Monday, March 7, 2011

Lydia Marie Walker

Lydia "Peanut" Marie Walker was born yesterday afternoon at 2:42pm weighing 7lbs. 6oz. Audrey was induced around 3am, endured about 12 hours of contractions to no avail (no dilation whatsoever), and finally got a non-emergency c-section. About 3 hours prior to the procedure, I started feeling unconsolably ill. No sleep for almost 36 hours and no food since dinner the night before had me spinning. Even the doctors were asking if I had the flu, so we were scared they wouldn't let me into the operating room. However, as soon as she was born, it all went away.

She is beautifully healthy. Even after birth, she's still right in the middle of the stats of all her peers. She's getting ready for the world, and so far, everyone who's seen her seems very impressed. Probably because she looks just like Audrey.
Now, the entries on real parenting can begin. If anyone has any suggestions or stories, please do not hesitate to tell us. As cute as she is, she's very frightening. But it's nothing we can't handle! There hasn't been a diaper yet I haven't changed (almost a blowout yesterday), and so far we haven't had any trouble calming her down when she needs it. But that doesn't happen too often. She stayed quiet yesterday from the time she came out and they cleaned her for 18 full hours after that. Not a peep all night, even when she was hungry. Hopefully, she's as good in a week as she's advertised so far.

Thanks to you all for your prayers and the interest you've expressed in my daughter's and my wife's wellbeing. I (and both of them too) are eternally grateful, and we can't wait to report to you some stories!

-Andrew Walker-