Saturday, July 12, 2008

Meet Owen Robert!

Hey, here's a baby. Baby Rimbo. You may not have known this, but in the past, whenever we referred to "Baby Rimbo," we meant Owen. Apparently.

So Angie won the battle -- she was still only about 2 cm dilated, but they gave her an epidural, and she LOVED IT. They were able to steadily increase the Pitocin, but Angie felt nothing, so we slept. After about four hours we woke up to our nurse turning on the baby warmer. Say what?

The nurse checked, and Angie was TOTALLY DILATED. That's 8 cm in four hours. That peanut was READY.

Angie pushed for about an hour-and-a-half, while Justin held her leg and counted to ten. So, y'know, it was rough for him, too. Angie was AMAZING -- kept the pushes coming and moved that little head along at a steady pace.

Out he came! Gross! Daddy got to cut the umbilical cord, and he went straight to Mommy. This guy is HUGE -- check out the pictures below to confirm. We noticed that he had male genitalia, so we decided to name him Owen Robert.

Owen: After the character Owen Meany in John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, Justin's favorite book. "I know that I am God's instrument."

Robert. After Justin's dad Robert "Once-and-future-bishop" Rimbo. My dad has always been a hero to me, and I'm proud to be his kid (and someday Owen will be proud to be his first grandkid).

And now, 6,000 words.

Owen Robert Rimbo, in all his groggy glory. Fresh outta the oven.

Mommy and Owen, with some immediate bonding time. Check out the massive conehead/bruise on his noggin. Poor guy. All that Rimbo head smushed through a tiny passage.

"Man, Natalie was right. It's COLD out here!"

Mommy and Owen rest up after a harrowing ordeal.

Yes, that scale is correct, folks. 9 lbs., 10.7 oz. No one will question my wife's predictions ever again. How do you know you can trust this scale? Because it is an Olympic Smart Scale. Owen chose to be weighed on this one in honor of the 2008 Olympics. He's hoping to compete in the 200 Meter Squirm.
That's a big guy. 21 inches long! His feet barely fit on the little stamp-card.


Robin said...

Owen Robert is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the scrunched up newborn face! Good Work Angie! And Justin good work to you too! Dads don't get enough credit for coaching! As our child birth instructor said... It's hard to coach a sport you never played! Angie I hope you have a speedy recovery! You look beautiful in the pictures! Owen is lucky to have such great parents!
He'll be heading to VU before you know it!

the dragonfly said...

Congratulations! Owen is beautiful. Wish I could give him a snuggle..maybe someday!!

Annie P said...

Congratulations to both of you! How proud you must be after all this time and hard work to be holding your beautiful bundle of joy. He's absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to meet him, whenever that may be. Speedy recovery to both of you as it was a long process with the coaching and the pushing. Congrats again! And Owen, welcome to the ever growing Post family!!!!

Luke, Jess, and Kate Schmidt said...

Grats guys, what a little He-man! You guys get some rest and prepare for the onslaught of everything blue...

^kat^ said...

oh, congrats! He'll totally blow 'em away in the 200 meter squirm. I hope everyone is doing well!!

tray said...

make sure you spoil him rotten. k?

and yes.. he is huge. that's almost as heavy as my bowling ball.. make sure you bend at the knees...

Allison said...

Congratulations to all of you! Owen is beautiful! I'm sure that you're going to have an incredible time with him. July 12 is Matt's birthday too :)

Marlene Post said...

Congratulations to both of you and your son, Owen Robert, whose name has already been added to the Post Family Tree.

MizRiz said...

What a grand day this is! Congratulations to my wonderful nephew/godson and my fantastic niece-in-law. A big welcome to my great nephew Owen, God bless you little big man!!!!

Pardon all the exclamation marks – I can’t help it.

Love, Aunt Jan