Saturday, January 8, 2011

He's Here!

Our son, Kermit*, was born Friday, January 7, at 1:00pm, via completely predictable c-section. He weighed a modest 7 lbs 7 oz, he's 21" long, and he's the best eater in the world. Seriously, this kid cannot stop eating.

Everyone is doing well so far, though I still have my cough left over from the cold a few weeks ago, and fits of coughing immediately after abdominal surgery sucks more than I can possibly describe. We should be home sometime early next week, and I'll write up a full birth story then. For now, I'll just mention that Kermit's birth was so earth-shattering that it culminated in an earthquake. Literally. A small one, but the building moved, and S and two nurses and I all looked at each other in disbelief and asked, "Wow, was it just me, or did anyone else feel that?!?" at the same time. I've lived in earthquake territory for nearly a dozen years, and I've felt maybe 6 earthquakes total during that time. Yet one of them was the night S proposed to me, and another one was the week we found out that we were pregnant with LL. And now this one to herald in Kermit's birth. Nothing inflates your view of your own significance quite like the universe moving a planet to announce your major life changes.


* As with LL, I have decided not to actually include Kermit's name on the blog, but I'll leave enough clues that you can easily figure it out if you want to. For blog purposes, the name Kermit has grown on me quite a bit, so we'll stick with that for now. In real life, his name starts with a J, and means "dove" in Hebrew. The name comes from a prophet in the Torah known most notably for being eaten by a very large fish.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I love the name and I can't wait to hear the whole story!

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  2. Congrats! And it was way too easy to figure out his name. lol

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  3. Congratulations! Glad to hear momma and baby and family are healthy and happy :)

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  4. Mazel tov! I love the name! I hope that you are having a wonderful first few days of newborn snuggles.

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  5. Congratulations! I was glad you gave us the hints on his name. :)

    Glad you have a good eater!

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  6. Congrats! I love the name. Wow about the earthquake!

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  7. He was born on my birthday! That's a very good sign :)

    A huge congrats!!!

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  8. He was born on my birthday! That's a very good sign :)

    A huge congrats!!!

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  9. Congratulations on your new baby! His name is on our short list (should we actually give birth to a live baby boy)

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  10. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Does this mean it was a natural labour? Mind you kept saying friday, so I don't know why I didn't clue in that Kermit and monkey are sharing the same bday! Happy Birth Day Kermit!

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  11. had to google dove & prophet to find the name (not knowing my hebrew very well...) LOVE the name and goes awesome with LL

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  12. Congratulations mama!!! Enjoy those new-from-Heaven snuggles. :D

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  13. Congratulations! And I really like his name :)

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  14. Welcome to the world little dove. Congratulations!

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