Cooper weighed 8lbs, 9oz. He is 20 inches long with lots of dark, wavy hair and fair skin. He got a 9 and a 9 on the APGAR scale. He is very healthy and has already had a BIG, black poop!!! He latched on and went to town immediately eating. (His daddy is so proud. Cooper is a real man.) He looks just like Cadence did when she was born. His hands/fingers and feet/toes are extremely long. He does NOT cry and is just content to be held or laid down. He has opened his eyes for short periods of time and has lifted his head.
Cadence is really enjoying Cooper. She likes to hold him and all the practice of being "kind and gentle" has been very useful when she strokes his face. Cynthia Fredrickson/Mimi saw Cadence and asked if Cooper was cute. Her reply was, "He is darling." We didn't know she knew that word. But he is darling and we could use every other word to describe his handsomeness!
We are thrilled that Cooper is finally here in body. We will post more pictures as we are able. (The files are too big or something doesn't work well here at the hospital to post them.)