Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Welcome Baby Thor!

This is old news for most, but I still want to take a moment to celebrate the arrival of the newest Patenaude. Thorvald Cash Patenaude was born on November 1st, 2008.

His proud Papa Ryan(a near celebrity on this blog) could not stop talking about the wonderful labor and delivery they experienced. And how absolutely perfect his new baby boy is. In a 20 minute phone conversation, he used the word PERFECT more times than I can count. He even elaborated on the incredible stitching skills of the MD (and Ryan knows good sewing...). Baby Thor weighed in at a very healthy 9 lbs. 3 oz., which gives the older generation of Patenaude men pride in their ability to "throw a big calf."

Thor's dear Mama, Stephanie, reiterated that the 48 hour labor was.......you guessed it- PERFECT! And, she did the whole thing with no drugs. Way to go, woman! Stephanie is submitting beautifully to the colossal changes that motherhood brings, sounding so relaxed and confident.

Ryan is currently working on a math and science education major, so he put his knowledge to work creating this lovely graph. I believe this was after about 30 hours of labor. No, I can't interpret this graph for you, but wherever I see high peaks and the word contractions, I start to feel it in my back...
For the record- Eric, if you're reading this, please do not try to graph my contractions in the future. Seriously, ignorance is bliss (or near bliss, if you're in labor)!

We can't wait for December 12th when we get to hold you, Baby Thor!

4 comments:

Jenni said...

i want drugs.

;) ha ha...but really, I'm serious.

Erin said...

Oh so sweet... interesting name choice. Thor...like the god of thunder? Cash- Johnny Cash? I'm assuming Patenaude means he belongs to that family... :)I'm actually seriously cuious about the name- not mocking it.
He's cute as a button (whatever that means!)- he's cute!

Becca said...

I can only speak to the first name- Thorvald was Eric and Ryan's maternal grandpa (Deanna's dad). And R & S are darn lucky they had a boy before we did or Thorvald would've been taken ;)!

Becca said...

I'm totally serious, btw. We might go for a middle name of Thorvald...but we have a lot of ground to cover before we're picking names again (I hope!).