Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Champion


Took Novella to the Outpatient Lab for bloodwork yesterday. The nurse said she was the strongest newborn she'd ever seen.

Took the baby to the pediatrician today. She gained weight, which is good. Better still, she'd gone from 21 to 24 inches. This puts her in the upper 90th percentile for length in newborn 1 week old or younger.

So she's a larval Amazon, basically.

Not scared yet.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Pictures

Novella also has her own online photo album on Flickr. You can find it here.

The main page will constantly update as I upload new pics. If you'd like to see them as "sets", they are organized in the right hand margin.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Limbo

The baby is now three days overdue.

Those typical questions like "Are you excited?" have now been replaced with "Oh my god is everything alright?!" which is far more disturbing. Yes, babies can be born past their due-date and not be mutant abominations. Relax. You can still talk to me like any other expecting father, no need to add a tone of horror.

My daughter's birthstone is now officially diamond. This is something girls think about, I guess. The origins seem rooted in tradition and ruined by commercialism. But you know, girls like to feel special in a way that only the Breastplate of Aaron can satisfy.

Due dates are so stupid. Obviously nature doesn't give a shit about dates, it's your employer, doctors, etcetera who want numbers. So while we don't really care when our baby wants to come into this world, we're now officially being annoyed by the number-lovers of this world.

We'd like a birth as natural as possible, so hurry the fuck up, baby.