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Sunday, March 23, 2008

birth announcement e-mail

i just read about making a blog into a coffee table book so i thought i'd include the e-mail i sent out to announce story's arrival...it was sent march 3 along with the photos from the previous post and read "the baby arrived...it's a..." in the subject line:





weight: 9 lbs 3 oz

length: 21 inches

birth details
many of you know that for weeks denise had been predicting this baby would arrive any day…on wednesday morning around 6 she woke up to painful contractions and so she decided against “laboring mostly at home”…we ate, fed sea, said farewell, grabbed our bags and headed for the hospital

we checked in after 8 and determined she was dilated 8 cm! denise's hopes for a natural birth came true…after 20 minutes of pushing story arrived…daddy cut the cord and we held and bonded with him the first couple of hours. he latched on immediately and has been a fantastic eater ever since

other than initial low blood sugar due to his large size, he is in great health…we came home friday afternoon

baby details
sea predicted she would have a baby brother…with orange hair (close) and blue eyes (probably not)…
• story has strawberry blonde hair (a little darker than sea’s) that may have a little curl in it
• his eyes are currently a dark grayish green that will probably turn to brown?
• his skin color is about the same fairness as sea’s
• for the most part he has manuel’s facial structure (eye shape, nose, lips, face shape) he looks like his sister when she was a newborn
• he has really long fingers and toes
• I’m going to say “too soon to tell” for temperament although when he is awake he is very observant, alert, looking around a lot, engaging…he moved more than sea in utero so we’ll see…

life as a family of four
sea’s first response upon meeting story was to kiss him…she then promptly hit him on the head…when she got home that night she told her daddy “sea no want baby brother to go to sea’s house…he go to other people’s houses”…she cried when he came home…but other than that the transition has gone more smoothly than we could have hoped. she is sharing her “milkies” quite well and we are all able to sleep together although we’ll need a bigger bed.

we are still a little in shock that we have a new baby and our lives have already changed so much. we feel very blessed and are looking forward to the story of our lives…

love, story, sea, denise and m

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