Editorial note: These are a collection of tweets related to our kid’s birth, taken before I deleted them from my Twitter account in 2023. I have put them in chronological order to make it easier to follow. Times are in US EDT, manually converted.
Jan 6, 2010 @ 11:20: Oh man I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to see a penis before!
Apr 27, 2010 @ 16:30: We’re leaving for the birthing center so they can start inducing labor now. ;D
Apr 27, 2010 @ 19:06: We’re in and Sabs is all hooked up! Huzzah!
Apr 27, 2010 @ 20:36: They put the cervix-softening stuff in, at this stage we’re looking at around 8am tomorrow morning unless it starts on it’s own.
Apr 27, 2010 @ 23:04: Okay now we’re gonna get some sleep… show should start around 8ish tomorrow
Apr 28, 2010 @ 06:55: Alright! 6cm dilated 90% effacement.. they’re going to get started pretty quick. Sabs is doing an awesome job.
Apr 28, 2010 @ 08:00: 7-8cm, they’re breaking her water now.
Apr 28, 2010 @ 09:46: Sabs stopped dilating so fast, so they started petocin to get things sped up again.
Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:22: Lookslike it’s about that time! Baby moved from -2 to +1 in 30 mins… ouch.
Apr 28, 2010 @ 12:39: Okay show’s stating soon… few practice pushes out the way, all the docs are here…. shouldn’t be long now!
Apr 28, 2010 @ 13:25: Duncan Fraser: 1:08pm, 7lbs 6oz, 20” - wahoo!
Apr 28, 2010 @ 18:20: First shitty diaper change, and I didn’t break him yet.. I got this.
Apr 28, 2010 @ 19:45: Duncan’s temp is almost back to normal - 0.2 degrees more and he gets his first bath. Sabs is doing great too - up out of bed!
Apr 29, 2010 @ 23:53: Duncan passed his hearing test… so far he’s acing everything. Just gotta get his 48 hour labs pulled today and we can go home today!
Apr 30, 2010 @ 12:33: About 40 minutes until Duncan’s 48 hours old. Some blood tests, paperwork, then we’re outta here! Hope he likes car rides!
Apr 30, 2010 @ 14:17: He’s all dressed… We’re outta here!
May 2, 2010 @ 12:33: No bath yet - one at the hospital, but we’re under orders to sponge-bathe only until his cord falls off.
May 2, 2010 @ 12:33: I’m digging it so far though. Can’t stop picking the little guy up.
May 5, 2010 @ 04:36: Fuck yeah - put the crib right next to the bed so I can touch him when he fusses… he’s sleeping 2 hour blocks all on his own. Life’s good.
May 13, 2010 @ 17:24: Duncan made it through his first bath from his parents, alive and well…. we’re doing great!
Jun 29, 2010 @ 13:51: My poor kid gets his shots in about 30 minutes. :( He’s going to hate life today. Picked up some infant generic tylenol - plz no recall. :(