Monday, March 06, 2006

she is finally here!!




well.... she is finally here..... and, as you can imagine, i don't have too much time to write these days.... so this "post Lua" post will be short and sweet -- just like my baby girl. She decided to show up at 10:07 pm after three hours of active labor on the 25th of february ( a saturday night)... born at home , in a pool in our family room (which, as you can imagine feels much more like a "family" room now--- what a blessing for this house!).... weighing in at 9 lbs and 4 oz., 22 inches long. she is a beautiful, sweet little thing and she smiles all the time. i know many people say that it is not really smiling when they are this little, but i don't buy it for a minute. she definitely smiles. we are sleepy, but happy... and somehow the sleepless nights don't hurt as much this time around (though ask me in a month...). ben is adorable with her and says things to her like, "baby Wua, you the best" and he pats her and says "oh babe. i wuv you baby Wua". melts your heart......
i am including a couple of photos and will write again when i have a minute (probably 7 or 8 years from now!).

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you and your wonderful family! WELL DONE... She is absolutely, positively adorable and beautiful.

Lots and lots of love...

Kimberly

chARiTy and Dan Hofert said...

thank you thank you!!!! we are so in love!!!!
your girls are beautiful-- i have been checking out your blog lately... love to keep up with folks and their kids!!!!
love to you sweets!!

Krisia said...

I know I'm a few months late, and wish I had been in touch back when you were going through the prenatal hellishness... but congratulations!!! What a wonderful, beuatiful gift! And I agree, that's a smile if I ever saw one! Ben sounds wonderful! I can't imagine him talking!!! :o)
Off to read more... I'm reading and posting as I go, as if each entry is new news... hope you don't mind!

Krisia said...

oh, and congratulations on making and being able to follow through with the huge decision of an at-home birth. The pool, the midwife, it all sounds so perfect and real and natural and the way things are supposed to be. Everything about it rings harmonious and good. It's so sad that in many parts of the world it's not acceptable and goes so strongly against the grain. Way to go!!!