Announcing Binary Boy

October 28, 2008

Binary Boy - 7 pounds, 3 ounces - 19.5 inches

Binary Boy - 7 pounds, 3 ounces - 19.5 inches

It’s been a tiring weekend for me, so I probably won’t make much sense if I try and post the details all in my own words just yet. All I really can say now is I can’t stop staring at him and I am completely head over heels in love with our son. :heart:

Instead, I’m going to post the email announcement Kevin sent out to friends and family yesterday (with my name changes):

Hi Friends and Family,

[Binary Blonde] and I are delighted to let you know that [Binary Boy] was born yesterday, October 26th, at 12:30pm at the Austin Area Birthing Center. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 19.5″.

The labor was a long one, but was completed naturally and without medication (if you don’t count the smelling salts administered to me). [Binary Blonde] bounced back magnificently and we were back at home by 8:00pm last night. [Binary Boy] has been feeding well and often, sleeping soundly, with only a minimal amount of fussing. While this may be beginner’s luck, [Binary Blonde] and I are just happy that our baby was born happy and healthy.

Despite his acute levels of handsomeness being off the charts (in addition to a severe and apparently incurable case of what I’m told is technically termed “kissability”), we declined the offer to have him tested to avoid the ensuing publicity that would surely come with his being included in future medical texts. Our hope is to keep [Binary Boy] out of the public eye for as long as possible but, given the obviousness of his condition, look for him shortly on various magazine covers at local newsstands and fine bookstores near you.

Attached are pictures of the happy addition to our family. Autographs available upon request; please allow 4-5 years for delivery.

Kevin and [Binary Blonde]

As I find the time, I will be writing the birth story and will post it here for interested parties. 🙂 Also, we have pictures galore and will be posting others as I find a moment or two, which is few and far between, as Binary Boy is a “grazer” and nurses often and in little amounts. I am pretty much nursing around the clock and blogging is far down on the list; first are cat naps and eating!

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Sara October 28, 2008 at 7:37 pm


I was hoping the reason we haven’t heard much in the last few days was because the little guy decided he wanted to be here for Halloween. He’s absolutely precious and alarmingly handsome already, I’m so glad everything went well for all of you!


katelin October 28, 2008 at 7:38 pm

aw congrats! congrats! congrats! he is precious. 🙂


WebKittyn October 28, 2008 at 7:40 pm


He’s positively gorgeous! I am so happy for all three of you, I can’t wait to read more about how it all went and to see more pictures!

All the world’s good juju to you over there, I’m thrilled for you.

Welcome to the world, Binary Boy! You’ve got yourself some amazing parents!


Jenn October 28, 2008 at 7:52 pm



Queen of the Click October 28, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Wow – he is perfect!


Belle October 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Yay! Congrats! I noticed you hadn’t been around for a few days and wondered – hoped – Binary Boy decided to make his entrance.


Erica October 28, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Congratulations!! He’s beautiful!
Also, I must say that Kevin wrote a fabulous letter.


Carlota October 28, 2008 at 10:17 pm

He is gorgeous. Congratulations!


Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) October 29, 2008 at 5:24 am

Congratulations! He’s just beautiful!


Mrs Pop October 29, 2008 at 9:17 am

Congratulations on the beautiful and healthy baby boy! Enjoy this.


Fee October 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Congratulations =) he is just beautiful and adorable.
Stumbles across your site a while ago and finally getting wrong to commenting! Been reading your pregnancy posts for tips as just found out I am 7 weeks =)


greatgrandmother mamu October 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm

I am delighted with this terrific news! I will write more later, please send your new address again . Happy for you , mamu


cyndi October 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm

There is NOTHING like those first hours and days with your new one, who by the way is gorgeous! It’s a transitional time, going from being a couple to inviting this new person to join you – you will never be the same and that is a good thing! Just trust your instincts with EVERYTHING and you will be fine. Congratulations to you and your husband!


TheSnackHound November 1, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Congratulations to you all!


Sassy November 2, 2008 at 1:51 am

Congratulations! He’s gorgeous. I love the letter too. 🙂


Helga November 2, 2008 at 4:55 am

What a lovely Baby – I am so happy for you!


Simple Mindz November 2, 2008 at 10:40 am

Congrats hun! What a beautiful boy he is!


Bobby November 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Mazel Tov!

I wish you the best of luck these coming days…

He is beautiful and was born to such wonderful and beautiful parents.

I am so proud of you, Bella, you are truly aishet chayill.


m November 19, 2008 at 11:12 am

This is a bit late… congratulations to you all! I’m glad things went so well for you and the little one.


Michele January 15, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Wow! He is an Angel! I am so happy for you guys.
Happy New Year to you all!
Miss ya!
I need your mailing address again when you get a chance…


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