Saturday, November 03, 2007

Proud Uncle Eric

I have a pseudo-policy of not posting photos of my family here on TWC or on GCN or facebook/myspace, but I decided to make just one itsy bitsy exception because they are SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

So this is a pic of my lil nephew Jacob and his new brother Gavin Alexander! Jacob's excited because he's been the only boy for years. He's got 5 other sisters/cousins (among my 3 siblings). Uncle Eric is proud and excited to now have 7 nieces and nephews!

Also, i thought it'd be fun to share an email message below that I received from my sister Michele about her experience going into labor. Here ya go . . . .

Hi everyone!!!!

I didn't make it to my due date of Nov. 15th. My baby, Gavin Alexander, was delivered on Tuesday, Oct. 30th. Yes, both he and Jacob have the same birthday!!! Can you believe it??? I woke up at 3am to use the bathroom (like I usually did), but I felt a little different. My first thought was that I couldn't be going into labor on Jacob's birthday. I decided to lay down and see if maybe I was wrong. At 3:30am, I wake up Brian and said, " I don't think you're going to work today." I was bleeding a little so I knew that I was starting labor. Brian took a shower and then went to Walmart to get cupcakes for Jacob's class. I took a shower and got my bag together. Brian calls my in-laws and we decide to head on over to Redlands Community before traffic started. As we're driving there, I feel my water had broke. I felt my contractions coming 6 minutes apart by then. We park the car (5:10am) and head on over to the information desk. By the time we get to the elevator, I'm telling Brian that we need to hurry! The nurses get my info. and take me into the labor room. I just had enough time to put on my gown and lay on the bed. I tell Brian to call the nurse cause this baby was coming NOW!! The nurse checks me and there's about 8 nurses rushing around!! The baby's head is coming... The on-call doctor made it there just in time! At 5:24am, Gavin is born [:x] I was lucky to make it to the hospital in time!!! Baby is doing fine and we are now at home. Gavin weighed 8 lbs 2 oz. when he was born but has gone down to 7 lbs. 14 oz. I just wanted to share the news!

How fun, right? Thanks everyone! I'll most likely see them this weekend. =)


Gavin said...

Very cute! But he looks nothing like me. ;)

Bill Rogers said...

Just as handsome as his uncle!

Steve said...

Congrats, Eric. That's wonderful...

Thanks for sharing your joy with us.


The Rainbow Zebra said...

Congratulations Uncle Eric!!!! What cuties :)