Friday, August 11, 2006

Zoo! Baby!

Yesterday, we took John to the zoo.

The Butterflies were very pretty.

The Carousel was warmly received.

The Mama got a nice cuddle.

So did the Daddy.

Overall, three opposable thumbs up.

During the trip, I kept checking up on S, who was in labor with the new baby. At noon, she was dilated to 5. The next time I called at 1:30, her mom quickly told me they were having a baby, and we hung up. I sat there for a minute, crying, and T told me to just go to the hospital. So I took his advice, and even though I was there 10 minutes after the last phone call, I fully expected to have missed the birth- S is an EXPERT baby-birther, you see. I didn't miss it, though. I knew S would have been okay with me being in the room, but the baby was face-up, and she was working really hard. I figured I'd be a distraction. I did stay near the doorway to listen and it was awesome. S sounded totally composed, focused and FIERCE during the last stages of the birth. When I heard the doctor say it was a girl, I burst into tears and shouted "It's Rowan!" Then I walked in to see her and fell in love, instantly.

Rowan Elizabeth A. was born at 1:52 pm, weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces. She is 20 inches long.

I can't wait to take her to the zoo.


Blogger Nancy said...

Welcome Rowan Elizabeth! And I love that picture of you and Johnny. It's awesome. You look so much like pictures of Grandma Kay holding your mom at the same age that Johnny is now.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Sue! And welcome baby Rowan :)

Many blessings to all of you!

The Real Anonymous

9:07 AM  
Blogger Sewer Rat said...

OMG- that Johnny! I hope he turns out to be at least 6 feet tall for Rowan! HE IS THE CUTEST!!! It looks like he had fun at the zoo - even though it wasn't Lincoln Park.. ha ha j/k
And Kel - you look like you are in high school in that pic!
Thanks for the mention of Rowan in your famous blog.
Happy B-day Johnny! (a day early - I know) It has been one exciting year!!!!!!
Sewer Rat

8:34 AM  
Blogger knocked her up said...

Johnny likes older woman too, so tell Jillian to watch out!

9:25 PM  

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