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Friday, September 04, 2009

Deja Vu all over again

So on November 11, 2006, I flew from Vientiane to Bangkok a week before Jack was due. Having arrived at almost midnight, I was rudely awakened by Katherine early the next morning with news that she thought her water broke during the night. Thankfully, it was a false alarm.

I arrived in DC this morning at 06:00

At about 7:00 I was greeted upon my arrival at the apartment with a "Hello, I think my water broke."

False alarm again? This time, not so much.

So a mere 5 hours and 58 minutes after my flight from Johannesburg touched down at Dulles, Samuel Dietrich Nervig was born. Lucky that Katherine decided I had better take an earlier flight, or I would still be cooling my heels in Lusaka, waiting for my Saturday flight, or frantically trying to get on the Friday flight.

Either way, I wouldn't be here to see this...

Jack went to meet his baby brother. Jack liked him, but was a bit more interested in the gift he got from Sam -- a toy cash register.

But, Jack did roam the halls telling strangers about his new baby brother and dragging them into the room to see Sam, so I guess Jack is a fan.

Anyway, I basically went from a 24 hour flight home to the hospital. Now it's 9:31 pm and time for bed.


At 4:18 PM, Blogger Masha said...

Congratulations, guys! Can't wait to meet the newest Nervig.


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