April 05, 2006

Tears, the good kind

At 3:30 today, our newest son arrived in the world. I cried, just a little bit. He cried a bit more.

Mother and child appear to be just fine. The baby is in the NICU right now but, I hope, he will be out soon. They just want to make sure he's taking food properly and that his breathing is good. The Viking Bride has already been allowed to eat chocolate again and her blood pressure and other things are all back to normal again.

He's wicked cute and I love him already.

His brother and sister assured me that there was enough room in their hearts to include their new sibling.

And yes, he will be named for my grandfather who died in December.

Now, I go to sleep. I expect a good night's sleep for the first time in days.

Thank you all for your thoughts and support.

Bris will be held next Wednesday, according to the Mohel, who I just got off the phone with.

Posted by Random Penseur at April 5, 2006 08:49 PM | TrackBack

Oh, Joy!

Thank you, God!

Bless you all!!


; )

Posted by: Christina at April 5, 2006 08:54 PM

Wonderful news! Welcome to the outside world, Boy Child #2! I'm so glad that the Viking Bride is recovering well too.

Posted by: Jordana at April 5, 2006 09:07 PM

Thank you so much for taking valuable time out of this most important day to share this wonderful news with us. I checked tonight, not imagining that you would have posted so soon. But I was so happy you did. Congratulations on every level - a new son, a healthy wife, a precious loving 3-child family, and the best way of honoring the memory of your wonderful grandfather.
Amazing that we can feel so connected to someone we never met! And yet we do...
Thank you again for sharing this news, and your life, with us.

Posted by: Amy at April 5, 2006 09:18 PM

Congrats! YAEH! I hope you're all hanging in there.

Posted by: C at April 5, 2006 09:24 PM

WOO HOO!!! Congradulations, Papa!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 5, 2006 09:49 PM

Congratulations!! I'm soooo happy for you :)

Posted by: Zya at April 5, 2006 10:02 PM


Congratulations guys.

Posted by: phin at April 5, 2006 10:13 PM

My wife and I send our congratulations with those of the Blogosphere on the birth of your son and the renewed health of the Viking Bride.

Posted by: Edd at April 5, 2006 10:38 PM

Hooray! Congrats to all of you!

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 6, 2006 01:18 AM


All my best wishes to the whole family.

Posted by: Mia at April 6, 2006 01:30 AM

Congratulations! It's so nice to hear everyone is doing well. I hope and pray all the best for you and your family.

Posted by: Dr Pants at April 6, 2006 03:55 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!! Thank you for stopping and letting us know.

May God continue to bless your wonderful family.

What wonderful, wonderful news!!

All my love,

Posted by: Margi at April 6, 2006 05:01 AM

Welcome to the world. little one! Congratulations,
family! All of our thoughts are with you all, and thanks for the awesome news!

Posted by: Mandalei at April 6, 2006 05:53 AM

Congratulations! I'm so relieved you are all ok.

(For some reason I'm a little teary myself...)

Posted by: Nic at April 6, 2006 06:13 AM

Congratulations to the entire RP family. Larger now, by one. Such good news to wake up to!


Posted by: Jennifer at April 6, 2006 07:59 AM

What wonderful, wonderful news! Congrats to all of you.

Posted by: oddybobo at April 6, 2006 08:03 AM

Fantastic news! So happy to hear that everyone is doing well.


I may be biased, but anything "wicked" is always good.

Get some rest now RP.

Posted by: Wicked H at April 6, 2006 08:43 AM

oh, bless! May God continue to grant his favour to you and yours -- the new little bundle 'o' joy, notwithstanding!

congrats, rp : )

Posted by: amelie at April 6, 2006 08:53 AM

How wonderful! Congratulations, and I hope you spring him from the NICU very soon.

Posted by: Phoenix at April 6, 2006 09:47 AM

RP - I am so glad everyone is safe and sound - Mazel Tov!!!!

It's good to see you are continuing a great Jewish tradition. I was named for my paternal grandfather Martin Meyer. Like your son, I never knew him as he dided just months before I was born. I carry my name proudly in his blessed memory, just as I am sure your son will.

This is just terrific news!

Posted by: Mark at April 6, 2006 10:04 AM

Oh, what wonderful news! You have all been in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm so happy to hear that all is well. Congrats on your new arrival!

Posted by: Bridget at April 6, 2006 10:05 AM


Mazeltov! That's wonderful news. The husband and I are thrilled for all of you!

Posted by: Kathy at April 6, 2006 10:20 AM

Mazeltov RP and congratulations to you and your family.

Posted by: David at April 6, 2006 10:34 AM

Outstanding! Wishing mother and baby -- and all of you -- the very best.

Posted by: MCNS at April 6, 2006 11:01 AM

That's wonderful news, RP!

I'm so happy for you and your family, and relieved that everything has turned out well. Maybe prayers do make a difference?

I'm not sure, but this may have been one of the biggest munuvian events in quite awhile! Definitely the most nerve-wracking. It's all worth it though, everybody is healthy and you have a new baby boy!


Posted by: Oorgo at April 6, 2006 11:08 AM

I do hope the Mohel doesn't take tips.

Posted by: Bob at April 6, 2006 11:33 AM

Such wonderful news! Mazel Tov to you and your whole beautiful family.

Posted by: Jocelyn at April 6, 2006 12:00 PM


I'm so happy to hear that all went well. Congratulations!


Posted by: Angie at April 6, 2006 12:40 PM


Posted by: seawitch at April 6, 2006 01:00 PM

A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.
- Carl Sandburg

Wishing you all the best!

Posted by: Amy at April 6, 2006 01:58 PM


Congratulations, RP. Please pass that on to the Viking Bride as well. I'm so happy for y'all!


Posted by: Jim at April 6, 2006 02:05 PM

OH RP! I'm crying. Congratulations! And you're naming him for your grandfather. How wonderful! :-)

Thank you for taking the time to let us know. :-) *all smiles*

Posted by: Amber at April 6, 2006 03:03 PM

Yay! A hearty congratulations to you and your family. Many years of continued happiness to you all.

Posted by: Primal at April 6, 2006 04:02 PM

Sorry I'm late! Congrats to you and the whole family, RP! That's just great news and I'm really happy for everyone.


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