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Wash, DC Introducing the newest member of the Galactic Senate... AND PICTURES!!!

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by DarthDrew, Dec 16, 2004.

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  1. DarthDrew

    DarthDrew Jedi Master star 4

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    Zachary John Wilkin! Born December 15, 2004, at 6:33 PM. 8 lb 1 oz, 20 1/2 inches long. He has a 14 inch head, which is on the high-side of normal. Big brain!

    Mother is doing quite well. She had a c-section, so is in Virginia Hospital Center for a few more days but is recovering better than expected. She was on solid food today and was walking around like it was no big deal.

    Baby is wonderful! 20 digits in all the right places. He is quite a calm baby - only cried twice today for about five minutes each. The Force must be with him! Just looking and reaching and being. He looks like his mother, but has his father's hands.

    Father is doing well. I had a final today and was thankful that I didn't have to delay it. I have one more left on Saturday, but need to study for it tomorrow. I will be spending as little time as I possibly can away from the hospital and mom so that I can support her in her painful time.

    Edit: Pictures below!
     
  2. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
     
  3. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Congrats! That's wonderful news!
     
  4. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    Hooray!! I'm so happy for you both! I can hardly wait to meet our newest member. Give Christa a big hug from Ken and me and when it's time for visitors, let me know.
     
  5. AT-AT_Commander

    AT-AT_Commander Jedi Master star 4

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    Congradulations!!!!!!
     
  6. Maleficant

    Maleficant Jedi Knight star 5

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    Congrats on the new bunddle of joy, but I must warn you, that lack of crying will be ending once baby gets home!! ;)
     
  7. stateless

    stateless Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Awesome! Congratulations! :D
     
  8. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Hey. Congrats! One more mind we can warp. Woo hoo!
     
  9. Vaders_Kid

    Vaders_Kid Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Congrats to you both!!!
     
  10. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Congratulations on your new arrival!!

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  11. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    awww that is so wonderful!! Congratulations on your new son!! give mommy a hug for me! :)
     
  12. Velvetdragon

    Velvetdragon Jedi Youngling star 1

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    What great news! Congratulations!

     
  13. DarthDrew

    DarthDrew Jedi Master star 4

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    Just call if you want to come by. Christa's off all the way through January and my finals just finished today.

    Pictures!!

    [image=http://www.landhermitcrabs.com/FatherSon.jpg]
    [image=http://www.landhermitcrabs.com/LittleZach1.jpg]
    [image=http://www.landhermitcrabs.com/LittleZach2.jpg]
    [image=http://www.landhermitcrabs.com/LittleZach3.jpg]
     
  14. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What a sweetie! [face_love]
     
  15. ZOOfo-Dyas

    ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Knight star 6

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    Someone looks awfully proud in that picture ;)
     
  16. academygrad88

    academygrad88 Jedi Master star 5

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    What a beautiful baby!!
     
  17. Vaders_Kid

    Vaders_Kid Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I don't understand it. That kid looks NOTHING like me!! ;)

    Great pix!!!
     
  18. Maleficant

    Maleficant Jedi Knight star 5

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    "I don't understand it. That kid looks NOTHING like me!!"


    ROTFLMFAO!!!!!

    That was SO wrong!!!

    So how is life after baby now? Your Xmas is just going to be the best now that you have a little one to share all the joys of the season with.

    :D
     
  19. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    [face_laugh]

    Bruce, you weren't supposed to tell him!

    [face_laugh]

    he is such a cute baby! :)
     
  20. DarthDrew

    DarthDrew Jedi Master star 4

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    So how is life after baby now?

    Great! We are so enjoying our little one. I am doing some catching-up on various things right now (email, etc.) while Christa and Zach catch some sleep. Christa usually has the first series (feeding, changing, etc.) with Zach in the wee-small-hours. I take the second series and we build in some extra sleeping time.

    One thing that I have to say: I don't know how single mothers do it. I had a period today where we were preparing to go out, Zach wanted to eat, I was hungry and Christa was getting ready. Obviously, my eating took the back seat, but it really hit home just how much there is to do with a baby. Schedules be damned, they must have what they must have now.

    I wouldn't change it for the world, though! :)
     
  21. Maleficant

    Maleficant Jedi Knight star 5

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    How do single mom's do it? We just do, sometimes to the ends of our sanity but regardless the baby/child most come first and even if that means I don't get to go out with friends or I can't buy something for myself, well so be it since my attitude has always been the following:

    That baby/child didn't ask to be borne into this world and since this one is mine and I made that choice, then it is my duty to care and love this child.

    If you ever wanna swap baby stories or want to get advise, pm me!!! :D
     
  22. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    I'm so sorry I missed seeing you guys last night! Next time you're on the way to CVS, come back and our guest puppy/maniac will be swiftly crated if need be!
     
  23. DarthDrew

    DarthDrew Jedi Master star 4

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    Eugenia, I'm sorry we couldn't stay. We will definitely try again some time. It was getting late anyway so we couldn't stay for long. We'll try again on a weekend... and call first. :)
     
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