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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Baby News!

The bundle of joy our family has been anxiously waiting, arrived on Thursday 3/30/06. In a most spectaular fashion (and I do mean it was a spectacle) Baby Julianna was born Thursday @ 8:38pm, tipping the scale at 7 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 19 1/4 inches. Like something out of a movie, my wife delivered our daughter minutes after arriving to the hospital.

A little before 8:00 pm we were at home and my wife said she felt the baby drop down. This is our second child so we knew that things would be faster (we had no idea how much faster in our case) than the first and began making plans to head to the hospital. A few minutes later, the contractions started and they were the strong 'real' deal. Thankfully my mother in law was here to do the driving as I was a helping my wife focus on her breathing.

Speeding down 59 from the Galleria towards the museum district (where the hospital is located), things seemed intense but under control...till her water broke. The next few mintutes were a blur of lane changes, an quick exit, and finding the emergency side door to the hospital. I managed to get an orderly with a wheelchair out to the car (no small feat in a somewhat crowded ER with minimal assitance) and we rushed my wife up to the labor/delivery room.

Here is the most fantastic part of the story. In the wheelchair, just inside her delivery room door, the baby began crowning. There was a little yelling, running around, quick application of latex gloves, and getting my wife into the bed. Seconds after my wife was on her back, the baby was ready to say hello, and Bam! there she was and we had made it. *Whew* My wife was a super trooper and kept her cool through the whole thing. I was pretty good at directions and instructions myself, and my mother in law was a stock car racer with the keenest eye on safety.

The entire ordeal took about 30 minutes. Now I don't know about you, but I most definitely believe in miracles. If anything had been different, more traffic; a bigger shortage of orderlies; or less calm, cool, collected heads, my daughter would have been born in the car!

*Sigh* Our world is a much brighter place. Thank you all for your well wishes and support.

Blog on!!

CJ

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congradulations on the new rugrat,I got 4,Wait till the little know it alls turn into teenagers, my dad says its payback from when we were little zombies,hes was right. But!!!!! this is the post of the living dead,Im a die hard zombie movie fan from San Diego.I liked the remake of dawn of the dead, I didnt really care for running zombies, but not a bad concept.love land of the dead, george romero ,need I say more, But like most movies comming out of hollywood,it was to short,Needed another hour to establish a plot,and better story. I think they want shorter movies to add more shows in a day,IE bigger profits, but it does not work out that way,thats why people wait for the DVD to come out,the dawn remake could of used another 1/2 hour. rumor: george romero is actually thinking of a sequel to land of the dead,go to his web site. have fun changing those diapers

Monday, April 03, 2006 12:06:00 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

Welcome to the world baby Julianna! It sounds like you were in a hurry to make your appearance. I have a feeling it was just the beginning of a long journey to keep your parents on their toes. Be nice to mom, though, she brought you into the world without an epidural!!! Yikes!

Congratulations to the whole family!!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 3:31:00 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

YAY! Congrats and welcome to the new little one! :-)

Sunday, April 09, 2006 8:23:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. Lori said...

WOOO hoo! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 21, 2006 6:25:00 PM  
Blogger cheesemeister said...

Congratulations and best wishes to all of you!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Mephala said...

Congrats on baby Julianna! :D I'm ready to pop anytime now too (first one) and hope my delivery will be as smooth as your wife's.

Thursday, April 27, 2006 1:25:00 AM  
Blogger Chica said...

Congrats!! I wish my second one would of come out that quickly.

Congratulations.

Thursday, April 27, 2006 8:24:00 PM  
Blogger Lusty Witch said...

congradulations!

Monday, May 15, 2006 2:40:00 PM  
Blogger Giggling Ghost said...

Congrats!!!

That's so exciting to have a new little one around. What is the baby going to be for Halloween, eh?

Monday, May 15, 2006 3:46:00 PM  
Anonymous ironic1 said...

I know I'm a bit late, but congrats! I bet that baby will be a speedy one, once she gets moving...

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 12:55:00 PM  

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