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Please Welcome MacGyver Obama Narwhal Propst!

(this is our birth announcement email, reposted here for spreading on the intarwebs)

Nah, we’re just screwing with ya... we just like to make the grandparents gasp... ; )

His actual name is Gram Propst (we’re still working on middle names)
He’s 8lbs 4oz. and 20 inches long He was born at 6:53pm yesterday.

After laboring for literally days we checked into the hospital on Monday afternoon. They hooked Celeste up with an epidural that let her sleep through contractions, and things moved along from there. Celeste labored and pushed like a champ, but by the next afternoon our doc was convinced his huge noggin wasn’t going to fit, so they rolled her out for a C section.

So after a night’s sleep everybody’s fine. Celeste is doing better and better by the hour. Poor Gram is stuck in the NICU for 2 days while they test him for infection and track a big fluid bump on his head. They’re worried about blood clotting problems associated with it, but it’s seeming pretty clear he’s doing fine.

Celeste is going to get to go down and breast feed him this morning, so despite the separation we’re on track for normal new family stuff. : )

After the craziness of the last couple of days, there’s not much excitement happening here and not much to look at. We’ll most likely be in the hospital until the end of the day Friday and Gram could possibly be here for a bit longer. We're still pretty wiped out, so we're either sleeping, or being probed by hospital people. If you’d like to stop by, please email to check or just give us 24 to settle in.