Saturday, April 02, 2005

Dexter Austin Mercer

Dexter Austin Mercer arrived in this world yesterday morning about 7:51 AM. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces, 19-1/2 inches tall.

His father called us here in San Miguel about 7:30 to say that Susan was in labor and that they thought the baby would arrive in 4 to 6 hours. We were having breakfast 30 minutes later when he called back and said, "He is here." I couldn't believe it and thought maybe Jokester, Daddy Doug, was pulling an April Fools joke on us....but it wasn't so. Dexter was here. They say he looks like Maxwell except much smaller. Maxwell weighed over 9-1/2 pounds when he was born so they think Dexter is really small even though he is a normal size baby.

Susan feels fine. Dexter is doing all the baby things, sucking, pooping, peeing and sleeping. I'm sure he will get to the crying part soon as we gets over his journey into the world.

I talked to big brother Maxwell yesterday at the hospital. Max told me, "Mimi, come see my brother now." He sounded proud to be a big brother.

Doug and Susan are so thrilled and sound so, so happy. And we are excited to have another grandson. Now if Doug will just send us some pictures so we can see him.

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