Introducing the newest Huntoon

I’d like to introduce you all to my new daughter: Zurhi Tolani Azizat Pelumi Emmanuella Alake Omolade Huntoon. There are a bunch of meanings to those names, but I’m not going to bore you with all the details. Basically, some are from us, some are from parents, and per Yoruba (my wife’s) culture, certain names come based on which day of the week a child is born. In any case, we went off the reservation and chose a first name outside both of our cultures; the root of “Zurhi” is from the Arabic zurh meaning “prayer”. However, we originally picked the Swahili version of the name, Zuri, meaning beautiful. But over the duration of the pregnancy, with all of the struggles, we determined that “prayer” was much more befitting.

She is the joy of my life, and I can’t wait for you all to meet her. That day may be awhile off for many, so let’s just get started by posting up some photos for y’all: It’s so easy to see divine power and intelligence when your newborn is in your arms. Life rules.

She joined us in this world on Thursday, August 30th, 2007 at 10:18pm. She weighed 6 lbs, 8 oz and was 22 inches long. Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings for how beautiful she is; she absolutely takes my breath away.The family was all there to welcome her into the world, and another part of the community welcomed her in this Sunday. She is protected and guarded on all sides by proud parents, older brother, grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins, godparents and friends. Thank you for your patience and space while we recover from a pretty intense and long couple of weeks.

In such a good way…

There are 7 comments
  1. Congrats, a child is surely a blessing from GOD.

    I dropped in to review your blog from TED. My profile:

    Cheerz MIR

  2. Thanks for stopping in and contributing, MIR. She truly is a blessing. I marvel each day at how much my perspective has shifted in under 3 weeks time. I’ve always been a family man, but having a little girl has made me so much more protective and focused.

  3. […] traded in the long hours and sleepless nights working, for long hours and sleepless nights with my new baby. And, I’ve traded a lonely office with one, sometimes two, at our largest, 4 other employees […]

  4. Hi Greg-
    Thanks for your comment on my blog (how did you find it? I’m a curious one…)! Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL (would love to see a current pic). So happy that all is well with you and your family.

  5. Thanks Danielle! I think I found your blog through Facebook. I just kept following links and ended up at the family blog. I clicked on anything with Jude’s face….not a hard concept to grasp, really. Hehehe. He’s a cute lil’ one, and I wanted to see as many more pictures as I could. Damn, what an infectious laugh that one of yours has. Wow.

  6. New blog post: Introducing the newest Huntoon

  7. Congrats, a child is surely a blessing from GOD.

    I dropped in to review your blog from TED. My profile:

    Cheerz MIR

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