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Photos! And About Axel’s Name…

November 24, 2013

Quite a few have asked about Axel’s name.  Axel is a German name, meaning Father of Peace or Strong, depending on the source.  We chose it mostly because we liked the name.  It’s not uncommon, having been in the top 200 names since 2010.  It also was verified by our official baby namer.  I’m mostly joking, but we do have a friend who has named all three of our kiddos now.  The first two she suggested and we agreed they were the best choices, and for Axel we had already picked it, but she suggested it after the fact.  Bruce is a family name, on both sides, but predominately the Lind side, most recently Matthew’s paternal uncle.  We enjoy using family names for middle names.

And now, for some pictures from Axel’s first week!

All set up for the home birth!

All set up for the home birth!

Supplies - the bags contain extra sheets, towels, baby stuff...

Supplies – the bags contain extra sheets, towels, baby stuff…

Checking all of his vitals!

Checking all of his vitals!

A few hours (and a nap and a shower for me) later...

A few hours (and a nap and a shower for me) later…

First meeting big sister!  She's mildly excited

First meeting big sister! She’s mildly excited

Big brother's turn

Big brother’s turn

Sharing the projects Aunt Judy kept them busy with over the next few days

Sharing the projects Aunt Judy kept them busy with over the next few days

Grandpa and Grandma (Lisa's parents) checking out Axel

Grandpa and Grandma (Lisa’s parents) checking out Axel

Proud grandpa!

Proud grandpa!

Reading to Axel

Reading to Axel

First bath (this was about day five...)

First bath (this was about day five…)

Toys!

Toys!

Daddy reading a book...but I think Axel is already enticed by the Apple...

Daddy reading a book…but I think Axel is already enticed by the Apple…

Levi drew this the day I went into labor...I'm not sure about my face, but the baby is properly positioned!

Levi drew this the day I went into labor…I’m not sure about my face, but the baby is properly positioned!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Deb Southworth permalink
    November 25, 2013 0829

    I love Levi’s illustration!

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