31 October 2009

Introducing David Paul I of Stollen. . .


Happy Halloween everyone! Here's just one (I promise) photograph of David Paul I of Stollen, taken at about 11:30am last Tuesday morning when he was about an hour old. Paul and I headed to the nursery for the first full check-up of his vital signs and his first sponge bath while the Grand Duchess Sonja was in recovery. Paul's rather peaceful composure here was a clever ruse it turns out. His first night home (last night) was a looooooooong one, and I think Sonja and I had about three hours of sleep between the two of us. Oh yes, I can hear many of your voices now, "Stokes, we tried to tell
you. . . " I imagine there will be many such moments for the next 18 to 21 years or so. All the same, he's really an amazing little guy with the most pretty eyes when they're open.

13 comments:

Grimsby Mariner said...

Bonny bairn there Stokes - takes after his mother then!

Capt Bill said...

Looks like a grenadier to me!

Jim Wright said...

The next 18 to 21 years?

You're a Parent Forever!

It's a rule.

I looked it up.

Take good care of Sonja.

Jim

Bluebear Jeff said...

Sleep? You mean that you really expected any? Well he'll have kids of his own faster than you think . . . time really starts to move quickly.

Hint, take lots of photos (digital) and save them to external media . . . so you will have them to "blackmail" young David Paul in years to come.

Enjoy every moment, my fried, enjoy them all.


-- Jeff

Der Alte Fritz said...

Welcome to the club Stokes. What a beautiful little fellow. Congratulations. You and Sonja will settle into a routine soon enough, but it is a shock when you discover the lung power that the little ones have. the good news is that they sleep a lot, even if you don't.

Fitz-Badger said...

LOL
I'm not a parent myself, but grew up taking care of younger siblings, so I knew whereof you speak. :)

moif said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

tradgardmastare said...

Thanks for posting this lovely photo.My daughters decended the stairs like a herd of elephants when I shouted up that you had posted a photo!

best wishes
Alan

Prince Lupus said...

Resist the temptation to varnish!

A J said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! - (Cindy)

A bonny little chap! Babies seem able to out-bawl a angry sergeant-major. ;) Love him this age while you can - they soon grow up! - A J

Martin said...

He looks like a keeper to me Stokes! Savor every moment of the ride, 'cause he'll be asking you for the car keys before you know it! Har, har, har; and I used to wonder why Dad had grey hair.

Gallia said...

Wonderful and marvelous blessing for you all.
Best wishes,
Bill P.

tidders said...

what a bonny babby

-- Allan

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