Peik Weidemann Wieland
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I was expected the 9 April 2001, but finally I arrived at 11 April , 10:45 with a weight of 4170 g and 53 cm long.Head measure: 36 cm.

About a week old I prefer to sleep during the day, and keep my mom awake during night. I eat, sleep and drink and get my diapers changed. In between I enjoy some minutes to get the chance to hear how cute and adorable I am. Life is wonderful!

My mother claims that I look a lot like my father. My dad is not too sure, but thinks I'm very handsome - and that I look a lot like my brother. Time will show!

About my name:

My parents chose my name "Peik" because they liked the sound of it, and because it is easy to grasp and pronounce also for all of my German relatives and friends. I'm one of 40 people in Norway who carries this name (according to the Norwegian Bureau of Statistics) - in other words it's not too common.

"Peik" is a name with literary traditions. It is most known from the "Peik and Fjeldmus"-stories, a series of early 20th century childrens books written by the author Barbra Ring. In these books, Peik was an orphan from a wealthy familiy, who was fortunate enough to be raised by a mother from a lesser class, but with a good heart and good morals. This made Peik a sympathetic young man.

"Peik" is also the main character in a Norwegian folks tale with the same title. Here Peik plays the character of a clever young man that plays tricks on everyone, including the king, and finally ends up marrying the kings daughter and becoming a king himself.

My parents' hope is that I will be able to combine the sympathy and morals of the Peik from Barbra Rings novels with the cleverness of the folks tale Peik. Then I should be well off in life!

For the celebration of my birth, my parents chose the following saying:

What lies ahead of us, and what lies behind, is nothing in comparison with what lies within us.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving:
To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it,
but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

(Oliver Wendell Holmes)