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February 4, 2007

Andrew Nicholas Phelps arrives

pretty in pickAndrew Nicholas Phelps came into the world on Groundhog Day, Friday February 2nd at 2:09pm. Andrew entered the world at 9 lbs, 14 oz. and 22 1/2 inches. He and Josie are both doing great; Meredith is very excited, already eager to try out a variety of techniques for when Andrew is "sad", i.e. crying. We're all back at home.

Click the picture on the left to see more pics.

Josie's mom came and went the week before the birth, back when we foolishly expected the delivery to actually be on or around the 1/25 due date. Aunt Jill was here before and during the birth, helping out immensely with Meredith. Hell, it wasn't just Meredith, she helped with all of us. I don't think I would have eaten in the last two days had she not been around. Of course, Josie was treated to hospital food, which wasn't as bad as you'd think, to judge by a dessert I got to have half of. Mmmm...

We took Andrew home this morning; he got to make his debut outside the hospital in the middle of a brutal arctic cold front, so the temp was about 1 degree. Later in the day it shot up to around 3 degrees.

Hard to say who he looks like so far. A little like Winston Churchill with some Alfred Hitchcock mixed in.

What will we call him? Don't know. Maybe Andrew or Andy. We may use both for a while, see what sticks. Or see which Meredith uses. I was kidding with her and told her his name was going to be Pumpkinhead and so far she's called him that more than Andrew.

Posted by Greg on February 4, 2007 11:45 PM


Wahoo! Congratualtions, and welcome to the end of any free time you thought you had.The next time the dads get together we'll knock one back for you.

Posted by: Sam on February 5, 2007 1:52 PM

Cute!! And Meredith looks thrilled. Nice to hear that life is going well in Chi-town!

Posted by: Ted on February 5, 2007 3:50 PM

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