Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Zari's first day (movies)

Eric took these short movies with our digital camera about five minutes after Zari was born, right after we left the bathroom. Check out her major conehead! Towards the end of the video, there's a short glimpse of her umbilical cord, which is still blue and pulsing.

This was a few minutes later after she latched on. I was having MAJOR afterbirth pains because her placenta was still inside. You'll hear me say "ow, cramp!" as Zari is nursing. (No, we did not seriously think of naming her Jezebel--it was a joke among Eric's family and worked as a temporary name until we decided on Zari.)


  1. Very nice, Rixa.

    Wow, that really was quite a shape to her head, wasn't it. It looked like a beehive hair-do. :)

    How long did it take for your placenta to come out? Did you say that her cord was really short, too? I'm trying to remember everything you told me.

    Is Eric going to post his feelings and experiences on here, too? I am really looking forward to reading that.

  2. Placenta took about 2 1/2 hours, and that was with a lot of coaxing at the end. I was SO uncomfortable with it in; the cramps were killers! Cord was a normal length.

    I'm working on Eric...he did write about the birth that night in his journal. I might just post that because it's already done.

  3. WOW you did push for a long time didn't you!?

    those are great videos!

  4. Beautiful! Thank you so much for posting these!

  5. I'm glad you liked them. They are so precious to me, even though they're grainy.


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