Monday, June 09, 2008

Greetings, Little One

Entering the world at precisely 7:32am and weighing in at 7lbs 15.6oz with a body length of 21.75in, please welcome Atticus to the world!

We arrived at the hospital this morning at 5am (which means a wake up call of 4am!), got checked in and changed into scrubs, then rolled up to the operating room. As par for the course, the temperature in the OR was just a hair above meat locker temperature.

After it we get into the OR, things move pretty fast. They strapped PPie to the table, put up a drape (to save me from seeing the gore) and got busy.

10 minutes later, a gooey, hairy, bloody boy popped out, peeing immediately on his mother and the doctor. They whisked him over to the Star Trek sick bay-esque warmer and cleaned him up.

As soon as they pulled him out, they all recognized the boy as a Barron. In fact, at first glance, he could have been The Squeaker (except for the boy parts, of course). While Atticus definitely bears the mark of his sister and brother before him, but at the same time he is uniquely his own person.

His blood oxygen level was a little low as was his blood sugar level. So we got to sit under the oh-two hood and had formula dumped straight to the belly.

After a couple of hours of oxygen huffing, we moved to the clean up area and then to mom’s room, which is where we are now, working on the nursing skills.

More to come!


Blogger Trevor said...

The hugest amount of congratulations possible to all of you. Fantastic fantastic news.

6/09/2008 3:13 PM  
Blogger Goddess in Progress said...

Welcome welcome, big boy! And congrats to the whole family!

6/09/2008 4:40 PM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

Oh, congratulations. What wonderful news that is for a Monday morning.

Best to your whole family!

6/09/2008 5:22 PM  
Blogger geenalyn said...

Welcome to the world Atticus!! Congrats to all the Barrons...he's perfect :)

6/09/2008 5:33 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Beautiful. Good Bless.

6/09/2008 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Kerri said...

He's gorgeous, simply gorgeous. So glad to hear everyone is healthy and doing well. Congrats Barron family.

6/09/2008 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the whole Barron family, Doss is proud, and watching over his new baby brother. Congrats and get some good rest, all of you :)

6/09/2008 9:58 PM  
Blogger Kila said...

CONGRATULATIONS! He's beautiful! I'm so happy for you all!

6/09/2008 10:20 PM  
Blogger BethGo said...

How precious!


6/09/2008 11:48 PM  
Anonymous bunnbear said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news. Welcome to the world, Atticus.

6/10/2008 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Leigh(TN) said...

What a beautiful baby boy! Congrats!

6/10/2008 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Memphislis said...

Wonderful! Prayers for your family. I can't wait to hear about Squeaker's intro to her new brother.

6/10/2008 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

I love your blog and wanted to congratulate you on Atticus! What a wonderful addition to the family! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

6/10/2008 7:45 AM  
Blogger Douglas said...

OMG, He looks like his Cappy. Sorry Jorja, I will have to look back at your pics but at first sight he reminds me of his grandfather. He looks so big and healthy!! What a doll!!
Love & Prayers,

6/10/2008 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Outstanding! Congratulations again Barrons.

Welcome to the world Atticus. It only gets better from here. :D

God bless you.

6/10/2008 6:20 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...


6/11/2008 5:01 AM  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

He looks perfect.


6/12/2008 7:08 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

Congratulations to all of you!!!

6/12/2008 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Dorothee said...

Congrats! I couldn't find your contact info, so here goes:

I’m doing outreach for two new public service announcements from the Ad Council about fatherhood just in time for Father’s Day. As you know, children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers. I’m hoping that you can share this important message with your readers. Here are the two informative (and entertaining) videos:

Fatherhood Involvement - Cheerleader

Fatherhood Involvement - Super Soaker

Thanks so much for your help and Happy Father’s Day!

6/12/2008 12:06 PM  
Blogger Dara Lee said...


6/14/2008 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Kaz said...

Congrats, dude!!

6/17/2008 9:28 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I haven't been by is such a long time. Congrats and blessings on this beautiful, healthy wonderful baby boy.

6/18/2008 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

He is awesome!
Congratulations to all of you!
Much love,

6/23/2008 1:38 PM  
Blogger Not Afraid to Use It said...

I haven't been by in a while, but I wanted to check up on you guys and see how everyone was doing. CONGRATS to the beautiful addition to your family! He is gorgeous, and I am really happy for all of you!

7/10/2008 10:23 AM  

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