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Welcome My New Nephew, Gus!

July 7, 2009 3 comments
Sleepy Gus

Sleepy Gus

It’s official – little Rus Gus has finally made his debut into the world!  The blond Russel Augusten Nutter was born this afternoon, breathing his first fresh breath of air at 2:26 p.m.  That’s right, no more swimming around for the little guy.  And I must say, he’s quite a handsome little guy at that.  Though Gus was born via an unexpected C section due to his breech position, the operation went smoothly and Adrienne, Mac and the Gusbuster are all happy and well.

Some stats:

Birthday: July 7, 2009

Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz.  (on 7/7!)

Length: 20.6 inches

Apgar Scores: 8 and 9 (same as Emmett’s!)

I’m super excited to be an aunt, and I can tell Emmett is chomping at the bit for his new cousin to be his playmate as well.  Congrats, Mac and A!  Can’t wait to meet the little trouble maker 🙂

Naked Gus

Naked Gus

Gus and Adrienne

Gus and Adrienne

Gus Age Timer: 7 hours, 20 minutes

Say Hello To Baby Lump – AKA Emmett James Vaughan

January 18, 2009 17 comments

As I’m sure many of you have heard by now, Baby Lump is no longer a man of mystery.  First of all, yes, he’s a (little) man (or “eo” man, as my dad would say).  Although I definitely plan on posting a more detailed story about his birth once we all get a little more settled in, I figured I’d write up a quick little summary of the highlights of the past two days, mainly using pictures:

First, the cold, hard facts:

Full Name: Emmett James Vaughan

Birth date/time: Friday, January 16, 2009 – 11:47 a.m.

Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz.

Length: 22 inches (long and lanky)

Length of Labor: 12 hours (7 at home, 5 at the hospital)

Apgar Scores: 8 and (then) 9

Now, some highlights:

  • I survived without succumbing to the mercy of meds/epidural!  (Although I will admit there were a couple of times when I almost caved.)
  • James was an amazing coach and the main reason I was able to pull off childbirth naturally.
  • I popped out the muffin in the best room on the labor/delivery floor (jacuzzi tub, view of the Charles River, LARGE).
  • Emmett pooped all over me right after we met, much to my delight (I’m guessing he was determined not to hit that 8 lb. mark).
  • Emmett was born on the coldest day of the year (thus far), and experienced his first snowstorm during his third day of life.
  • The nurses and doctors who took care of Emmett and me at MGH were fantastic.
  • Emmett handled the circumcision like a total champion.
  • Overall it was a very smooth and quick delivery/recovery!

And now, the pictures you all probably scrolled down to the bottom first to see:

Emmett's Apgar test moments after birth.

Emmett's Apgar Test Moments after Birth

Mom, Dad & Baby Lump Emmett

Mom, Dad & Baby Lump Emmett

Grandma Lucy

Grandma Lucy

Grandpa Mac

Grandpa Mac

Father and Son

Father and Son

Old Man Emmett / Emmett the Worm

Old Man Emmett / Emmett the Worm

Mom & Her Little Man

Mom & Her Little Man

A Perfectly Wrapped Baby Burrito

A Perfectly Wrapped Baby Burrito

Mom, Dad & Baby

Mom, Dad & Baby

Emmett on the Go

Emmett on the Go

Grandma Kathy

Nana

Aaaaaah ... Home Sweet Home

Aaaaaah ... Home Sweet Home

Grandio & Nana

Grandio & Nana

Oliver Investigating the New Hooman

Oliver Investigating the New Hooman

Oven Timer: Off

Maximum Days Until We Meet Baby Lump: -2

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