Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Best Thing EVER!

I feel like I've been away from civilization for a few days, with most of my time recently being spent in the hospital. I'm gonna cut to the chase...I'm now a Dad! Dalia Mirka Blunt was born September 22 at 9:08 PM. She comes in as a lightweight, 5lbs, 15ounces (or 2696 grams for those of you counting in metric), and 19.3 inches (49cm) in length.
The whole family's at home now, Sonia and Dalia were discharged Friday, and both are doing extremely well. Dalia got off to a rough start, however. During labour, she had a bowel movement while in the uterus, and ended up swallowing a large amount of merconium (stool). As soon as she was born, she was whisked away to have her stomach and lungs suctioned. She then had a higher than normal respiratory rate (which would make breastfeeding too difficult for her), and had to be kept in the nursery on I-V for the first night. On top of that, her bloodwork showed a mild infection. By Wednesday evening, she was off the I-V, had beat the infection and was in the room with Sonia.
Jump ahead to the present, and she's eating and pooping like a champ. We've been out for a few walks around the neighbourhood, and we're looking forward to our first outing soon.
On a biking related note, it seems like I won't doing any cross races anytime soon, and not much riding at all for that matter. But in the grand scheme of things, I wouldn't have it any other way.

 12 hours old

 24 hours old

 48 hours old

At home this afternoon, 3 and a half days old.


  1. Aaaaaah, what great news! So glad Dalia made it through her difficulties so quickly and is right at it now. So much hair! What a darn cutie. Congratulations guys, this is fabulous. Enjoy the snuggles!

  2. She's beautiful!! Congrats to you both.