One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Baby Ben

At long last...the much-anticipated photo spread of the newest addition to the Lindsay Clan. Please welcome Benjamin Walker Lindsay.

Little Ben was thrown (almost literally--the midwife had to catch him without gloves on--Annie got him out in one push) into this world at 11:33 on 10/22. That's four days after his due date--a fact his mother will drill into him every time he misbehaves. He weighed in at 7lbs 12oz, and 20" in length.

Here he is getting the birth goop washed off him by the not-too-gentle-but-still-kind hands of the L&D staff. He made plaintiff little mewlings throughout the sudsy ordeal. I think the sounds were meant to be cries, but they were way too endearing.

Once his body was degooped, the nurse wrapped him up in a towel and rinsed his head off. He had settled down by this time and seemed unimpressed by her ministrations. The youth these days are desensitized and jaded so quickly.

Here he is only a couple of days later. He had already been introduced to his sisters and brother (Sam didn't know what to make of the newcomer. And he hasn't figured it out yet). You can see that he has a healthy shock of hair, dark eyes, and a blinkless stare that could soften even the most hardened criminal. Those are my feminine and matronly hands holding him...oh, wait. Those aren't my hands. They're Annie's aunt's hands. Nevermind.

Unlike his pale, nearly-bald, blond, and blue-eyed brother, Ben is hairy, olive-skinned, and endowed with a normal-sized head (gets that from his mother's side). He has sideburns and elfin ears, which has earned him the nickname of Wolfman. Here he is reposed in the classic angelic pose of all werewolves during the new moon.

Here he is today, doing what he does best: napping and looking good while he does it. After about six days of extra-uterine life, he seems to be a good-natured lad with a healthy appetite and a propensity for filling his diaper. He doesn't cry without good cause, sleeps well at night, and has yet to sass back or earn the wrath of his siblings. We're thinking that we'll keep him.


Uncle Chrissy said...

Awwww, I love him so much already! You and Annie have a lot of talents...but baby-making is at the top of the list. What perfect little specimens you produce. Love, love, love them!

Ian said...

Seriously, that is one good looking baby. Grats!


Chelsa said...

I was trying to think of something witty, but he is too lovely to allow for higher brain function. I hope you guys are resting and happy. Maggie is very eager to get her hands on Baby Ben, so tell him "Heads up!"

Buppa H said...

Beautiful baby. Congratulations! Hope all is well.

Rusty Marcum said...

Wow! That kid looks just like you. Hey, wait a minute, did you and Annie take a trip to N. Korea

Auntie Kelly said...

Great introduction Justin. I think you did Ben justice, though I'm not sure about the wolfman comment. And I have to second uncle chrissy on what she said. Your's and Annie's baby making talents is both (obviously) prolific and artistic. He's absolutely gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

HI Justin.... Congrats, to you guys on your newest addition!!!! Very exciting. I can't believe the twins are already in Kindergarten! How time flies.

- Waleed

Raging Wombat said...

Thank you very much, Waleed!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the newest Lindsay.
Only good times for the family !
Dennis and Kitty Harris

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Reed, Dennis, everybody. We've decided to keep Ben, so you'll be seeing more of him.