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March 5, 2009

Last I wrote, we hadn’t met Henry. It has been nearly three weeks now and I want to get the word out, blogstyle, that on 2/15 at 11:57 pm Henry Atticus Phillips Schuerman was born.

At birth Henry weighed 8 lbs., 14 oz. and was 31 inches long.

Except, perhaps I mean 21 inches long? Whichever length is just slightly longer than the average baby — but not like, a lengthy, serpentine, snake baby from the Guinness Book of World Records. I think actually Henry was 21 inches long — which is a generously sized baby.

He is beautiful and extremely spunky and seems — knock on wood — like a very, very vital boy. More on this in the story of the birth! I am working on more comprehensive post but wanted to get this out and up.

It’s very surreal that Henry is here. In part because I am so sleep deprived that I want to call in the National Guard so they can hold down the fort while I nap, but in part because it’s like anything else huge, like getting married. I keep telling myself “I have a son.” WE have a son. But it’s hard to get it. I still can hardly believe that I am married, and now, this!

Also, I get to start to recognize the physical gestures from the person who was knocking around inside of me for all of those months!

Welcome to you, dear Henry.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2009 12:15 am

    YAY HAPS! He is so beautiful!

  2. March 11, 2009 9:41 pm

    Hurray, Henry! Welcome to the world!

  3. March 13, 2009 1:36 am

    his hair look so dark now! he is so awake! i love it! congrats….

  4. March 13, 2009 2:30 am

    That’s a great photo of him! He looks much smarter than the average 3-week-old person

  5. March 17, 2009 8:20 pm

    WooHoo! You are both radiant! So nice to meet you, Henry!

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