She’s Here!

May 31st, 2007

We just got home from the hospital a few hours ago. Miss Katya Noyes (middle name yet to be decided) arrived at 2:15 pm on May 30th after much excitement. She was sunny side up, among other things. I can share more about the birth one on one. I do have to say that one of the few good things about 19 hours in labor with no pain meds is being able to say afterwards that you were in labor for 19 hours and you didn’t take any pain meds, so I’m saying it. Also, they pulled her out the last few inches with a baby plunger. Bill insists that I clarify and tell you that it was a vacuum, as if THAT sounds any less crazy. I feel ok. Baby seems less traumatized by the whole experience all the time. We got a big high five from the lactation consultant at the hospital. Bill has been a rock star labor coach and master burper. Life is good.

Vital stats: 7lbs 4oz at 2  weeks early. 21 inches.

We have gotten maybe 4 hours of sleep in the last 48 hours, all in incriments of less than 1 hour. Not tired but the sane thing to do would be to go to bed now. I promise photos within 7 days.

Local folks, this Saturday evening is a good time to come over to see the baby while pretending to actually celebrate my birthday. 🙂 Call first.

3 Responses to “She’s Here!”

  1. Carey on June 1, 2007 8:00 am

    Hello Alex and Bill,
    Congrats to all of you for doing so well. What a trooper you are Ms. Alex for bringing little Katya into the world without any meds. I am sure having a good coach helped quite a bit! Way to go!
    I cannot wait to meet Katya. I’ll just have to settle for lots of pictures. Have a wonderful blessed birthday celebration with family and friends on Saturday. You are in my thoughts.
    Love, Aunt Carey
    p.s. Special hugs and kisses to sweet Katya from me

  2. Gaby on June 1, 2007 9:24 am

    Welcome to the world, little Katya!

    I am so glad to hear that you three are doing well. I have been thinking of you all all the time, and I know you had a lot of other well-wishing thoughts flying your way from these parts.

    can’t wait to see the three of you, probably in photographic form first but maybe we can make a road trip happen. High five from me on the lactation, too,! I hear that can be a true pain.

    I’m just so happy for you!
    19 hours…you STUD!

  3. Julie on June 1, 2007 11:48 am

    Welcome to the world Katya! I love her name — beautiful choice for a beautiful little girl. 19 hours with no meds — wow! Your a rock star Miss Alex.

    Congrats congrats congrats!! I’m so happy everyone is healthy and recovering.

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