Dear friends-to-be, role models, prospective babysitters (aka honorary aunts
and uncles), etc., etc.,
Just thought I should introduce myself. How are you? I am doing fine. My
name is Benjamin Eliot Wise. I am two days old. I am very cute (at least I
am told--I am trying to be modest here, cut me some slack). I am kind of
pink and I have dark hair and dark eyes. I move my big feet around a lot
and I like to grab onto things and to suck my fingers. What do you do for fun?
We had a scare the other day. On Saturday, Mom was worried about me and
called the doctor and the doctor said to come to the hospital. They did
some tests and told Mom she had pre-eclampsia and they decided I should come
out ahead of schedule. If not, things would have gotten really bad for Mom
and myself. They gave Mom an epidural and Dad held Mom's hand while the
doctor helped me come out. They had to cut a hole in Mom, but they fixed
it. I weigh 2 pounds and 2 ounces and I'm 13 inches long. They say I'm
tiny, but I wouldn't know about that. I scored 9 out of 10 on my tests as
soon as I came out. I think I got a bonus point for making a sound like
"Ap-gar!". Luckily Mom had given me a copy of the test ahead of time, but
please don't inform MANEB.
Now Mom is getting better. Her pre-eclampsia is all but gone and she is
looking and feeling better. She comes to visit me in the nursery. I am
doing well, too. I am breathing all on my own and I am having fun being
cute in my incubator. My Dad is cool because he gave me a pacifier. Mom is
even cooler. She brings me this really yummy stuff called milk. I can't
get enough of that stuff. They are taking good care of me in the ICU. That
is good because I'll have to stay here for a few weeks. Mom and Dad are
going to a place called Home on Wednesday, but they will come to visit me
every day until I can go there too. Home sounds like nice place. Maybe
I'll get my own room! Anyway, mostly I just have to beef up and put on some
pounds and then I can stay with Mom and Dad for good. Wish me luck!
P.S. Who is this chick called Clara Drazek? Mom says she has the same
birthday as me. Is she foxy? Please send masnaps. Maybe we can be
peniples kuno ku America.