Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Baby Keeping Me Up

It's 4:37 am, and I'm awake. How did I get into this situation?

Well, it started when the new delivery arrived at a friend's house a few days ago (we chose to have it there). Since then, it's been a whirlwind of friends coming over to see the new addition and family begging for pictures. Mommy has been bonding somewhat but seems a bit standoffish at times. Madeline is indifferent and more concerned about her own "Dee Dee" (baby).

But Daddy has had a special relationship with this little guy since the moment he laid eyes on him.

Here are a few quick facts about our Bundle of Joy (name pending):

Height: 44" (99th percentile)
Weight: 37 pounds, 0 ounces (99th percentile -- some question of gestational diabetes)
Color: Black
Favorite foods: 7 pound pork shoulders, entire bags of Kingsford, and chunks of apple wood (as a special treat)
Favorite activities: Smoking
Unusual features: Has three legs, head lifts off body

So here I am, caring for him in the wee hours of the morning as only Daddy can. I've been up all night, and I couldn't be happier.

Pictures soon to follow!


Brian and chelsea said...

I warned Malerie about substance abuse during pregnancy...guess she didn't listen...

kirwan said...

We haven't been in your ward for long enough that I fell for this long enough to share your "big news" with Maren. Now my question is, why are you up in the middle of the night with your 'baby'?

Malerie said...

See matt I thought this would start rumors!

samantha said...

I can't stop laughing! Congratulations on your new addition! I can't believe that I am already an aunt to two!

Ralph and Jenny Davis said...

ha ha ha ha, Ralph my husband is also somewhat obsessed with this fun activity. It gets to be addicting and pretty soon you'll have all sorts of requests and demands for delicous apple cherrywood ribs, with a perfect smoke ring, yummmm.