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Monday, November 30, 2009

I am a Father

Fox Etienne Loup was born 11/27/09 at 4 pm. At birth he weighed 8 lbs, 12.2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He is probably bigger now, though, considering how often he eats, which largely consists of the time he spends awake and not crying. I love him, though I am not feeling any strong nurturing instincts or life-changing emotions as some people have told me. I am, on the other hand, feeling much stronger protective feelings, toward him and toward my wife. I think that is man's instinct. The woman has the baby and nurses it, weakened by the experience, so the man has to be there to protect her from sabretooth tigers and velociraptors and stuff.
Anyway, all three of us are home, healthy, happy, and exhausted.
We have to get this little guy to start sleeping more at night, so you can pray for that. Also, he has a little bit of jaundice, so we have to take him in tomorrow to make sure that is gone. You can also pray for that. Also, Crystal and I both have little colds, nothing major at all, but annoying nonetheless, so you can pray for that.
In the meantime, I have taken off the entire week to be home, and if I continue to get moments such as this one, I am thinking of making a bunch of end of the decade lists because you guys all know how much I love lists.


jess said...

Congratulations! :)

Nicholas said...

Thanks, Jess!