Friday, April 18, 2008

The post you've all been waiting for

It's a boy!

And after much deliberation and procrastination (and some nagging from the nurses), he finally has a name: Milo Edgardo.

Milo was born just after midnight on Tuesday, April 15th. He's lucky we didn't decide to name him HR Block. I won't go into details, but labor was long, but manageable. My contractions actually started a week earlier, and continued off and on for 5 sleepless nights. Milo got so low down that he completely blocked off my bladder and kidneys, resulting in some horrible pain towards the end. But the actual labor wasn't so bad.

And he's so totally worth it. Jorge and I both think that Milo's about one of the cutest babies we've seen in a long time. And we were both fully prepared to admit it if our kid ended up goofy-looking. Because, let's face it, there are a lot of genetic mishaps that could have occurred - his ears, my skinny lips, his neanderthal brow, my chipmunk cheeks. Instead, he managed to look unlike either of us, and has dimples of unknown origin. Everyone tells us how adorable he is, but we know that they have to say that, so we sent photos to Jorge's sister, who would not lie about such an important matter, for verification of his cuteness.

Still figuring out this whole motherhood thing, and expect to be doing so for, oh...ever. But I'm lucky that both Jorge and I don't have much in the way of responsibility of any kind. While I haven't slept much at night, when Milo is an eating machine, we both manage to catch up in the form of naps during the day so far.











With his proud auntie:

Still a bit small for "newborn" clothes, we thought he looked like a baby pope. That is, if the pope wore hats with monkeys on them (and why shouldn't he?).

15 comments:

Pam said...

oh gwyn, he is adorable! and i'm not just saying that! believe me, i had the same thoughts of what i'd say if i had goofy loooking kids. milo is definitely NOT goofy! eep!

Amy said...

Gwyn - He's gorgeous! Congrats again! :)

Brandi said...

awww, congratulations you guys!!! He is one cute baby!

Sometimes I wonder, will I notice if my kid turns out goofy looking, or will I always think he's so cute. Then he makes a terribly ugly face, and I know that yes, indeed, I can admit when he turns goofy, haha.

It is so wonderful that you've got a great maternity leave. Enjoy every minute of your time as a new family!

Jennifer Evans Armstrong said...

Congratulations to you both, he is gorgeous. Enjoy every second, life doesn't get any better than this.

Crissy7682 said...

Awww, he really is adorable! He seems so alert too!

Laurie Johnson said...

I'll be honest with you (and don't tell Hayden this) but you would know if your newborn was funny looking. Believe me. Little Milo is definitely completely gorgeous!!!! Congratulations!

regan said...

Congrats! Milo is adorable and has the best name ever!

Joy H said...

In some of those pictures, it's amazing how much he looks like his cousin Trevor - just with darker hair!

He's adorable, and we can't wait to see him!

mcarstens said...

CONGRATS! Milo is a beautiful baby!! I'm so glad you are all ok and doing well - that's the MOST important thing of all.

mandi said...

Congrats!!! Milo is a beautiful!

Laurie Johnson said...

I was thinking the same thing as Joy - that he looks like Trevor. He's got his Auntie Joy's nose.

jcelestelay said...

Congrats! He's really a cutie! And I love the pope/monkey hat!

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Jesse said...

I'm so looking forward to meeting the spiritual leader of the monkey wearing world! He looks like a good snuggle of a babe!

shutupproust said...

Mazel tov! And yes, Pope Milo I is totally adorable. Hopefully I'll get to meet him in May!