I had no idea the title of this blog would be so appropriate when I started playing with the site weeks ago. Now, since Adam Joseph Mollenhauer and Sara Makenzie Mollenhauer decided to make their arrival before I could even finish compiling my email distribution list or creating a following on Twitter to keep everyone informed, I find myself catching up on our 21st Century birth announcement and infocast.
I just wanted to get an opening post online so I would have something to link to from our homepage and Facebook, so before I catch a quick nap, here are the vital stats:
Adam Joseph, calm, relaxed, compliant son, was born Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 9:15pm in Peoria, IL. Height (if he could stand) is 15". Weight is 2 pounds, 12 ounces.
Sara Makenzie, active, gymnastic, defiant daughter, was born Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 9:26pm in the same town, believe it or not. Height (which she will hold against her brother in sibling rivalries) is 15.75". Weight (which she will also brag about) is just 2 pounds, 9 ounces.
Both have started out with dark hair, but when you show up 12 weeks early, there's just enough to cover the scalp (Adam's fate for long-term hair status is predetermined - JoLynn's father had the same glorious hairline as daddy - sorry son.). Eyes are undetermined at this point as we have barely glimpsed them, and like the hair, is subject to change.
Mom - JoLynn managed a remarkable double delivery after almost 12 hours of trying to hold off pre-term labor and didn't even use pain blockers. She earns rookie of the year in the Midwest Moms league for toughing it out in her debut outing and shaking off the effects of a day's worth of magnesium sulfate.
More about their names, condition, and the whole deal in upcoming posts.