Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dudley has arrived! 8 lbs. 7 oz., 20 1/2 inches long. His name has been changed to protect the innocent -- and to honor the uncle he didn't get named for!

Comparing pictures to his sister when she was born, we find the following: Emma was VERBAL from the start! Dudley is quiet, content, serene. He only cries for a reason. Mostly he sleeps, of course. His horoscope said he would be easy. (Hers didn't!) We expect lovely, gentle, amiable things from him in future. He will be a late bloomer.

Comparing parents, those of Emma were skittish, nervous, and protective. The parents of Dudley took him to the pool at the grandparents' hotel when he was four days old, and to the art museum the day after.

Everyone is happy. Except Emma, sometimes. The first time she needed something when her mom was busy feeding her brother and couldn't help, she said, No Want Dudley!

This sentiment continues, off and on. But we have a picture of her stroking his face. That too.