Hanna at Four

The below is what I wrote on this blog in May 2007, shortly after our first daughter Hanna was born. Tomorrow, she turns 4 years old. Just like I asked four years ago, where has the time gone? We have created, taught, learned from and loved a beautiful individual full of personality. Hanna Mei is in California now waiting for me and her mom to join her as we move West from New York. I apologize Hanna for not being there on your special day, the anniversary of your birth day. Happy Birthday, Hanna. I love you.


After forty weeks of preparation, excitement and nervousness (at least for me), I am happy to announce that my beautiful baby girl is here. She was born on Friday May 18, 2007 at 6:55 pm. The labor was long (and as we were told many times, “they don’t call it labor for nothing”) and did not look fun or comfortable, but my wife stuck it out and did a great job. We named her Hanna Mei Sanchez. Surprisingly, she was a big baby, 8 lbs 9 oz and 21 inches long. She is healthy and is doing wonderful (she even let us sleep last night). I was happy to see that she has her Mom’s eyes and nose and maybe her cheeks. We’ll see what part of me crept into her. She also had a head full of dark hair and beautiful eyes. We came home on Monday the 21st, our three-year wedding anniversary. I think it has hit me by now. I’m a father. Wow. I must enjoy every moment because the time will fly.


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