V I T A L   S T A T I S T I C S
Tuesday May 6, '03
8 lbs 10 oz
Time of Birth
10:43 am
Minnemie & Scott
22 inches
Florence, SC

WHAT'S IN A NAME:  "Devan" evolved from a combination between "Detlev" - great grandfather and uncle's name and "Jordaan" - Minnemie's maiden name. It was quite a challenge to come up with a boy name... we wanted an Afrikaans family name, but most of our boy names are so hard to pronounce in English that we had to let the creative juices flow a little. Scott was the one that came up with "Devan" after we studied and pondered 17 pages of Minnemie's family genealogy.

SCOTT'SCOMMENT:   "He's so cute."

MinnemieSs COMMENT:  Ek kan nie glo dat mens so gou vir iemand kan lief wees nie. (Afrikaans)
                               "I think I'm falling in love..."

WHAT WE THINK STARTED THE LABOR:  Our Sunday School class played ultimate Frisbee on Sunday May 4 - the actual due date - so Minnemie decided to join in the fun and chase after the flying disc. What a comical sight… a 9-month big belly hopping along the field! But it seemed to have produced the desired results! A little more than 24 hours later, labor started.
                (Really we know it was ultimately just God's timing - which is always perfect.)

OUPA GERRIT'S (Minnemie's father):  "My hart is so groot my borkas pyn sommer."
                                                "My heart is so big my chest can hardly contain it!"

OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF OUR BABY:  Our first glimpse of our baby was a head full of hair! Shortly after that we were assured that there was nothing wrong with his lungs... he cried with passion for the first 45 minutes of his life. (It was in Grandpa Murphy's arms that he finally settled down. You can imagine the credit that Grandpa took - and still takes - for that.)

DIDI'S COMMENT (Grandma Murphy):  "Did you see his dimples?! Did you see his dimples?!"

WHO DO PEOPLE SAY HE LOOKS LIKE: Scott's cute nose (and double chin), Minnemie's lips, Jordaan eyes (dark brown), Grandpa Murphy's chin dimple, Oupa Gerrit and Uncle Karel's cheek dimples and a frown of his own. He is already the king of pulling faces! When he does that he reminds Minnemie of all 3 her brothers...

OUMA MOEKSIE(Minnemie's mother): "Ek is so trots op jou. Ek kan nie wag om hom vas te hou nie!"
                                               "I'm so proud of you. I can't wait to hold him!"

GRANPA MURPHY:  (The look on his face said it all.)

LOFFIE (Minnemie's brother) SAID:  "Hy's 'n lelike ou dingetjie!"
                                              "He's an ugly little thing!"

(said in brotherly, love of course... but then again, that is Loffie's humble opinion of all day-old babies)

OUR PRAYER AND OUR PRAISE: "Praise God from whom all blessings flow! He has once more embraced us with love and grace."

1 SAMUEL 1:27-28:   "[We] prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted [us] what we asked of Him. So now [we] give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord."

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He is so cute said Scott first bath let me sleep i do open my eyes at times sleeping soundly fist family photo - 45 minutes old
i am still a conehead here i am a happy baby - usually no more photos - please life is good in my Moses basket
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