well, he’s here…
yes, max ryan byrd made his triumphant arrival yesterday at 1:16 p.m. if you weren’t aware, we were scheduled to induce yesterday morning (on the awesomely, numerically nerdy 6/8/10) and things went very smoothly. christen was incredible and literally up to the point of pushing, she was calm and really didn’t experience too much pain (relatively speaking, of course). the pushing went well and all 9 lbs, 3 oz (!) came plopping out just like he ruled the joint. 🙂
he came out with a relatively full head of dark brown hair and he was a beautiful non-too-gunky pink. he is just over 21 inches long and clocks with a respectable 14 cm head (well on his way to being a part of the 2-foot head club like his father). as of now, he’s looking quite a bit like lucy when she was a newborn, though he’ll, of course, rapidly change over the next several weeks. what is most clear, though, is that he is one round mound of baby.
the process immediately following birth was a bit more rapid than with olive, so i was unable to get as many pictures. i did, though, manage to get a handful and i culled quickly through a few to share with you all here. i’m sure the camera flash will continue to fire here in the hospital as well as when we return home, so be looking out for more photos very soon (in theory…).
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