The ramblings and musings of author and musician Geoffrey Young Haney.
Much more coherent and loveable fare from his wife, Michelle.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Baby On Board!

On December 26th, 2011, at 6:11pm, Nolan Sirius Haney entered the world. Weighing in at 7 lbs, 6 oz with a vertical of 20 in, this all-star took only about 3 good contractions to make his presence known... that was after 11 hours of labor (some at home, some at the hospital) and a solid 5 hours or so of pretty intense back labor, a slow-to-get-going epidural (which did finally kick in... just in time,) and a brave - albeit puking - rock star of a Mom. Both Michelle and Nolan are doing well. Nolan's been bathed up, is eating great, and is sleeping it all off. Looking forward to visitors today and for Carter (our oldest boy) to come visit here in a bit. So thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers and kind words over Facebook and phone calls and texts and the like. Our friends and family are a true blessing and we look forward to sharing more momentous occasions with all of you!

Until then, I leave you with the Nolan...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Nolan Sirius Haney

So admittedly I've been pretty neglectful of this blog. One thing that's kept me busy has been work. Since Thanksgiving weekend I've been working 10 hr days and Saturdays, logging lots of extra hours in my cold, cold (though not as cold as previous years, thank God) warehouse. But the OT is a wonderfully blessing because Michelle and I have been expecting our second child, a boy, Nolan Sirius Haney (nerd name - poor kid.) And of course, whenever a new member is added to the family, the overtime checks are a seriously welcomed. So that's been our December; lots of work and preparation and holiday fun, all spent waiting for Nolan.

Well, the waiting is over! We are currently at Holland Hospital waiting for our little man to arrive. Michelle is wandering the halls with her cousin Emily in hopes of keeping dilation on track. She really wants to do this naturally. She was SO close with Carter, but total exhaustion and some terrible back labor forced her to get an epidural at the last minute. Michelle is more afraid of needles, however, than of birthing pains, so she's hoping to spare her spine this time.

So as we did with Carter, I will post a few updates here so family and friends can meet digital Nolan, and we can have a permanent record of this monumental day! Please keep my family in your prayers.