Monday, February 22, 2010

Alexander Harrington Beets

Alexander Harrington Beets was born Friday, Feb. 19 at 11:34pm. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and Kate labored for about 17 hours to bring him into the world. Mother and son were released from the hospital yesterday. My dad took our first family photo (above) shortly before they were sprung.

Now we're all back home and learning to live as a three-piece. Everything looks just like it did when Kate and I left for the hospital, but we might as well be on another planet for how much everything has changed. It still hasn't completely sunk in that this beautiful, blond-headed boy who just turned 72 hours old a few minutes ago is really ours.

Before he was born, I had no way of knowing if the bond all my parent friends kept telling me about would happen. But there I was, gently rocking him in the hospital nursery at 2am while the radio played "Dance With Me" by Orleans, knowing there was no place else I'd rather be than right there at that moment.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov and congratulations! I can't wait to meet him. Noah

Stacey said...

Your chap is precious! Congratulations to you and the missus!

Jean said...

Wow, that made me all teary-eyed! Congratulations, Greg and Kate!! I look forward to meeting Alexander. :)

The M.O.B. Skaters said...

OMG. You are in for it now. This is the best thing ever and it only gets better and better. Congratulations on the new mini titter.

The M.O.B. Skaters said...

It's me, not MOB, Joanna! Irg.