks like these days:

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I”d been so sure he was a little girl I hadn’t really given boy names much consideration! Jeremy and I discussed boy names for a few hours after his birth, we re-read Kate’s baby name consultation, and eventually we decided to name him Leo Ignatius – Leo after Pope St. Leo the Great (who defended the church’s teaching on the two natures of Christ and prevented the spread of heresy), and St. Ignatius (whose letters strongly influenced Jeremy when he was first considering becoming Catholic).

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Jeremy’s got the week off of work, so it’s been a mostly restful week as we adjust to being a family of six… except for this morning when June accidentally closed the French doors while Alice’s pinky finger was wedged between the hinge and door jam. I heard a piercing scream from the kitchen as Leo and I rested in bed, and then Jeremy ran into the room with a towel wrapped around Alice’s finger – it looked like the tip of her finger and nail had come off. We packed up the kids and flew to the ER where Alice was sedated for a few stitches. She did really well; in fact, the doctor kept commenting on her cooperative nature (that’s totally Alice for you!). And her nail is still sort of in place, though the doctor expects it to fall off one of these days. Kind of like an umbilical cord? Thankfully Leo spent the whole time snoozing in Jeremy’s arms!

Alice with the teddy bear the ER nurses gave her:




7 thoughts on “Introducing Leo!

  1. Amber Vanderpol says:

    Congratulations!! I love his name, how wonderful. And I love the pictures – seeing newborn pictures makes me remember all over again just how much of a miracle these new little people are.

    I hope Alice’s finger heals quickly – how scary!

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    • arenda says:

      Thanks Amber! πŸ™‚ Babies really are miracles, aren’t they? I am just amazed, again, at how tiny, but perfect/complete a little person is!


  2. Celeste says:

    Oh my goodness, he is GORGEOUS! And I love his name! We would have used Leo but my sister-in-law got to it first. πŸ™‚ Congratulations to you all! Enjoy your babymoon with that precious boy and all of his adoring siblings.


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