To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A little late...

... but, better late than never, right???

Yesterday my sister, Jennica, made me an aunt (for the 10th time!) Baby Boy Miller (soon to be named, we hope) made his way into the world yesterday afternoon. After 20-some-odd hours of labor (yikes - kind of makes me want to rent kids) he arrived via C-section. He weighed 8 pounds and some-odd ounces (I really should pay more attention to details. I am a girl after all, right?)

… he arrived 5 days after his expected due date!

... and about 3 weeks too late to perform his desired duties as baby Jesus in the Brinkerhoff brood's rendition of the nativity (starring 5 kids under the age of 7!)

Here is the blessed cast!


As you could imagine, the nativity narration lasted all of 2.5 minutes. The angel wouldn't sit still and the Shepherd kept leaving to get cookies.

As you can see, we needed another boy! Our version of Joseph was clearly taken out of the 5th Gospel! What can you do? And, if they decide to name him Gabriel (which is an option), that would ironically make him an even more fitting prospect for the nativity by both name and gender for one of the versions out of the 4 gospels - one we hoped to have but weren't able to, given his untimely arrival!

But aren't they to die for???


Amanda said...

What a bunch of cuties! Congratulations on your new nephew AND your new house, which looks awesome!

Jennica said...

PS. Baby IS named Gabriel. Gabriel Alexander Miller, and he's a cutie!