Welcome to Seldovia – Leif Willsson Brun

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

IMG_0402Gazette:  Congratulations Allison on the birth of your new little man!  When was he born?
Allison:  Leif Willsson Brun was born on April 29 at 11:50pm to Allison Miller and Will Brun.

Gazette:  Where does the name Leif come from?  Is it a family name?
Allison:  Leif is an old Scandinavian name meaning “heir or descendant”, and his middle name follows the Scandinavian tradition of adding son onto the father’s name, Will’s son.

Gazette:  We knew you were on the other side – awaiting his arrival, where was Leif born?
Allison:  He experienced a gentle home birth at a cottage in Homer, attended by Rite of Passage midwives Amy Reedy and Sarah Robertson.  Also in attendance were Allison’s mother, Pam Jones and sister Amanda Miller.  Leif’s big brother Bo was also present, but sound asleep!

Gazette:  How much did Leif weigh, he looks like a big boy!
Allison:  Leif weighed 8lbs., 12oz at birth and measured 21 inches long!  He does seem a bit bigger and less fragile than I remember Bo being. But of course I know more the second time around (like I’m not going to break him!), and he did cook in there 9 days past my “due date”. 🙂

Gazette:  I know you’ve got a lot of family support, who are the proud grandparents?
Allison:  By no means lacking in grandparents, Leif has a plethora to love him: Pamela and Kenneth Jones, Michael Miller and Sue Rich, Honeybee Nordenson, Will Ourada, and Christine Gloss.

Bo and LeifGazette:  How is Brother Bo dealing with the new arrival and sharing his mom?
Allison:  Bo is now 4 (and a quarter, he’ll be sure to tell you), and he is thrilled to finally be a big brother. Pronouncing Leif’s name has taught him to say his “Ls”, and he didn’t even have a meltdown when the long-awaited sibling turned out to be a boy (he was hoping for a sister).  Bo has been a huge help, fetching things and soothing the baby with songs.

Welcome little Leif to Seldovia!  We are excited to meet you!
Congratulations Allison and Will!

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