Saturday, November 05, 2005

The baby arrived!

I have a new niece! Abigail Margaret arrived last night at 6:39 p.m. She is, of course, beautiful. She has a full head of dark hair, like her daddy. She weighs 7 lbs 13 oz.

I'm tempted to post pictures, but I don't want to steal all the thunder from ccap. I'll leave the first photos to her. She'll be in the hospital until tomorrow - check her blog some time after that for photo evidence.

It was a long and hard delivery, but in the end, the family is complete and happy. You know, after having a stillborn baby, a person never ever takes a live healthy baby for granted. There were moments during the long day of waiting, that I had mini panic attacks imagining the worst, because I know the worst CAN happen. But thank God, in the end, the very best happened and we are all celebrating.

Abigail's cousins are very, very happy. They can hardly think of anything else. They've been dancing around the house rejoicing. This baby will be very special to them.


Simply Coll said...

Wonderful news! A big congrats to all of you and welcome little Abigail Margaret. :-)

Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations to all concerned. May this be the beginning of a life well-lived.

Stephanie said...

HOORAY! A GIRL! A long labor indeed, but well worth the beautiful little life it produced. Can't wait until CCAP posts pictures of sweet Abigail...and if she lags behind a bit (since new babies take up so much time!) then you must post some :)