Let Us Introduce You To…

Thatcher Fox Douwes, our fourth grandson! He was born September 9, 2008 at 2:52 pm (a good solid Virgo!), weighing nine pounds eight ounces (the Oakland Raiders have already expressed interest in drafting the hefty young Thatch as a fullback, but fortunately the Raiders are personas non gratas in just about every decent household, so they were huffily turned away), and measuring twenty-one and one-half inches. Felicia (Jeanie’s daughter) came through the scheduled C-section beautifully, and we were allowed to come in for our first visit a little more than two hours after Thatcher’s birth. Here he is, in Nana Jeanie’s arms, smiling (well, the smile is a little obscured by his thumb, but it’s definitely there) for the camera.