Freeform Katia

July 26, 2007

announcing: Madeleine Annette

Filed under: family, madeleine — Tags: , , , — freeformkatia @ 10:18 am

So, baby girl #2 has arrived.

The nitty gritty:

Madeleine Annette

7.25.07 @ 2:16am

7lbs 5 oz.

19 3/4 in.

We’ve dubbed the labour as being the FAST AND FURIOUS. My water broke @ 10:25pm, just as my mom and I had returned from seeing Ratatouille (mental note: send thankyou to Pixar for putting me into labour). By 11pm we were at the hospital — these are the benefits of living a whopping 6 blocks away — and were checked in. I made it known right then that I wanted an epidural, and anytime anyone asked me from that point on the answer was always YES. I think I started begging for “the drug man” by 1:00am. By 1:30am I was definitely not happy.

The “drug man” arrived at 2am, but just as he was prepping me for the epidural I loudly announced (or yelled…): I gotta push! The nurses said: What? And I iterated again: I gotta push! Well, Dr. Drug was not done and was instructed to abandon epidural and just give me a spinal. He had 30 sec. to do it before I was on my back pushing. Baby arrived @ 2:16am, spinal took effect @ 2:20am. So, I ended up having a natural 4hr labour. Not exactly the plan… but then we’ve concluded that birth plans are stupid because birthing never goes according to a written down plan. Never.

Anyway, Madeleine is afflicted with the same issue that we had with Maja in that she and I have incompatible blood types, which causes jaundice. So, starting mid-afternoon on the 25th and continuing until tomorrow morning (hopefully not longer) she’s in the tanning bed here doing phototherapy.

There are a bunch of pictures up on my Flickr account. Enjoy.



  1. Congratulations. She’s beautiful. Sorry the epidural didn’t come in time but thankfully it was fast.

    How exciting for all of you and be sure to congratulate Maja on becoming a big sister.

    Comment by Laura — July 26, 2007 @ 10:47 am

  2. Welcome to the family sweet Madeleine!!!
    Congratulations Katia, Richard and Maja.
    See is absolutely beautiful and looks so much like Maja on her first day.
    Hope to see you soon.

    Comment by Grandma jane and Grandpa Tom — July 26, 2007 @ 11:04 am

  3. Welcome to the world Madeleine!!! She beautiful! Make sure you rest Katia.. Lots of love to all of you! We wish we could be there :o)

    Comment by Aunt Liz :o) — July 26, 2007 @ 11:29 am

  4. yippee yippee yippee!!!!
    Congrats Katia!!! You’re a lucky girl with that quick labour. All best to you, Richard and Maja.

    Comment by Lynette — July 26, 2007 @ 11:49 am

  5. Oh, Katia, she is so gorgeous…congtatulations to you & Richard on the successful production of two beautiful girls!

    Comment by Heather — July 26, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

  6. Congratulations to all of you! She’s beautiful. =)

    Comment by Adrienne — July 26, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

  7. Congratulations! Best wishes to you and your growing family!

    Comment by balladofyoko — July 26, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

  8. Congratulations! She’s just gorgeous, and I really love the name. And Maja looks so happy as a big sister!

    Enjoy your newfound family of 4!

    Comment by Emily — July 27, 2007 @ 8:48 am

  9. Yay!!!! I love all the pictures, and am so happy for all of you. Madeleine, like her sister, already shows those gorgeous long fingers that are the mark of a musician in the making. Watch out, I’ll snatch them both before long. Hope Emerson is doing okay at home….

    Comment by Diane — July 27, 2007 @ 11:33 am

  10. Congratulations! What a beautiful child. Best wishes to all of you!

    Comment by Roy — July 27, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

  11. Hey Katia!
    What a beautiful little girl! Just like her big sister! Congratualtions to you and Richard!

    Comment by Amanda :) — July 31, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

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