Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cancel the Moyel, it's a Goyel!

Today, the baby formally known as BC is 8 days old. It's nearly unbelievable how time seems to be flying. Before the birth, HD and I were at odds on the "circumcision decision." One thing that we had chosen to do--if we decided to circumcise--was host a bris and hire a mohel (pronounced moyil) to perform the minor surgery. Obviously we did not have to come to any conclusions and that discussion may be revisited if and when there is a BC2. In Jewish culture the bris is held on the eighth day. If a daughter is born into the family, it's a baby naming ceremony. Due to scheduling and availability, our naming ceremony was on the fifth day.

Today HD and I were able to spend some exclusive time with Zea enjoying our expanding family and acknowledging the changes she is bringing to our relationship. There is no way to describe how much joy she brings us. From her miscellaneous funny faces to her random cues and involuntary smiles, we are doing our best to enjoy this--our first time babymoon.

Here's our first family pic!!!


*the blog title is from a onesie we saw at Daisy Baby.

7 comments:

Erica said...

aw... i miss you guys so much!!!! i cant believe i'm not living this with you... you're beautiful.. all of you.

ps. how long has otis gone without shaving to get that little fuzz on his face?

Cluesy said...

Y'all are oozing happy!

kaiandkristi said...

You guys make such great family! Looks like parenthood is treating you well so far!

Supermom In Training said...

Zea is gorgeous! Congratulations you guys. She's an absolute doll...

Crystal DC said...

AHHH DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
this is so freaking cool! i'm so happy for you guys. but hey, does this mean you are no longer my seregates? dear God no....

man... your family picture looks so great. if you guys were in harry potter, happiness would be your invisibility cloak.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deidre! I'm so happy for you guys, your family is beautiful, Zea s beautiful, and I love her name. As I was reading about all the traditions you and Otis are using I can't help but think: "that's SO Deidre!!" I'll keep checking in on the blog for all the exciting details.

God's blessings to you all!

Leslie-Ann Williams

Maggie said...

dog, I keep staring at that picture and it just amazes me that there's someone right between you and Otis... LoL... I mean I know she's real cause I held her in my arms and saw her big beautiful eyes and funny faces for myself... but still... It trips me...