Sunday, February 26, 2006


She's finally here! Eden Noel was born on Sunday, February 26th at 9:26 PM after about 32 hours of labor. I'm exhausted just writing that sentence. More pics and news to come.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

...Not Quite like her Aunt

So Molly was hoping for a new birth on her birthday, but I'm afraid this is one birthday wish that won't be granted. Sorry, Molls. Happy B-day anyway.

A different sort of clock

I find it interesting how my perspective on time has changed within the last couple of days. My mental calendar leading up to the birth has changed from a sense of time and date (Eden's due date is the 21st; Sarah could go into labor any day now) to more of a time-object relationship. I open the fridge and think, "I'll have a daughter before this gallon of milk is gone." I drive to work and think, "I'll have a daughter before I need to fill up again." I play some Halo 2 and think, "I'll only be able to pwn Randolph and Chach 32 more times before I have a daughter." (That's not actually true; I should be able squeeze in at least 50 before Eden comes.)

It gives the birth a whole new sense of exciting, uncertain, impending immediacy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Waiting for Eden's arrival

We are now officially 1 week out from Eden's due date and praying that she'll come anyday now! Angela was gracious enough to take some pictures to help us remember the pregnancy!