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“Introducing Lauren Santana Deane”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2007 12:46:39 AM Replies: 3
Enclosures: None.

Lauren Santana Deane was born at around 8:00 this morning, weighing six pounds fifteen ounces (3.15 kilograms) and measuring 19 and 1/2 inches long. Here are pictures of her first day. (I've left out the really, really early ones, where she's totally nekkid and screaming her head off.)

Yeah, that's right, she's a small fry. But she's adorable, and already has four full grown adults wrapped around her cute little fingers.

And check out that head of hair. Whoo!

(Yes, B.A., I know you don't think babies are cute. If you don't think Lauren is cute or pretty, it's ok to not tell me. ;-)

I sat out in the waiting room from 5:45 this morning until they finally let me into the room at 11:15... and even that was only by special request of Mike and Shannon. Visiting hours didn't start until noon, and the nurse made sure I was very clear on that point. (I hadn't asked for early access, so I don't know why she made such a big deal of it).

Corinne came back after her dentist appointment, sometime before 1. I took Mike out for lunch, and then Corinne and I went home for the afternoon. She got some sleep, i ran errands and worked for a couple hours.

After assembling a care package (food for Mike, toiletries they had both forgotten here at the house, and "Ring Dings" for Shannon by special request), we went back to the hospital for a little while.

Unfortunately, this is when I realized Lauren's first day would also be my camera's last. Mike had been using it with the AC cord because the batteries were worn out, but at this moment it was sitting on top of the entertainment center, about 6 feet off the ground. (You know what's coming next, right?) The nurse opened the door, reached in and grabbed a rolling lamp from next to the tv. She started pulling it towards the door, and I heard the camera sliding across the top of the entertainment center. The cord was on the wrong side of the lamp... but it was too late. SLAM!! Pieces scattered all over the room, and my Nikon Coolpix 950 was no more.

The real irony of this was that we had just — I mean, just moments earlier — been talking about the age of my camera and what a total pain it is to get pictures off of it and onto the computer. With a new baby in the house, we have good reason to consider buying a new camera.

Well, now we have another reason to consider it. :-(

Added two years later: everything I've posted about my favorite little girl. She's gone now, but I hope someday she reads these things and comes back to find us. We love and miss you, Lauren!

Discussion Thread:
  • Re: Meet Lauren Deane (by Jed Dillingham at 3/3/2007)

    Excellent news! Too bad about the camera. Tell them congratulations for me and that they are in my prayers,

  • RE: Meet Lauren Deane (by Ellyn Schlageter at 3/3/2007)

    How did that nurse feel after she destroyed your camera??? I would have felt pretty lousy. ON the other

  • RE: Meet Lauren Deane (by Kerri at 3/3/2007)

    Congratulations, all five of you! Lauren is a doll, and ZOMG that hair! Now get out and get a camera!


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