Our sweet baby girl is here! She came right on her due date. I wonder if that means she's going to be a time-keeping rule-follower. =)
We got here about 4:30am and Kate was born at 1:34pm. She weighed in at 7lbs, 12 ounces and is 21.5 inches long.
Funny story: As we getting her all ready to come out, a few of us made guesses on how big she was going to be. Randomly I guessed 7/12, just to throw something out there. And sure enough!
She is a healthy, wiggly little one. Her face gets really serious when she sleeps and she likes to be swaddled tight. It's amazing that she's ours! In some ways we can't believe it's true, and in other ways it just seems so normal for her to be with us. She's a good eater, but she does not like to be woken up and she will let you know! Kate has a good cry but doesn't voice it too often. She has been very content so far.
I'm feeling pretty good. Really the whole thing seemed a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I know recovery will take some time, but none of that seems to matter now that she's here. I should be terribly exhausted at this point, but I'm only a little tired. Josh has been wonderful and has stayed here with me the whole time. It is such a blessing to get to do this together. It's so cool to watch him walking around the room with his little girl on his arm. Can't wait for many more such moments.
As you can imagine, many pictures were taken. These are just a few that ended up on our camera. I'll get others from the family and we'll post more later, of course.
Thank you for all your prayers. We are one happy, blessed family.