Category Archives: Friends and Family

Welcome, Benjamin!

My second son, Benjamin Eliot, was born today at 3:19 CDT, weighing 8lbs. 15oz. and 21 inches long. Like his older sister he was born VBAC, and like his older brother he has a full head of hair.

Welcome, Maggie!

My first daughter, Margaret Evelyn, was born this morning at 9:51 EST, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz, and measuring 20 ½ inches. She’s different from brother Sam in that she is naturally born (VBAC), about a pound lighter, half an inch longer, and most noticeably not screaming constantly. We arrived at the hospital late Saturday [...]

Code-name “The Bean”

Here’s the Bean at nine weeks. We didn’t get as clear a picture as we did for brother Sam, but we did see a speedy heartbeat and some wiggling.

Congratulations to My Lovely Wife!

Yesterday Melita won the Zazzle Earth Day T-shirt design contest. Below, Sam sports one of the shirts, and you can see it here (check out the rest of her Zazzle store). She’s definitely going to put to good use the prize, Adobe Creative Suite 3. And since Earth Day is also her birthday, this made [...]

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

I’d like to wish a happy birthday to Ryan Martin, who was lucky enough to be published on the front page of SI this very same day.

First Smile for Daddy

Although he’s smiled for his mom this past week, my son–almost seven weeks old–didn’t smile for me until today. It’s understandable; so far I’ve mostly been the bleary-eyed guy torturing him (also known as “changing his diaper”) at 3 or 4 in the morning.