Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Baby Borg


Baby Borg
Originally uploaded by hikingviking.

Fionn's a day old, and he passed his first test! A hearing test!

Poll: Does he look more like:

a) A Borg from Star Trek
b) A Cyberman from Dr. Who

Also, apparently people need a few hints about how to pronounce the cyber baby's name. It's easy. It's "Fyun". One syllable. The "i" works like the "j" in Fjord, except throw it into "Fun".

And if that fails, you can call him "Finn".

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Sinead wants me to assure the world that she will return to her regular blogging at diaryofanirishwoman.com as soon as she finds a wireless hotspot. She misses you all. I'm not 100% sure whether removing the child or the laptop from her belly is the bigger shock to her system.

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Finally, no offense to anyone, but please don't call us through the hospital phone number. It was a mistake for me to send that contact info out in my email. We love all the support from you guys (thanks so much!), but we want to keep that line clear for doctors and nurses to get to us.

Our cell phones work just fine in the room, try us on them.; if we don't answer it's because we have a queue of nurses or a crying baby or we're feeding or we're otherwise preoccupied. As Arvind said to me today: "It's a hospital. It's not a place to rest." So more likely, we'll start calling people again when we get back on our feet in another day or two. I have literally been Sinead's arms and feet for most of the past two days. But she's now up and marching around the room since after dinner tonight, so we've come a looooong way since yesterday morning.

1 comment:

Clawfoot Contessa said...

Jan and Sinead, what a beautiful baby you have! We are absolutely thrilled for both of you! Hope to see you when you get home---will coordinate best time to visit. Take care and lots of love!-Maricar & Sean