Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Akutaq has Arrived!

Posted by Bump

Akutaq—whose blog identity is subject to change at the discretion of the proprietor—was born today at 12:21 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19 ½ inches (some of which was conehead, of course). She and LHM are healthy and happy.

The birth actually went according to plan. We arrived at the hospital at about 7:45 a.m. for our 8:30 induction, started the pitocin almost simultaneously with the Group B Strep antibiotic just after 8:30 (we thought there would be a lag time before starting the pitocin, but there wasn’t). LHM got the epidural at 10:30, started pushing at 11:00, and the baby was out less than 90 minutes later. LHM actually had to wait a few minutes—not pushing during her contractions—because the OB had left the room for a few minutes and the baby decided she wasn’t waiting any longer.

Lumpyhead met his sister this afternoon. We’re surprised how much Akutaq resembles her brother as a newborn—we were expecting a different mix of facial features, but pretty much got Lumpyhead Redux, but with girly bits and without as lumpy a head. Unlike Lumpyhead’s delivery, there was no need for a vacuum extractor or episiotomy this time around.

LHM and baby Akutaq are doing well, although I’m sure you'll be regaled with photos and the gorier details in due course. In the meantime, thank you for all of your well-wishing and positive thoughts today—they seem to have paid off!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congratulations to all of you!!

theotherbear said...

Congrats :)

Aunt Bob said...

Bump forgot the part about how she's absolutely beautiful and smart, alert with a full head of soft hair.

laurie said...

welcome akutaq! and three cheers for lumpyhead and akutaq's mom! congratulations to you all!

trayletha said...

YAY! Congratulations all around. Can't wait for pics.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Akutaq!

Becky said...

Yay! Welcome Shaq Attack! I think the birth announcements should be sent to people on the Mystery Christmas Card List.

Anonymous said...

OMG, do what Becky said! I'll send you a couple of names of mystery recipients.

Congratulations!

anne

daddy in a strange land said...

Yay! Now, the real question is, did you bring your wife a beer as soon as it was over? :)

And dude, you really need to start blogging on your own--SAHD of two! :)

Bozoette said...

Congratulations to all! Welcome to the world, Akutaq!

CPA Mom said...

Whoot! Congrats to you all.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the whole family!

Julie said...

OMG, congratulations!

Can't wait to see the pictures.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Yee Haw! Shaq Attack!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Congratulations! Heal quick!

Can't wait to see pictures of the beautiful baby.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We're looking forward to pictures!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all! Little girls are awesome.

Anonymous said...

We were so excited to hear the news! Bring on the pictures and gory details!
Love you guys - Team Santalucia

ken_and_belly said...

Wahoo! Congratulations! Welcome, Akutaq!

Daddy L said...

Congratulations to the four of you!

Alison said...

Happy growing family. Enjoy the first few weeks - they're the best ones.

Michele said...

I am late to the party but no less congratulatory! Welcome little one!

Looking forward to pictures of the artist formerly known as Akutag.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :-)

Heather said...

Congratulations!!!!! So happy for you guys.