I thought I'd take just a minute to drop in and give you all the details on our small baby. Life is crazy right now with a newborn that pretty much refuses to sleep anywhere but on top of her mother (that's right, I'm totally a mother now) but I'm hoping to have the blog up and running again very soon.
Meet Fiona Violet Gallagher
Born at 12:42 AM on January 6th, 2014
7'13" and 20.5 inches long.
|The day she was born.|
|Talking about car colors.|
|Jackson is her dog.|
*My hospital, like many, sets a 24 hour deadline for delivery for patients whose water has broken, to prevent infection.
I heard Ryan trudging back up the stairs mumbling about polar vortexes and things that go bark in the night and I halfway shouted, "Ryan! My water broke!" He came to the bathroom door looking sort of annoyed and was like "The pipes broke?" At which point I was like, "Pipes? Well...NO, that's not really how it works," and thought "Maybe Ryan skipping that one birthing class was not the grandest of ideas."
"Wait," he said next, "Do you mean your water broke? Are you sure?"
"I thought you meant like the plumbing in the bathroom, because it's so cold outside."
Because yeah, it was the coldest night in Chicago in recent history, with a recorded wind chill of approximately -50 degrees, no joke.
But anyway, as soon as we were on the same page about what had broken, we jumped into action. I took a shower and Ryan packed his hospital bag and got everything all loaded into the (not new) car. Finally I made my way outside (OHMYGODCOLD) and we were on our way. I waved to the doorman in the condo building next door as we left and he smiled hugely at me and waved exuberantly back as he figured out what exactly was going on.
Next up: The hospital and everything going quickly and swimmingly until it starts going the opposite of that. Spoiler: Everyone is just fine and dandy in the end.
See you soon with the rest Blogstalkers! For now here is a picture of my baby at one week of age. She has very chubby cheeks.
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