A New Addition

On Saturday, December 1st, at 11:27, we welcomed into the world our second kiddo, Eli Augustus Poetschke.


The name was not an easy one to come by.  We didn’t find out the sex which meant we had to come up with double the name options.  My husband dutifully came up with his list, but I only managed to delay the process.  You could say I was waiting for a moment of inspiration.

After the third visit from the Birth Certificate lady, we resorted to our go to decision-making tool – process of elimination.  Some day in the future, when choosing a movie or restaurant, the tender memories of how we finally arrived at Eli’s name will come rushing back.  I will be filled with nostalgia and suddenly hug him.

As far as the other details, he weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.  We are at home and doing as well as can be expected with a newborn, 5-year-old and two dogs in residence.


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