Ray Bueno [Ourlast] was born at 18:32 Thursday, March 2, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces (3.1 kilos) at birth, and was 19.5 inches (49.53 cm) long. We're home from the hospital and both of us continue to do well.
I have so many things to say about the labor and delivery (I want to tell you the story about how I almost had a baby in my sleep) and about coming home (and how I am not reading my email right now because I checked it and saw all the things I'd been copied on from work and promptly had a total crying meltdown) and about what good care Himself took and is taking of me and of both of us, and about Ray (who needs a pseudonym for future blogging purposes - the Fishlet?) and how wonderful he is. But I really, really need to get some sleep, and so for now I will only say:
When he cries he sounds like the unholy union of a cat and a duck being run over by a clown car - sort of yowly and quacking at the same time, with a funny little honk thrown in. If I have gotten any reasonable amount of sleep and am not having a hormonal surge, this is actually quite funny; the rest of the time it is the most unimaginably distressing thing I have ever heard.
Thanks to all who sent love and good wishes. Online life will resume once we have any kind of handle on anything, which could take a while.