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Selfish Thread Alert: I'm a proud papa

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bigpern23, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Bigpern is now the proud father of Lilpern, who was born Wednesday at 8:53 a.m. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 9.76 ounces and measuring 20 inches long, he is due to make his first start for the Yankees on his birthday, April 11, 2032.

    It may be cliche, but I never could have expected to feel for any living thing the way I feel about him. Seeing him open his eyes for the first time, a moment I've been dreaming of for months, absolutely wrecked me in the best way I could have ever imagined.

    What an awe-inspiring experience today was.

    I took this when he grabbed my finger about 30 seconds after he opened his eyes.


    This was a little later.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member


    Make sure he never writes for a living. :D

    Congrats to you and his Mom!
  3. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Absolutely awesome. What's his name?
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'm holding off on the alphabet until he's 15! :D

    His name is Grayson Benjamin.

    I'll spare you all the 200 photos I took in about the first three hours of his life, but damn, I love this kid.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Congrats, pern!!! That's so awesome.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, IJAG. It was the most nerve-wracking, exciting, elated feeling I have ever had. I can't even come up with coherent thoughts to describe the whole day (it doesn't help that I've been awake for 22 hours).
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Congrats. You'll enjoy things you've never even noticed before.

    And ... PUT THE CAMERA AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kidding -- sort of -- but live the moment. Don't worry about preserving it.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Congratulations, bigpern!! Welcome, Grayson Benjamin. :D
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Congrats to one of the nice guys around here, even if he is a Yankee fan.
  10. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Holy crap pern. Way to go! Congrats dude.
  11. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    You're going to be a great father. Check that ... you already are.

    Just steer him away from GateHouse in 21 years, mmm-kay? :)

    Congrats, bro!
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Congrats Pern! And kudos for not posting live updates of your wife's labor on here. I'm sure she appreciates it.

    I'll be sure to pick up Grayson on waivers for my 2032 fantasy team as well.
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