Friday, April 22, 2011

Announcing Lucy


Once upon a time, in a uterus not so far away, there was a delightful baby girl named … Lucy.

Lucy refused to come out.


Her parents thought maybe it was because she had heard of the ridiculous “economic climate.”


Or the sadistic gas prices.  


They were also suspicious that she didn’t want to come to a world where Scarlett Johansson was romantically linked to Sean Penn.


Or a world with Sean Penn.


Or maybe she was worried that our society was ignorant enough to buy into the hype that food items which bragged about not having trans fats were somehow “healthy” or something.



And finally, they thought maybe she had some concerns about living up to the high standards of adorableness already set in place by her six siblings.


But then, one day, Lucy listened closely, and could hear her family talking about how much they already loved her. How much they wanted to hold her.

She heard her sister singing the Tangled soundtrack no less than 83 times a day. And she thought she just might like to sing with her.


She heard her dad say, “Life just makes sense when I'm holding a pint of this Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream.” And she thought she just might like to experience the sensation of eating a pint of Haagen-Dazs.



She heard her brothers quoting Star Wars and thought maybe it would be cooler to see this movie, because the dialogue actually sounded kind of hokey.


And she could almost feel her mom's hands as they rubbed her swollen belly, and she sensed how much more lovely it would be to be cradled in those arms. She could hear her mom’s eager voice calling out to her, wondering when she would be able to kiss her face and smell that amazing baby-breath.


Finally, she couldn’t bear to not be with her family another day, and she decided it was time to move on. Time to make her debut.


So on April 19, 2011, at 10:50 p.m., weighing 10 lbs 14 oz, Lucy arrived on the scene. She was immediately loved by all, and overnight, the entire world improved by her presence.



The End 

The Beginning

31 comments:

Josh said...

So beautiful! That picture of her looking over your shoulder is too much. CONGRATS!!!

Farscaper said...

CONGRATS you guys. Lucy is BEAUTIFUL!! (I also love the picture where she's peeking over Ken's shoulder).

Farscaper said...

Oh... BTW... This is Alleta Andersen. LOL.. I forgot that this account doesn't have my name.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your clan!!!!! She's so beautiful, these pictures are precious!!!! This post has given me enough reading material, your anonymous reader is satisfied! stalker out.

Heather said...

Absolutely adorable!!! So sweet. You make me want to have another baby. PS. I bet it was the ice cream that got her out. The Tangled soundtrack kind get old.=)

Jenny P. said...

Congrats! She is adorable, and she has the best name ever!

(I have a Lucy... Lucy Virginia. She's seven now and gets compliments on her name all the time, though, we've never met another Lucy. She'll be excited to see the pictures of your sweet baby girl.)

Chiara said...

The pictures are adorable and everything, but what a breathless nation really wants to know is: Was she born on the toilet?

Hailey said...

She is so gorgeous! Congrats! I have a Lucy as well... :)

Aimee said...

Hooray!

The beginning! So lovely.

Tennery said...

Well said, Ken. Well done, Katie.

Beej said...

Must hold. Need to snuggle. Welcome to the big leagues, Lucy!!

Bridget said...

Congratulations!

Angela and Mike said...

Hooray, she's beautiful! 11 lbs? Your wife should get a trophy or something, she ROCKS. But you knew that. Congrats and welcome little Lucy.

Ken Craig said...

@Chiara. Funny you ask. Actually, truth be known...yes. Yes, she was. We were trying to make it to the bed, but ran out of time.

@Everyone else. Thank you! She is beautiful and we are so glad she's here.

Any other questions?

Harrison said...

I have a question! Where did you get that delightful picture of Chocopea? That is what I affectionately call it because it sounds more like a street drug that way, which it totally is!!!

Oh yeah, Lucy is scrumptious. I love her. She is adorable just like the rest of you Craig's, and unbelievably well behaved!
I love the story.. love it!

Harrison said...

Oops! Just realized I was logged in under Harrison. This is indeed.. Jonelle.

Kim said...

so adorable. what a cute story and Lucy is adorable. Your family is amazing and I can't wait to see Lucy in person and hold her.

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful! I can't wait to hold her and snuggle her. Also, I can't wait to eat some chocolate/peanut butter Hagaan Daaaaazzzzz.

DeNae said...

I love these stories, and not just because you always manage to get a Naked Katie picture in there.

Those eyes peeking over your shoulder could just as easily belong to Becca, or Roxanna.

And it sounds like Lucy's pretty smart. If I could find someplace warm and listen to the 'Tangled' soundtrack while I waited for my house to be worth more than it costs to gas up my car, I totally would.

We love you all! Welcome, darling Lucy.

Kazzy said...

Welcome to your new little princess. Your wife is a rock star.

Michelle said...

My daughter Lucy turned 14 on April 19th. She's pretty excited for you. She's so obsessed with her 4-19 that she noticed it was the price of gas in your photo. It's a good name and on a good day. BTW, her dad is also a bishop.

Rebecca said...

congrat on your precious girl! She's beautiful!

merathon said...

okay, lucy is more than 10% of katie's weight! my cousin has ALWAYS been trying to outdo me... you win, katie, you win!

and you didn't mention...did the midwife make it this time?

love you guys!

The Anaya Family said...

Congrats on BEAUTIFUL Lucy! SHe is amazing and so are both of you :)

Vickey said...

Congratulations! Lucy is darling, and lucky to be a part of such an amazing clan!

Could you please be sure to feed Katie some of that ice cream to make the rest of us lugging around "baby" weight look just a wee bit better?

I suppose she deserves to be skinny after giving birth to an 11 pound baby. She probably worked off any excess weight gain while working on bringing that gorgeous baby into the world.

Anonymous said...

félicitations, encore une fois ! Quel beau bébé !
gros bisous, luv,
nat et les L

Prince Family said...

Katie! You are amazing...pound for pound, that would be like me having an 18lb baby!!!

You're creative announcement and ability to reach the unreachable physically make you my pick for "Mother of the Year"!!

Congrats!!

LisAway said...

Best story I've read in a very long time. Congratulations!

heather said...

Best post ever.

The Kelly's said...

She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.

Mumsy said...

A month late....but congratulations on a job well done, Katie and Ken! I randomly check out your blog to have a good belly laugh....which I do. I just read about the birth of baby #7, Lucy! Love the name. I had a 10 lb 12 oz baby....David, and I can't imagine Katie delivering a plump baby like that. Katie is a birthing machine! I have witnessed 2 home births for Suzanna's babies and love it. Hope all is well with you all.

Love,
Ruth Wooden (Sister Cox...from Truckee)