New Arrivals

Well, I'm sitting here and trying to think of something to write. How many worthless posts begins with a phrase similar to that?

I speak to the Economics class at the Defiance High School this morning. I figure that is on my mind and preventing me from thinking about anything else.

Isaac is now 3. Pictures of him and his birthday party will be coming soon.

Eli is still 0. His birthday will be in 3 and a half years. He was born on leap day.

Okay, I thought of a story. (I've actually included a few photos below.)

It was leap day.

Lindsay woke up around 2:00 a.m. with labor pains. She was going to try to ride it out as long as possible at home before going to the hospital. (For those inexperienced in childbirthing, most books say that is a very good idea.) Around 4:00 I woke up and she notified me that we were going to have our baby. And we hopped in the car, she was screaming in pain the whole way - oh, wait. That is the Hollywood movie version. I casually took a shower, called the hospital and notified them that we would be arriving, loaded up the car, called grammy to come out and watch Isaac, and, eventually, helped Lindsay into the car. It is now 6:00 a.m.

The only event of any significance as we are driving down the road is that we kill a rabbit hopping across the road. Weird. I guess we needed to sacrifice the rabbit in order to have a smooth birth.

We arrived at the hospital around 6:30. They were ready for us. Lindsay immediately began to scream and the baby was there. Oh, wait. That's Hollywood again. We went to the room and a nurse proceeded to ask question after question to Lindsay. Lindsay didn't really want to have anything to do with the questions. Little did we know, but she was almost fully dilated. It was time, but we were still filling out the entry papers.

Lindsay asked the nurse to check her because she felt ready. Then chaos erupted. Lindsay didn't even have an i.v. in her yet. They tried and failed. It was too late for that. Now this was like a Hollywood movie. The nurses were frantic. They weren't ready. The doctor wasn't there, yet Lindsay was ready to deliver the baby. They told her to wait until the doctor arrived although her body was more than ready to begin pushing. She waited. I wouldn't have. But who knows, maybe the pain isn't actually that bad. :)

After a couple of pushes Elisha ("Eli") Zane arrived in the world. However, he was born on leap day and will only have a birthday once every four years.

I spent the next few days hanging out, eating snacks, changing diapers, finding out that Doritos has wheat (something I'm allergic to) and watching Lord of the Rings win a bunch of awards because you watch stupid shows like that when you're stuck in the hospital.

That was a good day (except from that bunnies perspective).

Watch out for the potholes.