Due Date

Now I will take the opportunity to review the box office hit “Due Date” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.

I’m kidding.

Our son was born on November 11, 2010 (on his due date!) at 6:30 p.m. in Austin. He was 7 lbs 14 oz and immediately taken to the NICU due to infection. Hil was only in labor for 6 hours. This kid needed to get out to get medical attention – so he made it happen.

Fun facts:

1. Hil’s father went by his middle name and Husbanks goes by his middle name. And so will our son. Because I guess it’s a thing.

  • Eugene: Hil’s late father’s middle name (he is missed today more than any day)
  • Ridley: Husbanks’ father’s middle name, and a name dating back to the 1806 in Husbanks’ family.

2. Ridley is a fifth-generation Texan (mixed reviews on that one).

3. We observe minor-holiday birthdays in our household:

  • Husbanks: Valentine’s Day Birthday
  • Hil’s mom went into Labor on Labor Day
  • Riddles: Veteran’s Day Birthday

4. He has really long fingers. Musician?

Thanks for all the prayers, thoughts, and support. Other than the ETA, nothing is going according to plan … but that keeps you on your toes. A wise pastor taught once taught us that “all will be well” so I am sticking to that philosophy. I will post pictures when you can see his face – it’s covered with all sorts of stuff right now.

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  1. #1 by Lacy on November 12, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    I can completely relate. If you’re feeling a little zombie-like right now, that’s normal. 🙂 Don’t hesitate to ask lots of questions and take one thing at a time. I can’t wait to meet Mr. Ridley and I am already so proud of his punctuality.

  2. #2 by Jess on November 12, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Thinking of you guys. Can’t wait to meet the most punctual baby in the world!

  3. #3 by Andria on November 12, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the blog post update! If Ridley is as punctual over the next few days as he already has been, he’ll be feeling better in no time. Thinking about you guys and so excited that Ridley is a part of the world now!

  4. #4 by b on November 12, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    CONGRATS!! Welcome, Ridley!

  5. #5 by Morgan on November 12, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Thanks for the update 🙂 I am glad that sweet boy is getting taken care of when he needs it now. Love you guys!

  6. #6 by Blake on November 12, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    I love the name and the middle name tradition! Welcome to the world Ridley!

  7. #7 by emiliekopp on November 12, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    So excited to meet the newest member of the Marchbanks clan. Can’t wait to see the little nugget!!

  8. #8 by Misty on November 12, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    Hang in there – kids don’t ever do anything according to the plan. 🙂 Our thoughts are with you & we can’t WAIT to meet him!!

  9. #9 by tierd on November 12, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    Congratulations! Thinking of you all and know he’ll be better fast. Prayers to you all and enjoy this precious time!

  10. #10 by deirdrewalsh on November 12, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    Yippie! Welcome to the world little Ridley. So happy for the entire Marchbanks family.

  11. #11 by Stephanie on November 12, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    You know that I experienced almost the exact same scenario when Ryan was born, so please don’t hesitate to call if you need anything. Love you guys.

  12. #12 by Jennifer on November 13, 2010 - 9:48 pm

    I hope that sweet boy is getting better. Love, love, love the name.

  13. #13 by Becky on November 14, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    Praying for you all! Look forward to seeing pictures of sweet Ridley soon!

  14. #14 by Amanda on November 14, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    I love Ridley already! I can’t wait to meet him. What a beautiful way to name your son. I’m sure he will live up to the big shoes his namesakes leave him to fill! I’m praying for you daily (if not hourly) right now, as the first days of life are overwhelming. Love to you & your whole family!

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