Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Nephew

My newest grand-nephew decided to make his grand entrance during the snowstorm that dumped about a foot of snow on us last night and this morning.
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Ian Thomas was born at 9:42 this morning after his mother, my niece Amber, spent a very long night laboring.
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He weighed 9 lbs 6 oz and was 22.5 inches long. That's a tall little guy!
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Isn't he just gorgeous?
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Sarah and I got to stop in for a visit with Mom and Son early this evening.
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We ran into Daddy Ethan in the parking lot on our way in. He was making a quick trip home to make sure their house hadn't frozen. (Frozen pipes are no laughing matter...)
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Ethan told us he has fallen in love with his "adorable" new son. How many times do we hear tough guys use the word "adorable"? It must be love!
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Of course, we couldn't leave without spending some time with this cute little man in our arms.
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When Sarah snapped this picture, she said it was a bad one because my hair was in the way. I told her it was perfect. It's best to conceal as much of my face as possible when I'm not wearing makeup!
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Besides, Ian is the center of attention today!
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He loved it when I spoke to him. He started out very fussy but calmed down as soon as I spoke close to his face. He clearly enjoyed listening to the voices of his parents from inside the womb.
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We practically had to pry Ian from Sarah's arms when it was time to go. Just a few minutes ago Sarah said, "Mom, let's go back to the hospital!"
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By the time we left, Amber had been offered free babysitting services for at least the next 3 years!
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Then we headed across the street to WalMart to buy our forgotten potatoes. (See last post!)
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This shot of the hospital will remind Ian that he arrived on a snowy morning. Amber and son were in the brand-new maternity wing on the 3rd floor of the new building at right.
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Welcome to the world, little Ian! Your extended family already adores you!

2 comments:

Jill said...

That is too funny about Sarah and her babysitting offer for the next 3 years. She does love babies!!

LORI said...

VERY SWEET (REALLY BIG) BABY!