Byron Ely Scaletta

I was going to shut down this blog, but I’m back. I’ve quoted Burns before and I’ll quote Burns again: “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men/Gang aft agley.”

Gang they will, and agley you’ll find them.

My wife went into labor Friday night about two minutes to midnight. Twenty hours later, Byron was born via C-section. So much for labor books and classes and special exercises. Byron was, like MacDuff… well, you know or you don’t. It wasn’t what we planned. All I could do was put on the paper scrubs and “watch” from behind a screen. It was scary but Mom is fine and although baby was blue at first, he is now doing fine also and is coming home tomorrow.

It wasn’t we had planned, but I have it on good authority that nothing to do with parenting is what you had planned.

He’s such a great little baby, though. Just look at him…

Like another Scot, George MacDonald, said: “My heart, with gladness filled, Wept and laughed and prayed!”

And like Byron’s namesake poet said (thanks to whoever said this on Facebook): “Life’s enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.”

23 thoughts on “Byron Ely Scaletta

  1. Hopping over from the Blueboards to say congrats. What an awesome picture–I’ve never seen a newborn so awake and conversational!!

  2. Oh, he’s beautiful!🙂 (P.S. I’m a huge George MacDonald fan, so how lovely to see a fitting quotation from him.) (P.P.S. I’m andracill on Verla’s, in case you’re wondering who this strange congratulator is.)

  3. Welcome, Byron! I see the love affair has begun, Kurtis. I can see why you ditched us over at the Blueboards. He is a beautiful baby and you will spend many hours gazing upon him … Congratulations!!!

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