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BruceZRX makes his debut!

BruceZRXAndrew and Sharon ZRX finally have their baby! And judging by the pictures, he was definitely worth waiting for.

According to AndrewZRX, “He’s the biggest (and most gorgeousest – I kid you not) baby on the ward.”

Welcome to the world Bruce, and congratulations on your new parents.

Details are still scanty, but he was born at 3:12 am this morning and he’s nine pounds even. Doesn’t he make you just want to KNIT SOMETHING??

By the way, Andrew needs our help:

“I have a placenta on my kitchen counter and my wife needs it to be gone before she gets home. Please help.”

13 comments to BruceZRX makes his debut!

  • Oh, by the way – based on our predictions in the pool, I was closest on the weight and Grace was closed on the date!

  • That is one good-looking baby!! The urge to knit booties is nigh-on unstoppable!

  • dirtwitch

    buy ice cream – a flavour you generally do not like – neopolitan is generally good – or non fat sugar free vanilla – eat ice cream, put placenta in ice cream container – freeze for 1 to 6 years, then dispose of in hastily planned “ritual”.

    That baby needs a (ZOOM) hat!

    btw Sam is wearing the green and purple one you knit as I type!

    He is scrumptious!!!!! Makes me want another!

  • Yes, you’re right, they should have a hat on that baby! (I saw some great hats on I’m going to knit him one of those. By the way Kerry, did you ever find out if Sam is allergic to wool?)

    I agree with both of you that Bruce is a scrumptiously good-looking baby. So plump and juicy, with lots of hair!

  • stine

    Bruce is adorable!!

    Placenta: throw it away!

  • Trisha

    I had 3 babies at home–wrap the placenta well (important step!) and put it out in the trash. Freezing it first makes it less messy. Bruce is beautiful!

  • dirtwitch

    Sam appears to have gone over his wooly sensitivity – he was just sensitive to everything then!

  • Ellen

    Look at the size of those hands! He’s gonna be a big one! What a doll. I love babies.

  • XUP

    Bury the placenta in your backyard and plant a tree over it. You might want to wait until spring, in which case revert to freezer suggestion…though a ziplock bag will do…no need to involve perfectly innocent ice cream. Another blogger said her husband’s friend ate his baby’s placenta.

  • grace

    I think you are to bury the placenta beneath a rowan tree. I was a 9 lb. 2 oz. big-handed baby and grew all the way up to 4′ 11″. Babies are tricky that way. Bruce is absolutely beautiful. Off to knit something . . .

  • Geez he’s squishy! Makes me want more!! (And yes, we come back to the previous conversation about hatting that baby!)

    We froze our placenta in a large ziplock bag, and the midwife disposed of it for us in her tomato garden as I had no where to plant it (we were renting, postage stamp back yard.)

  • Aren’t you supposed to save the stem cells from the cord of the placenta? And if so, I think you have to have it professionally frozen, i.e. in nitrogen. Everything in my domestic freezer gets freezer burn after a few months. There was that story in the paper a couple of days ago about this guy who had his sperm professionally frozen and successfully made a baby with it some 20 years later. I don’t think I’d want to see what came out of my freezer in 20 years.

  • Alicia

    Cord blood banking (aka stem cells) is freakishly expensive and is only really an insurance policy for a select few illnesses. Also, blood has to be harvested within the first couple of minutes after birth. And you have to be pre-registered with one of the companies so all the appropriate screening and planning has been done. Plus – by the time your child might need the stem cells (IF they need them), they may very well be freezer burned per say. Long-term cold-storage of human genetic material is still a bit sketchy.

    I assisted at several home births in my former life, and have to say the best placental disposal method my clients had was planting it under a Japanese Maple (specifically chosen so when the kid was older and asking why the leaves turned red in the fall, the story of the placenta could come up). Everyone froze them until spring. Others made a plaster-of-paris inprint and painted it like a tree (infant’s tree of life). Also known a few who have made pate or chili with it (hey, it’s a meat vegans can eat!) or made a traditional Chinese post-partum depression medicine involving steaming in spices, drying and grinding it to put in gelatin capsules. Personally, the planting is the easiest. Wow – I can talk a lot about placentas!