Wednesday, January 24, 2007

arrival

she has arrived!

cathy is fine, baby is fine. we were at the hospital at 7:30, got prepped and ready...they came in and took a bunch of blood, gave me some scrubs, and by 9:30 they took cathy to the OR. 5 minutes later they came to get me and the nikon d200.

oh yeah, and they gave cathy an IV and her wrist swelled up like a football. then another nurse came in and did it right, on the other hand.

in the OR things went pretty quick. by 9:56 we had our baby girl, all healthy, and cathy was great through the surgery. 6 lbs, 13 oz., 20 inches.

as time passed she became more loopy and stoned. i was holding our little peanut in no time with cathy. no name yet...we were still getting to know her.

i left the OR and went to the recovery room with the baby while they closed cathy up. we had a nice time together...quiet conversation, little goo goos and gagas, then her liittle mouth started puckering for some food. her energy was very peaceful and cool. precious.

there were a few times in the OR when the surgeons were giving off some really hectic vibes, and i dint like how that felt. seemed like all hell was breaking loose even though everything was fine. it's like TV. lots of blood on the masks, lights, floor. a real mess but that's what happens when you open up a person.



she latched on to cathy's nipple right away! ate and ate. then cathy moved to her private room and i went to eat with jackson, alan, vince, mom and marion and lenka.

i'm tired now. hangin in the room after a million photos and a cheeseburger deluxe from the mt. kisco diner.

jackson has been a champ! loves his sister. held her, kissed her, loves her.

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