September 05, 2009

Eleanor Elizabeth LMC, U.S. Army War College Class of 2056

Born yesterday at 11:23 p.m., 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 19.5 inches long. She gave Mrs. LMC a good run for her money. The OB started the oxytocsin I.V. at 8:00 a.m. The "pushing" did not get going until 9:15 p.m. and delivery required the use of a vacuum extractor. The child took her sweet time coming into this world and I can only wonder how long she will make her dates wait before she decides she is presentable. Mother and child are fine; dad could use a beer.

Posted by LMC at September 5, 2009 03:46 PM | TrackBack

Congrats to you all!!!

Posted by: GroovyVic at September 5, 2009 04:02 PM

Welcome Miss Ellie!

Posted by: Mink Monica at September 5, 2009 07:50 PM

Welcome to the big wide world little one!

Posted by: Sarah G. at September 5, 2009 10:10 PM

Cheers to you dad, although I think Mrs. LMC deserves the beer just a little bit more than you do.

I have to wonder, though, as to how you'll react if she decides to go to college in Annapolis ...

Posted by: Professor Chaos at September 6, 2009 12:57 AM

Oh! How about Colorado Springs??

Posted by: GroovyVic at September 6, 2009 05:21 AM

Let me get this straight, you don't expect your new rug rat to graduate college until she's 47? You don't have much confidence in the kid, do ya?

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at September 6, 2009 08:11 AM


And I suspect someone told the little one what is her share of our national debt. That would make anyone hesitate to enter this world.

Posted by: rbj at September 6, 2009 11:36 AM

Thank you, one and all for the kind wishes. Professor Chaos, I came from a Navy family (my father was an OCS man, my brother AOCS, and my sister-in-law was a Trident Scholar at that school along the Severn). Annapolis would be just fine. Alan, the U.S. Army War College is a senior service college which means it provides graduate level education in strategic studies for senior military officers, typically at the 22-24 year mark. Assuming she tracks the same career path I did, she will be 46 when she graduates from the USAWC. Of course, each class includes officers from the sister services so she could graduate from Annapolis and still attend the War College.

Posted by: LMC at September 7, 2009 07:57 AM

Sorry to be late chiming in, but CONGRATULATIONS!

Hope you manage to get some sleep sometime in the near future!

Posted by: Kathy at September 9, 2009 10:11 AM

Had to pry her fists loose, eh?


Posted by: mojo at September 9, 2009 11:07 PM