For those of you who missed our email or facebook posts, we are now the proud parents of Caleb Elías! He was born on August 25th at 8:00 p.m. and weighed 3.74 kg (about 8 lb 4 oz) and was 53 cm (about 21 inches) long.
(Caleb’s middle name, Elías, is the Spanish equivalent of Elijah and is pronounced like “alias” but with the stress on the i.)
We are enjoying having Caleb at home and are slowly adjusting to life with a newborn. It is amazing to see how he is growing (he’s been holding his head up for several days already!) and how alert he is when he’s awake. We’ve been out of the house a few times with him now – his first outing was a walk to the bakery a few blocks from our apartment where we enjoyed some treats and he slept the entire time. And on his one week “birthday,” we celebrated by going to the clinic to get his first vaccination, for tuberculosis. The whole experience was more traumatic for Lindsay than for Caleb, who barely fussed when he got the shot.
You can find more photos of Caleb on our flickr stream.