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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Welcome to the World!!

Welcome to the world to my new little nephew Felix Day! No, I can't remember his weight. I know, I know...the weight of a new baby is a big conversation piece, but I'll have to get back later with that and a photo that didn't come via dying cell phone. For those who have recently inquired as to my geekiness level, it does not extend to the ability to post a picture from a cell phone.

The important part is, Felix's cheeks look nice and plump, and I've been told that both mom and baby are healthy. Like Thomas the Tank Engine, he was really reliable and right on time. He was even a little early.

Felix Day arrived last night while I was at a Hayes Carll concert with a man who claims to be "applying for the position of significant other," whatever the heck that means. My cousin Bernard says we're a hard family to get into and that being born in was the only way he made it. Bernard asked if the application process has been tough.

How tough could it be? I can see the piles and piles of paperwork now:

Cute? Yes. OKAY! I admit it! I really am that shallow! A guy has to be cute, for cryin' out loud!

Sense of humor? Yes. Strictly speaking, this is only required if a guy actually expects to be able to communicate with me...

Not dumber than a stump and/or able to compose a coherent sentence now and again? Uh huh. Good grammar is SO SEXY! No, I would not actually like a list of grammatical errors in my post, thank you very much. Actually, mom's kind of busy with her new grandson, so maybe that would help after all.

Drinking? Didn't seem to flinch during my declaration to have "seen all my favorite bouncers!" recently.

Enjoys songs about chickens or whiskey? There's the clincher...

Hayes Carll, for what it's worth, has an excellent song about chickens. I will soon post a picture (and weight) for Felix Day, who made it into the family just last night sans paperwork or interview!

17 comments:

John C said...

Glad your nephew didn't have to apply to get into the family.

Congratulations on the new addition!

Roger said...

Hey tell Felixs mom crongrats! Sounds like she had a hell of a weekend :D

Tina said...

congrats on the new arrival - your post of everything else is too funny!

toners said...

Congrats on Felix's arrival!! LOL at the other parts of your post!

Heather said...

Congrats on your new nephew! I agree with being a man having to be cute and coherent! Especially cute. I was never to interested in ugly men.

Sherry said...

LOL too funny, I think you have to be "picky" now a days with all the crazy people out there. :)

DJ Kirkby said...

Lol too funny! Welcome to young Felix.

Suzy said...

ha ha very funny post! Congrats on the new little guy! I just had one a couple weeks ago too.

Aimeslee said...

You are hilarious, Jill. Congrats for Felix. Hey, you don't live around Houston, do you? That Carl guy was here last night, just wondering. I like to know any peas who live in the same county I do, LOL.

Aimeslee from 2peas blog challenge

Jill said...

Thanks John C, Roger, Tina, Toners, Heather, Sherry, dj Kirkby, Suzy, & Aimeslee!

Sherry & Heather - I'm actually semi-okay with crazy...but y'know, CUTE and crazy, fer cryin' out loud!

Aimeslee - Yep, Houston! You should see Hayes Carll if you can!!!!! He's actually from here & Arkansas too.

Saradevil said...

I have never understood why baby weight is such a big conversation thing. I mean if the kid weighs like 20 pounds at birth, sure, but otherwise what's the big deal?

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Congrats on the new nephew. Baby nephews are the best! And I love his name!

Hell, you should have strict requirements to get into the family.

Bernard said...

I was gonna say something about birth canals and what a struggle it was to break but I just met the guy and didn't want to start off with "and the afterbirth....wooo, was THAT a mess and a half!".
And it's not that hard to get into the family, just show up with libations and comestibles and remember the only profanity allowed is out of mom's mouth and you're juuuust fine :)

Bastet said...

I can't ever remember the weight either, my excuse, I lost half my brain when my daughter was born!

Congrats on your little nephew!

Jill said...

Saradevil - I think because you can only say "Look at his/her cute little toes!" so many times whereas "He was 8 pounds 13 ounces" (that might actually be correct!) opens up all sorts of conversation such as whether the baby was on time or large or small for being overdue or a preemie and whether or not a C-section would have been advisable, etc. etc. etc.

Thanks Curly Glamor Girlie! Yeah, I was about to comment to Bernard that we actually haven't been so very selective in the past...(*sigh*) :-)

Bernard - I love being related to you. :-) :-) :-) And see above to CGG as far as exclusivity...

Bastet - Only half? I'm pretty sure my entire brain took a full year break with each baby!!!!!! :-)

Saradevil said...

But, but, but... Maybe I'm just to fascinated by the development process. "She learned to focus her eyes today" or "She was able to distinguish between two shapes in different colors" seems far more interesting then feet and toes. Ever wonder why I don't have kids. I'd end up going all B.F. Skinner.

Jill said...

"She learned to focus her eyes today"

Yeah, but you have to talk a LOT about a new baby a great deal sooner than they can learn to focus those little eyeballs!!!! :-0 :-0 :-0 Though some learn sooner than others. :-) :-) :-)

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