I had every intention of making this blog entry a long, drawn out story that left the details of boy or girl until the very end. No one should be that surprised I’m that much of an ass. But frankly, I’m too damn tired.
There’s a ton to say, but that will have to come with time. For now, let’s skip to the summary:
Leanne Abigail Dobies
8lbs, 22 inches
July 5th, 11:16pm
I blogged during the day on Thursday while waiting for the baby to come, but my laptop is still at the hospital (along with mom and baby). I stopped home quickly because we’re staying in the hospital two days longer than anticipated and to be blunt, I ran out of boxers (so many people offered to pick us up anything we needed, but I didn’t feel the need to subject them to having to go to my house and bring me boxers). Everything is fine, Meg just ended up needing a C-section because her body didn’t want to let the baby out. It wasn’t even an emergency C-section (I’ll eventually explain the difference), so it’s not like anything was ever at risk.
Meg is doing well. I can’t tell you how proud I am of her, she did an amazing job. Her recovery is going extremely smoothly and she’s already up and about.
Leanne is also doing well. The kid is truly a Dobies; I’ve had to change at least a half dozen shit-filled diapers already. She has mom’s looks and dad’s ass. She doesn’t quite have the concept of night and day down yet, sleeping soundly for all the guests during the day and wailing up a storm at night (well, for the one night she’s been alive at least). And despite all of this, I can’t keep my hands off her.
Dad is trying to absorb all of what has just happened in the last 48 hours. The phrase “I have a daughter” keeps ringing in my head but I can’t fully grasp it yet. I didn’t pass out or anything during delivery, though I’ll fully admit that despite not looking, I was a bit woozy during the epidural.
I owe a ton of people e-mail or text message replies, and I’ll get to them when I can. But while I was home I at least wanted to post a quick update to appease the people who have been hammering the web site in anticipation. I’m serious about that, the web traffic has gone up to 8x more as we got close to and past the due date. We appreciate the interest