Saturday, January 1, 2011

Declan Ryker Sankowich!

I'm a Grandpop! I'm a Grandpop! I'm a Grandpop!

Sorry ... what I meant to say is "Congratulations Sara and Pete!!!" Declan Ryker Sankowich was born at 3:40am on New Year's Day. He weighed in at 7 pounds 6 ounces (I think my guess last weekend was 7 pounds 5 ounces, so I didn't quite win the game). That's all the information I have at this time -- Marilynn and I are packing up and heading north to Providence, RI, in a couple of hours. Sara has to be totally exhausted though. She started experiencing notable labor pain at about 5:30pm on Thursday, December 30th! Yep. that means her labor lasted over 34 hours!!

It was certainly a New Year's Eve that I'll never forget. At one point early in the evening, Sara called to give us the latest status and we timed a contraction over the phone! So, Happy New Year's everyone! If you're showing up at Mullen Christmas next weekend, I'll try not to wear you out with a thousand photos of Declan, but there will be a few. And more than a few toasts!