After about a week of trying every wive’s tale out there, the thing that actually pushed Betsy into active labor was not a wive’s tale at all. It was a gyro from a small Greek diner down the street from our house. Go figure.
But yes! We made a human and Betsy expertly brought said human into the world with some help from a few skilled nurses, doctors, and one wide-eyed husband.
Theo was born last Saturday at 4:09 in the morning. He was a small little guy, weighing in at 6lb. 3oz. (19 inches long) but was plenty feisty. He actually punched the doctor in the face on his way out! (Ok. Not really.)
We weren’t able to bring him home right away due to some jaundice and he had to be a little glow worm for a day to solve the problem. All is well now though and baby and mommy are healthy and happy!
We’ve spent the week so far figuring each other out and trying to limit poodle face licks to under 100 per hour.
Even though we are a touch sleep deprived (as expected), we couldn’t be happier. Here are a few pics because I can’t help myself (Don’t worry. These are not my professional attempts. Those are yet to come. These are just phone photos!)
Baby Pool Winner!
A few weeks ago I published a fun online baby pool for Theo. Lots of people entered (over 200) and weirdly not a single person got the date right (1/10). But there was still a winner who got most of the details right and won the tiebreaker (closest to date). I’ll email you with your prize!
Food blogging (and the Expecting Nugget series) will continue as scheduled tomorrow!