Thursday, December 4, 2008
Welcome to the World, Chris, You Have 1 New Message!
Today my second nephew was born. He registered for life today, so here is his welcome message. His name is Christopher Matthew, to go along with his 3 year old big bro John Thomas. The picture above is the him getting a bath from his nurses, his first real bath aside from being cleaned up post-c/s. They are rolling him over to wash the back of his body. He arrived at 11:07 a.m. EST, weighing 8 lbs 3 oz, and was 20 inches long.
Thank you for registering with Life™. You have a completely blank slate coming into the world. You are capable of doing great things, and capable of doing terrible things. My only hope for you as one of your uncles, and your mother's only brother, is that you grow up to be a good man, that you are kind, charitable, help your fellow man out when possible, and that you maintain your integrity. Do not let other people compromise the values and teachings your father, mother, brother, and extended family instill in you. You were born with a great set of lungs, a healthy body, and I know that everything is overwhelming now.
You're used to being sheltered in the warm cocoon of mommy's belly, but you're out in the world now, where it is bright, and cold at times. You're getting used to the light, and to the noises, which are clearer now, but there is oh-so-much to take in and process. Just keep your eyes and ears open, except for when you need a well-deserved nap, because growing to be big & strong is hard work. Take it all in, it will start to make sense.
I love you.