Awwwwww. . . .
It’s important to involve the older sibling when a new child enters the home so, this morning, when Jen and I were making and enjoying our breakfast of GabiToast (my french toast recipe with the lovely bread Gabrielle brought us with dinner last night) we let ruggles watch the baby. They seem to get along just fine (for now).
You can stop guessing, she’s here! Nora Evelyn McGowan was born Monday, 11/26/2007 at 8:41am. She weighed 6lbs 1.5oz and was 19 1/4 inches long. Mom had been in labor since about 10:30 Friday evening and, despite that, we only made it into the delivery room 18 minutes before she was born. It’s a long story (and we’ll write about it here eventually). :)
Here are some pictures of the new baby and our new family.
This might be fun. Post your guess (as a comment) here of things like: when the baby will be born, how much she’ll weigh, how long she’ll be, whether she’ll really be a girl, and maybe suggest what you think we should name her (or, with a non-zero probability, him).
The person to come closest on some arbitrary set of these features gets a prize of some sort. Example prizes include: a batch of my (much-lauded) chocolate chip cookies or possibly a bronze cast of the baby’s first solid poop. In the event that Jen and I are too bloody exhausted to produce a suitable prize the lucky winner gets to come over and hold the baby.
Today makes 40 weeks and so far everything has gone brilliantly. The nursery is ready, we’ve taken all the classes, Ma & Pa Kusnir have been through grandparent boot camp, the doula (Ari) is on call, and we have my cousin Geraldine’s polka-dot bag packed and ready to go to the hospital.
Here I’m attaching the very first view we ever had of our impending little girl. Here’s biscuit, about the size of a peanut, in her first photo (using some crappy old analog ATL (now owned by Philips) ultrasound system that captured at 24fps).
here is what I promise is the last not-yet-inhabited movie of the baby’s room. (probably)
corrections: 1. the 5″ tall giraffe was a gift from our awesome friends Hans and Tricia at Tree Town Toys and the thing I call a boppy is actually a *bumbo* and the pillow I didn’t know what it’s name was is the boppy.