So I'll begin with the beginning...
Born June 21, 2009 at 11:19am
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!"
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 Proud Dad:
And the Proud, Exhausted Mom: