Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome, Clay

Here is our sweet little baby boy!  Clay Steven Anderson arrived Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm.  He weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and measured 20 inches long.  The middle name "Steven" is after my dad, and "Clay" is after, well, we just thought it was a good name: simple, easy to spell, not too common, and starts with a strong, hard consonant.  Plus it's a geology name, like Miles. :)  Plus we have a pretty cool friend named Clay, too.

Clay is a pretty easy baby.  He sleeps, starts to wake up and get fussy about every 3 hours, eats, then falls asleep again.  He's the first of our family born outside of Utah; we're interested to see what an Oklahoma birth certificate looks like.  As soon as we brought him home from the hospital, we had to buy some actual "newborn"-sized clothes.  (Miles was only that small for about a week!)

Alvin took a few days off work to help at home and hang out with our new addition.  Miles is enjoying extra daddy-time (including trips to the park and zoo), and I'm enjoying asking Alvin to do the dishes and pick up clutter while I lay in bed, sit on ice packs, nurse Clay, or try to satisfy my suddenly ravenous appetite.

10 comments:

mrp670 said...

Congratulations! You are amazing to be able to be pregnant so long! I only ever went 38 weeks and I thought I was going to die. Your boys are so sweet. I am glad someone is evening things out for my girls.

Kristie

Heather said...

Clay is sure a sweet little boy. I love the pictures. Congratulations.

Leslie said...

Congrats! So happy for you guys. Love the name too! Hope you're recovering well. I also love the picture of Miles at the park, shirtless.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! I love the name. He is so cute.

Whitney said...

Congrats Laura and Alvin! He is so cute! So happy for you guys! I love the geology tie in for both of your boy's names-- how fun!

Angela said...

WOW!! That is so wonderful. . .little clay is adorable. I'm so happy for ya'll and hope the recovery is speedy! And so true about that post-labor newly-nursing appetite.

Ashley said...

Hurray, he's here! I like the name, even if it wasn't the one I suggested. Hahaha! Hope your recovery is smooth and speedy, Laura. Good job, he's simply precious!

Caroline said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby! I love the name. Your family is so cute, I'm glad you're all doing well in Oklahoma. Tell Alvin if he still wants a train poster like Owen's I am going to go pick one up (ours was ruined in our move) and could mail one to you:)

Jenni said...

He is precious, Laura! Congrats to you and Alvin, and love the name!!! :)

Rosie said...

Your blog is awesome and I love the interesting tidbits like the points of choosing Clay's name. Yeah Geology! I admire your love for Alvin and his love for you. What lucky little boys!
Rosie