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Sneak Peek: Newborn

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Well I’m back on my feet and can’t wait to share more of this newborn session I did last week! More coming very soon! Right now we’re off to take the little ones to see Where the Wild Things Are!


Amara Lin

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Let me start by saying we were thrilled to have so many name suggestions! I think I spent much less time scouring the web for  “baby names” this time around. I wasn’t really sure what to expect in terms of someone coming up with something that we would really end up using but alas, there it was! The winner of our Name Game Contest is my good friend Skye. She suggested Amara which is a Greek name that means “of eternal beauty.” Early on we knew we wanted to use Lin as a middle name if it was a girl in remembrance of Brent’s Aunt Linda who was pillar of strength in the family. She passed away just over a year ago and if Amara is a fraction of the force that Linda was, then she will do very well in life.

Here we introduce Amara Lin. And here is her story so far… On Wednesday night of last week I started having what I thought were pretty mild contractions about 12 minutes apart at 10pm. By 11pm I figured I should get some sleep in case we would have to go to the hospital in the middle of  the night. I woke up a few times and at 3:15 a.m. woke Brent to start keeping track. Being the rule-followers that we are, we timed them for an hour and sure enough they were about 7-9 minutes apart . At this point we figured we should start heading to the hospital. We woke my parents and this is when my dad decided he should take a shower. This seemed like an okay idea, but then I got the feeling that we should really get going! So we had to get my dad out of shower and get in the car. Good thing Brent was driving or else Amara might have been born in the car. To add to the excitement of it all, the exit we normally take was closed.

Our time line looked something like this:

4:30 a.m. – left the house

4:38 a.m. – end of contraction

4:45 a.m – contraction

4:50 a.m – arrived at the hostpital

4:50-5:00 a.m. – checking in with the nurses station and getting into a room

5:00 -5:10 a.m. – me asking for drugs and the doctor telling me it would be quicker for me to get the baby out

5:17 a.m. – Amara Lin makes her grand entrance into the world!

And of course.. photos from her first two days of life