Thursday, July 10, 2008

New addition

On Monday, I received word that my sister Laura was going to be induced. She was due with he third child on July 16, but circumstances made it such that Monday was the day! And so, our family welcomed our 4th nephew/grandson, Trey Heath Whitton, born July 7th at 7 lb. 15 oz. and 20 1/2 in. (As a fun aside here, my grandma on my dad's side also celebrates a birthday on July 7th...and if I'm remembering correctly, she turned 77 on 7/7 this Monday. Kinda cool!)

We aren't used to being so close to Laura when she has her babies. Her last two sons, Jameson and Avery, were born while the Whitton family lived on the East coast. We got to see them when they were 6 months old or so. So it was really fun to actually go to the hospital and see the baby before he was even a day old.

Don't get me wrong: babies still scare me. Sure, they're cute, but when they start crying and pooping and all the other joyous things that come with the whole package...that's when I turn tail and hand the kid back to the adoring parents. On the 4th of July, I was holding my niece, Isabelle (she's about 4 months old), and my mom said, "Awh...Annie just loves little babies." Um, Mom...I do? I mean, yes, I do. I retorted with, "Yeah, if I'm related to them." Ok, for all of those out there with kids, please don't think this is some sort of bitter child-hating diatribe. I'm fairly sure that if they're your own, the love is much stronger there. :) Until I become a parent, I quite enjoy my serenity, though.

Anyhow...Trey is a cute little kid. You can't really tell what they look like when they're that old, but I can certainly tell that he looks like a Whitton.

Here are some pictures of the tyke...some are blurry, and there are a lot toward the end where we're trying to get him to open his eyes. He did not like that.


Blogger Laceski said...

Annie, I think I would have been pleased as punch if your post HAD been a child-hating diatribe. ;) Barbs aside, he looks really good for a newborn. Usually they're all purple and squishy, but he looks good.

July 10, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Blogger Adrianne Miller said...

Awh he's just a cute little baby! Good job getting a nephew! Also, when walking with him, don't drop him. In case you didn't know that.

July 10, 2008 at 9:07 AM

Blogger Erika said...

Oh he's cute! Yeah I thought I wasn't scared of newborns till I was in the hospital after Jenna was born and the nurses wheeled Jenna next to me and pretty much said "good luck!" and left. I felt SO ABANDONED and I was thinking, you know you just left a little tiny human being with someone who doesn't know what they're doing! Anyway... you get used to it. :)

July 13, 2008 at 6:35 PM


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