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Mission Control

September 24, 2007   |   by Jared

This is a picture of "mission control," inspired by Steve Post's comment on our earlier post.A little more info: Rachel's contractions got quite painful for a little while, then she got the epidural. Now she's laying down smiling and saying things like "I like drugs." We just started a little bit of pitocin, so we expect the baby's arrival between 7pm and 9pm, give or take 7 hours.The anestaesiologiist (sp?) was a weird bird. He kind of ignored Rachel who was in obvious pain and insisted on talking to me about Apple computers and Civil War historical fiction. He also told a joke about the definition of a "double blind" study: two Orthopedic Surgeons discussing an echocardiogram. He thought it was even funnier when I told him my dad was one.

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jared, josh will be disappointed that your plans for tonight will not include hockey. tell rachel to keep up the good/hard work! we're praying for you all.

p.s. noelen was cranky and then he saw pictures of his friend "in" and perked up.


way to go, rachel...keep up the good work. we're checking the blog constantly!


we love the "real-time" updates. we are sure anxious for her arrival!


I can't wait to meet the beautiful little HaMonte! The name is actually growing on me. Keep up the good work Rachel!


Glad to see that I am not the only one who takes 16 hours from induction to cross the finish line. Reminds me of last October at the Detroit Marathon when it took ___ hours to cross the finish line. But I DID it, and you will too! You guys must rival the NBA playoffs in popularity and ratings.

Just think: if you wait until after midnight, you get to stay another day:)

Postmaster Steve2007-09-24

OOooooohh ... aaaaaahhhh....

Man, with that many screens, you can tell that there is some serious work goin' on! That must be Susan from hydrodynamics. I bet she's triple-checking some important statistics from the last 'mission' and plotting some time-displacement data. You've gotta identify any hysteresis phenomena well before launch, or you'll end up with unexpected anomalies in trajectory during the jettison phase.

Joking aside, we love you both and pray for a good delivery!