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28 October 2005 @ 08:06 pm
Gabriel Myron Gehtland is here!!  
My nephew, Gabriel Myron Gehtland, was born at 2:15pm this afternoon at 6 lbs. 11 ozs. and 19 inches.

He is so freakin' cute! He looks just like my brother!

(And for those of you keeping score, yes, my last name is Hoagland and yes, his name is Gehtland. When he and Lisa got married, they opted to change their names to "Gehtland" which is a combination of her maiden name (Goetz) and Hoagland. So they legally changed their names to Gehtland. Anywhooo.)

So yes, I am an aunt again!

Zoe was very cute. I was in the room when she held Gabriel for the first time. She rested her little head on his and said "Cute baby..." The she looked into his little face and said "HI!!" Then she rested her head on his again and said "Cute baby Gabriel..."


Babies are good!!

Oh, and after my father called to say they were doing a C-section, I was head-pain free for 25 whole minutes!! That was exciting for me.

Okay, one more thing. I am watching Paula Zahn on CNN interviewing John Fund of the Wall Street Journal and Katrina Vandel Huevel of The Nation and Paula is wearing, NO LIE, the Glasses of Power and Justice!!


I have never seen her wear them before. In fact, earlier this evening she wasn't wearing them! Then suddenly the GoPaJ??

Is SM going to play her in the movie of her life or what?


Anyway....that's my entry for the evening.


Aunt Erin :D
My State of Mind: cheerfulhappy and headachy
What the Voices in My Head Hear: Paula Zahn on CNN
ralstralst on October 29th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Auntie!
seftiri: Squee!seftiri on October 29th, 2005 09:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'll be insufferable for weeks, dropping little baby anecdotes everywhere and probably writing more baby-colored C/O...

Just so you're prepared...

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seftiri: All Smilesseftiri on October 29th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)

And it is very cool about the names. My family, meaning my parents and I, love it. My extended family, meaning my mother's side of the family, thinks it's crazy. My father's side of the family ignores it (like me being gay) almost completely. There's only one other boy (my cousin) and now he feels all pressured to "carry on the family name", though I'm always surprised by that sentiment. It's not like we're royalty (thank god). Both sides of my family came from farmers: Irish/Scot farmers and Dutch farmers. :)
Danielle: Dana - Shoe Money Tonight!dani_ellie on October 29th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
Awww, yay! Congratulations! :D
seftiri: Mar Joyful Heartseftiri on October 29th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
Thank you, cutie!

When's your doc appt? I am starting to really worry about you. All this pain medicine cannot be good for your kidneys. Trust me, my mother's a kidney transplant nurse.

Danielledani_ellie on October 29th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
November 15. :/

It's not so bad today, though, so maybe it's going away? *crosses fingers*
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seftiri: AJ Cuteseftiri on October 29th, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
I don't know! I've only had one for less than 24 hours! LOL

But niece or nephew, my brother's kids are the best!!

Thanks for the congrats!

And I just LOVE that icon, every time I see it. :)
shayshaych_03 on October 29th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwww yay! zoe's adorable. gabriel sounds like a fun little bundle and yay! for no headpain. that has to have been endorphins giving you a lovely high :D
seftiri: Limer Green and Goliath Purpleseftiri on October 29th, 2005 09:46 am (UTC)
Yes, Zoe is adorable. She had these plastic monkeys in her pocket at the hospital. You know, the barrel of monkeys kind? She had a Lime green one, a purple one, and three orange ones. And she was walking around telling everyone that the green one was going to have a baby! Later, I looked at these monkeys. Turns out the green one was the only one wearing a dress! The purple one had no clothing and the orange ones had no clothing but were each carrying a banana. My bumblebee is sooooo smart!

And yes, endorphins are a wonderful thing...for at least 25 minutes. I just woke up a little while ago and the pain is getting worse and worse... I can't wait for Nov 3rd. They have to give me something!
shayshaych_03 on October 29th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
i'm sure they will. :/ and awwwwwwwwwwwwww on zozo :)
celievampcelievamp on October 29th, 2005 08:05 am (UTC)

I'm on countdown to being Aunty Jo for the third time somewhere around 5th Nov. Another one to spoil!
seftiri: Mama Love AJseftiri on October 29th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
Being an aunt rocks!

Thanks for the congrats!

I hope all goes well with the birth of your new "spoilee"! :D
Mystic Amethystmysticamethyst on October 29th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
seftiri: Lime Crimeseftiri on October 30th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D