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Mason getting started with photography

Mason getting started with photography

I can tell that we are gonna be friends

Jude and Mason

fall is here hear the yell
back to school ring the bell
brand new shoes walking blues
climb the fence books and pens
i can tell that we are gonna be friends
i can tell that we are gonna be friends

walk with me suzy lee
through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground and
look at all the bugs we’ve found
safely walk to school without a sound
safely walk to school without a sound

here we are no one else
we walk to school all by ourselves
there’s dirt on our uniforms from
chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now its time to learn
we clean up and now its time to learn

numbers letters learn to spell
nouns and books and show and tell
playtime we will throw the ball
back to class through the hall
teacher marks our height against the wall
teacher marks our height against the wall

we don’t notice any time pass
we don’t notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that i sound funny
but she likes the way you sing

tonight i’ll dream while im in bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when i wake tomorrow i’ll bet
that you and i will walk together again
cause i can tell that we are gonna be friends
yes i can tell that we are gonna be friends

– The White Stripes

At the beach on day jude turns 1 month old

At the beach on day jude turns 1 month old

First homemade tiramisu

First homemade tiramisu

First day with Jude

Jude’s first day started with Keturah and I getting up at 4 AM PST.  We called Marin General and found out they were on schedule with their baby deliveries for the morning.  So we showered…  I had a shot of espresso… and we left our house in Half Moon Bay at 4:45.  Amazingly, there’s no traffic on 19th Avenue in San Francisco so we made it Marin General in plenty of time.  So much time that I stopped for a bagel and more coffee on the way.  Such is the progress of modern medicine.  You can make a pit stop for coffee and a bagel on the way to having a baby. 

In fact the whole childbirth experience this time around was incredibly calculated.  Appointments for having a baby?  It just seems like thumbing your nose at mother nature.

Regardless, we arrived at Marin General at 6 AM.  Keturah was checked in and readied for surgery.  I donned the sugical scrubs at 7:15 and Keturah went into the operating room at 7:30.  After a lonely, rather nervous wait that seemed to last an hour (and thank goodness I had Twitter to scan and divert my attention), I went into the O.R. around 7:45. 

Jude Stafford Toothman was officially born at 8:03 AM PST.  He weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is 21 inches tall.  While not as much as Mason (our first son), he has plenty of brown hair.  And he was born with blue eyes…which we are hopeful will not turn brown.

We’re all doing well.  We had a steady stream of family and friends visiting throughout the day yesterday.  By the time the evening rolled around we were ready for some solitude.  Most of which we spent staring at Jude.

 

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More pics of Jude at Flickr

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