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.