Or perhaps I should call him “Accidental Santa’s Little Helper.”
The Restaurant Gal and I are happy to say that our first child was born Tuesday 9/16/14 at 11:19 p.m. James Noble “Jimmy” Dickson is in perfect health and 6 lbs 6.5 oz. He seems to be a very calm and happy baby. Three days in it’s pretty clear that his feathers don’t ruffle easily.
Thank you to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for your terrific and professional service. Special thanks to Dr. Quijano, Dr. Echt, RN’s Lindsay, Kathy, Liz, Irma, Colleen, Julie and many others. You took great care of us. The brand-new maternity wing at Cottage is spacious, comfortable and state-of-the-art. I hear that they are currently testing a room-sterilizing robot that looks like R2D2.
The Restaurant Kid reports that the dining room at Cottage Hospital is great, with farmers’ market-fresh food and the lowest prices in town. He is looking forward to trying it when mom gives the thumbs up to solid food.
Here are some pictures of the potential successor of this column, taken when he was just a few hours old.