Wednesday, November 3, 2004


Emma was born on November 3, 2004, at 10:18 p.m. She was 19" long and weighed 9 lbs 6 oz (a surprise to us, but not THE surprise). Labor and delivery were relatively smooth and quick compared to our first baby, and everything seemed to be going normal for the first couple minutes. At first glance, Lisa thought Emma's ear looked a little different, but didn't think much of it because babies come out looking funny anyway. Meanwhile, Jeff was oblivious and just content taking pictures like the one above of the nurses doing their initial cleaning in the delivery room. It seemed a little weird to Lisa that the nurse kept coming in and out of the room, each time bringing more nurses with her. After the second time of bringing in more nurses, Lisa started asking if everything was OK. The nurses response was that she just needed a little help with her breathing (her first APGAR was 7). But, after the nurse asked the doctor to come over, we really started to worry. They were all huddled around her and whispering (not a good sign). Next thing we knew, the doctor came over and sat down by us and gently broke the news to us that "we think your baby may have been born with Down syndrome." Oh, how our world changed so much in only a few minutes...

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