Ann and I are thrilled to announce that Tuesday afternoon, July 6, at 2:25pm, Ann gave birth to Malcolm Alexander Jordan at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Malcolm weighed in at a hefty 9lbs 4oz (even heavier than his brother!) and measured a lengthy 21in.
Like with Jack, Malcolm camped out and took his sweet time getting us to the hospital. Ann was due back on July 2 and many symptoms pointed to his imminent arrival in late June. But when her due date came and went, we found ourselves preparing for a repeat induction. But that's where the similarities end—where Jack's delivery lasted better than 2 hours, Malcolm's barely made it five minutes. In three contractions' time, the boy was out!
Now, folks have asked us where the name comes from. Well, since Jack took the names of his dad and both his grandfathers (and both his great-grandfathers and at least one great-great-grandfather) we had to go back to the source. We asked the grandmothers to comb their ancestry research for the cream of the historical lineage. Malcolm, a Scottish, Catholic name taken from from JD's French-Canadian heritage (how's that for a heady heredity) rose to the top. And Alexander? Well, sometimes, if you want your son to conquer the world, you gotta give him a conqueror's name.
So say "Hello," Malcolm. There's a great big world waiting to meet you.
We've posted pictures of Malcolm before (at our 6 and 9 week sonograms and, again, at our 20 and 36 week scans) but here are a few from today's excitement:
Ann meets her new boy for the first time
Malcolm, up close and fussy
Malcolm meets his daddy
JD, Malcolm, and Ann moments after the baby's birth
Malcolm's first bath
Sportin' his body builder pose
Relaxing with mommy
Jack meets his 'lil brother
And plays with his favorite unkie
Malcolm gettin' his sleep on