Benjamin Michael was born September 30th at 7:22 AM and weighs 8 pounds 7 ounces!
I wanted to write this letter to you while I still had the chance. Soon, your mom will be back full-force and I won't have any control over the blog again. Who knows, she might even try to change the password on me after my blog title adjustment stunt. And, I wouldn't be surprised if she edited this post. Her new phone does all sorts of fancy stuff.
First of all, welcome to the family. I've already informed your mom that I'm going to call you "Benny" because I think that is just the cutest nickname and I once heard your mom call Lydia "Lid" (not cute). After holding you for five minutes, your Auntie Stacey and I declared you to be the best baby ever. You made all of these little purring noises and even smiled a couple times. Keep up the good work.
Finally, Benny (it works, right?), take your time. Don't go all growing up quickly or anything. You were pretty active in utero, making your mom's belly move in all sorts of crazy ways, but now that you're here you have my permission to slow down. Enjoy your time as a baby because soon your mom and dad are going to be saying things like, "Ben, that's 1 and 2...if I get to 3..." and "Clean up, clean up everybody everywhere..." Go ahead and get your nights figured out, take all sorts of long naps, gurgle and be happy.
Welcome to the world!
PS: Oh, and I hope you don't mind the spotlight. I'm sure there will be many Ben-inspired blog posts of the future...