Huxley D. Laden, 7 lbs 11 oz

And twenty and one half inches long.

The “D” is for Drew (his uncle). Labor was 8.5 hours long, a record for our midwife. In fact, labor was fairly easy. For me anyway.

Everything is fine. Baby pictures a bit later. Thanks everyone for your support and kind thoughts!

Comments

  1. #1 SQB
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations!

  2. #2 JC
    November 26, 2009

    Huzzah! Congratulations!

  3. #3 Clarie
    November 26, 2009

    Greetings to wee Huxley, welcome to an amazing world, little one.

    P.S. Be good to your Mum and Da!

  4. #4 gb
    November 26, 2009

    May they be celebrating his birthday 200 years from now

  5. #5 Irene Delse
    November 26, 2009

    I for one welcome our new baby overlords!

  6. #6 Glendon Mellow
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations! What a fantastic name!

  7. #7 SQB
    November 26, 2009

    Say, is it me, or were you posting about Improv Everywhere less than two hours ago? If I had done something like that when my wife was giving birth to our son, I wouldn’t be typing this today.

  8. #8 Crudely Wrott
    November 26, 2009

    Welcome, small one. May you be captivated and fascinated by life and become captivating and fascinating yourself.

  9. #9 Taneli Huuskonen
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations!

  10. #10 OmegaMom
    November 26, 2009

    Welcome to the world, Huxley! Congratulations to the entire Laden family!

  11. #11 razib
    November 26, 2009

    congratulations!

  12. #12 EMJ
    November 26, 2009

    That’s wonderful news! We had our firstborn son in June. Hopefully Sagan and Huxley will have the chance to know each other as they get older. How young can we plug our kids into the interwebz?

  13. #13 Jyotsana
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations! *zaghareet*

  14. #14 Katharine
    November 26, 2009

    Huxley? Awesome!

    If you have another one, give them the middle name Hodgkin.

  15. #15 khan
    November 26, 2009

    In fact, labor was fairly easy. For me anyway.

    For you I’m sure.

    Congrats to all involved.

  16. #16 ERV
    November 26, 2009

    YAY!

  17. #17 efrique
    November 26, 2009

    Wonderful name.

    Congratulations.

  18. #18 Russell
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations! A good Thanksgiving, and warm wishes for the mother.

  19. #19 John Scanlon FCD
    November 26, 2009

    My son was going to have the initials C.R.D.T.H.H.S., but my wife objected.

    Congratulations and best wishes to both parents and child!

  20. #20 NewEnglandBob
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations! Good health and long life to Huxley and hi parents.

  21. #21 Jadehawk
    November 26, 2009

    somewhere, there’s a turkey, oven, and delivery joke to be made, but I’m too buzzed on wine to come up with anything.

    congratulations :-)

  22. #22 ColinB
    November 26, 2009

    Congrats!!!!!

  23. #23 Irene
    November 26, 2009

    congratulations!

  24. #24 SC (Salty Current)
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations! Love the name!

    (My birthday’s in a few hours, so I consider us as being born on the same day…a day for cool people. :))

  25. #25 Laelaps
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations!

  26. #26 gruntled atheist
    November 26, 2009

    There is nothing in this universe as wonderful as a new baby. Enjoy!

  27. #27 Vince & Karen
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations from upstate NY.

  28. #28 Pierce R. Butler
    November 26, 2009

    There are (at least) 7812 anagrams for Huxley Drew Laden.

    Prob’ly right now Ms. L might prefer When Duly Relaxed, but no doubt will appreciate the aptness of Huddle Wee Larynx.

    It may take a little longer for HDL himself to appreciate his Deluxe Wry Handle….

  29. #29 Enoch
    November 26, 2009

    Nice job! Congrats.

  30. #30 Romeo Vitelli
    November 26, 2009

    “In fact, labor was fairly easy. For me anyway. ”

    I’m sure the episiotomy was a breeze for you as well.

  31. #31 Paul Hutch
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations!

  32. #32 afarensis, FCD
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations!

  33. #33 Tom Rhoads
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations. You must be walking on air. I’m looking forward to the pictures.

  34. #34 AliceB
    November 26, 2009

    Greg’s also having an easy time with the nursing too.

    Congratulations!

  35. #35 Hendrik
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations from SA to Mom and new baby! Oh what the heck … and to the dad too!

  36. #36 Phil
    November 26, 2009

    Congrats mom and dad!

  37. #37 Richard Carter, FCD
    November 27, 2009

    Congratulations to all three of you. I hope that young Huxley lives up to his name.

  38. #38 Stagyar zil Doggo
    November 27, 2009

    Congratulations!

  39. #39 matt carmody
    November 27, 2009

    Congratulations

  40. #40 freelunch
    November 27, 2009

    Congratulations to all.

  41. #41 Blake Stacey
    November 27, 2009

    Well, that’s one way to consolidate the holiday celebrations. . .

    Good luck!

  42. #42 becca, the one with the 9h labor that Carebear keeps calling easy
    November 27, 2009

    You go to your wife, go directly to your wife, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
    You volunteer to get up 12 extra times with baby, redeemable upon her request.
    You owe it to her for terming labor “fairly easy”.
    *shoots laser beams with eyes*

    That said, YAY!

    (High Density Lipoprotein? Well, everybody’s gotta be something)

  43. #43 Greg Laden
    November 27, 2009

    12 extra times? That’s all? Good deal!

  44. #44 DuWayne
    November 27, 2009

    Holy shit, how bloody awesome!!! And I love the name, I really, really do…I am very happy for you and the many fitful nights you have to look forward to over the next several months.

    Being an insomniac makes that bit a lot easier. Helps when you have yet to actually get to sleep when the second (and usually last) “feed me” comes up.

    Now I must check out the pictures.

  45. #45 oldcola
    November 28, 2009

    Congratulations!
    Lucky guy this little Huxley, great parents.

  46. #46 DD
    November 30, 2009

    Congratulations!

  47. #47 aratina cage
    December 2, 2009

    Congratulations Ladens! I also love the name, good choice!

    Labor was 8.5 hours long

    *faint*

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