The Little Miss was born this morning at 8:11am. There was a pool going on in the OR as to how much she was going to weigh. I had thought she would barely make 6 pounds. Kelly guesses 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Turns out of anesthesiologist had the closest guess without going over. He guessed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. The Little Miss weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces–just a hair under 7 pounds.
She is 19-3/4 inches long and she looks so pink! And despite the alien-like look to her (to all newborns, really), she is absolutely adorable.
After she was born we spent about 2 hours in post-op recovery and then we were moved up to our room. We requested a private room, which we got, and there are two beds in it, as opposed to last time when there was one bed (for Kelly) and a fold-out chair for me. The nurses have all been great and the Little Miss’s pediatrician was here to check her out and she looks good, too.
I’ve posted a few pictures on Facebook and will be posting more pictures as I have time.
One amusing thing: not long ago, Kelly was sleeping with the Little Miss on her, and I was laying down catching a short nap. When the Little Man was born, we’d never been through this before and neither of us wanted to sleep. We wanted to hover over the baby at all times. Now, we are both wiser and hopefully that means we’ll be slightly better rested than last time.
Later this afternoon, the Little Man will be coming over to see his little sister for the first time. I can’t wait for that.
And that’s the news!
Oh, and hey, WorldCon people: where are all the WorldCon reports? We had a baby and I still managed to find time to post about it. Surely you can find time to post about how things are going at WorldCon! 😉