Friday, March 26, 2010


Our baby girl, Cora Marydith Bundy, arrived via scheduled C-section on March 18th, weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces. We couldn't be happier. She is sweet as sweet can be. We are smitten.

We named her Cora, which means "girl" or "maiden". We also saw the word "heart" as one of the meanings for her name. To us she is, "the little girl who filled our hearts." Cora is also a nice combination of Tim's parents' names: Craig and Mora. (We can't wait for them to meet her! When are you coming????)

Marydith is my grandma's name on my dad's side. Mary is also my mom's name, so Cora's middle name is a tribute to my parents and my grandma. I can't describe what my grandma means to me. Every year, for twenty years, she made the long trip down to Guatemala or Ecuador to visit our family. I also lived with her for several summers during high school and college. Her home was a welcoming and comforting place for me when I was homesick, especially when I first moved back from Ecuador. My grandma has advanced Alzheimer's now and doesn't recognize us, but my mind is still filled with memories of the person she was, her funny sayings, and her warmth.

Doting on her, the boys are delighted with their sister. They often ask to hold her. Toby will stop every once in awhile and pat her head and Asher talks to her in a tender voice. They have both expressed to us many times how much they love her. Our family feels more complete with Cora here. We are so thankful.
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La Familia Lunde said...

She is gorgeous!!! And Susie, you look amazing! What a perfect addition to your family. She is just PERFECT! And it looks like you got your wish for family pictures, Susie - one red, one blond, and one brunette! Hope we get to meet her soon!

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely precious gift from a loving heavenly Father!! She is BEAUTIFUL! and is a delight to all of our hearts. I can't wait to hold her and give her a kiss!! What a beautiful family. Susie, you look entirely too good to have just had a c section! So glad that Tim could be off work for these 2 weeks. You will all miss him on Monday. Lots of love, Mom/Mora/Nana

Anonymous said...

Well, you look like a very happy, content family!!!! What great pictures and Cora is SO adorable!!! I love the pictures of her with her doting brothers!!!!!!! This is going to be one loved child!!! Can hardly wait to meet her! Love, A. Dianne