We are happy to announce the addition of Baby Doll to the Bloomfield Road family. She was born January 19th at 4:04 am. We have all been adjusting quite nicely to her arrival over the past week. She is finally sleeping in good clips, she eats often and a lot and we are all getting better rested each evening. Even cuteness has started adjusting better over the past couple days (he had been holding onto his last bits of things he can control but we have all learned to let go of a little bit of control over the past week).
Baby Doll has all our hearts wrapped up in her little fist. Her brother comes running anytime she cries, wanting to know if she is hungry or just has a “big poop.” I’ve started to get over the first little bits of ‘baby blues’ but I’m still crying at almost every episode of West Wing as the Captain and I have made it our mission over the next six weeks of maternity/paternity leave to finish the series (Netflix Binge!) I cry over breastfeeding, feeling stuck in the house, not getting to hold Cuteness as much and lots of other things too but Captain is there is to bring me water, make me dinner and let me know it is all okay.
We learned with this delivery that our babies come fast. While Cuteness came a mere half hour after arriving to the hospital, Baby Doll came nine minutes after arriving at the hospital. We didn’t realize that after 9pm and before 8am everyone comes through the emergency room. We also learned if you have taken a bullet in the chest that the emergency room crew will happily help you, but if you are having a baby they want you nowhere near that emergency room, they will run you in wheel chair across the hospital to the maternity ward while you are shouting, “I can feel the head” as if their life depended on it. The emergency room is not in the business of delivering babies. We learned all this from experience! I’m pretty sure that if there was a medal to get us across that hospital the quickest our emergency crew won it that evening. The doctor and midwife arrived after the baby was delivered. Luckily nurses are amazing and great at their jobs!