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Month Early Good News

Good Afternoon from Riverview Hospital in Scenic Red Bank, NJ.

Sunday was quite the big day for Juli and Steve.  It was her 30th birthday, and the date of the biggest blizzard to hit New York City in recorded history - which kept us from going out to her favorite restaurant for dinner.  We were thwarted on our anniversary by a huge thunderstorm, and had been looking forward to going out for her birthday.  Our plans to go out were hampered anyway by Juli's severe cramping, so we got some take out from a local place, which Steve went out to bring home.  The roads, by the way, were HORRIBLE.  This will be important about an hour later.  Halfway through dinner, Juli wasn't feeling well, so after talking to her doctor's on-call stand-in, we decided to go to the hospital.  The horrible road conditions made it possible for Steve to run red lights - since there was hardly anyone else on the road!

At 7:52 pm, Joseph Steven Ruffing made his first appearance in the world!

He measured 5 lbs, 5 oz, and measured 17 inches long.  

Juli is doing well after her C-Section, and should be home tomorrow to update everyone in more detail.  Despite being 6 weeks early, Joey is doing quite well.  He is being kept in the special care nursery with round-the-clock nurses watching over him.  He had an oxygen tube at first, but it was removed today, so he's definitely improving.  No word yet on when Joey will be able to come home, though.  Understandably, Juli doesn't want to leave the hospital without him.

Juli can be reached (today, anyway) at 732-224-7424.



( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 15th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
OMG! CONGRATS! I was just thinking Hmmm, you haven't posted in a while! guess you've been busy giving birth! :)

can't wait to hear more/see pics. :)
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
I just made a post with pics. What is up with LJ-- I couldn't figure out how to do a cut!
Feb. 18th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
no idea. I can't figure the cuts out. :(
Feb. 15th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
Congrats Juli and Steve!

Can't wait to see pics :)
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Feb. 15th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
omg!!! congrats!!!
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Nancy! I still have to send you $$$...
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
whenever you have a chance. youve got more important things going on. and its not like that tiny little guy will fit in them right now, anyway :) ill just hold the fb for you. and ill be posting other stuff someday soon, in case you are interested.
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! Congrats you guys, and welcome Joey!!!

I guess this means we're not hanging out on Monday? :D
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for calling me! I probably sounded like a raving looney! I still don't know whether I'm coming or going!
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks Meg!
Feb. 15th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thank God you guys finally had a chance to post this! :) I've been dying to figure out a way to post it myself! :)

Congratulations to the whole family! Welcome baby Joey! :)
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lyddy!
Feb. 16th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow. Much love to little Joey. I hope you can take him home soon.
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!

We're hoping that Monday will be the big day.
Feb. 16th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Many, many congratulations, and glad to hear all are doing well.
Feb. 19th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks, Sal. The baby is getting better and I am hanging in there, trying to recover while in the midst of chaos.
Feb. 16th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats!! We will be thinking of the entire Ruffing family!

Come home soon Joey!
Feb. 19th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks so much Cindy. Hopefully Joey will be home within the next couple of days.
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