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!

  • http://learningmass.wordpress.com Jade Bolack

    What a blessing! Congratulations! I’m so glad everything went well for you and baby Lincoln. I love the name, too.
    Thanks for sharing your joy!
    All the best. God bless!

  • http://ourordinarylifeextraordinary.blogspot.com/ Christine

    Congratulations! He’s definitely a cutie! Only you would be writing a blog update so soon after birth ;-)

  • http://www.the-mother-load.blogspot.com Aimee

    Congratulations!! He’s beautiful! God bless you and your family! :)

  • http://shinyhappycatholics.blogspot.com Martha

    Congrats! He’s lovely!! Enjoy the excellent cuddle time!

  • http://roughplacesplain.tumblr.com/ nancyo

    Oh, my he is just the cutest thing ever! Congratulations and enjoy!

  • Patricia Yandell

    He is so so gorgeous. Many congratulations. Many years grant unto him O Lord.

  • Jocelyn

    Congratulations!!! Sooo adorable :) Yay!!!

  • Leeny

    Oh, he is just adorable!! Congrats and many blessings to you and your family!! Love his name, too.

  • http://smoochagator.wordpress.com Smoochagator

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.learningmotherhood.com Bonnie

    He’s gorgeous! I was thinking about you all day yesterday and I can’t wait to hear the birth details. I may be a bit of a birth story addict : )


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