Sunday, November 30, 2008

Here are a couple of pictures from Lorens's first few weeks. Things are going great and we're in love!

Here's a link to see the professional newborn pics we had taken.
I'll post more soon...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lorens Hansen Bishop

On October 24, at 9:54am, Lorens Hansen Bishop was born! He arrived by C-section, weighed 6lbs 14oz, and was 19 inches long. Michele and Lorens are both doing well!

His name (pronounced LOR-ence) is a Scandinavian version of the name Lawrence. He's named after St. Lorenzo/Lawrence. Here's the Wikipedia version of it:

"After the death of Pope Sixtus, the prefect of Rome demanded that Lawrence turn over the riches of the Church...Lawrence asked for three days to gather together the wealth. Lawrence worked swiftly to distribute as much Church property to the poor as possible, so as to prevent its being seized by the prefect. On the third day, at the head of a small delegation, he presented himself to the prefect, and when ordered to give up the treasures of the Church, he presented the poor, the crippled, the blind and the suffering, and said that these were the true treasures of the Church. One account records him declaring to the prefect, "The Church is truly rich, far richer than your emperor." This act of defiance led directly to his martyrdom."

His middle name, Hansen, is his Bestamor's (Danish great-grandmother) maiden name.
If you'd like to see pictures of his first week, go to

Here's one of all of us before we left the hospital.