Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lucky Number 13

Yesterday at 4:25 AM we became new relatives in a special way to a little baby for the 13th time. There are 8 nieces and nephews from my three brothers, 2 step-nieces, 1 great-nephew and one niece from S's side - that makes this little guy lucky number 13 for me and S. The 13th time we've become aunt and uncle.

Andrew Dean, son of S's brother Michael and sister-in-law Brooke, made his way to this world weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Mama is doing fine too. They're resting and getting to know one another.

Since S is still sick, I rode over to the hospital with S's parents to say hello and take a little gift. S had to get by on photos of his new nephew for now.

New parents Michael and Brooke - Andrew is under the cover.
(And Grandpa is behind Michael)

Let me just say I think he was one of the most vocal babies I've seen at approximately 10 hours old. He's got good lungs. Brooke was trying to nurse him while we were there, so we didn't get to see much of him, and when we did see him, he was good and mad. Red crinkly little mad baby face. But, it's still a sweet, soft newborn face, and I got a few good shots.

Look at those toes!!!
(And, thankfully, the security system.)

And that little foot!

It's blurry, but he's got a head full of hair.

And, as I said, he was none to happy.

As my brother Steve referred to this stage - their legs are "spring loaded."

You can of course tell, even through the mad face...

...that he's a precious new little boy...

...that we all welcome to the world.
Heck, we might even cry about it. :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Pictures of newborns are always as precious as they are.


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