Monday, July 9, 2012

High Fiber--BS Arrives at Last!

You might as well skip this blog post if you don't like baby pictures!

BS finally arrived, and we learned that his name is Soren Hendrick Stuart. They wanted something Scandinavian to balance off the Scottish surname, I guess. Soren is the Swedish version of Thor, God of Thunder. This baby is mostly Norwegian/Finnish/Swedish, with a little Anglo-Saxon and some other stuff thrown in.

Here he is meeting his daddy for the first time. ("So this is the voice behind Goodnight Moon and all my favorite Dr. Seuss stories!")

Everyone is impressed with his fine head of hair. Baby Soren has a "faux hawk." You can see it better in this photo:
We thought he would be born on July 4th, which would have been a nice match to Zachary, our Easter baby and other grandson, but he actually arrived at 12:54 on July 5th, which was his great-grandfather's birthday. DH's father would have been thrilled to have the first grandchild who will carry on his Stuart name arrive on his birthday! (Those things mattered to him.) Here's DH with his second grandson to arrive within three months.
Our younger son, Soren's daddy, has been reading to him for nine months already. (If I had known Soren was trying to see the book, I would have held him up more.)
Soren got off to an exciting start, including some concerns that landed him in NICU for a short time. Soon he was back with the rest of his family, though, and ready to go home the next day. Life had become...well, ho hum!
More adventures of Soren...and maybe some knitting and next week's blog. Stay tuned! For my quilting friends, I'll try to get a photo of Soren with his Dragon Quilt for next week's blog post.

What's on my needles: Finishing up the Jasper Diamond Hoodie. It should go fast, now that the excitement is over
What's on my wheel: Still the Mountain Colors Targhee in "Crazy Woman." It should go faster now, too.
What's on my iPad: Same as last week.
What's my app of the week: Handy Convert. We used it to calculate how much weight Soren had lost since birth. His birth weight was in lbs and oz and his weight in NICU was in Kilos. Turns out, he didn't lose too much.
What's in my wine glass:Panilonco Chardonnay Viognier 2011. Very nice! Whites are usually my second choice, but this one is like a very dry Riesling.
Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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