Dang it, Matt Gray, hours after I had finally written a blog about the latest political babies his son decided to make his debut.
Theodore James Gray, known as Theo, was born at 5:15 p.m. Friday.
When I lamented to Gray about his timing, he fired back with one of his perfect responses: “I asked Kaiser if we could induce early for that reason but they said no.”
Gray, an attorney, is the former chair of the Broomfield County Democratic Party, and a candidate for state House in 2016. He is running for the seat now held by Rep. Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield.
He also was one of three pro bono copy editors when I wrote for The Denver Post’s political blog, The Spot. Either he, or state Sen. Chris Holbert (the son of a newspaper man) or Jack Wylie, a former state Senate spokesman turned legislative director for a state agency, would regularly send me e-mails. You’re missing a word. You have an extra word. I think you meant this or that. The tips came at all hours of the day and night and I will forever be grateful for their help.
About Theo. He was born at Good Samaritan in Lafayette. Vital stats: 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches.
“Good Samaritan is also where his 2-year-old sister Ellie was born and is across the street from the Gatehouse, where Katie and I got married in 2006,” Gray said, in an e-mail.
“When Ellie came to the hospital to visit after the birth, I hadn’t seen her in almost 24 hours but as soon as she saw me in the hallway instead of saying ‘hello’ or wanting a hug, the first thing she said was ‘Where’s Theo?'”
Also welcoming babies this month are former state Sen. Josh Penry and his wife, Kristin Strohm, a political consultant. They’re hoping to bring their twin daughters home by Christmas.
Irony: Jack Wylie e-mailed me to say I had misspelled his name in the blog.