Welcome to the World, baby Ben!

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
— from Peter Pan, by James M. Barrie

This post is a bit late, but I didn’t get permission to post the pictures until today, so . . .

On January 10, at 4:51 am, my best friend Aimee and her husband Tim welcomed their first child (and my godson), Benjamin Walter. This giant baby arrived after only about 7 hours of labor and he came so fast Aimee wasn’t able to get an epidural. She is officially my hero, because Ben weighed in at 9 pounds, 10 ounces. Yowza.

Here he is just born:

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And here are his little feet:

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And here he is a few days ago, getting settled in at home in Texas:

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Just before he was born, I booked my ticket out to Texas for next month, and I can’t wait to meet him! Plus, I haven’t seen Aimee since she and Tim moved to Texas in September, so this will be a great trip. I just wanted to share such a special thing with all of you; Aimee and Tim are over the moon, obviously, and I just am so happy for them!

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7 thoughts on “Welcome to the World, baby Ben!

  1. Aww, thanks, Bubba. I had good training with the Princess! And never mind that UUs don’t even have such a thing as godparents; we’re just making it up as we go along!

  2. Your hero? I’m flattered because in so many ways you are my hero too! 🙂 Besides, it was worth it right? I think he is the most beautiful baby ever….not that I’m biased or anything. 😉

  3. He really is so handsome, Aimee. I love that third picture of him on the couch – you can really tell in that one what a great face he has. Only two weeks til my visit! Yay!

    And you’re allowed to be biased; when the Princess was born, Nate asked me if he should tell everyone he knew that she was the prettiest baby ever so that they wouldn’t be surprised when their kids weren’t as cute!

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