Jesse Naga Irwin-Stout was born late last night after a long, long labor. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 6.5 oz. There were a few complications that should be resolved in the next two days.
His parents, my son Andy and his wife Amy, are rightfully exhausted — but happy.
My wife and I gave our sons unusual middle names (“Dragon” and “Wolf”). Andy has continued that tradition with “Naga”. A naga is a serpent deity that protects Nature and the Buddha. The Cambodian people consider themselves half-naga (in addition to a couple of other places, Andy and Amy honeymooned in Cambodia & Angkor Wat).
Jesse is my first grandson. I have two granddaughters, Lexi and Savannah, by my daughter Faith Collins Brannan.