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dnewton2
06-26-2009, 03:38 PM
Well maybe not every minute but one was born today. I am now a proud (first time) father of a hansom baby boy. We haven't officially named him yet but it is looking like Jack Edward.

My wife and I went into the hospital last night because her doctor had some unusual test results and wanted to have a few more tests run. Long story short, she was kept overnight so they could induce labor this morning. After the induction started my wife was doing good but for some reason whenever she would have a contraction the babies heartrate would lower. After the doctors tried a few tricks they decided a C-section would be the best way to go. Turns out the babies cord was wrapped around his neck twice causing the lower heart rate during contrations. My wife was very nervous about the C-section but turns out it was the best possible thing we could do. I was representing my UU shirt and had a ukulele in the labor room, not for the C-section though. I have already played him a few tunes.

Here he is chilling with his Dad. (Hopefully he doesn't turn out as ugly as me.)

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=419&pictureid=2443
(Where's the UU baby gear?)

He was about 2 and a half weeks early, weighed 6 pounds even and was 19.5 inches long (tall?). Both he and his mother are resting and doing well. Just thought I would share this with the UU community.

generem
06-26-2009, 03:40 PM
Wow. he looks exactly like you minus the gotee

Congrats

Boozelele
06-26-2009, 03:51 PM
Way to go. Totally awesome. :shaka:

ukebrudder
06-26-2009, 03:55 PM
I know it's late, but happy fathers day! You'll have to start him out with a sopranino!

Ahnko Honu
06-26-2009, 03:59 PM
:shaka::smileybounce:HO'OMAIKA'I!:smileybounce::sh aka:

pigwig
06-26-2009, 04:36 PM
Congratulations!:D

specialmike
06-26-2009, 04:39 PM
Congratulations mate, now to bring him to love the ukulele as you do :) Assimilate! Assimilate!

Pippin
06-26-2009, 05:08 PM
Congratulations!!!

When my son was born, he was twenty inches long. Now, his feet are that long.
Cherish every moment, they grow fast.

Hankthetank
06-26-2009, 05:12 PM
Congratulations to you and your wife. What a blessing!

DeG
06-26-2009, 05:12 PM
Awesome!! Congrats!

cocohonk
06-26-2009, 06:41 PM
Congratulations! He's a cutie pie.

deach
06-26-2009, 06:45 PM
Congrats! You should name him dnewton3.

I'm right around the corner if you guys need anything. Please let me know.

bbycrts
06-26-2009, 06:47 PM
Have you started shopping for his sopranino yet? This is fantastic news! Have a great time and be prepared to enjoy every one of the stages of his life - even the frustrating ones!

ricdoug
06-26-2009, 07:48 PM
Congrats! Spittin image of ya'. Have you planned on his first uke? You have da' face of a proud poppa fo sho! Ric

Ahnko Honu
06-26-2009, 09:10 PM
Congrats! You should name him dnewton3.



I think you should name him deachbert. ;)

Apfelkuch3n
06-26-2009, 11:06 PM
Congrats. dude :'D

Hope he'll love the Uke just like you do :shaka:

dnewton2
06-27-2009, 04:11 AM
Thanks everyone! He actually does respond to the sound of the ukulele. He heard it a lot while he was in the womb. I think is still a little ways from his first strum but as soon as he wants a uke of his own I will get him one.

Thanks agian.

KamakaTexas
06-27-2009, 04:46 AM
He's soooo adorable! Congratulations!!

(Hope you're prepared for your share of diaper duty!):D:D:D

seeso
06-27-2009, 05:12 AM
Congratulations! He's like a little sopranino. :D

Bratset
06-27-2009, 05:30 AM
Congrats! :D

Playscool39
06-28-2009, 09:42 AM
Congratz!Hope you're prepared for short nights and long days.

russ_buss
06-28-2009, 02:05 PM
congrats on the new addition to yer family!:)

mailman
06-28-2009, 03:03 PM
All the best to you and your new family! I've done a lot of things in my life, brother. But none of them beats fatherhood. You've just set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime, and pays amazing dividends every step of the way. Congrats to you and the missus!

itsme
06-28-2009, 03:27 PM
We haven't officially named him yet but it is looking like Jack Edward.
Maybe you should name him Jake Edward for inspiration. :)

Cute kid! And look at those fingers... he already looks like he's trying to form a chord. :p

CoffeeMate
06-28-2009, 04:50 PM
Congrats! He's adorable! Glad he and your wife made it thru the rough patches. Got a a name yet?

sukie
06-28-2009, 05:05 PM
:smileybounce:Congratulations! :smileybounce:


Enjoy every minute. They grow up way too fast.

dnewton2
06-29-2009, 09:50 AM
Maybe you should name him Jake Edward for inspiration. :)



Jake was actually one of the choices on our short list of names.


Thanks agian everyone for the well wishes. Today Jack Edward (official) came home along with Mommy. Everyone is doing well and our dog (Barley) has been very good around him. (Major relief)

Spooner
06-29-2009, 09:52 AM
COOL! Congratulations!!!!!

Enjoy these days man....time goes quick!!!
It feels like yesterday that I was holding my daughter when she was that small. Now she's a tween!

Another reason to enjoy these days....soon enough they start talking. :rolleyes::rotfl:

All the best!!!

jazzy
06-29-2009, 10:01 AM
What a sweetie!!! Best to Jack and mom and dad. My little one made me a grandma this year. Enjoy this time, it sure goes quickly.

UkuleleHill
06-29-2009, 10:02 AM
Congrats!!!! Welcome to the ride of your life!

Uke-lahoma
06-29-2009, 11:50 AM
A joy sweeter than playin' the uke. Congrats!

ukeshale
06-29-2009, 12:50 PM
congrats! that's the way to spend your 700th on UU ;)

hawaiianmusiclover06
06-30-2009, 03:23 AM
Congratulations! Another ukulele player to come!

Link
06-30-2009, 05:48 AM
Awesome! Congrats new Dad!