Friday, December 25, 2009

I had a baby!

It all happened mostly Wednesday night, so that at 8:40 am on Christmas Eve, she was born! She was 7 lbs 10 oz, and all I will say for now (maybe more later about the experience) is that whoever invented epidurals and started using them in childbirth should win the Nobel Prize.

Here she is with her daddy:

30 comments:

biochem belle said...

Aww. How sweet! Congratulations! Wishing you and your new little one well.

ScienceProf & Aurora said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful. Enjoy this time. And natural childbirth with no pain medication is totally overrated.

Nat Blair said...

Yay, congratulations!

Now begins the next step of the adventure!

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde said...

Congratulations!! I hope you're healthy and enjoying making the acquaintance of your little one.

Odyssey said...

Congrats! She looks very sweet.

DamnGoodTechnician said...

How wonderful! Congrats!

Comrade PhysioProf said...

w00t!

Professor in Training said...

Congrats, Arlenna! What a wonderful Christmas gift :)

Dr Becca said...

Congratulations!!! Best Xmas ever, I can only imagine.

Candid Engineer said...

Yay! How wonderful. All my best congratulations to you and your husband, Arlenna. She is beautiful. :)

Ewan said...

Glad the epidural worked as desired :-).

Vivat!

drdrA said...

Best.Christmas.Ever.

CONGRATULATIONS!! She's perfect. I hope you both are well.

ScientistMother said...

Comgraulations!!! I'm so haapy foe you and your family. And yes pain medication during child both is totes awesome.

Abel Pharmboy said...

Congratulations to you and Mr. Arlenna! She is simply beautiful.

Epidural? Hooray for pharmacology!

Best wishes to you with your sleepless nights but endless joy!

Becca said...

Congrats! She's adorable; can't tell from just one pic and the weight but it would seem you did a great job.
When people told me to "enjoy this time" in my most sleep-deprived state, I wanted to do evil things them. But it passes.

P.S. My birthday is the 23rd; make sure she gets non-Christmas wrapped presents when she's old enough to care.

Unbalanced Reaction said...

CONGRATS! And three cheers for drugs!

Prof-like Substance said...

Congrats Arlenna! Good luck over the next couple of weeks as you all settle in.

Abel Pharmboy said...

P.S. If you're looking for something to read while late-night nursing, you spurred me to write this post about one of the pioneers of epidural anesthesia in obstetrics.

#sciencebloggergeek

Anonymous said...

Hearty congratulations! Enjoy her. She will grow up too soon.

JaneB said...

Aww, a great Christmas present! Hope you are all adapting well and getting enough rest

Isis the Scientist said...

Congrats Arlenna! How beautiful!!

LabMom said...

Congrats!

DrDudeChick said...

What a wonderful Christmas present! Congrats to you and the father!

JaneDoh said...

Congrats! May your new baby sleep better than mine. I never surfed so much as when my kids were 0-4 months.

Everyone says sleep when the baby sleeps, but you won't (or else you will never get anything done). So I will just say to remember that any day when you squeeze in a shower before 5pm is a good day! :-)

chall said...

Congrats! What a great Christmas gift :) hope all of the family are doing well now in the new year. Happy new year!

EthidiumBromide said...

Congrats!! Good luck in the weeks to come. :)

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Congratulations!

PUI prof said...

Congratulations and good sleep to you! How exciting!!

EcoGeoFemme said...

Congratulations!

Drugmonkey said...

congratulations! (and you are totes insane for going to study section already! nerdcore!!)