Pony is Here!

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I love you Pony. I will always love you Pony. You were born at 2:11pm (PST) in Los Angeles on July 20, 2011. And so you know, that is exactly 1 year to the day that your mother and I met in front of my office, randomly, as she rode her bike into work at Young Storytellers Foundation. It looks like you did put us together. Thank you, sweetheart.

For the stats: you are 6 lbs 15 oz and are 19 inches long. You have brown hair and your features look like your mothers do, to me. Your Mom pushed for exactly 1 hour before you came to meet us. Thanks for making it tolerable for her.
I’m going to let Mom write all the details in her next blog, she’s a much better writer than I. Here is a photo and video of your first day.
I love you. Daddy.

 

One Eyed Jerry!

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Dear Pony,

Sometimes when people have a baby they hire a doula. This is a person that helps to “quarterback” your birth. She protects you from the mystery curve balls that doctors and their hospitals throw at you. When our doula Tracy met us for the first time she wanted to know what our safe word would be when ordering an epidural. The word that you say when you REALLY want one instead of just saying so cause you’re having a particularly hard contraction. Our safe word is “One Eyed Jerry”.
Last night we hit the sheets about about 11pm. Our wake up time was scheduled for 3am to remove our little buddy Cervadil and start on the Pitocin potion. At around 12am midnight we learned what a real contraction felt like. Your mother is one of the toughest ladies I’ve ever known Pony, and these suckers had her buckling in half. We fought them until about 4:30am when we both agreed it was time to get some help. ONE EYED JERRY! ONE EYED JERRY! we both told our nurse Amy, who treated us like we were her brother and sister all night. So kind and wise.
After Arrow received our epidural from Dr. Blasko, both us us were able to sleep until about 6:45am. Man did that feel good Pony.
Now we’re waiting for your Mom’s cervix to open further so we can show you how to get out. We’re at 2cm and over 90% effacement. Which is promising for having the kind of birth we hope to have.
A few more photos. Your mother said it was okay to post these cause they tell a very detailed story. 🙂
Photo 1: thats in the AM yo, California time
Photo 2: thats your Momma, just before we asked for help
Photo 3: photo of the dry erase board in our room. Make no mistake about this, ONE EYED JERRY!
Love, Daddy