Hippo was born at 7:20am this morning, and weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces. Despite what Cheesefairy and I both thought, he turned out to be a boy. Mother is well, Hippo is well, and Trombone is enjoying his new role as big brother. The Cheesefairy and Hippo will be coming home on Monday morning. Pix below for your viewing pleasure.

–Saint Aardvark
HippoNow we are fourCheesefairy and the newly emerged Hippo

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19 Responses to Booooooooooooooooy!

  1. Erin says:

    Wooooo to the T! I said to Phil 30 minutes ago that I had a feeling we should check your blog – low and behold!

    Congratulations to all four of you. =)


    Erin (and Phil)

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  3. Julie says:

    Yaaaay! I’m glad it’s a boy, that way there won’t be as many issues as a girl might have being referred to as “hippo”.

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Congrats! Better out than in! 😀

    And boys are way cool too. 😉

  5. mo-wo says:

    we all say he is beautiful. Happy day.

    And, think of all the money you have just saved on reusing a lifetime of dungarees, etc.

    Well done mama. Congratulations all and thanks to papa for the update.

  6. erin says:


    Funny – I just assumed Hippo was a girl. ‘Hippo’ must just be inherently female to me.

  7. Arwen says:

    Such a gorgeous family! Hurray!
    Especial squishes to Trombone, since being a new big brother can be almost as confusing and exciting as being a new mom and dad.

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  9. merseydotes says:

    Congrats! Oh what a cute face. So sweet.

  10. patthemum says:

    Well done everyone! God bless!

  11. Gina says:

    Yay! Congrats! Very nice pics… We’re still waiting here for our arrival!

  12. duncan says:

    Being an older brother and dimly remembering the arrival of a new being in the house when I was roughly trombone’s age, these pictures really touch me deep in the soul. A family in love bringing another one home. Man, I’m getting all misty at work again! I better pull myself together. Huge congratulations to you two.

  13. Ginnie says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family, and glad you are all doing well.

  14. Shelley says:

    Awh… fanTAStic, you guys! Congratulations and lots of love to all of you XOXO

  15. gen says:

    Congratulations! Hippo looks gorgeous as do the rest of his family.

  16. elswhere says:

    omg! wow! Congrats to all!

  17. Ooooh sooooo gorgeous!!
    Congrats and welcome tiny man!

  18. Just found your mommy blog. Congrats! He’s beautiful!

  19. Yay! Welcome Hippo / Baby Brother / not Flava!!

    Congrats, mum and dad and big brother!