Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mother and Baby Well (etc. etc.)

Spencer Joseph
Born December 18th 9:40 am
9 lb. (4100g) 23.5 inches (60cm)


Thoughts and Observations
  • I was not remotely surprised to see how muscular his skinny legs are.
  • Some babies are apparently born without eyebrows.
  • Always after spending so much time looking at my own babies in the hospital I am shocked at how cute other people's infants are when I look at theirs. Our babies just aren't that cute (and are often quite the contrary: proof below). But they are OURS. (and plus they grow out of it).
  • Spencer looks so much like all our other babies. I have not yet taken a picture that captures it, but they always look like wise old men. There is something in their eyes (and their bald and wrinkliness).
  • The above fact is rather fitting, since Spencer is named after two wise old men (as I knew them): Spencer W. Kimball and my Grandpa (Spencer's great-grandpa) Joe.
  • Spencer is sweet as can be.
  • I am extremely grateful about so many things over the past few days.
  • Greg and I thought bringing this baby home was the perfect gift for us to give each other on our anniversary today (12 years!).
  • Baby and I really ARE both doing very well.
  • For those with inquiring minds more details about the birth in an upcoming post.

41 comments:

Liz said...

Yeah!!! I am thrilled and thought you probably had him. Can't wait to hear more details and can't believe how big he already is! We hope that you are recording all of the exclamations of 'wow, mom!' coming from his nearest sibling!

Annette Lyon said...

AWESOME! He shares my birthday! Now THAT is going to be a great kid because of that alone. :D

Congratulations!

L.T. Elliot said...

Happy Anniversary, INDEED! Congratulations, Lis! I think he's beautiful and oh so darling! I'm so happy for you! He looks so healthy and well! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

Susan said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
That's a big squishy baby! I so wish I could visit with a little gift, a meal, and a kiss for the top of his sweet head. Congratulations again! And happy anniversary!

Sheri said...

Can't wait for the next post! Congrats again, glad your doing well!!

Carolyn V. said...

So cute! Congrats!!!! Hope you are getting some sleep. =)

Kimberly said...

Welcome to the world little Spencer!

And Lisa, I'm just so thrilled for you!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Congratulations! I think your wise, old man is adorable. :)

Chief said...

congrats!

we have a Spencer too.

after President Kimball

great choice

Melanie J said...

Yay! I'm so glad all is well and I have to say, I think he's cute.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Massive congratulations!! I think he's cute!

Erin said...

Oh, he is just darling. What a sweet boy. I am so happy for you!

Erin said...

Nathan just pointed out how huge he is! WOW! Can't wait to hear the details.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you are both home and well. Can't wait to hear more.

Anne said...

I KNEW he was big from your email pic! Wish i could be there sis! Congrats and i love his name! Mom and i want to skype you so try to stay on if u can.

Erin said...

Oh, I am so glad things went well! Congratulations to you and your family. I look forward to hearing more about the delivery.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you're doing well after delivering a 9-pound baby with no epidural. I would really like to meet you one day, just because of that fact alone :)

MelancholySmile said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations!! My mom gave birth to my little brother the day after Christmas and she took him home in a big, red stocking. :) Enjoy your beautiful, little christmas bundle of joy!

Kazzy said...

Oh! Congrats, Lisa! I think "wisdom" look very cute on this little guy.

Your kids will go nuts with this Christmas gift! Take care.

Corina said...

Lisa....love this little wise guy! He's absolutely adorable :) Have a speedy recovery and Merry Christmas!

Lara said...

Congratulations! He is adorable, no matter what you think. :) I love his name.

And, none of my kids had eyebrows for their first few months, which is odd as my husband and I have more than enough to go around. :)

Merry Christmas! (And Happy Anniversary!)

Barbaloot said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary! I'm so happy for you and your family, and that lucky guy that gets to be a part of it:)

What the Hecklinger?! said...

So I already said congrats on your facebook page when I saw your mom post his pic, but can you ever say congratulations too many times?! NO! Congrats friends! And stop blogging and get some sleeeeeeep!

Marlo said...

Wow, baby girl! He's a big boy! Good luck keeping up with him!

Pancake said...

He is gorgeous! CONGRATS!

Nance said...

Congratulations! I think newborns are only cute because they are newborns and tiny... not because they are actually cute. And even my 5 and 7 year old don't have eyebrows (unless you look REALLY closely). Glad you are both doing well.

Alison Wonderland said...

Yay!! I was talking about you just last night (the Disney what a life thing about your secret life as a circus acrobat was on) and I wondered if you had had the baby. And look, you DID!!!

Congratulations. I think he looks just like most newborns and while maybe not technically the cutest things ever they make up for it in sweetness and baby smell. (I do miss that smell, maybe... NO NO NO!!)

JustRandi said...

Congratulations!! And he really IS a beautiful baby. Even without eyebrows!

Melissa Bastow said...

What are you talking about? He's ADORABLE!!! Even without the eyebrows.

I really hope they have epidurals in Poland...a 9 pounder needs one.

Moody said...

I think he's beautiful! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations to you and the family!!!! God has blessed you richly! Love, Kathy, Bill and Jason in California.

Heather said...

Who says you don't have cute babies? He looks kinda like some of mine. Eyebrows are over-rated anyway.

Donna said...

What a beautiful name and a beautiful baby.
Congratulations to you and the family!!!! God bless....

Donna from Baltimore.

Beeswax said...

Oh, BOY! Congratulations. I'm super envious that yours is on the outside now.

Heidi Ashworth said...

This kid is NOT bald! And he IS cute! Sweet is even better. My youngest was born sweet and eight years later, he is still the sweetest person I have ever met. What a wonderful gift. Love you!

Anonymous said...

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Charles said...

Wonderful news! Prayers and best wishes to the entire family.

The Sibert Family said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family. :)

Becky said...

You are hilarious! Of course he's cute!! I mean, mine were cuter, but that probably goes without saying. ;)

Congratulations.

JustRandi said...

Just popping in to say hi and I miss you!

Of course, I understand completely, and hope things are going well for all of you.

:)

Heather said...

I'm so bummed to have missed this. I thought you were on a blogging break!

Well, here I am now to finally wish you a congrats. He is so lovely and I love the name Spencer!