John Colfax was born Friday, August 29 at 8:18am, measuring in at 8 lbs., 7 oz. and 21.5″ long. Lauren spent only 10 minutes pushing after 10 days of intense contractions. Our Doula Leia was a tremendous help.
For the next couple days we’ll remain at St. David’s North in Austin. Sleep has been tough to come by so far, but little John is happy and healthy–and rather hiccuppy–so that is the main thing. And Lauren is making a full recovery.
My laptop hard drive crashed last night so I have only my phone, so updating on the blog will be difficult for a while, but thought I’d better get something up!
The name John is an extremely common name, but less so in recent years. It didn’t enter the finalists until we neared the due date. John is the middle name of both Dad and Grandpa Dick, so there is a family connection. Colfax Poulter is the full middle name. Colfax was the street we once lived on in Minneapolis where so much fun was had. Lauren had the idea for a Minneapolis themed middle name, and Colfax won out. And obviously Poulter is Lauren’s maiden name. The last name is just Glanzer, so don’t be confused.
I’ll write more later when I have access to a computer. Here are some Day 1 photos.