There is absolutely no way that I could begin to write down what has happened in the last 36 hours right now. In a future post when I have more time, I'll recollect the events in a proper blog story - but right now, everyone really just wants to see pictures!
Violetta was born at exactly 8pm on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long (22 inches if you include the little halo above her head). She is the most beautiful thing Momma and Daddy have ever seen in our entire lives, and words cannot describe how much we love her!
(you can click each picture for a larger image)
Momma waving hello to a Daddy to be
The sunset outside the window right before Violetta arrived
I’m a Dad!!!
Kissing Violetta’s halo
Daddy hasn’t washed his hair like this in years!
Soft towel on softer skin
Normal heart rate
Elevated heart rate
My new favorite person!
Momma’s new favorite person!
Daddy told a funny joke!
Our favorite midwife Holly!
Our nurse Heidi – the best delivery nurse in Oregon!
Daddy’s lil’ Angel
Best thing in the world? Yes!
Thank you Ginny, Sara and Sonal for the beautiful flowers!
Our lil burrito
Yes, this really is our baby girl!