May 25th, 2008

happy cradled choo-choo

Happy second day, Shanna!

Krissy and I just came home with our new daughter -- Shanna Francesca Gibbs, born May 24th at 9:54am, 20 inches long, 8 lbs 0 ounces (3630 grams, for you metric types). Mother and baby are healthy, the delivery went well.

It was not, as originally hoped, a home birth. After 40 hours of labor, Krissy desperately needed something for the pain, and so it wound up being a hospital birth after a 49-hour labor. However, no C-section was required or applied, and the hospital staff were remarkably accommodating. We recommend Santa Clara Valley Medical Center without reservation. An added bonus: it's acronym is SCVMC, which looks like somebody wrote "SCUM-C" on a bank in cheesy roman font.

There will likely be more details later on the baby filter, for those who want to know.