The Cornpancakes clan would like to welcomeOwen Tyler Rhodes
to the world. He arrived on Sunday, April 5th (4/5 which has some significance) at 3 in the AM. He came in at a healthy 7 pounds 6 ounces and 20 inches long.
Brittany was a trouper and Tyler was brave. When we visited, Brittany was as cheerful as ever and looking great. You never would have guessed she had just given birth less than 12 hours ago (except for all the cold packs in unmentionable places).
Owen had had a long nap, a good feed, and was wide awake and scrutinizing these so-called relatives. He looks like Tyler (so says me) and has a SURPRISING amount of long hair... it's not that dark, it's just long. If Owen were Owina we'd be doing pigtails already.
Tyler is a good husband and already has several very sticky diapers under his belt (the first one was at least 8 wipies, he says). Here are the boys figuring things out while the ladies look on admiringly:
This is what you are in for, Owen. Note the expression on Owen's face... he'll get used to the Rhodes way. We were discussing how many calories it would take to make a baby... and how many calories it would be if you ATE a baby.
This is better...
Owen is yawning.
Owen can't wait to meet the other Rhodes boys & Uncle Travy & Auntie Jenni, Grandma Chris & Grandpa Kent, and Auntie Darcy.
It's so fun to see the Cornpancakes clan grow!