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Introducing the Wee-est Mensch!


Thing 2 has arrived!

At 13 minutes to midnight on Friday, September 13, the newest member of the Mensch family arrived--and showed that he has an impeccable sense of timing.

Already, Thing 2 is making it clear that he has a good grasp of certain financial concepts. For instance, the phrase "past returns are no guarantee of future performance" is not just talking about the stock market. It also refers to the fact that just because LO loved his swing and hated sleep as a newborn does not mean that his little brother will follow suit.

We have chosen a lovely and meaningful name for the baby, which I will not be sharing here, and I am in the process of choosing a different blog signifier for the young man, since I doubt that continuing to call him Thing 2 will be appreciated. (I welcome suggestions for a good blog alias!)

As for LO, he is proving to be a wonderful big brother who is happy to share with Thing 2--provided he doesn't really want whatever he is sharing.

I'm so excited to welcome our baby Mensch into the family. I'm sure you will be hearing more about the lessons he teaches me as he grows.

Published Sep 24 2013, 11:08 AM by Emily Guy Birken
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racheltayse said:

Congratulations again!

Would 'Little Two' be too goofy since you have Little One?

September 24, 2013 7:29 PM

bobi said:

Congrats on your new addition. I like Rachel's suggestion of Little Two. I was thinking 'big one' for your older son and use LO for your new addition until I realized that would be LO and BO (not so good for obvious reasons!) But I also thought you could use LO for the baby and BB for big brother. Do whatever works best for you and your readers will figure out what you mean; it actually took me quite awhile of reading your blog to figure out what LO meant...I'm a little slow sometimes ;) Again, congratulations to you and your hubby!

September 25, 2013 12:57 PM

haverwench said:

My first thought was L2O, but maybe that would be too confusing. Maybe you could modify Bobi's suggestion and use LB for Little Brother, while keeping LO as LO to avoid confusion between earlier and later posts.

Anyway, mazel tov!

September 26, 2013 1:49 PM

kay in canada said:

Congratulations!  Also, lookit the size of those mitts!  Maybe he'll be a pro football player and support you in your old age.  Seriously, he's beautiful.

September 27, 2013 10:59 AM

frugal_fun said:

Congrats!! Welcome to the World! :)

October 4, 2013 11:41 AM

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