View Full Version : We finally had our little one...

The Alchemist
01-06-2007, 07:56 PM
Last week my wife and I welcomed into the world our first child, Gavin Brien. He weighed in at 8lbs, 10oz and was 21" long. He was born with a full head of black hair just like his Dad. The doctors got his due date right on, he was born on New Years Eve at 11:27am, so at least every year he'll have no problem finding a party on his birthday. For us, it means a nice tax break this year.

I finally understand what people mean by a child changes everything. We are both exhausted, but couldn't be happier. It is such a fulfilling feeling and cannot be explained or put into words.

860 Performance
01-06-2007, 08:03 PM
Congrats! and welcome to the club!

An experince like that sure does put everything back into perspective.

01-06-2007, 08:11 PM
isn't that the best feeling in the world? I love it. congrats. :chug:

The Alchemist
01-06-2007, 08:15 PM
He is such a wonderful baby on top of it all. He rarely cries, is easy to settle, and sleeps through as much noise, lights, etc. We took him for his first checkup Thursday and then ran to the supermarket to pick up a couple of items. Well it turned into an hour and a half shopping experience that he slept through. He already self soothes himself with his fingers and hands and is nursing well.

Being a Dad is the greatest thing in the world without a doubt.

01-06-2007, 08:35 PM

now get to work really mesing the kid up so he has something to blame you for in therapy. lol



01-06-2007, 09:01 PM
congrats man :cheers:

01-06-2007, 09:18 PM
congrats...good luck he is cute kid. I have two and it is the best thing that could happen to you.

PA Z06
01-06-2007, 11:30 PM
congrats man

01-07-2007, 12:44 AM
cutie !!

01-07-2007, 01:25 AM
Nice...Congrats. The start of a nice family. I'm blessed w/4. Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy. Nothing like a family....Best wishes. :) WJ

01-07-2007, 10:11 AM
congrats on the great addition to the family :)

01-07-2007, 11:28 AM
congrats man!! thats just the greatest thing in the world in my mind. i cant wait to experiance it!

01-07-2007, 11:46 AM
Congrats :chug:

...just dont let him drive Mustangs when he's older :)

01-07-2007, 11:57 AM
Congrats to you & ur wife...

The Alchemist
01-07-2007, 12:07 PM
Congrats :chug:

...just dont let him drive Mustangs when he's older :)

My Dad and I were joking about that this weekend. My Dad is a big Mopar man, and I am of course a GM guy, we figure he'll be into Fords. I have no problem with that just as long as he isn't into imports.

He can be his own person, like his own sports teams, be into whatever makes him happy. My wife is a graphic artist and we were joking that he'll enjoy drawing and photoshopping cars more than working on them...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I thought I knew what love was when I met and married my wife, but after having him it feels like my heart has doubled in size and I'm a mush now. It really is a great thing.

01-07-2007, 01:20 PM
Very Nice !!! Congrats!!!

01-07-2007, 01:59 PM
Congrats man. Any kind of american car is fine, just keep him away from them imports!

01-07-2007, 02:49 PM
Congrats :cheers:

01-07-2007, 05:43 PM
congrats man :cheers: and everyone will always thorw a party for his bday :jest:

01-08-2007, 10:16 AM
Congrats and God Bless Bri....
Couldnt happen to a nicer guy :)

Tracer X
01-08-2007, 11:30 AM
Congrats, from one new dad to the next! :cheers: At least he was born after X-mas, so he didn't steal all the presents you were SUPPOSED to get... Sorry, I'm still having a hard time getting over that.. :emb: Enjoy! :usa:

The Alchemist
01-09-2007, 08:59 AM
Congrats, from one new dad to the next! :cheers: At least he was born after X-mas, so he didn't steal all the presents you were SUPPOSED to get... Sorry, I'm still having a hard time getting over that.. :emb: Enjoy! :usa:

I'm guessing you had a baby right around Christmas?

We are actually very happy he was born on New Years eve. Most people get together for both Christmas and New Years Eve, so it will be a reason to have everyone over to celebrate his birthday. Plus for the first couple years we can tell him that he is getting fireworks for his birthday. :jest:

Tracer X
01-09-2007, 09:15 AM
My son was born in July, but we didn't get to take him home till late Nov. since he was premature. But he's doing great now. And Everyone spoiled him with X-mas gifts, even though he slept through most of that day. :jest:

Fireworks for his b-day?! That's a good one!

01-09-2007, 02:06 PM
Congrats... but I already know what that baby's thinking...

The Alchemist
01-09-2007, 09:57 PM
That's a great pic ArcticZ28... If I had my way, he'd be a Firebird fan and one day own a fifth or sixth gen T/A, but we'll see what happens.