April 14th, 2009

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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.)


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[User Picture] From: ravenword
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 06:45 pm
She's super cute. All that baby bulk seems to have spared her from wrinkly newborn freaky-lookin' syndrome and progressed directly to "awwww."

So when they handed her over were you like "omghi2u!!!11!"?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 07:15 pm
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.

From: popsalter
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 07:34 pm

just wait

until she says the "D" word the first time

[User Picture] From: starfyer
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 07:59 pm

She is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats again. Awwwwwwwwwww...

[User Picture] From: blue_canary
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 08:58 pm

[User Picture] From: scarlett723
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 10:03 pm
Congrats! very cute! and btw, the non wrinkly thing is due to the c-section.

[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 10:08 pm
Baby makin'.

Ur doin' it right.

Oh my god Jim she is just gorgeous! Congrats!

[User Picture] From: freakout
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 11:01 pm
She is beautiful. =)

[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: April 14th, 2009 - 11:18 pm

[User Picture] From: jette
Date: April 15th, 2009 - 01:32 am
Adorable, congratulations!

And uhm, chill out and enjoy talking to the baby however you like. The cooing noise and the bonding is the part that makes their little brains grow when they're neonates, not utilizing proper syntax and annunciation.

You know I don't even speak my first language, right?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 15th, 2009 - 02:08 am
Oh, we're fine with cooing and bonding. We just don't like babytalk.

I distinctly remember HATING being babytalked to as a very, very small child - I figured out extremely quickly what the difference was, and I resented it because I felt like it was condescending. I don't want to either do that to my own kid, OR get her started with a false set of syntax!

I reserve the right to continue speaking LOLcat about her, though. :)

[User Picture] From: jette
Date: April 15th, 2009 - 02:12 am
False set of syntax pretty much doesn't matter at this stage. I'm not saying talk baby talk to her at one or even six months, I'm saying relax.

Never mind, you'll see. The ways in which your philosophies on parenting will change through the years will be infinite. :-P

[User Picture] From: bubblerella
Date: April 15th, 2009 - 01:33 pm


Look at the super cute baby!!! She is precious. Good JOB!

[User Picture] From: lisa_e_is_me
Date: April 29th, 2009 - 07:39 pm
Holy crap, she is SO PRETTY! You made a good one.

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