Saturday, July 31, 2010

Baby is here...

Hi all,

I know some of you are waiting for news and the news is...

Baby was born on July 17th at 1:44 am. That is really the most accurate time of any of our babies born at home. Jared looked at the clock and called it just as she was born-although I think he had a reminder from the midwife to do so. :-)

I was absolutely certain that this baby was a boy. We only had a boy name picked out (it was a name that was told to me rather than me picking so much) and I had only gotten our boy/gender neutral clothes ready. I have been right with every child except Frodo.

Until now...

My amazing friend even managed to catch a pic at the exact moment I checked in between the legs. It is priceless and I just might post it when I get up and start doing things instead of staring at and loving on my new baby. ;-)

Jared went out of town all this week, so I probably won't get to the birth story quite yet. I need to hurry though, before it starts to fade.

Welcome to the world, new baby girl!

:-)

ps, oh yeah...giant child...weighed in at 8 lb 10 oz and 22 inches. I know it won't end up on her resume when she grows up, but I'm sure putting it on mine:

Achievements:
Grew and birthed a giant baby; 8 lb 10 oz and 22 inches long when my current height is only 4'11" and I am generally considered shortwaisted.

8 comments:

LeShel said...

I AM SO HAPPY for this update. Congratulations. I can't wait to read the birth story. No pressure!!
How wonderful to have another beautiful daughter. You ROCK!!

Erin said...

Congratulations to you all! Can't wait to see pictures of the jolly giant! Short waisted...hahaha.

Doreen said...

Not as giant as Buggy. ;o) Can't wait for the birth story! And pictures!!! Happy Babymoon. :D

chicagosapps said...

Welcome big girl! Was she born in the shower like L?

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Awesome!

Sylwia said...

congrats! i guess there was only a 50 percent chance that it was a boy. the other 50 percent won!

so this is turning out to be sort of like josh and jared. very alike, but very opposite.

we have 4 boys and 1 girl and you guys have 4 girls and 1 boy.

Connie said...

Congratulations! I would love to see pictures! I grew up in a family with 4 girls and 1 boy. Lots of fun....all those horomones! Of course, you know how that is too I guess.

Manda said...

Congratulations! I found you through your comment on Rixa (Stand and Deliver)'s post about VBAMC. I have wanted a natural vaginal birth, and want one this December/January, but my first two ended up as c-sections. I'd like to email you but don't see your email address so I'll invite you to email me by giving you mine: sammymommy @ gmail . com :)

p.s. I'm under 5 ft tall, too.