April 14th, 2009
|jimbojones||02:05 pm - baby pix|
Jane's first picture - approximately T plus 120 seconds. They came and got me from the room after she was delivered (by C-section - Janis was down entirely, under general anesthetic). The nurse put Jane in my arms, and I walked her down to the nursery. I took that picture just after putting her in the little infant warmer and petting her for a little while.
This one's at roughly T+180 - still in the infant warmer, but she's been stripped from the swaddling blankets and the cap just prior to getting put on the scale and weighed.
Can't tell what color her eyes will be yet; they're that kind of contact-lens-y looking blue that means "they ain't staying this color." We have a feeling she'll end up with Janis' green eyes, though.
Awesome baby is awesome. I am making a CONCERTED effort not to speak to her in LOLcat - but it's tough! (Janis and I both abhor "baby talk", it would suck if we avoided that trap, but accidentally turned LOLcat into her primary language.)
If she didn't have my hair down to every possible detail, my nose, Janis' skin tone, blah blah blah blah - in short, CLEARLY our kid - I'd have thought they fucked up and handed me the wrong baby. She did NOT look or act like a newborn.
I was really worried about Janis then, because the C-section was more dangerous than normal - particular with putting her all the way under and intubating - so that honestly, my first reaction was just "oh, yeah, the baby. Sure, I'll hold her." Then I GOT hold of her, and looked her in the face, and the immediate recognition was just a complete and total shock - she went from "the baby" to, "holy shit, that's MY BABY" in an awestruck second.
She really seemed to recognize me right away, too. She squalls like hell whenever anybody touches her - except me or Janis. If she's been lying quietly by herself for a little while and I come up and touch her, she'll suddenly flail all four limbs AND her head - and then immediately relax when she realizes it's me. It's all pretty awesome.