Monday, December 29. 2008
49 minutes before Christmas, Arik Nathan Kabaroff-Scott was born - much to the delight of his mother. Well, and father too, but some of us are pickier about avoiding holidays as birth dates than others... Arik weighed in at 8 pounds 11 ounces, and was 23 inches long, although his bulk belied the long slender toes and fingers that he came equipped with. Perhaps we have a future bass player in our midst?
There was much relief on the Kabaroff side of the family as it was revealed that Arik did not inherit his father's webbed toes. He definitely has his mother's ears, at least as far as attached vs. detached goes.
Big sister Amber has adjusted quite well to her new brother. On her first visit to see Arik in the hospital, she commented on his tiny toes and ears, and sang him a lullaby that she had been practicing for months in advance. Although her Mommy, Daddy, and new brother spent Christmas Day in the hospital, Santa conveniently waited until a few days later to arrive at home. And luckily Grandma was on hand to help Amber cope at home for a few days.
Daddy and Arik are getting along rather well, although Daddy has already been taught the hard way one of the major differences between changing a little girl's diaper and a little boy's diaper. Although Daddy's first instinct was to duck and cover, apparently the opposite order of operations is advised...
Mommy is doing quite well recovering at home and bonding with Arik. It's certainly a big adjustment from working on the thesis!
P.S. Daddy apologizes for the delayed announcement and pictures and thanks everyone for their kind wishes. It's been a little bit busy around here...
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Well, Merry Christmas, little baby! He is BEAUTIFUL! I love the name & nice to have a good balance in the home. Huge congratulations from Snowy Seattle. I am so happy for you and your sweet, growing family.
Congrats Dan! I was cracking up about the duck & cover ... I remember learning that the hard way too.
Congratulations. And trust me, even having the 24th as a birthday is less than ideal.
Congratulations guys!!! A nice little Christmas present indeed. Take care.
Whoa - very good news Dan! Congrats
As a father of two, I can attest that good times are ahead, especially a few months (years? lol) from now when you start to catch up on your sleep!!!
best wishes to your growing family.
He's beautiful. Congratulations! Welcome Arik, we can't wait to meet you.
Mike, Kelly, Matteo and Luca
WOOO HOOO! Congrats and huzzah! 11:11? He's already a jokester.
Get some rest (ha!) and have a great New Year.
Wow, the greatest Christmas present ever! And having the older sibling sing a lullaby rather than spilling pop on the new arrival is a nice touch, we should have worked that out in our household way back when. Congrats Dan, I can't think of a better way to enter a New Year.
A new generation of bassists has long been needed.
As far as the cover and duck thing, I managed to avoid that somewhat (not completely, though), since Che came home 7 months old and whatnot, but I still nervously covered that thing until about his 2nd birthday.
Good (non-diaper related) times ahead!
Congratulations, Dan; and a belated Happy Birthday, Arik!
I learned rather quickly to change diapers from the side.
congratulations on a beautiful baby boy. get ready to run around closing cupboards and trying not to shout NO!!!
Happy New Year for your family, Dan and welcome to Arik Nathan !
What a good looking family! What do you mean you have webbed feet?
glad everything went well after the c-section! Hope Amber and Arik continue to love each other forever!
Happy New Year!
Thanks for the wonderful addition to the family! Too bad you couldn't squeeze my name in there!
All the best!
J and A.
I couldn't think of a better gift than a new baby to cuddle.
All the best to Arik Nathan and his entire family.
Late congrats better then never. Woo hoo!
What a perfect little boy.
How's your sleep patterns?
See? We do visit your page - although about as often as you post updated photos ................
Looking forward to being updated in person!
The new diaper experience perhaps is 36 year old payback, Dan?
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