THE BIRTH:

  • Name: Lilias An E.
  • Birthdate: July 12, 2008
  • Time of birth: 2:03p PT
  • Place of birth: Peace Arch Hospital, BC
  • Hours of hard labor: started at 3:40a on July 11, 2008, 21 hours
  • Passage: C-section birth
  • Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz
  • Length: 20.5 in, or 52 cm
  • Hospital stay: 3 nights
  • Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Rat
  • Astrology: Cancer
  • Birthstone: Ruby
  • Numerology: 7

BEHIND THE NAME:

  • Lilias: Scottish, “innocence” or “purity,” named after her paternal great-grandmother
  • An: Vietnamese, “peace,” named after her maternal grandmother
  • E: last name
  • Kim An: Vietnamese name, “Kim” meaning “gold” (maternal grandfather), “An” meaning “peace” (maternal grandmother)
  • Nicknames: Lily, Lily Bean, Baby Bean, Lil’ Lily, Baby Lily, Pipsqueak, Bulldog, Squeaker

THE HERITAGE:

  • Mother (Helen): 3/4 Chinese, 1/4 Vietnamese
  • Father (Dave): 1/2 Welsh, 1/4 Scottish, 1/4 German
  • Lily Bean: 3/8 Chinese, 1/8 Vietnamese, 1/4 Welsh, 1/8 Scottish, 1/8 German

ONE WEEK CHECKUP (07/18/08):

  • Weight: 6 lbs 6.7 oz
  • Length: 19.5 in (no more conehead!)

1-MONTH CHECKUP (08/08/08):

  • Weight: 8 lbs 1.2 oz
  • Length: 21 in
  • Head circumference: 14 in (35.5 cm)

1-MONTH CHECKUP (08/12/08):

  • Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz

7-WEEK CHECKUP (09/05/08):

  • Weight: 9 lbs 10 oz
  • Length: 21 in
  • Head circumference: 36.5 cm

9-WEEK CHECKUP (09/17/08):

  • Weight: 9 lbs 14 oz
  • Length: 22.5 in

11-WEEK CHECKUP (09/30/08):

  • Weight: 10 lbs 2 oz
  • Length: 23 in
  • Head circumference: 38 cm
  • Percentile: 25th, proportionate, lean

3-MONTH CHECKUP (10/10/08):

  • Weight: 10 lbs 9 oz
  • Length: 23 in
  • Head circumference: 38 cm
  • Percentile: 25th, proportionate, lean

4-MONTH CHECKUP (11/13/08):

  • Weight: 11 lbs 12 oz
  • Length: 23 in
  • Head circumference: 39 cm
  • Percentile: 25th, proportionate, lean

5.5-MONTH CHECKUP (12/29/08):

  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • Length: 25.75 in
  • Head circumference: 41 cm
  • Percentile: 25th, proportionate, lean

6-MONTH CHECKUP (01/15/09):

  • Weight: 13 lbs 4 oz
  • Length: 25.75 in
  • Head circumference: 41.5 cm
  • Percentile: 25th, proportionate, lean

9.75-MONTH CHECKUP (05/04/09):

  • Weight: 16 lbs 12 oz
  • Length: 26.75 in, or 68 cm
  • Head circumference: 43.5 cm
  • Percentile: 25th, proportionate, lean