Baby is here!

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chirishhope's picture
Joined: 06/19/13
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Baby is here!

At 4:45 p.m. April 19th, baby made the long awaited appearance, and ... IT'S A GIRL! ^_^

Aine Lian-Huā is 7.5 lbs, 19 inches long, and has a full head of black hair (which is astounding since both DH and I were born bald, as were my two DS's).


Her name means:

Aine (pronounced "ahn-yuh") is an ancient Irish name that means "splendor, radiance, brilliance" Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity, and appears in folktales as the best-hearted woman who ever lived, lucky in love and in money. The queen of the Munster fairies was also called Aine. Aine is sometimes represented by a red mare (side note: 2014 is also the year of the horse).

Lian-Huā, meaning "lotus blossom" symbolizes purity, grace and spiritual growth and when given as a name it means the woman is pure of heart and respectable. It is one of the eight precious treasures of Buddhism with special significance because the lotus is rooted in deep mud and its stem grows through murky water. But the blossom rises above the muck and opens in the sun, beautiful and fragrant. In Buddhism, the lotus represents the true nature of beings, who rise through samsara into the beauty and clarity of enlightenment.

W4lucy's picture
Joined: 09/09/13
Posts: 99

Oh SHE is beautiful!! Congratulations on a baby GIRL!! And how fun that she came on her due date! I hope you're feeling well? How is everything going?

knhoward's picture
Joined: 04/22/08
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Congrats on your new little girl. I love the meaning of the names! Hope your first few days are going well.

chirishhope's picture
Joined: 06/19/13
Posts: 151

Thanks! ^_^ I am recovering amazingly well actually! I was outside doing yard work today in the garden. I got a lot of errands run yesterday too. I am feeling like superwoman now that I can walk again. Baby Aine is doing great too. She is nursing like a pro and she can hold her head up pretty well for less than a week. I am so enthralled with my baby girl I can't even believe it. I was terrified to have a girl, but now I can't possibly feel scared or anything but happy and adoring. She is our angel.