Tuesday, January 5

A New Chapter

Greetings from the one who doesn't blog much...

At 10:12 pm today, Rebecca gave birth to our son Thomas Ryan Cook. Weighing in at 9 pounds 2 ounces. He is officially more that 20% larger than Alice was when she was born. He also has hair... that's dark and a completely different nose!

He looks like a grumpy man with a bruised face... we'll work on getting some pictures soon. I suppose...

So, if you're followers of us, you will know that we were unsure of the name for quite some time. But I've been pretty confident about the first name ever since I had a mental vision type thing that told me his name would be Thomas. After I thought that, it just seemed right then I thought... Oh noes, people will accuse us of naming him after an Apostle, thinking Bible... It later occurred to me that that is also the modern prophet's name.

Anyway, I just want to make it clear that he is not named after anyone. He is Thomas because it is his name.

So... I'm not much for details, but I'll give you some. We went to the hospital to get induced. Arriving at about 7:45. They took awhile to get us started and Rebecca wanted to try going a more natural route than we did with Alice. After the ordeal, we've pretty much been convinced that Rebecca's body doesn't like to let children be born without pain killers at least... The umbilical cord was tied in a knot, and wrapped around him 3 times... Woot.

Anyway, I'm sure Rebecca will tell the story much more interestingly... cheers.

5 comments:

Julie P said...

Congrats!! Our babies share a name! Thomas is Caleb's middle name. It is a good name :):) Can't wait to see pictures and glad everything went well!

disillusioned said...

Congratulations! Glad he finally came! Hope recovery goes well:)

Mary P.

Sam said...

Congradulations!

Also, way to have your son before Kim and I have our daughter. :) We're inducing tomorrow (she was due Dec 30th after all).

Heidi said...

congrats!!

Melinda Beth said...

Congratulations! Thomas is a great name! I would totally use it if I didn't have a nephew named Thomas. Can't wait to hear more details.