Evelina Valentine West
7lb 9oz, 20"
DOB: 2.11.2 16:16 -05:00
This little girl rocks. Mom was in labor for only 7 hours and the hard labor was less than 2 hours. Drugs made that time more bearable for her.
The nurses and doctors kept getting on my case because I didn't want to cut the cord. One nurse said it was special, I replied by telling her that slashing a rope attached to my baby didn't seem that special. The doctor told me it was just like cutting a rubber hose to which I said "have fun." I still don't understand what the big deal was.
One cool thing is that the hospital put a little device on her since dead cord that would pretty much shut down the whole hospital if anyone tried to remove her from the recovery section of the hospital. Elevators stop, doors lock, sirens blast. That was cool, we didn't get to test it though.
Also, our baby is actually pretty. Others mentioned it, and I think it was not out of obligation. One interesting thing is that Chastity and I look like kids (we are just barely adults, age wise) and some nurses made off hand remarks about us being too young to have kids. One nurse seemed to think we weren't too happy about it, like we were both 16 and punks who didn't want the kid. She right out asked us how old we are and I said we're both 21 and quite happily married. Then I turned my back to get something and she asked my wife if I had a good job. The nerve of that woman. My wife told me later that she bit her tounge from asking the nurse if her husband had a good job.
Last tiny rant. This hospital seems to have designed everything to make you believe that you're incapable of handling anything for yourself. Take for instance, going to the bathroom. When it's time to wipe, you look over at the transparent toilet paper and grumble a bit. But when you go to pull you realize that they have forgotten to grease the toilet paper holder and you need the strength of samson and the patience and tender touch of great grandma all at the same time in order to get the right amount to wipe your arse properly.
All said and done, we have a kewl new ch1x0r and I'm a happy man.