We finally got clearance from the on-call pediatrician to come home Saturday afternoon, so we bundled Claire up in her finest outfit and hit the road. Fortunately, Stu didn’t get lost going home (in contrast to our dash to the hospital Thursday morning, which involved a few more turns than necessary). Click here or on the photo below for pictures.
Katherine and I are thrilled to introduce you to the newly named Claire Elizabeth West. Click here or on the picture below for a slideshow of her final two days at the hospital. We almost made it home Friday afternoon (I’d even carried a load to the car), but a last minute jaundice test result indicated another night of monitoring and some treatment with a very cool blue light pad.
Click here or on the picture below for a slideshow from the baby’s first three hours. Mother and daughter are doing well, both trying to get some rest in between feedings.
We’re at the hospital and everything is going well (there’s even wireless internet in our delivery room). Our doctor says Katherine is in active labor and should definitely be having the baby today!
Katherine’s contractions start Wednesday evening and got pretty intense around 3am. They’re now about 3-4 minutes apart, and we called our doctor who said we should head off to the hospital!
Today is our official due date, but as of an appointment with our obstetrician this morning it appears our baby is pretty content right now. We’ll post updates every day or so. Please feel free to add your own public comments to any post. You can also stay current by clicking on the links to the right to add updates to your My Yahoo! page or sign up for email notifications.
Here’s a picture from our excursion Sunday afternoon to the lawn at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center for a quick picnic to get some sun and enjoy one of our last days of relative peace and quiet!
Click here or on the picture below for a slideshow we’re keeping on Flickr with pictures from different stages of pregnancy.
Click here or on the picture below for a slideshow capturing some moments from the past few months of getting our house ready (including finishing our new bathroom). I think we’ve bought at least one of everything sold in the average baby store!