Well, after a long time of waiting, Colton Timothy Hawkins made his introduction to the world on August 29, 2007. His entrance was quick and easy (at least for me - Paul - it was). And it didn't look too rough for Missy either. Well, if giving birth to a child can ever be called not too rough. The main purpose of this blog is to allow people abroad to view pics and things easily, so here's some picks of Cole. He was 9 pounds, 1 ounce; 21 inches long.
We caught him with a little grin in this one. (Sidenote: I feel like a total dork writing this blog. Like one of those parents who forces people to sit through a slideshow of their kids on vacation or something.)
Here's Paityn's first experience holding Cole. It looks like Cole has his eyes closed peacefully, but really, I think they're closed because Paityn just poked them. And if you're wondering, yes Telise is dressed like Sleeping Beauty........and yes I'm very, very glad that we had a boy. Very glad.