Molly (sissie, not infant) and Matt had their baby boy this afternoon! Jude Doctor Henry was born a little before 4 this afternoon.Though he was a week and a half overdue, finding her torpedo shaped abdomen a fine place to relax, he did come of his own accord. She was in the hospital, about to be induced, when the contractions started and her water broke. This time she got the epidural on time, but she said it only lasted about 45 minutes. The good news: he was out after two pushes. The bad news: he weighed 9 lbs 8 oz.
The really bad news: because of his inordinately monstrous size, he will likely find that the little outfit I made him will be capri pants on him. And capris on boys, not so very good. Especially when it is going to snow soon. And look how cute the little caterpillar is. I forget that other people actually birth large children since mine weigh in at a bag of flour and a handful of rice.
As if I didn't waste enough time on frivolous activities (hello entering contests on Celebrity Baby Blog), I have found great satisfaction in my new hobby of hand sewing appliques on various baby items. So much more instant gratification than knitting was, plus I don't curse as much.
My parents are driving fast and furiously to see him (well, except for the leisurely mid-trip stop at a Hampton Inn). He has already urinated on my sister and refuses to stop nursing. He has a lot of beefy body mass to keep up.
Praise the Lord!