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kate elisabeth parker

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

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[Kate Elisabeth Parker, Washington, DC.]

photo of the week // week zero
like the little overachiever that we all know she is going to turn out to be, baby sparklet was born this afternoon (4:19 pm) a solid four weeks earlier than the lady sparkler or i had been daring to expect.

baby sparklet was only day after full term (37 weeks) but the doctors and nurses have been speechless with how big (and healthy) and healthy (and big) the baby was for being three weeks early — measuring in at 7 lbs., 6 oz. and 21 inches. our delivery nurse guestimated that sparklet would have been 9+ pounds if she hadn’t decided to come charging out of the gate early.

anyway, mommy and sparklet are perfect, and we expect to be discharged tomorrow morning.

i did “liveblog” the event into my iPhone as they happened, but never had the chance to set it up formally (that whole three weeks early thing) so i’ll post more of a running commentary a little bit later.

in the meantime, thank you from both of us (or all three, actually) for being so spectacularly supportive and sending us all those thoughts, prayers and encouragements.

i was actually reading the out at down times during the labor, and the lady sparkler (especially) was incredibly grateful.

more later, promise 🙂

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