August 29, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-29

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:00 am
  • Last night was the first nearly sleepless night. I think it was caused by going too long between feedings during the day. But who knows. #
  • Up for the first, big, late night cry. It was quelled much more quickly than last night though. Hopefully that pattern continues tonight. #
  • Geneveve's umbilical cord fell off today. She's got a belly button! #
August 22, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-22

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:00 am
  • We went swimming twice this weekend at the Clackamas River. It was sooo nice to get out of the heat. No baby yet… #
  • First of the late night feedings is now past. Sleeping now hopefully. #
  • Day 2 with the new baby is better rested than day 1. We'll be going home tonight after dinner. #
  • Kim's getting a massage right now while I watch the baby. I'm jealous, but I didn't work nearly as hard as she did. #
August 19, 2010

I’m a Dad – Geneveve Robinson is Born

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 12:00 pm

Born at approximately 10pm, Wednesday August 18th, weighing 6 pounds 15 ounces (3.15kg), we’re proud to announce our daughter: Geneveve Robinson. It’s a variation of the spelling for Genevieve (I like having just one vowel to remember even if every ‘e’ is actually a different sound, yay English), Eve for short, and a name Kim’s had picked out forever. We haven’t decided on a middle name for sure yet. Amazingly, she was born on her due date, at least according to the estimate based on Kim’s last period. The ultrasound estimated the 16th, so either way it was really close.

The birth was a great experience at Andaluz Water Birth Center. Contractions started at 4am, we went to the birth center at 8am when the contractions had been 4 minutes apart for about an hour, and Geneveve arrived at 10pm. 18 hours in total, which from what I can tell is kind of average (it’s hard to find good statistics that include early labor since it can vary so much). It was an intense, long day, but we had awesome midwives, Dana and Monica, to help us through everything. Kim labored in just about every place and position possible, and ended up delivering Geneveve in the big tub. I caught the baby and handed her to Kim to hold.

There was still a lot to do after the delivery that ended keeping us awake until close to 2AM, so we’re tired and resting today. We had to get out of the tub, do all the momma and baby health exams, deliver the placenta, weigh and measure the baby, get a quick tutorial in breastfeeding, clean up the room (thankfully the midwives did all that beautifully), and what seemed close to the most important thing to me by that time, eat. I was exhausted and famished by the time it was all done, so I can only imagine how Kim felt. We had some sandwiches and a bit of Thai food that had been waiting for us for a few hours, and finally fell into a fitful sleep with the new baby.

Geneveve is doing great, sleeping a lot, only crying so far right after birth and when her diaper needs changing, waving her arms around like a symphony conductor, cooing and gurgling, and sucking on everything you give her with mucho gusto. I accidentally let her too close to my nipple at one point while I was asleep with her on my chest, and I’ll remember not to do that again. Kim’s also doing great, but very tired and still catching up on sleep. Hopefully the upcoming massage will help her get the aches out for some good sleep. Today is all about resting and being taken care of, which is awesome. All our food is ordered in for us, and there’s great ladies available 24/7 for postpartum care, advice, and whatever else we need.

I’m really excited to have a daughter and can’t wait to introduce you to her.

August 15, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-15

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:00 am
  • I feel like my life is on hold while waiting for the baby to come. It's a little like waiting for Christmas as a kid. #
  • Kim and I went to Laurelthirst pub to see bluegrass for dinner. Fun times every Tuesday night. #
August 8, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

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  • Just caught a rat that's been living under our dishwasher and counters the last couple days. Now it's time to bleach everything. Yuck. #
August 1, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:00 am
  • Trek in the Park was a fun way to spend a hot afternoon. It's a lot more fun to watch people perform than to watch the TV. #
  • Last night: Celctic concert at Mt Tabor. Tonight: OMSI science after dark. We're pretty busy for Kim being 8.5 months pregnant. #