Thursday, August 27, 2009

Out of the hospital

Beth and Katya are doing well and were released today from the hospital. Beth was surprised when they asked her if she wanted a wheelchair to get to the car. "I'll happily walk to the next building," she said.

Katya has already managed to scratch her face, sleep most of the time, and is pretty good at nursing--sometimes.

Big brother Tim has been giving her lots of hugs, kisses, and pats on the head. He also likes to point out her eyes, nose, mouth, and feet.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome Katie

We’d like to introduce our daughter, Katya Elisa, born this week, weighing 6 lbs 6 oz. We plan to also call her “Katie” in English.

She is named after our two wonderful mothers: Kathy and Elisa.

Katya (like Kathy, Katie and other variants) means “pure” and Elisa means “God’s promise” or “consecrated to God”