|Atlas Lincoln Follett|
3:57am on June 12, 2013
8 pounds and 20.5 inches
This past week and a half has been simply wonderful. Not the stress and fear I felt after Levin, but still a new baby to hold and a family recreated.
One of my favorite parts of having children is placing all sorts of ridiculous projections on them. Atlas has given us plenty to work with. He came so fast, the doctor just down the hall didn't make it intime to catch him. Seventy seconds from first push to delivery. I should have guessed he was almost here when the nurse started yelling for nurses in the hall to "HELP please!" and she said, "don't push." I thought, "Just try and stop me. This hurts very badly." He presented Super Man style with his fist leading the way. Practically punched his way out of the womb, I guess.
Atlas also spends a good part of his day calmly looking around. Levin opened his eyes once right after he was born, then didn't open them again for 3 days.
We've got ourselves a strong, silent and punctual type. It's a lot to live up to, little guy. Good luck.