Friday, April 18, 2008

Ashley Lynn Turbitt makes her world debut


This is Cynthia on Thursday 4/17. She's got almost ten pounds of baby in there and lots of fluid.



Cynthia's load has been seriously lightened today, 4/18. This baby has some seriously chubby cheeks on her.

I was in the operating room. It was over pretty quickly. The worst part for Cynthia on day one was the itchy feeling from the anaesthesia. I cut the cord earlier, and I've seen her eyes open all of about 2 seconds to date.


Update 4/19: She has some blueish grey eyes. She finally opened them for me. Cynthia really only got to see her today because Ashley's respiratory rate and blood sugar was being closely monitored in the ICU. Ashley's blood sugar is ok now, but her respiratory rate is still a bit high. The doctors aren't too concerned about it, but I'll feel better when it's exactly where it should be.

Update 4/21: Mom and baby are home now and doing well. Hell yeah! Now starts the first day in a long process of teaching Ashley to bash the right wing, scuba dive, play electric bass and avoid men like Brad Ruszala.

27 comments:

Boni said...

Congratulations Cyn and Jeff! You are truly blessed and I wish you all the best. That's one beautiful girl.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and your wife! I'm happy for you :)

Mildred Yap said...

CONGRATULATIONS,Kuya Jeff and Ate Cynthia for the arrival of a beautiful baby! I'm happy for your family! Continue to be blessed! :-)

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Congrats, Jeff!

I hope that Ashley brings you as much joy as the Red Sox beating the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS brought me.

CaitlinCarla said...

Congratulations, Jeff! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! - Caitlin

Tamara said...

Congratulations! Wow, those are some seriously gorgeous chubby cheecks! How much did she weigh when she was born?

scubatripp said...

Congrats Jeff & Cynthia!
She's got way more hair than you!

atreehuggerswife said...

Welcome to the world, darling Ashley! Congratulations, Mama & Papa!

bigsoxfan said...

Happy day. Just a sweet little face, I can imagine the missus is quite relieved. Congratulations from all of us here in the dust bowl.

the un cheesy Bree said...

Congratulations!!!! Welcome Ashley. Isn't their arrival absolutely amazing!!!???

Shazam said...

Congratulations! She is darling.

glend558 said...

Are you sure the baby is your's? There is way to much hair to belong to you. Kidding of course!
Congrats to your and your family. I'm sure she will bring you much joy.

KAP said...

Congratulations.

Count the pampers. I forgot and it'd make a wonderful piece of trivia.

Anonymous said...

She is adorable Jeff. Congrats!

Glad to see she has moms hair.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

So how was the first night at home?

Jeff said...

Cynthia and Ashley are still in the hosptial, and will be until at least tomorrow. I slept on the floor over there. I'm getting practice on being tired already. Caeasarian recovery is very hard for the mom.

Thanks everyone.

Mike said...

Congrats to you and your family!

Saipan Kat said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She's a cutie :D I bet the boys are excited to have a sister...

Melissa said...

Congrats, Turbitts! Let me know if you need anything, since I'm just upstairs. She's beautiful!

bradinthesand said...

Congratulations! How perfect for you. Your new daughter has two older brother to take care of her. Looks like you won't have to bat all of the school boy crushes away by yourself.

Mark R said...

Congratulations!

Jimbo said...

Jeff...

I hope you're taking advantage of Paternity Leave ... policy requires equity for Father and Mother -- if Mothers get two weeks then Fathers get the same... chalk one up for the Women's Lib movement..

Congrats, Jimbo

Bruce A. Bateman said...

She is a beautiful baby, Jeff. Congratulations to you and Cynthia for a job well done!

Her eyes will probably change color.

Most newborns I've seen are wrinkly and red and not very appealing. Yours looks great. So chubby and cute.

Greg Baka said...

Prayerful best wishes.

Forgotten said...

She's absolutely beautiful! When you told me at Wild Bills on Sunday how big she was I had a mental picture, but the pictures really bring it home! Congratulations!

Tim said...

Congratulations! The kid has more hair than the old man.

Saipan Writer said...

A belated congratulations. Very beautiful girl. Be a good daddy.