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A Great Aunt

Tom’s Aunt Arlene and Uncle Bill came for a visit today.


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It was also Tristan’s first visit to the doctor. Everything went well. His weight is down to 9lbs, 1 oz (from 9lbs 7oz) while his length is up to 22.5in (from 21in at birth). The good news is that his weight is up from his hospital departure; 8lbs, 12oz.

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Visitors at home

Grandma Payne and Aunt Tara were over today to help Jen and Tom take care of Tristan.


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Tristan’s First “Bath”

His first bath at home, at least. Apparently, no baby likes sponge baths, and Tristan is no exception. But his generally calm temperment stopped this from becoming a tantrum.


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Here comes the son…

Tristan came home today and met Boru. The entire happy family posed for their first group shot…

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Lot’s of Visitors

Tristan’s last full day in the hospital was supposed to be a quiet one, so Jen and Tom told people it would be a good day to visit…so a lot of people did. Richard and Meredith, Lisa, Uncle (soon to be Godfather) Skull and Jacques were all on hand.

With all these friends on hand, Jennifer orchestrated a belated surprise party for Tom. He was very understanding about the delay. You see, Jen had been a bit preoccupied…

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Dad’s Birthday Present

What a great way to spend your birthday! A (mostly) quiet day alone with your beautiful wife and adorable newborn son.


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Tristan

With dad’s birthday the day after St. Patrick’s Day and Tristan’s the day before, it looks like the Payne’s have left March 17th to St. Patrick.

And mom even let dad participate in a long time tradition of meeting his friends at McSorley’s Old Ale House. Why not? The hospital wouldn’t allow him in until 8:30am anyway…

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A Son is Born!

Welcome Tristan Alexander Payne to the world. Mother and son are doing wonderfully.

Born: 16 March 2006 8:51am
9lbs., 7oz.
21 inches

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Boru’s boo-boo

Boru had to go to the vet today. Tom noticed that his paw was inflamed and it didn’t seem like the type of thing you wanted to put off with the baby is due any moment.

The vet prescribed some ointment for Boru’s toe…and one of those absurd cone collars to insure that he didn’t lick at the medicine. To maintain Boru’s dignity, no pictures of the collar will be posted.