Steven's First Days
Steven James Day
January 28, 2002
8 lbs. 13 ozs., 20 inches long
world! I'm here! Dr. Downing delivered me safely to my mommy and daddy via
C-section at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Mommy, Daddy,
and Mommy's doula, Melissa, were there to see me being born. I started to cry
right away before I was even all the way out of my Mommy's tummy, and I even
grabbed one of the doctor's surgical clamps and would not let go! I was MAD
when they took it away from me! My Mommy said that my cry sounded like a mad
cat crossed with a frog! My Grandpa Bryan took this picture of me when I
was about three hours old.
This is my birth announcement--special thanks to my
friends Christine Martens for use of her beautiful poem, and to Donna Birtles
for creating the announcement! I feel so special to have such wonderful
This is Steven at one day old... STR-R-R-ETCH!
SO excited to finally meet my big sister, Diana! She came to visit me in the
hospital on the very day that I was born. During the time that I was growing in
my mommy's tummy, Diana kissed mommy's tummy and talked to me every day. Now,
she can kiss me for real! I finally got to see her face after hearing her voice
for so long. I think my big sister is very pretty and I will be so glad when I
am big enough to play with her!
Diana holds Steven for the first time (right). She's a little overwhelmed being in the hospital, but says her new brother is very cute.
Steven came home when he was a week old. Diana was happier to hold him then!
These two tired, bedraggled looking people are
my mommy and daddy. This picture was taken on the day after I was born, and
Mommy is out of bed already! They'll be looking tired and bedraggled for many
months to come...