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It’s a boy!

Posted by danieljkoren on January 3, 2012 in Family |

I am so amazed at the blessings of God. After blessing us with a healthy baby boy yesterday, He has again proved His kindness in ways we do not deserve. What a treasure to hold in our hands another miracle of His grace.

Our latest addition is Levi Emmanuel Koren weighing 8 pounds 10 ounces born at 8:43 am 1-2-12. This peaceful little bundle completes our six-pack and finishes out the acronym we began working on a decade and a half ago. Here’s what our kids’ names spell out:

Daniel II

Abigail

Nathaniel

Israél

Esther

Levi

This is not the full story. Before we married, I told my wife I did not want to have kids. She said she wanted a couple or so. I told her one will take all our time so it was either zero or twelve (I had just read the biography of Frank Gilbreth called CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN). So, two years into our marriage we set to work on this plan. The first six would follow the six letters in my name and the second six would follow the letter’s in Leanne’s name. By the fourth pregnancy she said she would be fine if she did not get her name. I told her I would settle for six if she gave me another boy.

I guess that deal is settled now. What an awesome family to be a part of. Three boy and three girls.

We attempted to have them all at home with help of a midwife. Because of my wife’s rapid deliveries, no midwife ever made it for a birth. Yours truly caught everyone of them. We make a great team and if marriages are made in heaven, mine came from the pearly gates.

Anyway, this is the official birth announcement. Leanne tried to keep the pregnancy secret from as much family as possible for the fun of it. I guess it was worth the shock on some faces. Thanks for sharing our crazy story and our unspeakable joy.

Daniel

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