Monday, August 11, 2008
It is my pleasure to introduce Caroline Starrett! (aka. The Hammer)
Caroline joined us August 2nd after quite some business. She was a chubby 5 lbs 8 oz.
Mom and baby are doing well and Juliet has set the house record for number of transfusions in a 4 day period.
Callie was born early into her 34th week of growth and subsequently has had the pleasure of hanging out in the neonatal intensive care unit for the last 9 or so days.
I would be remiss if I didn't say she's killing it. We hope to her sprung from there in the next 5-7 days. This would still put her home while she was still pre-term! Thank god she takes after her mother.
I've had some quality thinking time in the hospital of late and should elaborate on a few things I've been thinking about.
1) I'm always blown away at the generosity of my friends. They step up to cover my classes, bring my family food, and make sure we've got what we need. Thanks to everyone that has gone out of their way to bring over amazing food.
2) Expect "Hammer Fest" when Caroline comes home from the hospital. Rager.
3) People in the hospital have been blown away at: How fast my wife has recovered, how well she did when her Hematocrit was 21 (literally less than half of mine), and how long she was able to carry Caroline. I'm like, "she trains really hard for this shit, I'm not really not that surprised." Juliet is officially the most bad ass human being I know. I'm going to state for the public record that she is the best athlete in the family (and toughest).
4) Sometimes we all could stand to harden the eff up. See below for reality check.
I'm grateful that for the second time, I didn't loose both my daughter and my wife to childbirth.
And I'm very grateful that Caroline has been born into such an amazing family of stellar SFCF aunties and uncles.
ps. My pet theory is that Caroline sensed that she needed an 8 week head start on her older sister Georgia. Not a bad idea actually.
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