Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ashton Hinckley Bird
Baby Bird has finally arrived!!! He was born Saturday, September 20 at 2:24 a.m. He was 7.4 lbs and 19" long. Lorin hovered over Brenda the whole time, exclaiming "Wow!" and "Whoa!" and "Humph, interesting" and "Crazy!" and "Do you see that?" and "Can you believe that?" and "Holy Cow!" and "Jeez that guy has a lot of gloop" and "Ooh, man that must hurt!" and "Huh, would you look at that" and a lot of other not-so-funny-at-the-time proclamations, announcements, commentary, declarations, pronouncements, and observations. Brenda pushed for a good 3.5 hours after a pleasant contractional experience stretching from 1 PM on Wednesday and lasting until that lovely and blessed Saturday morning. Ashton Hinckley (Gordon B. and Marvin J. anyone?) Bird is beautiful little boy who has already conquered an extremely narrow birth canal, a cone head, oralized meconium (ask what that is in private please!), hepatitis b shot, low glucose, an IV for aforementioned low glucose, a mild form of jaundice, and numerous cuts for blood testing. He is now wondering why he voted yes for the plan of salvation and who sent him to this fallen and crude world and why are those writhing tentacle-like members always hitting him in the face and what he wouldn’t give to show them who’s boss! His eyes say it all- why God, why?!