Thursday, January 26, 2012

The new arrival: Ion

Ion Martin Friend, born 8:19 am on Jan 26, 2012. Mamma and Daddy are exhausted and happy, and Heidi loves to give Ion many kisses. Ion made up for Heidi's 16 hour labor by arriving less than two hours after we walked through the emergency room door, and Mamma is trying to decide which is more traumatic: gigantic speed and intensity and fear, or slow building up of pain with frustration at progressing slowly. Not that labor is ever not going to be traumatic.

They NEED to come up with a better way to get these muffins out.

Anyway, here he is.


  1. Congratulations! Give your beautiful boy a kiss on that stork bite from me.

  2. Happy Birthday little Ion!
    Our little Lucy blessed us with her presence just 43 minutes after arriving at the hospital. I'm a fan of the fast and then it's over method. :)
    - Jacquelyn Smith