Thursday, November 6, 2008

Surfacing briefly from the world of laundry, milk and delicious baby to share some pictures and an update.
Baby Claudia is growing quickly into a wonderfully plump little thing.  She weighed 9.5 pounds at the doctors on Tuesday and I have no doubt she's put on a few more ounces since then.  She seems to be emerging from the 'content newborn' stage and has been fussing and crying a bit more the past few days.  (She stayed up fussing until 2:30 Am the night of Obama's victory.  She may be a Republican).  
The older kids are holding up well, especially since they are now over their various illnesses of last week.  
Chestnut Hill's ob department closed the night before the election.  I took Claudia up to say hello and goodbye to some of the folks I worked with up there.  It was very sad to see everyone on their 2nd to final night there.  Although I am personally looking forward to doing something different for a while, I know how lucky i was to have had the opportunity to learn from all the wise nurses, midwives and doctors there, as well as from the patients, and I will definately miss the place.  I hope everyone has a soft landing as they settle into their new jobs.

The night of the election, people in my neighborhood were dancing in the streets all night.  Seems like an auspicious start to the winter.

Best wishes

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