Wednesday, December 13, 2006

He's a Big Boy

Yesterday morning Paul had his first well-baby appointment, and we were somewhat suprised to learn that he now weighs 9lbs, 5 oz! In his first week of life he gained 11 oz (more than 2/3 of a lb.) This doesn't take in to account that he was down to 8 lbs. 5 oz. at one point (baby's always loose some weight in the hospital). This is an increase of almost 8% of his total body weight in one week - if you weigh 125 lbs, 8% of your body weight would be 10 lbs!

All of this weight gain is perhaps explaining why Paul seems to spend most of his time sleeping and eating, and relatively little time awake right now.

Hopefully by next week we'll have some more pics to share. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Here are some more pics...

Okay, so this is the first time we've tried anything like this, but here is a link to what should be a Web Album with pics from Paul's birthday. If this works, we'll try to use it more in the future. We hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It's a boy!

We were glad to welcome Paul Gerhard Larson into the world at 5:50am this morning. Paul weighed in at 8 lbs, 10 oz. (our biggest yet), measured 21 1/4 inches long, and was born right on his due date (recall that Lily was 13 days early, and Mariah 10 days late). Anna and Paul are both doing well, and you're welcome to come visit us in the afternoon or early evening, or just drop us a line. Stay tuned as we hope to add more pics soon.