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Sophie pics…

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Taken from the iPhone, so the quality’s not great. More later!

Sophie and Kimi shortly after Sophie's birth, September 23, 2007, Mountain View, CA

Sophie during her first feeding, September 23, 2007, Mountain View, CA

Sophie and Kimi in the private room, first burping, September 23, 2007, Mountain View, CA

We had Jen bring Sammy to meet his sister at lunchtime today. Sophie’s been sleeping soundly and eating well. We couldn’t be happier.

Sophie launches!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

At 5:52pm, Sophie entered the world at 6 pounds and 15 ounces and 20 inches. She is nursing peacefully and everyone is happy. All is well. Love to you all! Kimi says, “I am so glad to meet Sophia Karen Mack!”


Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Such an odd word. We’re at El Camino hospital now and Kimi’s contractions are pretty frequent — it won’t be long now. Thanks to John and Yvonne and Kyrie for watching Sammy today. Wish us luck!

…but it wasn’t.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Another false alarm.

Bad news: No baby today.

Good news: We’ll be induced on Sunday, most likely. So Sophie will definitely arrive before Monday.

This could be it…

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Heading to the hospital….

False Alarm

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

So it was 12:40pm, and I was eating lunch and getting ready for an operations meeting when Kimi called my cell.

“My water broke.”

Oh! Ok! I grabbed my lunch, rushed for the car, headed home while canceling my afternoon meetings, made sure the nanny could watch Sammy and hand him off to Kyrie, made sure Kyrie (our designated Sammy-watcher for the big day — thanks Kyrie!) was alerted and on her way home, packed Kimi’s bags and things into the car, followed her request to load the infant car seat even though I knew we wouldn’t need that for days, and we headed off to the hospital.

Well, long story short, her water hadn’t really broke, and with no contractions, no rupture, and being a month only, it just wasn’t the time yet. Even though Kimi’s very uncomfortable at 8 months pregnant, and even though she wants the baby to be born NOW now NOW, I’m just as glad it isn’t time yet. Sammy will have more time to get used to his new preschool that he starts (two days a week) on the 11th, we have more time to finish up some more projects around the house, and most importantly, Sophie doesn’t have to enter the world some five weeks early and deal with lungs that aren’t quite up to the task of dealing with air yet.

Even though it was just a false alarm, it was a good dry run and a good chance to assess our readiness. It took a lot out of me — all the paperwork and examinations left me pretty exhausted for the rest of the day.

Soon, Sophie, soon. Just not today.