Introducing two Wycliffes!

Before we begin:

Wycliffe is pronounced "WICK-liff".  As in the churchman.  The churchman (John, c. 1328-1384) so cordial that he went to the great trouble of translating the Bible into English so that people could actually read it.

Wycliffe Number One:

This, of course, is the most important of the two.  Our third child--another boy!--was born on Monday evening at 5:35pm, weighing 8 pounds and 12 ounces, and measuring 19.5 inches.  All told, we had an incredible experience welcoming him into the world.  And at the center of that incredible experience was this incredible human being:

I was a very proud dad from the moment I met him (even though he was so slimy at that moment).  There was something different about this than our first two boys.  I think it's the fact that, since we' d done all this before, the focus was much less on us and our new stage and roles in life.  We weren't worried about "parenting" or "adjustments" or anything so sociological as all that.  Instead, it was all about this little dude.

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(Full disclosure: when we got home, we did have a "holy crap, what have we done?" moment when we realized that the chaos in our home was going to reach new levels of "aaaahhhhhh!!!!".  But then we sucked it up and started loving on our boys again, and especially enjoying the new one.)

We are happy people.

Wycliffe Number Two:

Some people put balloons on their mailboxes.  Psssshhhhh. Check this.

The Wycliffe LaVeer (that's his middle name there) Baby Blue Seersucker Limited Edition Special Celebratory Full-of-Awesomeness Bow Tie (that's a long title, like books had back in the Middle Ages).

$20.  That's $6 less than normal.

While supplies last.  Classic Butterfly shape only.  Get 'em while we've got em.  If you don't, you'll have to wait an entire reproductive cycle for another shot at it.

For a small upcharge, we'll rub it all over his new-baby-smell noggin for your olfactory satisfaction.  (That isn't a breach of child labor laws, is it?)

Head on over to the store and celebrate with us.


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5 Comments

Rebecca
Rebecca

April 09, 2011

Congratulations! (I could have told you about the “chaos factor” having a third child introduces into a household! Nobody told us, but 3 of my friends entered the fray about the say time I did and we all agreed and identified the phenomenon. Since then, I don’t hesitate to validate the experience of those who stumble in to unexpected chaos and think they are alone!)

PapaBear
PapaBear

April 04, 2011

Andy-
Your Wycliffian return to the blogosphere was quite the verbal explosion. If you could just loosen up and put a little personality into it…. ha!

Enjoy the chaos.
Papa Bear

David
David

April 03, 2011

Congratulations! The more the merrier, right?

toad
toad

April 03, 2011

I am so very happy for you, your family and the little one. May your house be blest a thousand fold.

Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn

April 03, 2011

The little dude is so awesome, just like his two big brothers! And just like the other two, he seems to have your nose and Ellie’s huge eyes. They are so intense! Please don’t wait too long to introduce him to the Great State of Ohio…we thrive on chaos :)

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