A Dramatic Arrival

As many of you have probably guessed, our lack of posting this week was directly related to the birth of BabyWood.

So here she is!

ppp|Our First Family Pic

Our First Family Pic


ppp|Catherine's close up

Catherine Elinor Wood


(More pics [here](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/baby/catherine_day_1/).)


* Born: May 26, 2006 at 4:32 a.m. at Beverly Hospital
* Weight: 7 pounds, 2 ounces
* Length: 20 inches

Labor and delivery went totally fine. We got down towards the end and the doctor broke my water and discovered that the baby had passed her meconium (first bowel movement) in utero. After she was delivered she was taken right up to the Special Care Nursery where they found that she had aspirated much of it into her lungs. They evaluated her and decided that she should be transferred to Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. She’s there now receiving oxygen and some medications to clean out her lungs.

Peter and I are doing well now that we’ve had a bit of sleep. The grandparents, aunt and uncles will be in and out this weekend and although I wish Catherine could be with me here, I know she’s in the best place for her now.

Feel free to call or email and I promise we’ll be in touch. Thanks for all of your love and prayers!

20 thoughts on “A Dramatic Arrival

  1. susie

    Hello Beautiful, Catherine!!
    We are so thrilled to see her. Cannot wait to see you all together. We are thinking of you and wishing for a speedy reunion.
    Please let me know if there is anything you need.
    Sue, Kevin and the boys

  2. jill

    YAY! congratulations you guys! i got teary eyed as i looked at the pictures and read your blog. Catherine 🙂 what a nice little girl! You could have named her Taylor….or maybe you had Mcpheever? 🙂 yak yak. Congratulations to all!

  3. nikkiana

    Yay! Baby Wood, I mean, Catherine is here! When you get home I need your mailing address so I can send you one of the cute girly baby sweaters that my mum made!

  4. Scott, Laura & Steven Smith

    Yay, Catherine is here!! Congrats to you all, hope she comes home soon. Blessings to you all!

  5. Tammy

    Congratulations to the both of you for creating such a beautiful baby girl!! The name you both picked out for her is perfect. God bless all of you.

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