Tiny, Sleepy, Breaking News ~ BitterSweetLife

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tiny, Sleepy, Breaking News

Baby 2.0 Has Arrived. And He's Down With It.

After putting his parents through a long, sleepless night, Asher Wyatt showed up Tuesday afternoon at 2:47. He was actually two days overdue, tipping the scales at 6 pounds, 9.9 ounces and outweighing his preemie brother Aidan by a good two pounds and change. He measures 19 inches long--three inches longer than Aidan--which may qualify him for the shooting guard position on the family hoops team. Appropriately, his name means "happy warrior."


Not only did Asher dwarf his older brother's entrance, but he chose an entirely new path in life, acting as if he was actually happy to enter this brave new world as opposed to screaming as if his tonsils were being removed.

He protested mildly when the nurses toweled him off with extra enthusiasm, understanding, of course, that the special treatment was partly his fault for being so good-looking.

Upon being placed in his mother's arms, he explained briefly how glad he was to finally be breathing air.

Aidan was eager to meet his younger bro, but I had warned Asher not to take any trash, and he stared Aidan down with an unbelievable game face before breaking into a grin. Aidan was deeply impressed.

As we posed for a family photo, Asher exuded aww-shucks humility while Aidan betrayed some anxiety that his days of single-handedly ruling the crib were over. As no doubt they are.

Everyone's healthy--thanks for your prayers!



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19 comments:

rob said...

just sent you an email...apologizing for not making the chopper today! I take that back! Congrats to you guys! Can't wait to meet him!

must_decrease said...

Alright!!!

I was in the same boat with Rob, not making it today for other reasons, yet this is awesome news!!! Congrats again

Matt and Jessica

brad andrews said...

congrats bro!

we just had #4 in august so we are adjusting once again...

btw, wyatt is the middle name of our oldest boy. great minds...

Anonymous said...

Hey Arie,

I'm pretty behind the times--didn't know there was a shooting guard for Aidan in the wings. No play-book pun intended.

Congrats! And, though it doesn't surprise me, his birth was heralded by the recent coming of KU to the BCS. I think the last time that happened, both our moms were in college. Yikes!

//David L.

littlepeace said...

Congratulations!

Tell Asher I think he has remarkably sound judgment for a man of his age. He chose the best month of all the year in which to be born.

;)

John said...

Congraulations!

That's nice it was an afternoon birth. Maybe that's why you all look so awake and sharp. After each birth of our kids we always looked like we {{{insert random funny metaphor of looking really tired}}}.

[hope] said...

Congratulations!!!

And gotta say, I love that you're wearing a Kansas shirt. Haha. :-)

Verashni said...

Oh my goodness!! congratulations- two boys :) My dad would kill (he had five girls...)

R. Sherman said...

Congrats and well done. Mizzou totems on the way.

Cheers.

Dustin said...

Congratulations! Children are such a blessing.

Laborpayne said...

That baby is sooo cute, and what a great name. Can't wait to snuggle with him. Rest up mom and dad!

Bernard Shuford said...

AWESOME!!! Congratulations, my friend! God has blessed you :)

Andy said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to more adventures of the Vanderhorst family...

Alaina said...

Congratulations! He is adorable. Boys rule in this house, too (in a good way)! :) Cute name.

John said...

Congratulations! He is just waaaaay too cute. Out of curiosity, where did you get the name Asher from? My first thought was that friend to the main character in "The Giver." I always liked the name Asher.

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Ariel said...

Thank you, one and all!

Out of curiosity, where did you get the name Asher from?

Asher was one of the 12 tribes in the Bible, and we liked the meaning in Hebrew ("happy"). Lindsay and I both like the Asher Lev books by Chaim Potock as well, but that's kind of a bonus...

Jamie said...

I seem to be a wee bit late here, but congrats on Asher's arrival. I love the name Asher. Glad to hear everybody's healthy. :)

John said...

Ahh, I probably should have thought of that twelve tribes of Israel thing. Senior year in high school, I was Jacob in "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat." I'm pretty sure Asher was my friend Adam. Or Asher might have been my little brother. I can't remember too well, considering, you know, there were twelve of them.

 

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