Friday, March 20, 2009

Expansionary Policies

Yesterday, the Unknown Family was set to go to a nearby city for an overnight trip to check out a couple of hospitals (part of the Unknown Son's treatment plan). We were getting ready to leave in the morning, and then the fun started.

Unknown Wife's experienced some leaking. We were somewhat concerned, but not much, because the the new baby wasn't due for another three weeks. We called her OB/GYN, and he told us not to bother about coming to his office - just go straight to the hospital. So, it was off to the neighbor's with the Unknown Son, off to school with the Unknown Daughter, and off to the hospital with us.

Halfway there, her water broke. We arrived at the hospital, got checked in, and then proceeded to wait. It took quite a while, because, while her water had broken, the baby was in no hurry to move to his new digs. To make a long story short, 16 hours later (at 12:20 A.M this morning), a new member of the Unknown Family made his appearance. After settling them in, I drove home to catch a few hours of sleep (I got stopped for speeding along the way, but got off with a warning when I showed the officer pictures of the new guy).

I took the Unknown Son and Daughter (along with the Unknown Mother-In-Law, who's visiting for a few days to help out) in to the hospital to see the new little guy - both he and Mom are doing fine.

Now for the dilemma - if I refer to the older brother as the Unknown Son, what do I call the new guy? any suggestions are welcome.

By the way, he weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.