Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hello Jericho!

When we moved into our new house a few months ago, I had briefly seen one of our neighbor outside long enough to notice that she was pregnant also! We took a couple of days to actually move in.  So, our stuff was here while we were staying at the other house.  And, by the time we were settled in here, I didn't see her come out of her house again.

I just assumed that one of two things happened.  1.) She had her baby 2.) She was on bed rest.  Since I thought it was one of those two things and she was probably busy, I didn't go over to introduce myself.

Well, fast forward to July.  My mother was here shortly after the birth of little Gordon Lee.  And this was during the time when we were going through all of the mess with the jaundice.  It was the day after we had just come home from the hospital and my mother was diligently taking the baby outside to get him sunlight in order to bring those bilirubin levels down some more.  While she was outside walking with him, she came across two other people close to her age next door who struck up a conversation with her (or her with them--I'm not sure how it began).  

They said, "Oh you have a new baby too!" And my mother said something along the lines of, "Yes, he was just born on July 8th." To which they responded, "J's baby was born on July 8th too!"  The people she was speaking with were actually the other baby's great grandparents.  They invited my mom to come inside to meet baby Jericho born on the same day as Gordon Lee! Jericho was born on July 8th at around 11 am.  And our baby was born 12 hours later!

The lucky duck that she is, my neighbor was only in labor for 1 and 1/2 hours! Granted, she already has a little girl who is almost 2.  But still! I'm jealous of her labor.  I was waiting to write this blog until I had a picture of the two of them together.  They've been over here and I've been over there.  However, with the craziness of having small babies, we haven't been able to get a picture of both of them.

It's really great though that little Gordon Lee has a friend next door who has his exact same birthday! I can't even believe it! 


  1. Looking forward to seeing the birthday buds together. Hope you guys can keep in touch as they grow up.

  2. How neat is that 2 babies that are neighbors were born on the same day.

  3. Ha, that is such a cool story! How are you doing?

  4. Hi Lea! I'm doing well! Just hanging in here..he has us busy :)