Thank you again to all the commenters, linkers, signers, and the like who've wished us mazel tov - we really appreciate it and are quite flattered. Most importantly, they brought extra smiles to myself and Serach - so thank you very much. Serach and the baby are still in the hospital and doing very well, thank God - it was a C-section, so they'll be there until tomorrow. I came hope to get some sleep and take care of a few things today (no, no, not a blog roundup... ;) ), but figured I'd post this quickly.
There are many more details and the like to come iyH, but in the meantime... a quick explanation of Elianna's name. The name Elianna is not for anybody; we really like the name, and very much like what it means (my God answers her/answered her). It means something now (and in the past) for Serach, and it means something for Elianna in the future. Serach also really liked the name Rachel (as did I), and wanted that as the middle name. Add in that Rachel Imeinu (the matriarch) is famous for having her prayers answered, and it has a further meaning that fits well with Elianna. I very quickly noted that it is also the name of my aunt, Rochel/Rochelle Goldish, who passed away about two and a half years ago, and as I was very close with her when I was in Israel for two years, it would be nice to be naming the baby in her honor as well. I hope to write more about her at some point in the future as well; she was truly an incredible woman.
Pictures and more to come soon!
Mazal Tov once again and a refuah shelamah to your wife. Looking forward to pictures soon.ReplyDelete
Hope Serach feels better soon! Looking forward to the pictures! : )ReplyDelete
Good on ya, brother. Send Serach my best and a Refuah Shelama. Can't wait to see pictures!! Be well!ReplyDelete
It's nice *not* to have to name a kid after someone who's passed on. We didn't get to that point until kid 5.ReplyDelete
The PT's name we picked because we liked it.
Again, it's alright if you tell the truth. The Rachel was really for me, Robbie.ReplyDelete
It makes sense, and I know how important to y'all.
I know it belated but... mazel tov!ReplyDelete
Ezzie: Sleep well tonight, because it's the last good night's sleep you will get for 18 years.ReplyDelete
Mazal tov guys.ReplyDelete
Let me know what I can do to help y'all out. (p.s. Serach, my first was a c-section, too. Call me, we can compare notes and you can tell me what you need. I can pick up stuff you might need while I'm out shopping, for example, or whip up a delicious meal using various goods that come in cans or cook in 10 minutes or less...)ReplyDelete
Serach, a speedy recovery. If you are looking for some tips on dealing with a c-section, feel free to email or have Ezzie email.ReplyDelete
Mazal tov to both of you.