It's a Boy—Welcome to the World, Avi! Congrats Mary!

March 9, 2018
It's a Boy—Welcome to the World, Avi! Congrats Mary!

Me oh my. Am I ever excited to announce that our talented and amazing editor, Mary Stein, is a proud mama to one Avi Birch Fulmer Stein! Having seen him and held him, I can confirm — without any bias at all — that he is absolutely adorable and perfect. 😊

It's a Boy—Welcome to the World, Avi! Congrats Mary!

Surprising us all with an early arrival, proud parents Mary and Gabie welcomed this little guy into the world on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 8:04 am. Weighing in at 8 lbs. 6 oz and measuring 20.5 inches, Avi is a healthy and happy baby with parents that are over the moon!

Avi, Mary, Gabie, and Nova

The Nova Situation

And how is big sister Nova taking to this new family member? A few thoughts from Nova: 

  1. I love him.
  2. He doesn't have any chew toys or bones to play with, which I think is why he cries.
  3. Very odd sleeping habits. He's up in the middle of the night!
Avi and Nova

The Mary Situation

Well, the first thing to mention is Mary is understandably gaga for Avi. Mary's been resting up and apparently has a knack for dressing her child in the cutest clothes imaginable.

I submit to evidence, outfit #1:

Avi wearing a shirt that says "The force is strong with this one"

And to close my case, I submit my final piece of evidence: 

It's a Boy—Welcome to the World, Avi! Congrats Mary!

The 'What to do While in Labor' Debate

Now, on to a serious question I have. Is it normal to be messaging your co-workers on Slack about work ... WHILE YOU'RE IN LABOR?!?! 

Mary and Steph text conversation

HAR Swag Winner

And holy smokers! We had our readers guess the day Avi would arrive and I'm seriously thinking that Rowena Daniels can tell the future. The date she guessed was spot on and her time was off by a mere 62 minutes!

Rowena predicts 17th February at 7:02am

Congrats Rowena, we'll send you out some fancy-schmancy HAR swag shortly. 🙂

Inspiration from Avi

As we close out this birth announcement, Avi wants to leave you with a little more cuteness and some inspirational thoughts, "Onward!"

Avi with his fist in the air

About the Author
Steph Lee - Host Agency Reviews

Steph Lee

Steph grew up in the travel industry. She worked with thousands of agents in her role as a former host agency director before leaving in 2012 to start HAR. She's insatiably curious, loves her pups Fennec and Orion, and -- in case you haven't noticed -- is pretty quirky and free-spirited.

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