A message from Aaron

I know everyone has been waiting with baited breath (and what exactly is baited breath? What does one possibly bait breath with? Oxygen?) for an update from Christina and Cordy’s little sister.

Well, the bad news is that we discovered the flaw in using zombies as an induction method. Zombies shamble. They take a long time to get where they’re going. And so did this pregnancy. Christina went into labor at about 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night, and it wasn’t until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday that little Miranda was brought into this world.

Miranda was 8 lbs. 6.9 oz. at birth, and 21.5″ in length, just beating out her older sister in both dimensions. (Cordy was 8 lbs 4 oz and 20.5″ in length). Cordy does, however, retain the title of “child with the biggest noggin around”. Miranda also decided to split the differences in the gene pool with her older sister, and inherited my hair and skin tone, instead of Christina’s.

Christina did need to have an epidural, but not until 12 hours of labor. However, this enabled Christina to successfully have a VBAC.

She’ll have more to tell everyone in a day or two, once we get back from the hospital. We just wanted to get a quick update out there.


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  1. WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Congratulations to you all! So happy to hear that Christina got her VBAC. Welcome, Miranda!

  2. Shannon says:

    aw, congratulations! thanks for the update, Daddy!

  3. Hooray! Hooray!

    “O brave new world,
    That has such people in’t!”

  4. Such wonderful news! So thrilled for you all! Healthy baby, successful VBAC: worth waiting for.

  5. Hooray for the VBAC and hooray for Miranda! Congratulations.

  6. Congratulations and welcome to little Miranda!

    I’m so glad Christina was able to have a VBAC. And NO epidural for 12 hours? What a trooper!

    Yay and big hugs to all of you :)

  7. Yay!!! Congratulations to your whole family! And what a great hubby to update us bloggers.

    Here’s to hoping she’s a wonderful sleeper and all that jazz. Congrats again, and good luck in the coming weeks.

  8. Fabulous. Welcome, Miranda. Congrats to your family. Way to go Christina on the VBAC.

  9. Congrats! I love the name! Way to go on the VBAC!

  10. Motherhood Uncensored says:

    Thanks for the update, Aaron. I’m so happy for you all — love the name and so glad that the VBAC worked out for Christina. I know she was really hoping for it!


  11. mothergoosemouse says:

    YAY!!!! Three cheers for Christina and Miranda (love the new little sis’s name!).

    Very proud of her for the successful VBAC. That is a real triumph.

  12. The Flip Flop Mamma! says:

    Yay!!! I’m so glad the VBAC worked out! She really wanted that! I can’t wait to see pics of little Miranda! And I think that name is soo cute!

  13. Mrs. Chicky says:

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for all of you. Welcome to the world, Miranda.

  14. MrsFortune says:

    Cheers all around for the VBAC, the shakesperean name theme, mommy, daddy, baby, and big sister. I can’t wait to see pictures!!!!

  15. flutter says:

    Oh yay! Welcome little girl and congrats to the fam!

  16. Mary Tsao says:

    Great name! Congratulations to mom and the entire family!!

  17. Mommy off the Record says:

    Yay for a successful VBAC and a healthy baby! Congrats to you both!

  18. Congrats! So glad to hear that Miranda is here! I love the name.

    I can’t wait to hear the entire story!

  19. vee bee says:

    Congrats to you all! Welcome Miranda!!!

  20. congrats~
    So excited for you!
    Miranda is a beautiful name!

  21. congrats!

  22. That’s wonderful, glad to hear everyone is healthy. Yeah on the VBAC, I know how bad you wanted it.

  23. Congratulations Mama, Daddy and big sister Cordy!

  24. Congratulations! Welcome Miranda.

    I can’t wait to see pictures and to hear about how Cordy is adapting to her new role as a big sister!

  25. CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome to the World, Baby Miranda!

  26. Welcome to the World, baby girl Miranda!!! I’m so happy for you, Christina, that you had a successful VBAC! Way to go! Looking forward to pics! =D

  27. Congratulations! I am glad that you had a positive experience. GO VBAC!

  28. Vbac? Awesome! I’m so glad it worked out!! Miranda is a lovely name, I cant wait to see a slew of pictures!

  29. Karianna says:

    Happy, Happy! Joy, Joy!

    Hope everyone remains healthy. Congrats on the VBAC.

    Welcome, Miranda!

  30. AmandaD says:

    You are incredible! Congratulations and love to all of you.

  31. Oh, and Aaron? I’m a total nerd. Think “bated” as in “abated”:

    4. with bated breath, with breath drawn in or held because of anticipation or suspense:

    We watched with bated breath as the runners approached the finish line.

    [Origin: 1250–1300; ME, aph. var. of abate]

    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

  32. nomotherearth says:

    Congrats! Love the Shakespearean names.

  33. Congratulations! I had a hunch Miranda was the chosen name! I can’t wait to see pictures!

  34. Jennifer says:

    Great news! I’ve been thinking about her!

    Thanks for the update!

  35. superdumb says:


  36. Major Bedhead says:

    Thanks for the update.

    Yaaaaaaay!!!! Congratulations to all of you! I love the name. It’s perfect.

    Getting a chuckle out of the baited/bated thing. :D

  37. oh! Congratulations~ happy, happy day!

  38. Congrats on the new baby girl! Love the name Miranda!

  39. Heather says:

    Congrats on your new little one! What a precious name too! :)

  40. Yay! Been reading along pretty silently here but wanted to say I’m happy for you all.

  41. Congratulations, and welcome to little Miranda! (And I love the name; it’s my daughter’s name!)

  42. Yea and a major congrats!

  43. Chantal says:

    Fantastic! Congratulations.

  44. Congrats guys!

    Miranda is a beautiful name.

  45. Congratulations to you all! I am looking forward to hearing all the details. Glad to hear everyone is doing well, and I LOVE her name! :)

  46. Daundelyon says:

    *confetti, ticker tape, fanfares, bells, and whistles* HUZZAH!!!!!!!

  47. WELCOME MIRANDA!!!!!!!

    Don’t hang out with my kids, they are bad influences…but I can’t wait to smother you in my kisses at BlogHer!!!

  48. MamaMichelsBabies says:

    Woot!!! I’m glad you got your vbac!! Congrats you guys and welcome to the world Miranda!

  49. L.A. Daddy says:

    Congrats! Welcome the planet, Miranda!

  50. Welcome to the world, Miranda!!! So wonderful! Much love and congrats to the whole family!!!!

  51. Allow me to be the FIFTY SECOND person on the webternet to congratulate you on the new baby!
    And koudos on another BEAUTIFUL name! I LOVE the name Miranda. Cannot wait to see the beautiful baby that has such a beautiful name!
    Hope you are feeling well, Christina, and that the baby is healthy!

  52. Mama Duck says:

    Congrats!! Wow!!

  53. Hi and Congratulations! Do not rush yourself back into main stream blogging!! Although, I and countless others can not wait to see your new family member, I also know what it is like to have a toddler and a newborn. It takes a few days to acclamate and adjust. Relax, enjoy your new sweet angle, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

  54. Genevieve says:

    Yay, baby Miranda! “Oh, a cherubin thou wast to me!”
    Yay, Christina!

    and yay for Aaron and Cordy, too!

  55. Her Bad Mother says:

    The Second Warrior Princess arrives!


  56. MBKimmy says:

    Congrats and I can’t wait to see pictures!
    Good job of update Dad!

  57. HUGE CONGRATS! Whoo!

    Can’t wait for the updates, the photos, and to tell you in person how much I love the name, and keeping up with the Shakespearean theme. Just beautiful.

  58. Multi-tasking Mommy says:

    Congratulations! Especially on the VBAC–you must feel so empowered, I would imagine (I had a c with my first). I am very happy for you!

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