Sam, 1 day old

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Here is the new, very precious member of our family, Sam. He was born on January 11, 2009. He weighed in at almost 8 pounds and measured twenty-one inches long. Mom is doing great! Less than forty eight hours later she is walking around and conducting mothering business with Nathan and Sam like having a baby was a walk in the park. (And we all know it is not.)

John and I had a chance to visit at the hospital and hold our new grandson yesterday and then visit him at home today. We also had the opportunity to play with Nathan who is excited about his new brother but doesn’t quite understand why Sam doesn’t want to have applesauce or play with trucks.

We wish Sam and his family lots of love and the best possible futures.