At 12:46 and 12:47pm today, Kaitlin Jade Lev and Ella Rose Lev were born. Kaitlin was 6 pounds 2oz and Ella was 5 pounds 12oz. Melissa is doing great and the girls have been pretty mellow thus far. I’ll post more info later, but for now, here they are:
It’s officially B-Day. We’re heading into the hospital at 10:30am and should be in delivery at noon. I’ll send out an update as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for all your kind wishes and support. Do I look worried?
Maybe a little.
A few people suggested I share this article I wrote for the last issue of HiS Magazine, so here you go…
The simple fact is that when most guys find out they are going to become a father, they secretly hope their newborn child will be a boy. If they’re smart, they’ll keep that to themselves and spout the “I am just hoping for a happy, healthy baby” company line, but we all know what they’re really thinking. Why the predisposition to the male gender? Some of the reasons are obvious. Little boys are easier to recruit for watching football on Sundays. They’re usually a little less fragile so you can body slam them onto the couch harder without fear of a lawsuit or divorce. Those of us whose dreams of a pro baseball career didn’t pan out probably look at a son as life’s little reset button; a chance to correct one of the most egregious omissions in sports history–in our minds anyway. The other half of the equation is most likely our fear of the unknown. We don’t know anything about what being a little girl is like. We’ve never braided a pony tail, we don’t know a Care Bear from a My Little Pony, and we are scared to death of the thought of dealing with a teenage girl. I’m 33 years old and I’ve never attended a tea party in my life. I wouldn’t know what to do if I did, but it sounds mind-numbingly dull.
My baby-handling technique was criticized at our CPR class a few weeks ago. I don’t see what the big fuss was, I didn’t drop it once.
Ok, so you’re here, now what? Well, not a whole heck of a lot – yet. Things should pick up in about a week. I’m planning on making this place the central repository for all cute pictures, hilarious vomit- and/or doody-related stories, and postings of current events relating to the Lev family as we are thrust headfirst into the glorious world of multiple baby ownership. It should be mildly interesting, at least to those of you who are related to and/or pretending to like us.
The front page only has excerpts of the postings. To read a full post, click on either the headline or the “read this post” link at the bottom of each excerpt. All new pictures worth posting will go into the photo galleries, so keep an eye on them from time to time. Most of the images in postings should be clickable. You can navigate through them with the “N” key or go backwards with the “P” key. Or push the buttons that appear when you hover over the image. The “X” key will close the picture window. Try it here:
Nice work. That’s about it for now. We’re just sitting around anxiously awaiting B-Day, which will be November 29th unless the girls decide to make an early arrival. They’re about five and a half pounds each right now, meaning Melissa could have around thirteen pounds of baby in her at the time of delivery. Let’s just say I’m glad I’m a guy.