Whew! It has been difficult to find the time to sit down at the computer to do anything but sort through a half dozen of the several hundred emails waiting for me each week since baby was born.
This is just a brief message to let you know that baby and I are alive and doing well. You'll have to tune in (yes, I'll date myself with such language!) over the next few days, as I hope to post a real entry. In the meantime, however, here is the pertinent info:
Our daughter, Clara, was born at 1:18 am on Thursday, August 13, 2009 via c-section. She weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces and measured 21 inches long. We had a luxurious 5 day stay at the local hospital, with wonderful food and great service, I might add!
Life with baby has been wonderfully busy and she is adjusting to our family like a pro. Thankfully, she has even gotten down the we-like-to-sleep-at-night routine and grants me a solid 6 hours now! Wahoo! What a difference a good night's sleep makes...especially at 40!
Lil' Pumpkin should be rousing soon for her last feeding for the night, so I better attempt to squeeze in loading the dishwasher before she truly wakes up!