Orange Crush Baby

Yesterday we welcomed into the world the newest addition to our family. Bennett Richard was born at 7:45 p.m. Weighing in at 8lbs, 10oz and 21 inches long (makes him sound like he’s about to enter the boxing ring, doesn’t it?), he was greeted by a big chunk of his family. Daddy was proud to announce he didn’t faint during the c-section and took numerous pictures…and then had to state quite loudly that his son has huge uh…well, you fill in the blank.

Little Bennett has his mama’s mouth and chin, his daddy’s nose and cheeks, and apparently his Tante Danica’s slant eyes. Since he’s a newborn, I’m going to wait a few months before I say yay or nay.

So this is Bennett: (You knew I had pictures, right?)

Bennett, proudly displayed by his dad with his pawpaw looking on.












And the little boy of the hour, Bennett Richard. He was so cute, I might have cried a little…okay, possibly more than a little, but that’s what aunt’s do.

His little lips were quivering, but he didn’t cry very loudly. Hopefully, he’ll be like his dad that way. Start off quiet and then pick up volume. Kind of like the increasing volume on phones. LOL

Aw, sha, that’s our baby!

And before you think this post is over, it isn’t. I still have the What’s Playing Wednesday theme to talk about.





Continuing with the orange theme today, I have a band their disbandment just last month. R.E.M. was a staple of college radio when I was growing up and became more popular over the years.

Crush was a drink I used to love, drinking it like it was orange juice. In fact, I may have told a friend when I was 13 that I drank it for vitamin C. *coughs* I was such a bullshitter even then! LOL

So you put R.E.M. together with one of my favorite drinks from my teenage years and you get “Orange Crush”, a really great song. I think this one along with “Pop Song 89” are two of my favorite songs by them. I hope you enjoy it!


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7 responses to “Orange Crush Baby

  1. What a beautiful baby! Congrats. 🙂 Such an exciting time for you guys.

  2. So sweet- precious. I wondered if there was a C- section since it took so long. So glad he’s here and he and mom are doing well.

  3. An oh yeah. I love Orange Crush. Did you ever use it in home made ice cream? YUM!!

    • Thanks, Jillian. He’s going to be spoiled rotten. I’ll make sure of it, lol. And no, I never did that. We did have homemade ice cream a few times when I was growing up, but I never really cared for it

  4. KAK

    “Follow me, don’t follow me. I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my Orange Crush.”

    Sounds like Tante Danica has her own new crush! Such a cute baby. Congrats to you and the mini-loaf family!

    • I mentioned this comment to my brother who loved it. He had a good laugh at it and I even suggested giving the little one the nickname Meatloaf, but everyone shot it down. I’ll have to think of something else. Maybe Mashed Potatoes?

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