Zachary was born yesterday at 8:21am. He was 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 20” long. He’s a handsome devil. Lori had a slightly difficult day yesterday with nausea but was eventually able to beat it. She was up by late afternoon. She’s taking it slow in recovering not because it is a harder recovery but she remembers last time when she tried to rush it with Timothy. She was sick all day on the third day with him and she doesn’t want to be that way with this recovery. She’s taking at least one extra meal of liquids. She is also having a little pain and taking something called Toridol (sp?).
Zachary is wonderful and very quiet. Maybe that is just in comparison to Timothy (currently). He is not eating real well but both Lori and I vaguely recall Timo not eating real well at the hospital and his appetite turned out just find (understatement of the year). Right now, Zacho’s got only enough appetite for about ˝ oz. every 3-4 hours. He’s got a full head of black hair. Lori is convinced he looks like Emily did. I can’t tell. Maybe it’s the dad in me but I think he just looks like a very tiny baby. They all look the same to me. Is that age bias?
There have just not been any problems this time around. The most difficult thing for me has been my ambitious hopes of teaching classes on by the 2nd and 3rd day of Lori’s hospital stay. I just didn’t feel comfortable missing the last day of classes but I ended up sticking around today (2nd day). Last night about 11, I called in to Elise and left a voice mail message that I would not be able to make it today and to help me with arrangements. I forgot to check in before classes but I got lucky and she had received my message and took care of everything for me. I am still planning on heading back to Plainview tomorrow. Still high aspirations? I guess, but I really need to since my math models class will be running through their presentation.