Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ok - we're going to try to start blogging photos every week. As Cosette is almost 3 weeks old already (what??), we're obviously behind. So we're going to play a little catch up first.

B Day:

R - I'm going to choose not to go into too many details on the semantics of this period of time. Sarah can do so, if she so pleases. Suffice my experience to be summarized this way, "It did?? Already?? Are you ok?" -- *rushed packing * -- "Are you ok?" -- *angry driving, annoyance with the 3 other drivers on Beverly Blvd at 1am -- "Are you ok?" -- *checking in, meet reassuring nurse and explain that we think this baby will come fast, spend time with nurse who under estimates how quickly this baby is coming, meet reassuring anesthesiologist, reassuring anesthesiologist makes jokes and leaves, reassuring nurse is shocked at speed baby is coming, calls doctor, talks to reassuring doctor, reassuring doctor takes her time showing up because she underestimates how quickly this baby is coming, reassuring doctor arrives aaaaannnnnnddddd, BABY.*

S - Ummm...did my...nah, surely not. I'll just go get in bed and pretend...oh oops, nevermind-it's for real. 15 minutes later, at the hospital, I'm 4cm upon arrival. 1 hour of discomfort, then more discomfort, then pain, then more pain, all of which the staff prefer to discuss on a pain scale from 1-10. At that point I'm 6cm, and I opt for the epidural. We're then told to get some rest, because it might be awhile. 1.5 hours later the nurses come in, and it's time to push.

R - Oh yeah, that pain scale is awesome. Ask Sarah to show you here #7 Grimace some time.



R: There were 5 people in the room. Then there were 6.




R: We call this "The Mad-Eye Moody"
S: Opening both eyes is overrated.





R: Melt you.









R: Despite our numerous conversations prior to Cosette's birth, Owen was still confused that babies are not food.




R: True Cali-girl. Born and introduced to In and Out on the same day.



R: The last cookie cake I will not have to share with her. Thanks Shifletts!




R: Uncle Donny and Aunt Lauren (Our Small Group)




R: Lauren is practicing. Cosette is keeping tabs on her soon-to-arrive partner-in-crime.




R: Aunt Catherine and Uncle Alan (Not pictured, Our Small Group)




R: In retrospect, I wonder if we could have asked for a bigger room based on the size of our small group?




R: Uncle Jay and Aunt Katherine (Our Small Group)




R: Uncle Brian and Aunt Suzanne (Yep, Small Group)
S: With their upcoming addition, in two years our small group will have gone from zero babies (one in belly) to 6 babies.




R: Mia and Francois (And Anabelle) came, but I was so distracted by the celebratory Cuban that Francois brought for us to share, that I forgot to take photos of them. They will be featured in upcoming posts. (note: Originally that first sentence said "...by the celebratory Cuban Francois..." man, I'd sure love to meet a Cuban version of Francois who just loves to celebrate).





R: I love this photo. After the guests leave - mom time.




R: Aunt Kelli and Uncle Matt (not pictured)

R: We needed to take a photo with the swaddle off to really show how tiny she is! Little, little thing.


R: The nurses don't mess around. This swaddle is perfect in 7 different ways - Cosette was out in just under 30 seconds. Afterwards I talked the nurse into swaddling me (not pictured).
S: These hospital blankets truly make the best swaddlers. In retrospect, we should have stolen more than one.

More to come!

8 comments:

rachel hart said...

we stole 2 blankets from the hospital, they really are the best. Congrats! everyone looks beautiful!

Catherine said...

love the summary! and all the pics!!!!

Shanna said...

She is perfect and has such a big family already....awesome! ;-)

aubrey said...

such a great post!!

anna said...

Love this! Welcome cosette!

Kristi Pointer said...

Great start to the Blog! I am thrilled for you both! Can't wait for more updates. XOXO from OKC.

Cara said...

these are awesome. she looks perfect. mommy too. :)

angel said...

Wonderful...