Below is my Twitter feed posted during the birth of my daughter, saved here for posterity.
M: This kid’s coming soon! Me: So we should go to hospital? M: I should do my hair first. There’ll be a photo after birth. Me: Um. Okay.
1:26 AM Mar 24th
At hospital. Contractions every 7 minutes or so. The 2 hrs waiting at home before it was “time” was tough.
4:15 AM Mar 24th
Man, this whole reproduction thing is unfair and unbalanced.
5:22 AM Mar 24th
Banished from room. Wandering around eerie silent 4:30am hospital. Almost entered morgue by accident. Not man enough for that today.
5:28 AM Mar 24th
Nurses say she’s still “green”. As in “not ripe”. Sigh…
6:10 AM Mar 24th
There is only one god and his name is Epidural Anesthesia. No change. Both (all 3?) got a little sleep.
8:10 AM Mar 24th
Stupid noisy well rested morning shift! I hate you all.
8:49 AM Mar 24th
Local family noified. Initate Basque caravan.
9:21 AM Mar 24th
11:20 AM Mar 24th
Still waiting……….. Inlaws arrived.
12:16 PM Mar 24th
Epidural drip ran out. She shouts (in English) “Get me the candy man, stat!!”
12:42 PM Mar 24th
Final prep. http://twitpic.com/2ejp0
1:57 PM Mar 24th
And she’s out!! Nora Rasmussen Matamoros has escaped from the womb. She’s perfect of course..except for my chin. Poor thing!
2:55 PM Mar 24th
So far I’m crying more than my hour-old daughter.
3:26 PM Mar 24th