Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Olivia



My family welcomed a new addition last week. This makes number four for us, and she is absolutely gorgeous if I do say so myself.

A few thoughts related to her birth:

She was born on Earth Day, which makes me wonder, did we harm or help the planet?

Are arrogant people drawn to medicine or does medicine make people arrogant? Either way, I have yet to meet a humble, likable doctor.

Speaking of doctors, for the second time we were "warned" during pregnancy that our baby had a higher risk of having downs syndrome, and for the second time the doctors were wrong. Which isn't a big deal until you consider the amount of stress that pronouncement puts on a pregnant mother, coupled with the fact that the tests they use to make that prognosis is next to meaningless and only serves as a gateway to a more reliable test which just happens to carry a risk of miscarriage with it. So thanks again, doctors. Next time, how about not having a clueless office worker (not her fault, she's just doing her job) call to schedule a follow up appointment because our baby is high risk for developmental problems, and not have anyone available to explain anything to us?

We delivered at Jordan Valley hospital in Sandy and it was superb. The nurses and staff were great.

There is nothing in this world quite like holding a newborn baby. Their smell, the little noises they make, their eyes as they look up at you. It's incomparable.

Welcome Olivia, thank you for making our lives a little brighter.

4 comments:

Lynds said...

Cam I have been dying for you guys to post something! I am totally with ya on the dr situation! They also told me that Jord had a higher chance of having down syndrome, a $1500 amniocentisis later and the added stress, we found out that he was fine. Although I sometimes wonder if all the added stress contributed to me having him 6 weeks early. Then they also told me that he would have development and physical problems, fast foward 4 years and he is completely normal and even healthier then Corin. So who knows really?! But I am with you on Jordan Valley Hospital, that's where I had both my kids', they do have wonderful nurses and doctors there. Let us know when we can come visit you guys and see that BEAUTIFUL little angel. Love You Guys:)

David said...

Congratulations - she's a cutie.

Travis said...

First off, Congratulations on the new little one. She is adorable.

Second, my wife has an excellent doctor. If you are planning on having another one, let me know and I will give you his name. His office is in the South West of the Salt Lake Valley.

Mark said...

Congratulations, Cameron!

Have you considered that a doctor who tells you that there is a chance the baby could be born with Down's Syndrome is a kind of encouragement to consider abortion?

Lots of money in killing babies.