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23 Feb

My first tweets: live-tweeting my son’s birth

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Before I created and focused on the @webjournalist account, I had – and still have – a “personal” Twitter account named after my original domain name: @isoardotnet.

Since Twitter archives were being released, I recently went back to look at my first tweets.

Overall, like now, I talk about work and experimenting with technology… I remember sending my second tweet via txt tweet using my Motorola Razr. I remember being disappointed and wondering what the point of Twitter was.

What I didn’t remember was that I live-tweeted my son’s birth:

Well, here we go – we think. Connie has begun to have early contractions. Stay tuned.
@isoardotnet
Robert Hernandez



Contractions began at around 4pm, so we are 6 hours into it. Connie has been doing her breathing techniques.
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Robert Hernandez



We’re at the hospital. Been here since 11:45PM. After being in triage we got moved into a labor room.
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Robert Hernandez



About 20 min after being admited, the doc checked and Connie was at 6 cm! Doc is still monitoring baby’s heart.
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Robert Hernandez



We have reached 8 cm.
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Robert Hernandez



Doc says baby’s heart rate has improved.
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Robert Hernandez



Well, we’ve just started the drug ‘petocin’ which is to increase the intensity of the contractions.
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Robert Hernandez



It’s a boy! Nico Peter Hernandez arrived at 12:26pm. He was 6 pounds 8.4 ounces. Mom is doing great!
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Robert Hernandez



Successes! Nico took to breastfeeding fast and dad gave him his first bath.
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Robert Hernandez



Thank you all for your warm wishes. Connie and I are truly grateful.
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Robert Hernandez

This started with my EIGHTH tweet ever! Sheesh. It’s amazing to me that I did this… I’m not sure I would do it now, to be honest. I try not to name my son on Twitter, actually.

But, I have to admit, it is incredible to see that this moment was documented.

BONUS: Look at what other historical event I captured on Twitter!

Today, at 6:19 p.m., our parenting dream came true… the circle is complete… Connie and I introduce Nico to Star Wars: A New Hope!
@isoardotnet
Robert Hernandez

NOTE: I first posted this discovery on Facebook, but I also want to “document it” on my blog… for future reference.

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