Say hello to Isaiah Joseph Murray, our new baby boy! Vital stats: 9lbs 10.4oz, 22″, born 4/20 at 11:45pm. Franny did this au natural, which was impressive (and fast – only 45 minutes of pushing – she was a rockstar!) He is huge, and rock solid. The nurses said he was the strongest baby they had ever seen – they had to use all their weight to pin him down for shots, etc. Too funny!
Update: switching over to Flickr, until then photos unavailable
Isaiah is primarily named after Isaiah in the bible, though there
are other great Isaiahs we are thinking of as well. Isaiah means “God
is salvation” or “God is my helper”. Our favorite Isaiah verse:
I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who
will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me’ â€”Isaiah 6:8
One of our favorite “other Isaiahs” is Isaiah Berlin, who wrote about
individual freedoms in society, distinguishing between positive and
negative liberty (arguing for freedom to be securely in the hands of
individuals and only grudgingly relinquished to the state). As
independants and libertarians, this strikes home with Franny and I.