8 Days of Autumn & 966 Days of Ethan

Our little girl is 8 days old. Ethan just passed his 966th day. Autumn is feeding extremely well and adjusting to life outside the womb. She is beginning to notice the blurry objects around her and cracks a smile or two every so often. Ethan is very curious about his sister and is constantly asking where she is and what’s she is doing. Of course the usual answers are: she is (1) with mommy/daddy or (2) in the swing and (1) eating or (2) sleeping, Not a ton of variety at this point of her life.

Autumn did venture out to her first public venue today: the grocery store. Laura really wanted to get out so we packed up the family and headed to Albertson’s. Except for Ethan’s rather loud impromptu performance of “ABC’s” on aisle 14, it was an uneventful shopping trip.

Ethan kissing AutumnETHAN
Birth Date: July 30, 2007
Time: 7:45pm
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Weight: 7lbs. 5oz.
Length: 19″
Hair: Full head of black hair when born.
Eyes: Beautiful blue eyes when born.
Name: Ethan William Holt. The name Ethan was chosen because it just sounded like an excellent name for our son. We read all the name books but most weren’t helpful at all. Turns out to be the 4th most popular boys name in 2007. William is Brett’s middle name (family name) and is common on Laura’s side.

IMG_3002AUTUMN
Birth Date: March 18, 2010
Time: 7:13am
Location: Edmonds, WA
Weight: 6lbs 11oz.
Length: 19″
Hair: Full head of black hair when born.
Eyes: The color hasn’t set quite yet, though brown seems to be dominant.
Name: Autumn Jane Holt. During Laura’s first pregnancy we chose not to know the baby’s gender until delivery. In doing so, we had a name picked out for a boy and a name for a girl: Ethan and Autumn. Of course when we found out that our second child was going to be girl, we were ready to go. Like the name Ethan, we just enjoy the sound of the name Autumn. Also, what a beautiful time of year to enjoy the outdoors. Jane is from the author Jane Austin, one of Laura’s favorite writers.

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