Wednesday, April 02, 2008

My son


Lucas
Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
I'm going to take this down very shortly for safety reasons.

In the meantime, I'd like you to meet my son, Lucas. He's quite unhappy here, but wouldn't you be after 38 hours of labor?

It was quite an ordeal for Meredith, and I won't go into many details so publicly. At any rate, the outcome was a good one--healthy mother, healthy baby.

I slept for the first time in two nights last night, but from what everyone tells me, I won't be getting much more for the next year or so.

Anyway, thanks for all your notes of encouragement while Mere and I were waiting.

18 comments:

Anne said...

Big congratulations!! Sorry to hear it was an ordeal but now Meredith has something to hold over his head when he's being a pain in the butt as a teenager. "I went through ALL THAT for you and YOU behave like THIS?" :)

stacebro said...

Oh, Oliver! He's wonderful! Congratulations to all of you.
XOXO
Stace

Reb said...

Congratulations, gorgeous boy -- 38 hours of labor, oh my!

Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

He looks just like you! (Except with more hair... :)

Congratulations to both of you!

Give us a ring if you need anything!

Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

He looks just like you! (except with more hair... :)

Congratulations to you both!

Give us a ring if you need anything.

C. Dale said...

Congratulations! Much love to you and M.

Diane Lockward said...

He's a little beauty! Congratulations to all. Meredith gets some roses or something really indulgent. As for the friend who told you that you won't sleep for the next year? Ha! More like not until he goes away to college.

Trina said...

Super-congratulations. Fingers crossed that he's a sleeper.

Stephanie King said...

Congratulations!!! He is so handsome! What a joy.

Lee Herrick said...

I hope everyone is doing well! Congratulations and good health to you all.

Laura Li Ziegler said...

What a lovely boy, and what a great name! Congratulations!!

Gura said...

38 hrs! talk about a pugnacious pinoy! Blessings to the new mama, papa, and baby! Maybe he just didn't want to be born on April 1?

Peter said...

Yay! Congrats!!

Montgomery Maxton said...

congratulations!

nate said...

Congrats, Oliver! I'm very happy for you!

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, this makes me happy. A simple message, but heartfelt: Congratulations!

Wendy Wisner said...

Beautiful! Enjoy this crazy, amazing, dreamy time. There's nothing like it :)

32poems.com said...

What a delight. 38 hours. Your wife is a tough lady. Parenthood is a wild ride. Congratulations!