Monday, January 19, 2009

James Kelly Dyer

Votes were counted, arguments were made... in the end it was unanimous: James Kelly Dyer is a fantastic name. Strong, a good big brother type name, classic. it can be daring and brave, as well as compassionate and loving. James Kelly is his fathers son: Shane Kelly. Kelly is a family name; and came to Me from John Kelly Bagley. Its has a reputation of strong personality, and ambition. My Dad, Dan Lynn called me Kelly often, and in my mind it was reserved for him, no one else really used my middle name. I plan on calling James by Kelly often aswell. I feel like I can draw strength or perhaps determination just from my name, its important, I have to live up to my name. We intend James Kelly Dyer to be that kind of name.



On other news fronts:
  • Lauren is doing well, she feels like she is not getting enough time just holding the Baby. Im sure she should pace herself.
  • James failed his first hearing test, but the Nurse says lots of babies do and that tommorrow she is fairly confident that he will pass. He still has water in his ears from the womb.
  • We are probably going home tommorrow afternoon.
Other Thoughts from a brand new father: I am so surprized at how nice and easy it feels to be a father. I was envisioning being a total wreck, nervious and unconfident. But the opposite is true, I feel very confident and I'm not afriad or anxious about this new calling. I think that Lauren is the source of my confidence. If i was going to try this alone, I would define overwhelmed. Before the baby came It was all so unreal, I was unable to project my state of being with a newly born child, honestly I just could'nt grasp what having a baby would be like, now that he is here we fall nicely into the roles of father and mother, a seemless transition (loosely stated). I found out that it is in my nature to take care of my family. Its the most important thing I do, and I like it. Amazing. Life changing for certain, but an oddly natural change. With all that said, talk to me in 4 weeks and we'll see if it all has continued to feel normal and natural.

One other comment: I feel like If I was reading this a few years ago or even before Lauren was pregnant I would have felt like I didnt relate or that my lifestyle would not accomidate for a child to be something that would feel so natural. I would have been wrong.

20 comments:

Ben and Summer said...

Very awesome. A name should definitely mean something. We gave Emma my middle name too:) Also, we didn't name her until I think she was about a day old.

Dan said...

Well said. Very well said.

Mogle Family said...

James Kelly Dyer is a name I wouldn't want to mess with. It screams, "I'm tough, don't mess!" You have done well with the name and it is very macho and tough.

If it all feels very natural and easy, wait 'til James Kelly is 2 and won't sleep in his room and sleeps with you and Lauren. It is somewhere in the genes of all kids to sleep sideways. One of you will have his head in your back and the other one will get kicked all night.

Awesome! I am excited for you, I remember when Connor was born and how cool it all was and how scary it was when we took him home for the first time and couldn't ask the nurse why he is crying or to help him stop crying.

You can't ever get these moments back, so make 'em last. This is what it is all about, and it's pretty fun!

Congrats, again!

-Paul

Christy Dyer said...

Life is good! Heavenly Father is good. James Kelly is good. James Kelly beckons tomorrow.

Kerianne said...

OH MY GOSH HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL! I was shreiking and spilling out everywhere. I love you SHANE! You are right you and Lauren were born to be parents

Kerianne said...

Also, he looks like Lauren. Sorry Shane, he is still your boy.

Whitaker Family said...

Congratulations!! Parenthood is the greatest, challenging at times, but most rewarding thing! Congrats again. Cute baby, Great name!
Hailey

ashley schmutz said...

he is BEAUTIFUL! I love the name. So classy. Congratulations, you guys! That is so exciting! You two will be the best parents ever! We can't wait to meet him!

ABBY said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
He is beautiful (in a boyish tough kind of way).

Send my best to Lauren.

Love,
Abby (Barlow cousin)

Steve and Dayna said...

He is so HANDSOME- perfect face and features. Congratulations Dyer family. You guys will be awesome parents. Can't wait to meet that cute James Kelly- love the name.

brooke said...

He is SOO darling! It is amazing how natural it all is. Congrats!

Christy Dyer said...

Dad is the first "christy dyer" on this page, my comment is: He is sooooo sweet. And you are right he doesn't look like a brand new newborn. He was ready to come a few days ago. I love how Heavenly Father just instills the "father" instinct and it kicks in so you will always take care of your children and wife. It's part of the plan, and I'm sure you and Lauren will make great parents.

Liza said...

Oh how I love new babies! I am sure that there were at least two very attentive great grandmas on the other side helping this little on on his journey. What a great legacy he has and what great parents! It is amazing how we slip into the new role. Congratulations!

Erin Quinn said...

He is absolutely adorable! And a fabulous name to boot! Lauren - I hope you're doing well!

love. Erin & Olivier

Bayles Clan said...

Congrats you guys will do awesome as parents! life has really begun now! i only have 40 days left! i would have to agree his name sounds like a successful name to me-James Kelly! take care and congrats a million times!

Kim said...

Congrats you two! Parenthood is a beautiful thing. What an amazing experience. He's darling.

Abby said...

Congrats to you both! He's absolutely adorable. My baby failed her hearing test for her right ear but she's fine.
Good Luck to you guys!

Cody said...

JAMES KELLY DYER..... so nice! And your baby is so cute, like most, but really, he's cute and it's true. I hope you guys are getting the rest you need. Let us know if we can babysit so you guys can have a date night!

Jenny said...

Hi Shane!
Wow, Congratulations. Your baby boy is beautiful. I love the name. I think naming the baby is one of the hardest parts of pregnancy. I am happy for you and your new family!!
Jenny

Mandee said...

he's beautiful! congrats you guys!