Robert Cole Manning
Last Updated: March 14th, 2006 @ 10:30am
IT'S A BOY!!!
Just kidding, David Letterman is not holding up a picture of our baby, but it was really funny to find this picture on the Internet and edit it to look like he was.
First before we show you the pictures, here are the specific details and timeline:
March 5th, 2006:
0340: Kate wakes me up to inform me she thinks her water has broken. I ask if she's really sure, and she says "Yeah, I am sure!".
0350: We pack everything up that we can and take off to the hospital, which is about 6 miles away.
0405: We stop at the Emergency Room and ask the clerk-lady for a wheel chair. She takes Kate to the Women's Center to the Labor and Delivery room, where she gets examined.
0430: We are helped by a nurse who is on her way home at 0600, she gives Kate her I.V. and gets her all situated in the labor and delivery room (THE ONLY ONE LEFT!). Since the nurse had to leave at 6am, she had to pass things on after that point.
0600: New nurse greets us, and gives us information that was incorrect, but only slightly, and tells Kate that they will give her the drug that will help her uterus contract and help speed up the contractions at 0700.
0700: Nurse gives Kate that drug thingy.
~0700-0900: Lots of waiting. Kate's contractions get heavier and heavier, and more and more painful, so she calls the nurse for an epidural.
~1000: Anesthesiologist administers the epidural to Kate, with much difficulty, but the pain subsided after that.
~1030-1100: Nurse has me help the first few delivery pushes for the baby, and informs both of us that the doctor is on the way.
1141: Robert Cole Manning is born!!!!
As you might be able to guess from the very first picture's file name, Robert was 6 lbs. 11 ounces, measuring in at 19 inches! He was three weeks early (due date WAS March 26th), but was full-term and READY TO GO! :)
We decided to name him Robert Cole! As far as calling him Robert, Bob, Little Bob, Robby, or Cole, we are not sure yet. We're going to have to take some time calling him everything to find out what we feel is best!
March 7th, 2006: Kate and baby Robert are discharged from the hospital in good condition. The baby had tested borderline for Jaundice, but is otherwise extremely healthy, said our pediatrician!
March 8th, 2006: We took Robert back to the hospital this morning to get his second test done for Jaundice, and we're waiting for the results as I type this.
Without further a due, here are some more pictures taken in the last few days!
March 11th, 2006: Baby Robert is doing well. I'm sorry for the lack of updates to the website, I've had a busy baby boy, and a caring wife to take care of. :)
The first results of his jaundice test were 13.54% at 3 days old, which isn't terribly high, but the doctors want to make sure it doesn't get any higher. We took him to the doctor again the following day, and at 4 days old, his test came up at 13.9%. It's up a little bit, but the older they get, the threat tapers off, said the doctor, so they did not think it necessary to take him back to the hospital to get a test done again. YAY! No more poking holes in our little baby!
He's been getting the hiccups A LOT lately, and it's SO ADORABLE! - I feel bad for the little guy, but it's so cute!
So, today with the updates, we've decided to take down the other movie and put up an even better one! (I only have 25 megabytes of webspace unfortunately, so I can't house two movies.)
-Update: New Web Hosting Service! Both movies how hostable.
March 14th, 2006: Wow. We can't believe it's already the 14th of March. This means Robert is now 9 days old! NINE DAYS! HE'S SO OLD! It's astonishing, and thrilling at the same time. I am so glad to be a father, and Kate feels the same way about being a mother. :)
He's been breathing weird for the last couple days, seems like he has a stuffy nose, and he grunts a lot, so we're going to take him to the doctor today to see what's up!
Small update today, but I hope you enjoy the two new pictures taken this morning, and the hilarious flash animation I ran into. Credit goes to the person who created it, not sure whom, but if you need credit, E-Mail me.