Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Before and After

I spent Monday midday in Golden Gate Park with the very pregnant Dear Daughter enjoying one of those magic San Francisco Spring days, walking the Brooklyn Brown Dog, sitting on the grass in the sun. We went home for her nap and then I drove her to a favorite produce store to stock up on groceries. We stopped in at the Thai restaurant next door and had some spicy green papaya salad, vegetarian coconut soup, sticky rice and Thai ice teas.

It coulda been the spicy salad or the fact that she was 3 days past her due date... Tuesday AM at about 1230 the labor pains began and continued through the night and into the day. The new Mom and Dad checked in to the birthing center around 5 PM and Bébé Boy was born at 10:45 PM, Tuesday, March 23, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 11oz.

He was "born in the caul", meaning with the amniotic sac still intact around his body, which has traditionally been considered a good omen and sign of good luck. We, of course, are already sure that he is extraordinary.

He was back home in SF with the happy parents by 3 am this morning and slept until 8:00 am or so, another good sign we think.

He hasn't chosen his name yet. I get to meet him tomorrow. Maybe he will whisper it in my ear.

Love to you and thanks for holding watch with me.

x0 N2


babynurse said...


Congrats! He is absolutely beautiful! Just you wait to kiss his sweet little cheeks, you will be in total heaven! Please, please, please post lots of pictures. Much love, Cindy

Ms. Moon said...

Oh. This gave me the tearies. Is this your first grandchild? If so- well- hold on.
What a beauty and why wouldn't he be? Look at that beautiful mama. I am so glad the birth went well and that they are home and happy.
Blessings, blessings. Thanks for letting us know. We've been keeping watch from afar.

Mel said...

What a cute mom and sweet new baby. Congratulations to everyone!

Kathleen Scott said...

I've been checking your site every day, sure the baby would be there. So glad he made a healthy appearance and Mom is OK. He's beautiful!

Newborns are exhausting and renewing and wonderful. Congratulations!

N2 said...

Dear Ladies All - Checking here before driving down to SF for my first day with my first grandchild, Bébé Boy!!! Thanks so much for all your good wishes and loving thoughts. More soon. x0 N2

swallowtail said...

Oh my! Me too, sitting her in tears, with spring rain and sunshine at the same time! I love you, Girl, and give the D & BB & A big hugs from me, too! ((Oh yes, the Brooklyn Dawg, too!) xoxoxoLC

Kori said...

Ack; my heart! My ovaries! Stunning little man. TRavle safely.

Ellen said...

Blessings on you each! There is much joy and love where you are...enjoy your new grandson...!

Bethany said...

Oh congrats to all of you.
Sweet, sweet, sweet.
Your daughter just glows.
And that boy, wow!

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