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!

  • Maggie @ From the Heart

    Yay!!! Congrats!!!

  • Lydia

    He’s adorable! Congratulations! BTW- yours is one of the only blogs I can stand to read at this point- late pregnancy is making me super sensitive, and happy baby news was just what I needed to hear! Looking forward to the upcoming post :)

  • RebeccaK

    Squee! Congratulations!

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  • pagansister

    Love the picture of Lincoln peeking out of one eye—a person must keep his eye on things!

  • Laurel

    Wonderful and darling!! Can’t wait to read the next blog! Blessings on your little one, born on the same day as my oldest!

  • Tamie

    My first time visiting your blog and you greet me with a newborn baby. I’m a reader for life. :) What a cutie pie he is!!! Congratulations, and I am looking forward to that story!

  • Rebecca

    Congratulations! He’s adorable! Can’t wait to hear the birth story!

  • Kelly@inthesheepfold

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

  • Jennifer

    Aww, Congratulations!! He’s a little cutie!!