|Grace Mae Carlson|
Yesterday at 5:22 PM a new (future, I hope) Wildcat was born at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Baby14, a healthy baby girl, was brought into this word at 9lbs and 4oz and at 21 1/2 inches long. She has a great head of dark hair and incredible blue eyes. I'd tell you all the whole story about yesterday but it was the scariest 15 minutes of my life followed by a wave of uncontrollable emotion and joy that came crashing down as our doctor said we have a healthy Baby Girl and a healthy Mrs.11.
The past 24 hours have been just a roller-coaster of so many emotions and feelings. All that I want to do is just watch her take every breath to make sure she is OK and that she is protected. I hope that I can calm down a little bit on the eagle eye routine because she is healthy and very happy (she is about 2 feet away right now as Mrs11 and her have some cuddle time). I have started early on the Linfield brainwashing and I swear she was trying to sound out "Willamette Stinks" within the first 12 hours out of the womb.
No fear for those that come here for Linfield Football...we'll get caught up tomorrow with our Whitworth Game Review/Pio Preview and more. But today I needed to let you know that what all those fathers and mothers that have been telling me is 100% accurate and true: Your world is never the same when you have your first child and in just less than 24 hours Mrs. and Mr. 11 will testify to that as well.
Go 'Cats and now lets go win the NWC title outright. Catdome!!!!!!!!
P.S. The reason why we're calling her Baby14 on the blog is that I wore "11" at Linfield and Mrs.11 wore "44" as a hoops player for the Lady 'Cats. Since she's one 1/2 of each of us we thought Baby14 would be appropriate.