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Welcome To The World…

It is my distinct pleasure to introduce to you all with much fanfare…

KAREN’S BABIES!!

Baby Boy ‘A’
Born 9:45ish
Eighteen Inches
Three lbs. Twelve oz.

Baby Girl ‘B’
Born 9:45ish
Seventeen Inches
Three lbs. Twelve oz.

Baby Girl ‘C’
Born 9:45ish
Sixteen Inches
Two lbs. Eleven oz.

After sitting for like, what seemed like fourteen excruciating hours in a chemotherapy treatment room, patiently waiting, with not only my cell phone, but also my husbands cell phone AND my laptop in my lap. I thought I was going to have a ginormous nervous breakdown if I didn’t hear from Seth or Karen herself very soon. Knowing full well that the surgery could have been bumped by somebody of higher importance (who could POSSIBLY be more important though??) I tried to rationalize that all was totally fine. I got home from chemo, got Jonny settled, and my au pair mentions to me that Seth called… OMG. WHAT??!?!?! WHEN!!! WHAT DID HE SAY!?!?!?!?!? She tell me that he really didn’t say much, and that he sounded kind of “bored”(!!!!), not like she would have expected the man who just had three babies to sound. I was utterly LOST. He didn’t leave a MESSAGE?!?!? Nope. No message, just told you to call him. UGH. Did he say if Karen was ok? Nope. Ok. cool.

Proceeded to call Seth. No answer. Called Karen’s old room. No answer. Called The hospital, KAREN WASN’T IN A ROOM YET. (this was at 2pm) This was when the nursing end of me kicked in and freaked out. WHY THE HELL ISN’T SHE IN A ROOM? The operator had NO answer for me. I hung up. Sat on the floor and thought about crying, knew it would do me NO good, and figured I’d try calling Seth ONE more time. He answered. Thank You.
I know he couldn’t hear the panic in my voice, but if it had been Karen, she would’ve laughed at me. Because that whole scenario I just played out for you?? Totally me. It’s completely what I do. And it’s completely what Karen has done to me throughout this entire pregnancy, so I’m not surprised that this is what she did today… She stays calm, I freak out enough for both of us… It’s fine.

Anyway!! The babies!! Karen!! Ahh!! So good!! Perfect even… Seth wasn’t completely positive of the time of birth, so lets just go with a round a bout 945ish eh? He said Dr. Mattias did the delivery, Karen was at ease with having her spinal placed, and as we spoke it was beginning to wear off…The babies were all adorable (of course!) He was only sure that Baby ‘A’ had hair… Not too sure of the others yet… All of them are on supplemental oxygen, TPN through an IV in their belly button, and no really huge interventional stuff right now. Karen was able to see the kiddos in the OR, but has yet to check them out up close. She was still in the PACU due to a lack of beds on the main floor.

I’m still planning on heading up to see everyone tomorrow… I’m hoping to come home with all kinds of fun pictures to share!!

Yay Karen, Seth, & a Huge Congrats to J on becoming a VERY big Brother!! We love you all!!



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Welcome To The World…

It is my distinct pleasure to introduce to you all with much fanfare…

KAREN'S BABIES!!

Baby Boy 'A'
Born 9:45ish
Eighteen Inches
Three lbs. Twelve oz.

Baby Girl 'B'
Born 9:45ish
Seventeen Inches
Three lbs. Twelve oz.

Baby Girl 'C'
Born 9:45ish
Sixteen Inches
Two lbs. Eleven oz.

After sitting for like, what seemed like fourteen excruciating hours in a chemotherapy treatment room, patiently waiting, with not only my cell phone, but also my husbands cell phone AND my laptop in my lap. I thought I was going to have a ginormous nervous breakdown if I didn't hear from Seth or Karen herself very soon. Knowing full well that the surgery could have been bumped by somebody of higher importance (who could POSSIBLY be more important though??) I tried to rationalize that all was totally fine. I got home from chemo, got Jonny settled, and my au pair mentions to me that Seth called… OMG. WHAT??!?!?! WHEN!!! WHAT DID HE SAY!?!?!?!?!? She tell me that he really didn't say much, and that he sounded kind of "bored"(!!!!), not like she would have expected the man who just had three babies to sound. I was utterly LOST. He didn't leave a MESSAGE?!?!? Nope. No message, just told you to call him. UGH. Did he say if Karen was ok? Nope. Ok. cool.

Proceeded to call Seth. No answer. Called Karen's old room. No answer. Called The hospital, KAREN WASN'T IN A ROOM YET. (this was at 2pm) This was when the nursing end of me kicked in and freaked out. WHY THE HELL ISN'T SHE IN A ROOM? The operator had NO answer for me. I hung up. Sat on the floor and thought about crying, knew it would do me NO good, and figured I'd try calling Seth ONE more time. He answered. Thank You.
I know he couldn't hear the panic in my voice, but if it had been Karen, she would've laughed at me. Because that whole scenario I just played out for you?? Totally me. It's completely what I do. And it's completely what Karen has done to me throughout this entire pregnancy, so I'm not surprised that this is what she did today… She stays calm, I freak out enough for both of us… It's fine.

Anyway!! The babies!! Karen!! Ahh!! So good!! Perfect even… Seth wasn't completely positive of the time of birth, so lets just go with a round a bout 945ish eh? He said Dr. Mattias did the delivery, Karen was at ease with having her spinal placed, and as we spoke it was beginning to wear off…The babies were all adorable (of course!) He was only sure that Baby 'A' had hair… Not too sure of the others yet… All of them are on supplemental oxygen, TPN through an IV in their belly button, and no really huge interventional stuff right now. Karen was able to see the kiddos in the OR, but has yet to check them out up close. She was still in the PACU due to a lack of beds on the main floor.

I'm still planning on heading up to see everyone tomorrow… I'm hoping to come home with all kinds of fun pictures to share!!

Yay Karen, Seth, & a Huge Congrats to J on becoming a VERY big Brother!! We love you all!!



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