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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Surprises of Fatherhood

It is quite an amazing feeling to find out that your less-than-one-day-old son likes to stay on his side because you put him down on his back and watched as he turned his head around, then the rest of his body and came to what seemed to be a very satisfying conclusion for him, on his side. :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy birthday

After 35 hours of natural labor, our Theodore Gregory was born on September 26 at 2:39 pm. At birth, he weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, measured 23 inches long, and had a head circumference of 14 inches (and I didn't even tear). He has dark hair, and his grandmother pronounced him quite handsome. He is not supposed to be able to pick up his head and look at things, but he obviously hasn't read up on his abilities.

Since we decided to give birth to him at a birthing center rather than a hospital, after he was born, he had his newborn exam and his vitals checked several times. I had my vitals checked several times, ate a healthy meal, drank a bottle of an electrolyte drink, took a shower, and went to the bathroom, after which we did some paperwork and went home.

Pictures to follow.