We ring in the baby New Year with a baby announcement of our own!
Welcome Alexandra, daughter of our talented veterinarian, Dr. Forgette. A little ray of sunshine herself, Miss Alex arrived at sunrise after keeping her mom up all night (despite an epidural which proved slightly less than 100% effective). Technically, she'd already kept mom up for the second night in a row.
When the sun rose on November 23rd, the world welcomed Alex -- all 7-pound-11-ounces of her, at 21 1/2" long. You read that right: 21-and-a-half inches, which is indeed the 99th percentile for length.
"We're very excited," explained Dr. Forgette. "My parents are coming out next week, and we're going to the midwest to visit his parents soon."
Progress wise, Alex has started looking at faces, and she is tracking objects now. The family dog, Archer, is also handling her well, so far. He's not freaked out by crying. If anything, he gets more exercise now than he did before. Archer likes to stand guard when the family is on the couch. Most of the time he's laying somewhere within three feet of Alex. Other than standing guard, Archer's been very, very snuggly.
Alex arrived when mom was already out on scheduled leave. "I really appreciate that everyone's been covering for me, so I can be with her for a few months," explained Dr. Forgette. "It's nice being able to focus on having time with her. She's fantastic. She's either asleep, eating or just happy. She sleeps 5 hours at a time. We've been very lucky in that regard."
Mom and Dad are still working on figuring out day care, but Dr. Forgette aims to come back in March.
So, as we all welcome in the New Year, 2020, please join us in also welcoming Miss Alex to the world, and congratulating Dr. Forgette on a healthy, happy new baby girl.