Saturday, September 29, 2007

Auntie B

In a hilarious and anecdotal follow-up, apparently around the time I called Seattle and La Madre shouted “The baby! The baby!” excitedly when the phone rang, my bro-in-law called his mother in LA, who did the same thing. Except that she had visiting neighbor ladies, and visiting neighbor ladies anywhere always get excited easily, so when she shouted “La bebé! La bebé!” they all started prematurely celebrating and Erik had to disappoint them. And then three hours later my sister started having contractions…

I’m an aunt! \(^_^)/

Little Harmony, 7 lbs 12 oz, 19” long, born yesterday at 12:08pm. My bro-in-law described the whole excruciating process, and I learned a lot about dilation measurements (at which measurement you can have the baby, and at what point a hospital will admit you). Part of me is horrified that any woman, anywhere, ever has survived childbirth or wants to go through it again, and the other part of me is fiercely proud of my little sister for going through all that.

I heard Harmony squawking in the background when I called! \(^_^)/

They get out of the hospital on Sunday. Not uncoincidentally, that’s when La Madre arrives in Ann Arbor.



6 comments:

Torgo said...

Congrats on the niece!

I learned a lot about dilation and whatnot and, with M-N being a doula, I now asked coded questions when she's with a client -- like "10 yet?" to figure out how long she'll be gone

Rainster said...

Oh, there was dilation drama.... They tried to have a drug-free birth, but then going from 2 to 6 cm in 2 hours made them change their minds.

I'll swap Harmony pics for the latest photos of Rivers!

Wow, I just realized that sounds really hippie....

Torgo said...

I didn't want to say anything about the name. I like Harmony, but that may make me sound like a hippie. I guess that's ok.

To quote Clarence Thomas, whoop dee damn doo.

Rainster said...

Torgo quoting Clarence Thomas, that's pretty funny...

I'll still swap pics on Tuesday!

winnekat said...

Yay Aunt Binah! (Or whatever your chosen aunt-name will be!)

Rainster said...

Tia B, I think. That sounds hardcore.... =)