Wednesday, August 12, 2009

World, meet Sophie En Yew; Sophie, meet World


In the end, it was to be done *her* way :) Sophie En Yew arrived 3 weeks early (right on the dot of her 37th week), in the middle of the night, amidst much panic, excitement, anxiety, sleeplessness (which continues to plague us...), and profound, indescribable joy :) We're completely besotted with our little peanut (what all the nurses at the hospital called her because she's so tiny- birth weight: 5lbs, 12 oz), and can't believe it's actually possible that between the two of us, we created something so beautiful...

For those of you who've been asking about her name, I've actually loved the name Sophie for a long time now (as some of you loyal blog-readers would have astutely noticed), but it was actually Jude who picked it the day we found out we were having a girl right there in the ultrasound clinic. We've been calling her that ever since and can't imagine naming her anything else. As for her middle name, "En", it's actually her Chinese name (恩), meaning piety and kindness. If nothing else, we wish most that our daughter will grow up not only wise, but also kind and loving; that she will see the good in the world and all people and treat them with the respect, dignity, and heart that everyone all deserves...

5 comments:

Noor said...

Congratulations you two! I would like to point out that your little peanut weighs less than half the size of both of my cats (they each weigh 12 pounds)! :)

Amy W Cook said...

Yay for a blog post! We are dying over here to know how you are doing and settling in with your new family, but we don't want to bug you. More more more, please. :-)

Dot said...

Awesome name! Glad you're blogging! She is too cute for skool.

Jade said...

Hey Jude and Serene, Congratulations on the arrival of your little bundle! Finally, another brat, oops! princess, I mean, born to the family! Hope to see both of you and Sophie this Christmas! Love, Joan, Paul, Karl, Kurt, Kane, and Kody!! xoxoxo

Dooks said...

Congratulations from the Continent!