Enter the Phinlet

Our dad cobbled this together, and asked that I post this on his behalf since Phin, incredibly, doesn't seem to have the time to blog right now.

Just wanted to publish an update on family phin. The phinlet, came into this world, not of his own volition at approximately 0115 on the morning of March 9, 2006. As I mentioned yesterday Ms. Phin began labor at about 0630 on the morning of the 8th. After about 18 hours and little progress the decision was made to do a "C" section. Good move. The phinlet came into this world looking for a beer and a cigar.

At 8lbs 14 oz, with a full head of hair, he is at least half grown.

After seeing the little guy and verifying that Phin and wife were well, Nana and Papa went home to bed. After three hours of sleep and a days work we returned to the hospital for the formal introduction to our new grandson. Not that I’m biases, but he is cute as a "guppy."

I do what to say that we have some pictures and as soon as I can figure how to upload we will get them out. Maybe tomorrow night when CY and family arrive he can help educate an old man.

Frankly, I've been trying to educate the old man for years, so I doubt one more night is going to help all that much.

Oh... did someone say something about a picture?

Enter the Phinlet:

I gotta tell you: Phin and the Mrs do really, really good work.

Welcome to the family, kid. You'll be much loved.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:09 PM on March 09, 2006

What a CUTIE! I just wanna squish and cuddle him!
Welcome to the world little one!

Congrats to you Phin and Mrs. Phin!

Posted by: ktreva at March 9, 2006 09:19 PM

What a cutie! :)

Posted by: Karin at March 9, 2006 09:32 PM

OMG...what a beautiful baby! I can almost smell him. I'm so happy for you both!!!!

Posted by: Moogie at March 9, 2006 09:41 PM

He's beautiful!

Posted by: Theresa at March 9, 2006 09:47 PM

He's beautiful!

Posted by: seawitch at March 9, 2006 09:58 PM

Oh he is a love! That makes my heart melt. Congrats to the family and remember my motto: Two years is NOT good family planning!

Posted by: Bou at March 9, 2006 10:32 PM

Awwwwwww. He is adorable. ;-)

Posted by: sadie at March 9, 2006 10:44 PM



; )

Posted by: Chrissy at March 9, 2006 11:01 PM

Why, what a handsome little dude!

Heh. At least it shows that you're capable of stepping away from the keyboard for at least a little while...

Posted by: Elisson at March 9, 2006 11:23 PM


He's sooo beautiful. *sigh*

Posted by: Margi at March 10, 2006 12:43 AM

Good lookin' kid.

So good lookin' we may need a paternity test.


Posted by: Vinnie at March 10, 2006 01:04 AM

So cute.

But he really doesn't look much like a goldfish.... Maybe you should take Vinnie up on his suggestion.

Posted by: caltechgirl at March 10, 2006 01:21 AM

Seeing that absolutely beautiful baby makes me want another one....and when I come to reality one second later, I realize I'm completely content looking at pictures of other people's babies. :-)

Truly he is adorable - you must be proud! Here's to a new life!

Posted by: merri at March 10, 2006 02:15 AM

Honestly? That is one of the most gorgeous babies I ever laid eyes on. He must get it from his mother ;)

Congrats guys, he's beautiful and I hope you're all well!

Posted by: silk at March 10, 2006 05:30 AM

Welcome, little phinlet!

May you bring your Mom and Dad much joy as you love a long, happy life! How blessed they are already by your arrival! Welcome...

-- R'cat

Posted by: Romeocat at March 10, 2006 06:49 AM

Where are the gills? Was expecting gills...

Oh, well, good looking kid.


Posted by: David at March 10, 2006 08:33 AM

oh, bless -- he's beautiful! excellent work, indeed

Posted by: amelie at March 10, 2006 08:38 AM

So beautiful!

Congratulations to you both. And a very special "you go girl!" to Mrs. Phin for the long labor and then the mercy of the c-section!

Posted by: Phoenix at March 10, 2006 09:14 AM

Congrats. Looks like a keeper.

Posted by: wil at March 10, 2006 09:53 AM

Oh.my.goodness! He is gorgeous. Completely smoochable! Congratulations again!

Posted by: oddybobo at March 10, 2006 09:59 AM


Posted by: MrDan at March 10, 2006 10:06 AM

He's adorable!!! I want to give that sweet baby face big fat kisses!
Congratulations, Uncle Yankee, and pass on the high-fives, cheers, congrats, and hugs to Mama and Daddy Phin!

Seriously, we're not just being polite--that is one beautiful, precious baby!

Posted by: Beth at March 10, 2006 10:43 AM

A beautiful child! Make sure you spend plenty of time wuzzeling his fuzzy little head! Really, the best perk of being a new parent! Congrats and best wishes to all.

Posted by: Babs at March 10, 2006 11:52 AM

A beautiful child. Congratulations and best wishes to all the Phins.

Posted by: Rachel at March 10, 2006 12:01 PM

Mmm, new baby smell. Congratulations to everyone! He is gorgeous!

Posted by: Janette at March 10, 2006 12:45 PM

Who's holding the little doll? Spiderman?

Posted by: at March 10, 2006 12:58 PM

Oh he such a cutie, I just want to smooch on him.


Posted by: Machelle at March 10, 2006 03:10 PM

Still thinking about the new baby smell. Smells like love, new life and possibilities. You should figure out how to bottle that - Eau de Phinlet.

Posted by: Janette at March 10, 2006 03:12 PM

Beautiful! What a cutie! Look at those cheeks!

Posted by: GroovyVic at March 10, 2006 03:39 PM

Oh, my goodness... what an absolutely handsome fellow you have there. You will have to beat the girls off with a stick! He looks so contented. I am so very delighted for you. You are truly blessed. Congratulations!

Posted by: The Big Sister (who's 5'4") at March 10, 2006 11:36 PM


Posted by: Howie at March 11, 2006 12:12 AM

Congratulations. He's a handsome little fella. May all blessings be yours, Phinlet and family! :^)

Posted by: Wes at March 11, 2006 11:54 AM

Wow, he is adorable...that is quite a compliment coming from someone as mean as me. :) Congratulations!

Posted by: The Mean Sister (who is 5'6") at March 11, 2006 07:06 PM

Very Cool!

He looks just like Winston Churchill.

Hey, you said it first...don't get me in trouble with Mrs. Phin...

Posted by: WB at March 11, 2006 08:44 PM

Now that's a cute kid! Congrats to you guys!

Posted by: T1G at March 12, 2006 09:43 AM

Absolutely gorgeous baby! Congrats to the whole family :)

Posted by: BeccaAnne at March 13, 2006 10:19 PM