Sunday, January 30, 2011
We are just about to check out of the hospital, so here is a quick update.
After a less than ideal, drama filled morning, we had a healthy, super awesome baby boy born Jan 28 at 1:06pm. He's a lightweight at 9lb 7.7 oz and 20.5 inches.
As for the grand reveal of his secretive name? Well, we've been going at the decision making process for months and months and seriously, up to this very last minute and haven't wanted a lot of input because we didn't want the feedback to affect our decision.
We've been putting off the anxious birth certificate staff the past few days and as I hear their urgency in choosing a name, I've been tempting to tell them, "Trust me, I want to have his name decided more than you do." We are the last people on their list to visit today before they leave.
We wanted to have a name that had meaning and I also thought it would be cool to have a name that had a "happy" name in it because of our girls both having one, "Bliss" and "Felicity"--and I was originally going to be named Merry Afton (ended up being Marilu Afton).
After much deliberation, we finally decided on Gaylord Parker. It's perfect because my mom's maiden name is Gayman and well, gay means happy too of course. Win win.
Better jet, more details on birth later. Yay!