News Flash!

This isn’t Barbara, but Zak.

Barbara went into labor prematurely this morning, and, at 11:20am, after a less than 2 hour labor (!) Kat entered the world. Since Barbara was only 34 weeks or so along, the docs are concerned about Kat’s lungs, as she’s having trouble breathing on her own. They transferred her to a larger hospital, and Barbara is home now. I’m going to be heading out in a short while so I can spend the night by Kat’s side.

She’s beautiful.

Both Kat & Barbara.

I’m sure Barbara will give her own views — as always — as soon as she can.

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  1. Sending good thoughts to your whole family. Let us know if there’s any (local) help we can give!

    –Courtney & Casey

    Comment by Courtney — September 16, 2006 #

  2. Oh yay! ! ! ! Congrats to both the beautiful ladies!

    Sending good thoughts her way – I was in a similar place when my daughter was born (3 weeks overdue, tho – but still had breathing issues) so I know that feeling.

    ~Liz and Katharine (who is now a great big nearly 5 yr old!)

    Comment by Liz S — September 16, 2006 #

  3. Best wishes to both!

    Comment by Ladylark — September 16, 2006 #

  4. Wow! I’m sending love and lots of good healthy thoughts to Barbara and Kat, and heck, to ALL of you! Congratulations!

    Comment by Amy — September 16, 2006 #

  5. Congratulations!

    Comment by Stephanie — September 16, 2006 #

  6. Oh, congratulations and good wishes that everything will be sorted out okay.

    Comment by Jennifer — September 16, 2006 #

  7. Wahoobeees! Congratulations!

    Best of wishes to mother and daughter and the whole family!

    *saying supportive mantras in y’alls direction*

    Comment by LisaJulie — September 16, 2006 #

  8. Congratulations!

    Sending best wishes for good health to mom & daughter. :)

    Comment by veuveclicquot — September 16, 2006 #

  9. Best wishes, and thinking good thoughts for Kat’s lungs to get stronger.

    Comment by kalyn — September 16, 2006 #

  10. Yay! Congratulations!
    :-)

    Comment by Callisto Shampoo — September 16, 2006 #

  11. Congratulations, everyone, and healthy beams all around!

    Comment by Hadar — September 16, 2006 #

  12. Best wishes to the beauful mother and daughter.

    Comment by ostwestwind — September 17, 2006 #

  13. Be well, both you you wonderful gals!

    And thanks, Zak for keeping us posted. I will think good thoughts for KAT to grow stronger and healthier every day.

    Comment by Diane — September 17, 2006 #

  14. Congratulations! I cannot wait to see photos of the beautiful women.

    Comment by Danielle — September 17, 2006 #

  15. Congratulations. Sending lots of positive thoughts for Kat’s lungs to get better.

    Comment by Leah — September 17, 2006 #

  16. Congratulations Barbara . . . and Zak and Kat. I hope you are all well and healthy and get home soon.

    Comment by kathryn — September 17, 2006 #

  17. Congratulations to the family! Hope Kat comes home soon.

    Comment by Scheherazade — September 17, 2006 #

  18. Hello Kat :)
    And congratulations Barbara, Zak and Morganna :)

    Comment by Steph — September 17, 2006 #

  19. Congratulations! Best wishes to all!

    Comment by Dan Jenkins — September 17, 2006 #

  20. OMG!

    Sending you all my verybest wishes. God bless your little family. I am sure Kat will be fine. Soeren came 4 weeks prematurely too and he pulled through just fine. They are little fighters.

    Barbara, (here I go with tears in my eyes) look after yourself and the little one. We all forward to hearing about and seeing Kat soon!

    Take care!!

    Comment by Meeta — September 17, 2006 #

  21. Welcome to the world, Little One! Breathe well, breathe strong …

    Comment by Alanna — September 17, 2006 #

  22. Congratulations! I’m sending good thoughts and new-baby prayers of joy and hope your way.

    Comment by Kristi — September 17, 2006 #

  23. Many congratulations on your little surprise Kat, and strong thoughts for those little lungs of hers. Looking forward to many stories as she grows stronger and comes home and exercises them by bossing you all around :-)

    Comment by Stacey — September 17, 2006 #

  24. Congratulations and sending lots of positive energy for Kat, so she will grow strong and breath by herself.

    Take care.

    Comment by Isis — September 17, 2006 #

  25. Congratulations!

    My nephew was born at 29 weeks and is now a healthy and intelligent two-year-old; I wish Kat the same good outcome.

    Comment by Castiron — September 17, 2006 #

  26. Congrats! Looking forward to seeing all the great baby photos!

    Comment by Rosie — September 17, 2006 #

  27. Welcome to the world Kat. Sending you prayers to help those lungs, and sending prayers for strength for Mom as well.

    Comment by Erika — September 17, 2006 #

  28. Congratulations! Sending my best wishes.

    Comment by scotte — September 17, 2006 #

  29. Congratulations! Sending all good energy in your direction.

    Comment by Lydia — September 17, 2006 #

  30. Thank you all for the love and well-wishes–it means a great deal to us all.

    Comment by Barbara — September 19, 2006 #

  31. We’re all pulling for you, Kat. Congratulations, and hoping for the very best.

    Comment by Violet — September 21, 2006 #

  32. My prayers are with Kat for her to make a speedy recovery! Best wishes to the family!

    Comment by Nandita — September 25, 2006 #

  33. Hi Barbara,
    Wow! I sure have missed a lot since my last log on.

    Congratulations to you, Zak and Morganna. Do rest up!

    Aren’t electric breast pumps the best invention in modern times?

    ps Kat has the same birthday as my sister and my cousin!

    Comment by Shirley Lim — September 26, 2006 #

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