Introducing, on Thursday, October 16th 2008 at 2:27pm|
Weighing in at 8 pounds even and 22 inches, our second beautiful son...
Devin Chase Fairchild
Here is Devin's birth Announcement
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That's right, and he's all boy. But, we're getting ahead of ourselves...
Here's Mama, with the bun still in her oven, not for long though...
After 5 hours of labor (only 1 really hard), through no pain meds, out popped this little pumpkin!
Mere minutes old, after hanging out with Mama on her chest for a few, Devin got wiped up, examined and dressed in his very first outfit. He doesn't appear happy, you'll know why in a bit
Look at that tongue!
A very proud daddy holding his beautiful baby boy
Devin, meet everyone
Everyone, meet Devin
I'm hungry Daddy, and a little bit sleepy too
And here's big brother Jared who could not WAIT to see his baby brother. He got so upset when I came home without him (and Mama)
Here we see that Devin got his big brother a little gift too, some Thomas the Tank Engine toys! (What? A little bribe never hurts)
Mama and her little pumpkin pie (it is October after all)
Daddy holding his baby boy again
And here's Grandma Ginny who came down to help out, holding her littlest grandson
Devin's eating very well, and all things considered, the birth was about as textbook as it can get. Tara had a bit of bleeding, but things got under control. I am so So SO! happy that I do not have to write a log like for Jared. Devin doesn't have to deal with any NICU or anything like that at ALL and we are so grateful!
Now here's the only wrinkle, and we didn't find out about it til the next day from the pediatrician when he examined the boy. Apparently during the birth, our little pumpkin broke his left clavicle. It's a common fracture and yes it will heal well with little issue, but it still sucks. Our little boy is in some pain and there's very little we can do about it but wait and let it heal on its own
Nevertheless, Devin's still happy and is doing just great. Here we see the boy cuddling happily with Grandma while big brother looks on
Jared's great with him so far. We have to keep reminding him "gentle" "gentle" over and over, but he'll get it. He's so in love with him and I know that they will be best friends when they grow up
Someone's falling asleep
Mama and Daddy enjoying a quiet moment. Yeah, I know, few and far between they will be, heh
This is currently my second favorite photograph of all time
...and this would be #1
Here are some intereting historical intersects for October 16th...
1781 - Washington takes Yorktown (surrender happened on the following day)
1909 - Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
1921 - Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
1923 - Disney Co founded
1934 - Mao Tse-tung & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March
1943 - Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
1952 - Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens
1956 - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
1957 - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up
1976 - Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
1986 - US govt closes down due to budget problems
1987 - Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
1758 - Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary)
1854 - Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray)
1923 - Bert Kaempfert, songwriter
1925 - Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)
1946 - Suzanne Somers, San Bruno Calif, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
1947 - David Zucker, Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret)
1958 - Tim Robbins, West Covina CA, actor (Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption)
1962 - Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1977 - John Mayer, American musician