Thursday, June 02, 2005

Safe and Sound

We came home today! Lucy's eating well and holding her temperature. Mom is in great shape and feeling good. We're all a little tired but very happy to be home.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Lucy Michelle

Lucy Michelle Despain arrived at 3:06 pm May 31st 2005. She weighed 5lbs 1oz and was 17 1/2 inches long. Everyone at the hospital agrees that she's the cutest baby ever.

After a mother/daughter feeding session Posted by Hello

17 1/2 inches long Posted by Hello

She has a cute high-pitched cry Posted by Hello

10 toes Posted by Hello

she likes to calm down in her former breech position Posted by Hello

She has plenty o' hair Posted by Hello

taken with the timer while mom was ready to sleep Posted by Hello

pretty eyes Posted by Hello

A big yawn (really) Posted by Hello

a little rest after a big day Posted by Hello

Thanks to a nurse for taking our first family photo. Posted by Hello

Lucy Michelle Despain's first photo about 30 seconds after birth. (When she was born they rushed her to a crib to make sure she could breathe, I took this because Susan hadn't seen her yet.) Posted by Hello

Last meal before becoming a mom! (mmm, jello and chicken broth) Posted by Hello

Waiting to get the show on the road (about 1 AM) Posted by Hello

Shortly after we arrived at the hospital Posted by Hello

Monday, May 30, 2005

We Are Ready!

Well, today's the big day! After measuring and planning, the doctor and we think it's best to have the baby. Her growth is kind of leveling off so she needs to be born to eat to grow more. Susan has been on "modified bed rest" since Friday (she's already bored of it) and tonight we'll go to the hospital at midnight to induce labor. We've got everything we need to get her home and thanks to lots o' generous folks we've got lots o' clothes to put on her and even some diapers to change. Today's plan is to rest up while I finish some laundry, dishes, cleaning etc. Then an early bedtime for some rest before we call the hospital to make sure they have enough room for us. Then it's off to parenthood! It's a good day for it. (16% of babies are born on Tuesdays, more than any other day of the week) Wish us luck!