It’s a Baby!

Aren’t you relieved? I know I am. I always get a little antsy during those last weeks of pregnancy, when I feel increasingly like a character in a Ridley Scott movie and the baby seems to be kicking me with twelve arms and legs, that the delivery room is going to be like this scene from Men in Black:

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Luckily it wasn’t quite so violent, even if little Lincoln does bear a slight resemblance to the adorable baby alien squid. Wanna see?

Introducing Lincoln Anthony Jude Alexander

See? He kind of has the baby squid eyes. Cute, huh? (Surely I’m not the only one who finds that little squid unbelievably adorable?)

The labor and delivery might not have been as violent as the above scene, but let me tell you, the last 48 hours have been…insane. Completely and totally insane. Increasingly ludicrous things kept happening, and the only way I kept from losing it was to tell myself, “just think, this is going to make the best blog post EVER!” And after mentally writing part of it last night, I’ve decided that was definitely not empty reassurance. Lincoln and I are still in the hospital until tomorrow, but once I’m back home and we’ve settled in a bit, I promise you a blog post filled with ambulances, pinkeye, hospital scheduling errors, Pitocin hell, failed epidurals, blood, blackouts, and one intensely disturbing Jumanji dream-sequence. It’s going to be so melodramatic. I can’t wait.

But in the meantime, I’ll leave you with adorable baby pictures! The Ogre is on his way home right now to bring the other minions up to meet their new little brother, so hopefully I’ll be able to update this in a bit with a few pictures of all the minions. Until then, though, I hope you enjoy this excessive deluge of absolute cuteness, otherwise known as:

“Lincoln Anthony Dude”, according to Charlotte

Look at all that black hair! All our kids have had dark hair at birth, but he’s definitely got the most, and it’s definitely the darkest.


He gets that suspicious glare from his father, of course


And thank you all SO much for your prayers. As crazy as yesterday was, the birth was pretty straightforward and uncomplicated, and I did not have to have a C-section, thank God. I’m sure that was due in no small part to the many prayers being said for us. You guys are awesome. Have a lovely, lovely Sunday!

  • sherry

    Congratulations. He’s beautiful.

  • Rose

    He is so adorable!! Congrats! :)

  • ceciliamaria

    Congratulations!!! What a handsome little fella!!!

  • Tracy

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! I’m glad that you were able to avoid a c-section, and hope your recovery is swift!

  • Laura @ Show Me a Day

    Congrats! Looking forward to the birth story like a kid looks forward to Halloween.

    • Ted Seeber

      If it was anything like my wife being induced for the Baluga to come into this world, it will be a story quite fitting for Halloween.

      Well, maybe not as bad- you didn’t end with 7 hours stuck in the birth canal followed by a C-section. And two years later finding out that caused some mild (well, he’s only about 2 years behind) learning disabilities. And that, since he wasn’t fully baked, 7 years of diapers followed by spinal surgery (tethered cord, or spina bifida occulta). Or maybe the rest is all in your future. I sincerely hope not. God granted me the patience to be a special needs parent, but it took the Baluga to bring it out in me.

  • Manny

    Congratulations! God bless him and the mommy. :)

  • Cheryl

    I love those baby pictures. He is a cutie pie!

  • eliese

    Congrats! So cute.

  • Marla Morgan

    Congratulations, Calah on Lincoln!! He is adorable, and you look fabulous!! And, loved your last pregnancy pic too–gorgeous!! Looking forward to the birth story!

  • Laura

    I’m late to the party but congratulations!