Matyas Andrew Ziray Arango

November 24, 2012 · Posted in baby, personal, photos · 1 Comment 

November 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

7 pounds, 3 ounces

20 1/2 inches long

Baby Matyas arrived Wednesday morning at St. Luke’s Medical Center, in Boise, Idaho, perfectly healthy and with almost no fuss. We all spent Thanksgiving in the hospital with friends and ate a wonderful dinner in a cramped but wonderful hospital room.

Both mom and baby are doing well and should be released from the hospital Saturday morning.

What’s with the long name?

Matyas’s mother comes from a culture of combining both parent’s last names for their children. His last name is technically “Ziray Arango” and his middle name is Andrew, named after his great grandfather, Andrew James Ziray, Sr., and his Grandfather, Andrew James Ziray, Jr. His uncle is also Andrew James Ziray, III.

As for his first name, Matyas (ma-TEE-us) is a name that works in both Spanish and English, with the benefit of also being the name of Hungary’s first king, Mátyás Corvinus. Matyas also means “gift of god,” which has a bit of irony since Michael means, “Who is like god?” This latter part is purely coincidence. The Spanish version is Matias, while the English version is Matthias. Either way, it is a unique name and in our opinion, tasteful to the mixed heritage of this young little guy.

Baby – 20 Weeks – It’s a Boy!

July 19, 2012 · Posted in baby, personal, photos · Comment 

Last week, Ana and I found out we’re having a baby boy. We’re expecting the little guy November 29; just an early Christmas present to both of us.

The baby is healthy, within the 75% percentile for growth (which might just mean they’re 2 days or so behind the estimate) and moving all around inside Ana. This week was also the first week she definitively felt the little guy moving around. We found out her placenta is just on the other side of the tummy, so the extra padding makes it hard to feel the baby.


Ana doesn’t even look like she’s pregnant one bit. No one believes us when we tell them, but she hides it well anyway. She’s definitely feeling the pregnancy though but we’re still rock climbing, camping and other things to try to stay active. Rock climbing is of course perfectly safe and falls are limited to a only a foot or two on a nice stretchy rope. Plus Ana bought a full body harness instead of the one that wraps around the waist.


20 Week Ultrasound Video 1

20 Week Ultrasound Video 2

20 Week Ultrasound Video 3

20 Week Ultrasound Video 4


Idaho City Camping

July 14, 2012 · Posted in personal, photos · Comment 

Baby – 7 Weeks

July 11, 2012 · Posted in baby, news, personal, photos · Comment 




Ultrasound video 1 – 7 Weeks


Ultrasound video 2 – 7 Weeks


Ultrasound video 3 – 7 Weeks




Rock Climbing Smith Rock

April 16, 2012 · Posted in personal, photos, rock climbing, travel · Comment 

We traveled to Smith Rock State Park in Oregon to do some rock climbing. They have some great sport routes for all abilities. We had a ton of fun and would recommend it to all climbers.


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