12:30: I go pick Momma & Ichi up at hospital in just a little bit / So… caught up the laundry, fresh linens and towels everywhere, lots of pillows, fresh air… Now a few dishes to wash and choose a soft and colorful outfit and go bring him home for forever.￼ Totally love this kid and this gig. Continue reading Ichiro: coming home day / 28.6
Ichiro Olson, card #8
“photo wall” June 26, 2020
A nurse at the lovely clinic is a hobby photographer and does a great, constantly-updating photo collage board featuring all the new babies in a similar pose… What a great project! Anyway, I found our lil dude of course.
Annotations., re: Sun Clinic:
So much to say about this but in general, it’s absolutely fantastic… Like a small clinic/mini hospital just for birthing with 98% female staff/drs etc >> after the delivery room, they moved her into a private trad tatami room which is calm & comfy > the meals are all beautifully prepared, balanced and well plated > the staff are lovely and always whisking in to check on something or help with something > she’s getting various training on techniques as well as follow on services like massage.
Normal to stay for four or five days after the birth. They come home today or maybe tomorrow and while I want them here like yesterday, I’m so glad for the great care and recovery time.
One other note on this topic is that throughout the pregnancy we had monthly then biweekly then weekly visits all along with the 3-D model scans and there was mamas and papas classes for the first while and tell canceled because of the plague > Of course they are taking notable precautions at the clinic (which is why I’m only allowed 30 minutes a day but that’s an upgrade from nothing) > and everything is brilliantly clean yet doesn’t feel “clinical”
Ichiro Olson, card #4
“eyes of the world” June 26 2020
… And then his eyes opened and all the secrets began to reveal themselves, one at a time,￼ each with a whisper and a wish. PS Ichiro shares a birthday with the legendary lyrical poet Robert Hunter (quoted below).
Ichiro Stanley Olson, card #3 “we got this” June 26 2020
Ichi-kun, I’ll be honest, i can barely take care of myself *but* without hesitation i know i can give you complete, unconditional love and unbridled affection – this will do (for starters at least)￼. While i don’t know how to do “everything“ (note: my elementary school report cards attest that i “give a solid effort”), fortunately your sweet remarkable mother is somehow *awesome* at everything she does, so… i/we will just follow her lead and enjoy filling the days with art, music, nature & calm.