A Child is Born to Dad and Papa

What an incredibly joyous reason to write a post. I am so happy to introduce Hanover Robinson Gottlock to you all!

Our dear friends (and former TGW contributers) Brian and Robbins Gottlock welcomed their first son into the world last Thursday November 12, 2009, at 8:54 AM. He arrived 3.5 weeks premature and weighed in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

As many of you know, these two excellent men married in June 2007 in Montreal, Canada. Shortly thereafter, they began efforts to start a family. But oh! all that sex did nothing towards their goal of procreation. Happily, in early 2009, after much determination, disappointment and expense, they learned that they were pregnant via gestational surrogacy. The pregnancy was without complication, and although Hanover was born almost four weeks early, he has done incredibly well and was discharged from the hospital after just a few days of close monitoring in the neonatal ICU.

I know, I know, this isn’t about me. Fine. But you guys, check this out: I happened to be in Boston when the surrogate, who lives 100 miles from Boston, went into labor 4 weeks early. Which meant, of course, that I got to drive to Springfield and meet that little guy when he was just 3 days old! It still has me feeling all verklempt.

The Gottlock Boys

Welcome to the world, Hanover. You are so loved!!

Three cheers for the Gottlock boys! Rah, rah, rah!

10 responses to “A Child is Born to Dad and Papa”

  1. Stella says:

    Yay! And from that family I’m expecting little Hanover to be devastatingly charming and incredibly witty, even as an infant. Can’t wait to meet him! xxx

  2. lane says:

    welcome to the insanity!

  3. Rachel says:

    Congratulations! What a good-looking family. So much love and happiness. (And hey–that shower was none too soon!)

  4. Rogan says:

    Happy day! Parenting can be so much fun. Congratulations.

  5. ScottyGee says:

    I guess it’s true: All you need is love.

  6. Marleyfan says:

    WONDERFUL! I wish you all of the blessings and joys of fatherhood.

    PS: We really miss Dr. Cedericks posts… A return coming? Maybe when your son turns 18.

  7. Jeremy says:

    Awww! Congrats! Congrats! Woohoo! And welcome home, kid…

  8. J-Man says:

    Who knew?! All these TGW babies! Congratulations!!!

  9. Tim says:

    ZOMG! Congratulations to the Gottlocks! And by extension to the Fawcett/Honeycups clan, as well. A close-by cousin for young William — what fun!

  10. Nat says:

    Wow, he is beautiful! Congrats!