Keira is four years old today. [Pretend it’s still before midnight on the 21st.] It’s become a tradition to link to the announcement my friend Tanya made & my post about the experience. They’re locked posts on eljay, so I will do a little c/p action. Oooh. Because I’m ridiculously behind, I’m also going to throw in my journal notes from spring to now.
SHE’S HERE!Oct. 21st, 2005 at 6:39 PM
Hey… This is Tanya (aka LadderMonkey)
Lin just called me… *beams* I’m SPECIAL!!!
Keira Alexandra was born at 12:57 a.m. Oct. 21, 2005.
6 lbs 7.7 oz
19 1/2 inches long
She and mom are doing GREAT! Lin just sounds soooo GOOD!
Keira had a CT scan today neurologist is 50/50 on what he thinks is going on. Her head size is normal and so they’re just going to do a “wait and see” kind of thing. They take her back in next week for a follow up visit.
Jakob has not met baby sister yet… but will today!
Lin says that daddy is in love… baby has got him wrapped around her little finger and she doesn’t even know it yet.
So, leave her LOTS of CONGRATS!!!!
WELCOME BABY KEIRA!!!
Keira’s birth.Nov. 17th, 2005 at 2:47 AM
Thursday 10.20 – Friday 10.21
[No notes from today. Come on memory, don’t fail me now.]
I had more contractions through the night. I was able to sleep through them and they were irregular so I knew it wasn’t labor, but I went in to the clinic to see if they’d caused me to dilate more. I was at 5cm; I went to talk to FIL and he said if I started having regular contractions he personally wouldn’t put me on the road. He called Perinatologist to see if she wanted me to head up tomorrow morning to have my water broken or what; she said that she’d actually like us to head up immediately.
I went through my mental inventory of what had been done and what needed to be done, called Adam, and set to work. Susan was up, so she french braided my hair. It ended up being three hours before we actually hit the road. I was having irregular contractions through that time. The ILs got the call that their new van came in, so we took what is now our van. Once on the road, partly out of curiosity and partly to stave off boredom, I started timing the contractions. Hello, they were 4-6mins apart and stayed there for the duration of the hour-long trip. Between writing down times, I made sure I had plenty of lip gloss, filed my nails, and finished reading Magic for Marigold.
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