Thursday, July 02, 2009

I don't know where to begin

So I'll begin with the beginning...

Less Than 12 Hours Old



The Mogrunt
Born June 21, 2009 at 11:19am
7lbs 13oz
21" or 56cm long

This photo was taken after his very first bath... and long after he had stolen our hearts.

The Mogrunt is named for my father and my grandfather. Mr. Happy and I debated his name for many long months, keeping all possibilities a secret from our friends and family until he was born. We settled on his name the week before he was born but didn't tell anyone.

Shortly after he was born and after they had cleaned up the delivery room, I asked for my dad to come into the room. He walked in and the Mogrunt was on the "warmer" getting checked out again, so we said, "He's over there, go have a look." My dad got up to the table and started to cry, so he came over to me and kissed me on the forehead. Mr. Happy brought the baby over and handed him to my dad.

I asked, "Do you want to know his name now?

Dad said, "Ok", trying not to drip tears on his grandson.

When I told him, Dad let out a loud snuffle and said, "You didn't need to do that!" and then I was bawling and said, "Yes we did!"

Proud Grampy



The whole process of bringing the Mogrunt into this world took quite some time. Perhaps when he's not fussing in his chair, I'll take the time to write it out, but for now, here are the proud grandparents:

The Grandparents



The Proud Dad:

Daddy and the Mogrunt



And the Proud, Exhausted Mom:

Squinty mommy, cutie baby

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Yay Steph! He's beautiful! And it's really good to hear from you.

    Charlene (Mac and Rachel's mom)

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  2. Huge congratulations. He's just the sweetest little thing. Soak up and enjoy every moment (even the ones that suck mightily...for there will be some of those too) cuz as cliche as it may be, it goes by so so fast.

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  3. OMG he's so gorgeous! This post totally made my day and also made me tear up because I know what joy (and exhaustion) our Jakey brings us!! I am SO happy for you guys. Congrats a million times over! Sending lots of love and hugs from down under!!

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  4. He's some cute!!! Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations, Steph! He is a handsome little guy, and you and your family look so happy! Glad to hear he arrived safe and sound, and am looking forward to seeing some pics of himas he gets bigger!

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  6. Congratulations! He's adorable.

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  7. Congrats! He's a cutie - definitely a keeper :)

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  8. congratulations! He's beautiful and well worth the wait I'm sure.

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  9. Beautiful! Good job, you guys.

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  10. And so begins the very best days...

    Congrats guys, he's wonderful

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  11. Many, many congratulations. What an absolute love he is. Have a wonderful time with him -- in between your exhaustion, and surviving, and sleeping, etc.!

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  12. He's precious! Congratulations!

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  13. congratulations. he is lovely.

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  14. He's beautiful, Steph! Congratulations to all of you, and welcome to the Mogrunt.

    (let the mommyblogging begin!)

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  15. Can I call him Mo? I feel that "Grunt" would not be appropriate.

    Thank goodness he's finally here!

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  16. Well done! You guys make beautiful babies!! (well, from what I have seen so far!) Congrats-and enjoy.

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  17. Maybe it would be easier to blog about Syd's coming into the world story if somebody was there to entertain him... hint hint...

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  18. Congratulations, he is so handsome.
    Thank you very much for making me cry. I have to learn to read your blog at home not at the office.

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  19. No Steph...you're MY hero.

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  20. he is indeed one gorgeous baby. Congratulations. Your life has changed forever, enjoy him while he is so deliciously new and little.

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  21. My best wishes and congratulations to you all! What a beautiful darling boy. I'm so happy for you, keep enjoying yourself and this lovely time.

    with best wishes,

    Jen

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  22. Such sweetness! He is beautiful. What an amazing experience for you and your family! Congrats!

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  23. What a beautiful boy! Congratulations all around!

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  24. Wonderful news!! Congratulations and enjoy him! The years will fly by.

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  25. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Congratulations Steph! You have a beautiful boy. When looking at the pictures it is not hard to tell that everyone in the family is extremely proud. I told Tammy that she looks good with a baby in her arms. Again congratulations and I know that you will be experiencing many happy times and joys as this little wee one grows. (A few sleepless nights might be thrown in there too.)
    Tammy's mom, Linda

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  26. Robin2:22 AM

    Congratulations on your little guy! He's soooo cute.

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