I have to admit, I thought it was going to be a boy. So after 20 hours of labor, I was surprised and delighted when my second daughter was placed on my chest.
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|Tola, age 3, meets her sister for the first time.|
The children, at home with Oma, eagerly awaited the news of their new sibling's arrival. They thought for sure they would know before bedtime on Sunday June 22.
We headed in for an induction after Mass that morning, thinking we would have a baby by day's end.
|Tait, 5, couldn't wait to hold "it."|
But this baby had other plans and she kept us waiting until 8:28 the following morning, Monday June 23.
|Oles, age 8. Such a tender heart this one has for babies.|
|Biggest brother Ziven, 10, the same age I was when my sister Colleen was born. |
He's feeling protective already.
Zoja (Pronounced Zoy-ah. In Polish, the "j" is pronounced as a "y") is the Polish form of Zoey, meaning "Life."
Florence was Chester's maternal grandmother, and it means "Prosperous, Flourishing."