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Technology and Changing Family Dynamics – Welcome to the world Baby C!

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Checking in and getting ready for being induced.

Last night I cried. I cried tears of happiness as the first baby of the family was born. I cried because I couldn’t be there physically to hold her in my arms. There is one thing that I am ever so grateful for – today’s technology. We are connected at a level that has never been seen before in history. Family dynamics are changing.

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Heart monitor for Chloe.

Not only was I there in the hospital when she checked in but I was able to hear the heart monitor and grace the family’s presence on Skype when the baby was delivered and being held by loving grandparents.

The hospital had wifi. I am ever so grateful. I didn’t miss out on this very important event in my little sister’s life.

Welcome to the world Baby C! I love you ever so much and I can’t wait to meet you for real when we get home!

Nervous dad to be!
4am wake up call and beautiful sister after labor.
Hello baby C!

10 thoughts on “Technology and Changing Family Dynamics – Welcome to the world Baby C!”

  1. Welcome to the world, little Chloe! 🙂 How special that could be a part of the experience of your niece being born. The advances in technology today so that we are all connected are just incredible.

  2. Congrats on having your first niece Erica! 🙂

    It really sucks that when I gave birth to my first son in 2007, technology wasn’t as accessible as it is now. Anyway, I think that your little sister is very lucky to have someone as sweet as you. What about you? Any plans to make one of your own soon? 🙂

    1. @Ada: Thank you! No plan at the moment. We’re holding off until we figure out a way to have a kid, afford medical expenses, and are done traveling on the scale we are. Which, may be another few years. 😛

  3. Congratulations, congratulations, and congratulations! Being an aunt is the best thing ever. And, how, awesome that you got to experience it with your sister even though it was virtually.

    1. @Akila: Thank you so much! I’ve already began to watch her grow through the computer screen and it has been such a blessing. I’m looking forward to being crazy aunt Erica for sure!

    1. Aww! Thank you for reading. This was so special to me. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I finally got to meet this special little lady and she is just so amazingly fantastic.

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