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 October 2010: E-Ling

E-ling was introduced to the world on October 11th at noon.  At 9 pounds even, she was 3 ounces lighter than her big brother.  Other than their feet and fingernails, Emily thinks they looked the same.  Her name is Sydney May Li-Shen Bowden, but we call her Mai-Mai or E-ling.  She was almost named Payton, Pepper was considered; Daddy liked Remi.  If she had been born on October 10th (10-10-10) we would have been forced to name her E-ling.

One day PJ was behaving badly so Mommy smacked him on the top of his arm.  PJ promptly stopped his bad behavior, looked at his hand, looked at Mommy, then said "Hey, did you just hit me on the arm?  That's not very nice!"

Dinner Conversation:
Uncle Ray: Looks like we've used up all of the leftovers. 
Daddy: Oh no, what are we going to eat tomorrow?
PJ: Cake!

Mama the day before birth.  Apparently we took a similar photo, with Babar, the day before PJ's birth.

 

At the hospital the day of E-lings birth.  Being large and breech, like her brother and father, E-ling was a scheduled caesarean.

 

First photo of E-ling.

 

Mama and E-ling.

 

8 pounds and 15.6 ounces rounded up equals 9 pounds 0 ounces.

 

The vigorous scrubbing of the first bath shocked Daddy.

 

E-ling has long-narrow fingernails like Mommy.  PJ and Daddy have short-wide fingernails.

 

PJ does not like to be forced to interact with E-ling.  And sometimes, when she cries, he yells "NO".  But most of the time he is his usual sweet, gentle self.  Click here for a high resolution version of this photo.

 

A two-year-old can only pose for so many photos before hiding behind a pillow.  Click here for a high resolution version of this photo.

 

Big brother and little sister.  Click here for a high resolution version of this photo.

 

Mama and E-ling.  Click here for a high resolution version of this photo.

 

My sweet, sweet family.  Click here for a high resolution version of this photo.

 

Spiderman.

 

Spiderman, Cat-woman, and 49'ers Cheerleader.  Click here for a high resolution version of this photo.

 

E-ling, future cheerleader?

 

Trick-or-Treating Crew.  Click here for a high resolution version of this photo.

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