My sister had been having contractions for a couple days, so we knew the time was approaching. What we didn’t know, however, was how quickly it was approaching. I got a call at 4:00am from my parents saying they were on their way over to Josh and Jen’s place, and that I should hop on the first BART train. At 5:30 I headed to BART to catch the first train which left at 5:56. At 5:54ish I called Josh’s cell to find out if someone could pick me up from BART when I arrived (I was hoping my mom would answer). To my surprise, Josh answered and simply exclaimed “He’s here! He’s here!” And just like that, Conor Greenleaf had entered the world at 5:50am, just a few moments before I called.
I wasn’t planning on attending the birth, but I was planning on being at the hospital at least–so much for that idea! That little fella arrived before I even stepped on BART.
He is healthy as can be, at 8lbs, 7oz and 21-1/4″ long, and thankfully mom is equally as healthy. It was very quick for Jen, who arrived at 5:00am and had Conor 50 minutes later (isn’t that crazy?).
As far as the name goes, Conor came from a character in one of Jen’s favorite books. Greenleaf is after my Grandfather’s middle name (on my dad’s side)–he was named after the poet John Greenleaf Whittier.
The family hung out throughout the day, with my parents taking turns staying at home with Claire. It was a busy day between the birth and USA vs. Ghana, but eventually the excitement died down and everyone went home for the night except Conor, Jen and I. I volunteered for overnight duty to allow Josh to go home, spend time with Claire and get some sleep.
Jen and I (and Conor) had a decently relaxing night, under the circumstances. We had a DVD player in the room, so we had movie time (the new Alice in Wonderland), and we also just joked around and then eventually tried to get some sleep. We weren’t overly successful, but did manage to get a few winks in. It was a fun eventful weekend for the family and we couldn’t be happier to have Conor join. I’ll post more photos later but for now it’s time to catch up on sleep before work tomorrow!