hello world!

I’m Flynn Charles, named after two grandparents I wish I got to meet, my dad’s mom Lynn and my mom’s dad Charles.

I came into the world on May 12 at 5:13 p.m. — just a minute away from being born at 5:12 on 5/12. Darn! But at least I made it here before Friday the 13th.

I weigh 7 pounds 8 ounces and am 20 inches long. I came into the world hand first, waving hello to my mom and dad, who seem very nice but very tired. Luckily my grandma Jeanne is here to help, and my other grandparents Russ and Sherrie are on their way. I’m also very excited to meet my beagle. I bet I can cry louder than she can.

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28 Responses to hello world!

  1. Silvia says:


  2. Elaine says:

    He’s so beautiful! He also looks wise and good. I can tell! Love you all!!!

  3. Linda says:

    So happy for you both. Congrats!

  4. Randee says:

    Welcome to the world, Flynn! You’re in for a very, very interesting life.

    Mazel tov to the parents!

  5. Bfiles says:

    He’s beautiful! Congratulations Alex and Andy!!!
    But, hand first?? oh dear.
    All the best!!

  6. Becky says:

    Oh wow! Congrats! (I agree with Bfiles though. Hand first. You are awesome.) Congrats Alex and Andy! He is one cute little guy.

  7. Frans Wiggers says:


  8. Mackenzie says:

    Flynn is just beautiful. Congratulations Alex and Andy, enjoy every moment. Flynn, welcome to the world.

  9. Mi kwaabo! Welcome! We look forward to meeting you in a few short months!

  10. sclawgirl says:

    Congrats to the fam! He’s adorable.

  11. Camille says:

    Congratulations! He’s adorable (and has a good solid non-weird name) 🙂

  12. Daniela says:

    Oh my goodness, he is here and he is totally precious! Congrats you guys!!! Hope all went well. And yeah, hand first – he’s got his ideas of how things are done. He missed my birthday by a day but oh well…

  13. Brittani says:

    He is beautiful Alex!!!! Enjoy every moment, Its the greatest thing ever!!

  14. Amanda says:


  15. eve says:

    beautiful beautiful boy! congratulations on the sweet and perfect little addition to your family! Take good care of yourselves! xoxoxox

  16. CC says:

    Congratulations!!! He’s beautiful!

  17. Stmemory says:

    Congratulations! Welcome Flynn!

  18. Amy says:

    Super excited for you. Congrats. He’s adorbale.

  19. rich kolker says:

    Cute baby pictures, can’t get enough of them! Congratulations! See you soon.

  20. Jenn Friedman says:

    Oh my goodness, congratulations Alex!!!! What a beautiful boy you have!!!!! I am so happy for you and so excited for you. Wow. You’re a mom, that is amazing!! So much love for you and your beautiful family. <3

  21. Bev Bramble says:

    He is soooooo cute, and sweeter than a puppy, Alex!

  22. Persia says:

    Oh, he’s beautiful! I’m so happy for you! Take good care and many blessings be with you.

  23. Jen says:


  24. Congrats to you both!

  25. Carolyn says:

    Congratulations to you all! I hope you’re all doing well and settling in at home. We’re headed back to Cotonou this week, so feel free to email with any baby-related questions. 🙂

  26. Sadie says:

    I am clearly way behind on blog reading, but congratulations!!! He’s gorgeous, and the name is wonderful. Hope this first month has been wonderful, even with all the drama of trying to move to post! Welcome to the world Flynn :-).

  27. Tom says:

    Congrats guys and welcome to parenthood!

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