Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Meet Libby

Now that she's 20 days old, I think it's high time to finally introduce my precious daughter.

Libby Claire
Born 9/1/10 at 6:09 PM
6 lbs 8 oz, 19 inches

I've been delaying posting about Libby's birth until I finish writing her birth story, but it's taking me forever because I am trying to include all the details that I want to remember. And every time I consider sitting down to finish writing it, I realize I would rather sleep instead.

So until I get around to writing down the details, suffice it to say that my water broke in the middle of the night, I stayed home as long as possible, labored in the tub for 5 hours at the hospital (during which time I thought I might pass out from pain and exhaustion), pushed for 35 minutes, and had a healthy baby girl.

As hard as it is having a newborn, it's totally worth it when I look at this sweet face.


  1. I hope I get to meet her someday, before she gets too big. :) She's so cute!

    Also, do you find it weird saying "my daughter"? I had the hardest time with it at first. I felt like I just couldn't say it. I could say "my baby" but "my daughter" just was too weird for me.

  2. Yay for you! I've been loving all the pictures on facebook. Keep it up, it gets a little bit easier every day.

  3. Yay, congratulations, I've been coming to your blog often to see if she's come and now she has, yay! She's absolutely beautiful! and teeny! Wahoo, wahoo, wahoo. Don't worry there is a day that will come, hopefully soon, when you will feel refreshed and won't have the constant desire to sleep. I say give it two months. Don't quote me on it.

  4. Renae - yes it is weird to call her my daughter!

    Meagan and Sarah - thanks for the encouragement. I try to remind myself of how much easier it is now than the first couple of days, so it's gotta just keep getting better.

  5. Jenn!! You are awesome. I'm still only 3/4 finished with my birth story. I think about finishing it all the time and what details I wanted to remember and everything. I'm impressed you've started--I didn't leave the sleep haze until about three months after Isaak was born. I'm thinking about you and I think you are the bestest ever and your daughter is beautiful. I wish I could come by with Shuri and bring you dinner.