Megumi Jo Boutwell
Megumi was born July 15th, 2008. Makoto is officially a big brother now.
The morning started at 6AM with Makoto asking, “Mama doko?” “At the hospital,” I replied sleepily. Makoto said, “Hosptl iku.” “After we eat and have a shower” was the final word repeated many times to the final command also repeated many times—”Hosptl iku”.
Yumi checked into the hospital yesterday morning to get ready for today’s main event. Makoto was none too happy about leaving her at the hosptl. “Mama doko?” was Makoto’s #1 phrase of the day easily beating out the previous champion: “bus!”
But eventually, he fell asleep learning a new word—hosptl.
This morning Makoto wasn’t nearly as genki as normal. We walked to the garbage collection spot (about a quarter of a mile from the house), but he insisted I carry him the whole way. Normally he loves to walk. We thought he just missed mommy.
But… arriving at the hospital, we stopped at the gift shop to buy today’s newspaper (since it is Megumi’s birth-day). In the gift shop, Makoto threw up his breakfast dirtying his shirt and pants and my shirt and pants (I was carrying him). This wasn’t good. The hospital staff were very helpful and we left for the house to get a change of clothes for both of us. It was a stinky twenty minute drive.
Going back to the hosptl, Makoto seemed to feel better. He walked a little this time and was excited to see mommy. But he soon slumped over onto Mommy’s hospital bed and fell fast asleep. So fast in fact, he wasn’t about to be bothered when they came to take Yumi in for the c-section.
Makoto Riding with Mommy for Surgery
The nurses were kind enough to let Makoto ride with Mommy on the way to the operating room. He stayed asleep through the hallways, in the elevator, out of the elevator, down several other halls, and while I picked him up so Mommy could go in for the surgery. I placed him on a couch in the waiting room and he slept probably close to an hour.
About forty minutes in, Megumi and a few nurses came out. She was healthy and everything looked fine. When Makoto came out two and a half years ago, the nurses rushed him upstairs. He had to stay in an incubator for almost a week because some fluid got into his lungs. We are very thankful to God this wasn’t the case with Megumi.
Makoto has slept all afternoon. We’ll see how he does in the morning.
Correction: I wrote Megumi Jo Boutwell 無事に産みました last night (it was late). This would mean Megumi safely had a baby. Of course she is the safely had baby, so it has been corrected to 無事に産まれました. haha