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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Friday, September 21, 2012

So what's in a name?

Yesterday my husband went back to work for the first time since Solomon was born.  He later said to me, "Take a guess at the top three questions I was asked today."  "Easy!" I replied.  I rattled them off and he said I was right.  Here are those questions, and my answers:

1)  How is Solomon?  He is eating well and sleeping A LOT.  The first few nights I actually had to wake him up to eat.  (I did that because he was not eating well during the day.)  But now that he is, I am letting him sleep.  And he is SLEEPING 6-7 hours a night!  That is, as long as he is snuggled against me.  (And yes that does make me a little nervous.)  He sleeps much of the day too (I wear him in a ring sling) but is slowly starting to have more awake and alert periods.

2)  How is Lisa?  I am recovering well.  Not back up to my normal energy level yet, but am getting there.

3) Are you getting any sleep?  Yes we are.  See question #1 above.  (And other new parents - don't be jealous - I feel like we "paid our dues" with Hunter!  He just turned four and still wakes up at night sometimes.)

Solomon's current favorite place - snuggled against Mamma in Lilly's sling:

Unlike the main questions my husband is getting asked, I'd say the most popular one I am being asked is, "Is the name Solomon a family name?"

Not until now!  When we had the ultrasound with Solomon, and found out it was a boy, my husband suggested about a half dozen names.  "Solomon" was among them, because Solomon was King David's "rainbow baby."   (See 2 Samuel 12)  He also suggested "David."  It is a quote from King David that we have engraved on Lilly's gravestone.  After David's child died, he said "Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me." - 2 Samuel 12:23  "David" also has special meaning to our family because just last year, my husband's uncle David died unexpectedly.  (David was only 4 years older than Frank, and they were buddies growing up.)

Our children loved the name "Solomon."  I was the one that could not commit to any name though.  Very unlike me.  That is until after the birth and I had looked at the baby awhile.  Then I said "'Solomon David' is just fine."

So that is the story of that.

Here is Solomon with Aidan the musical seahorse that big sister Tabby bought him:

Finally, check out all that hair!  I sure hope he keeps it!

1 comment:

  1. He is a sleeper like his mamma and uncle steve!

    love the pictures!