He took his sweet time getting here, but I would like to introduce you all to....
Carlos Santiago Canche Gomez
Born on February 1. One week old today. He was 1.5 days old in these pictures.
Carlos Santiago, or Charlie, is the son of our good friends, Carlos and Andrea. As you will recall, we were witnesses for Carlos at their wedding in Izamal last July.
Charlie is a baby that is going to be fussed over a lot. He is the first boy child born on Andrea's side of the family for three generations. That is a lot of girls! The only men in the family have married into it. Her side of the family are already clamoring for a look.
Besides that, Charlie has two Gringo "Uncles" to help watch over him and take care of him. Probably spoil him just a bit also! Carlos and Andrea reminded us many times that we will always be referred to as Tio with Charlie. As they have told us, we are Uncles of the heart and love. That one almost brought me to tears.
Of course, I have never had a baby but I thought if awfully strange, rude and maybe a bit dangerous that Andrea had the baby in Cancun at 2:15 pm and they sent her home the same day! In fact, she was on the 10:30 pm ferry back to the island, baby in arms. So all of 8 hours in the hospital.
Charlie is doing fine and getting all the care and attention he can handle right now. I wonder how long before he starts talking?