Mary was scheduled to be induced on January 13, 2010. She hoped Clay would come on his own on January 9, her Grandpa Emmitt's birthday. I hoped Clay would come on January 10 or January 11 so that he would be a "binary baby" (01/10/10 or 01/11/10). Go ahead and say it, Neil you are a dork. OK now that you got that out of your system . . .
Alas Clay was not ready so January 13 was the day. We had to be at the hospital at 5am. It is a weird thing knowing that you are going to have a baby the next day but we managed to get a little sleep. They started Mary's labor around 6am and Clay made his arrival at 11:57am. Mary did GREAT. Of course it helped that his 9lb 6oz big brother helped pave the way for him.
Clay tipped the scales at 7lb 13oz and was 20in long. We both think he looks a lot like Joel, especially when he is crying and he curls his lower lip. Here is a picture after they cleaned him and up and gave him to momma.
Clay has quite a bit of dark hair and dark eyes although he's quite the sleeper and doesn't show his peepers very often. Here is a picture of Clay snuggling with Mary.
Big Brother Joel wasn't real interested in the baby yesterday but warmed up to him today. He played "Where's the baby? There he is. I found him." for awhile this afternoon. Here is a picture of Mary with her boys.
We've enjoyed being taken care of and seeing visitors here at the hospital but are very much looking forward to going home tomorrow.