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!
Our First Family Pic
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!