Friday, October 29, 2010

What we've been doing for the last nine months

All right, it's actually been closer to eleven months since I last posted. However, we've been doing something extra special for the last nine of those eleven months.

Namely, one of us has been waddling around like some kind of penguin/walrus crossbreed.

She was so cute. :)

Anyway, today was the day.

What this picture doesn't capture very well is the fact that he's moving at least as much on the outside as he did on the inside for the last few months. He's big, strong, and active, and kept trying to wiggle in such a way as to get all that unpleasant light off his face.

Now, for the sake of privacy it's been our policy not to reveal the names of our little ones online, so we won't be sharing the rather manly-sounding Irish name we gave this little cub. We need an online pseudonym for him!

The trouble is, we haven't had him around long enough to come up with a good name based on his personality. Even with the Happy Boy, where he got his online pseudonym when still less than a year old, we still had some personality clues--he was usually quite happy and playful, even in unfamiliar settings and around complete strangers.

But we have no such clues about this new little guy, aside from the fact that he was somersaulting like a gymnast inside mommy for the last several months. The only other clues we have are from his vital statistics:
  • Born at 1:04 am.
  • Weighing 9 lbs, 10 oz...
  • 21 inches long...
  • Had a "strong, lusty cry" before even making it all the way out of mommy. His APGAR score was 10 within ten minutes or so after birth, so he's healthy as a horse...
  • And apparently, mommy tells me he feeds like one too.
So I'm open to pseudonym suggestions in the comments (assuming I have any readers left after 11 months), based on what little we know about him. But to open up the bidding, until I get a better suggestion, I'm referring to him as "The Chunk".

Have at it. :-)


Papa Bear said...

Welcome Back!

"Boogie Boy?"
"Dances at Night?"
"Dancing in the Dark?"
(Now I've got that song stuck in my head!)

For a time, Brother Bear was "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Apartment B" after the song, "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B." (Ah, that's better!)

A. Jean said...

I think he is absolutely beautiful and I hope he gets a nickname he won't have to "live down". You were quite handsome, too, Timothy Emothy. (Still are, too) Your Mom and Dad sent some great shots of him and I couldn't be happier with his arrival! When babies are born two months old, they are usually happy just to eat and sleep, aren't they? Andy was about that size and he was happy. He, too, will be "Happy Boy", just like his big brother!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the safe birth. Looking forward to meeting "My Little Pony" at Christmas. The Gelding? Not sure. I'll leave up the identification of the online persona to you guys... I mean he's not even potty trained; he can't even text yet...

Anyway, congrats. Happy to hear all went well.

-little brother

B. Durbin said...

"The Lord of the Dance." Okay, maybe a bit unwarranted.

Yeee-ah, I got nothing. Except congratulations! Only a month and a half late...