May 22, 2004

Welcome: William Kirk DeLong

The short story: welcome William "Will" Kirk DeLong born 5/22/2004, 6:13am ET, 7lbs, 14.8oz.

The longer story: later....I'm tired. Seriously, we were incredibly surprised when Kirky woke me up at 3am saying it was time. Contractions had been building up and got very strong as of midnight. We got to the hospital and 2hrs and 15min later, Will was born- Kirky was told she would be pushing for 1-3 hrs. It was 15min. She was extremely far along by the time we got there.

Will is very healthy and Kirky is doing very well too. I'm very surprised and happy at how well and quickly things moved along.

(Random quote from Brother Nate at 4am - "Don't speed- use tactical driving techniques.....*ssnnnnoooore*)

Now for the goodies:

Send your welcomes here:

Posted by bkdelong at May 22, 2004 11:19 AM | TrackBack

Amazing and wonderful! Congratulations to young Will and his terrific folks!

Posted by: John Dennett at May 22, 2004 11:31 AM

Yay!!! He's here! Terrific job! I'm happy that things well smoothly. Look forward to seeing Will in person in the future.

So, is there going to a babycam??? ;)


Posted by: Belinda at May 22, 2004 12:30 PM

Hooray! He's so ickle and cute. It's wonderful to hear that he is doing so nicely, as well as Mommy.

And Uncle Nate is hilarious.

Posted by: Mike at May 22, 2004 02:46 PM

Oh, wonderful, wonderful! I'm so glad he came this weekend! Congratulations to all three of you!


Posted by: Kristin at May 22, 2004 03:24 PM

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

Posted by: Kathy at May 22, 2004 04:06 PM

Hooray! And he's already such a cutie! (It usually takes them a couple of days to get that cute after delivery.) Awwww. . .

Posted by: Mad Moll at May 22, 2004 07:01 PM

Oh, Will. For the first time, hello.

I am sitting here with Melissa, and we're crying. He's perfect. His little fingers are perfect, and his little sleeping face is perfect, and oh, man. Does he ever look like his dad. What an amazing day. I'm glad you two didn't have to wait any longer to see your beautiful little boy.

Posted by: Meg at May 23, 2004 12:55 AM

Congratulations congratulations!!! I'm so glad that it went well, and quickly, and that now you can spend the rest of your lives loving this little boy. :)

Posted by: Lisa at May 23, 2004 01:40 AM

Congrats and good luck to all!

Don't read support email! I'm sure we can figure out PDFs for a couple of weeks!

Posted by: Garth at May 23, 2004 07:34 PM

If I knew this website were here perhaps I could have given Will some uncly advice about coming into this world...STAY IN!!! :P but now that he is here I will love him like an Uncle always should..Congratulations to you both.

Posted by: Bryce at May 24, 2004 06:41 PM

Dear Kirky and Ben,

As they say in the old country: mazel tov! May all three of you have happiness, good health, and many blessings.

Love from "Aunt" Laura K.

Posted by: Laura at May 25, 2004 09:54 AM


This message is a little belated, but hey - I was there to hold you not 12 hours after you were born.. Welcome to this world... I'll do my best to be "that cool uncle".. I can't wait to watch you grow!

Much Love,

Uncle Nate

Posted by: Nate at June 4, 2004 02:24 PM