It’s a boy!!!

My first grandchild, Karl Thomas Wallbruch, was born yesterday at 5:27 pm, Central time, at Central DuPage Hospital.  He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21&1/4 inches long.  Fortunately he takes after me and is thus a very handsome fellow…

Mother and son are now both doing fine.  Karl was fine upon delivery, but my daughter began to lose blood about a half-hour after giving birth.  She spent several hours in surgery and then recovery and is now finally back ‘among the living’.  She lost over 4 units of blood.  All I can say is “Modern medicine rocks!” – these are the kinds of childbirth that in earlier times usually resulted in unhappy outcomes…

We are all happy and breathing easier now and I’m thrilled and proud to have a grandson.  I turned 60 a couple of months ago and now I have a grand-child.  I guess this makes it official – I’m getting old…

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

(Click on the thumbnail of Me, Karl & Chris to see a full-size version of the picture)

8 thoughts on “It’s a boy!!!

  1. Tom Nugent

    Congratulations, Ted! Now the grandchildren can become the real reason to visit your kids. 🙂

    Four units of blood is a lot – I’m glad to hear your daughter is doing well now.

    Are you sure you’re going to be able to tear yourself away from your grandson to make it to the power beaming competition? 😉

  2. Markus Klettner

    Congrats Ted! If he follows his grandfather’s ambitions he might be one of the first liftboys in space…perhaps by 2050! 🙂

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