Friday, April 06, 2007

Baby Boy Enters World: My Second Nephew

I waited to do a post on this because I wanted to give the parents enough time to tell everyone in person, but last Saturday, my second nephew was born. His name is Caleb Joachim. I hesitate to show any pictures, because I don't know how the parents would feel. Not to mention that anyone who really cares has probably already seen them.

A few months ago, my first nephew was born. At that time I had written a few things that I learned from that birth (you can go back and read about it, good stuff). I have a few more thoughts about this newest baby.

First of all, this is the first born son of:

Mr. Butt Rocket Shooter Guy

You can imagine how terrifying this is. We all expect this young man to grow up in his father's footsteps. All I'll say is that it's good to be an uncle. I can't wait till that kid is like 9 years old. Yeah, Crazy Caleb. Good stuff.

The other interesting things was watching how much different "mom" interacted with this child (they have a 2 1/2 year old daughter). When their first child was born, she was always looking around to see who was holding her, making sure everyone washed their hands, got nervous if the baby cried, etc. With baby Caleb, we could've walked out of the room with him and she wouldn't have even noticed. Interesting.

The last thing that was funny was when their daughter came in and looked at her mom's stomach. She pointed at it and said, "Another baby?" Or something similar. I wasn't there to witness that, but I bet it was funny.

So anyways, congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Buttrocket Guy and the newest edition to their family. I expect to see many buttrockets in the not-to-distant future.


Phil said...

...maybe a father/son duet?

Joeliver said...

Yes, congratulations! That's still one of the greatest photos I've ever seen.