Emmerson is growing nicely into her big sister role, We were a bit curious to how this would go because of some of the comments made by Emmerson about her prospective little brother or sister. When I told her that we were going to bring home a baby - she looked very concerned shook her head emphatically and said "no baby". Wayan, Emmerson' s nanny, told me that Emmerson said "give the baby to Lelise?" - who is another nanny of friends of ours. More to come later as this one hand typing is getting quite unpleasant.
Here are the vital statistics and my initial thoughts on the birth of Ada.
Name: Ada Rose Duell
Length: metric - Alicia figured out the poundage and told me - I failed the metric unit in the 5th grade and have no idea what the centimeter equivalent is so ignored this bit of data.
Ian here reporting for Alicia. We (and yes, I realize I did basically nothing - my duty this time around was to fan Alicia when she got hot - but am still going to use the inclusive plural) were expecting quite an ordeal due to our experience with Emmerson, but what a difference.
Emmerson took something like 36 hours to have - Ada didn't (I don't know when women officially begin counting the hours - have to wait for Alicia for that data)
The epideral with Emmerson didn't take - the epideral with Ada knocked Alicia's lower half into a very content state of being. At one point she said something like "I think something is going on, can you get a nurse" - the baby was already visible!
Emmerson took an hour of pushing with intense pain - the nurses had to tell Alicia when to push with
Emmerson finally arrived, bleated like a lamb once or twice and then slept for several days all bundled up in her wrap -
Emmerson had a fine mist of blond hair - Ada has a huge mop of black hair
After Emmerson, Alicia was a sweaty mess - less than an hour after Ada, she was eating dinner and watching American Idol
I came home and showed the video I took of Ada on our macbook to Emmerson and told her the name of the new baby - she looked intently and said her name, so hopefully she will be a good big sister.
Alicia is doing fine - impressively beautiful even after pushing out 9 lbs of kid.
Celebratory sign outside our apartment - typically done in Indo.