It’s a girl!

About 12 days ago, I had me a baby:

Her internet alias shall be GiGi.� She was 7 lbs 6 oz at birth, and has wavy blonde hair.� That’s us at home, tired as I don’t know what, about seven hours after she was born.� That’s a glass of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 2002, in case you were wondering.� It was delicious!� Here she is a few days later with her daddy:

And then a few days after that, we celebrated Thanksgiving:

She’s now about twelve whole days old, and Matt and I are slowly figuring out this parenting thing.� She’s a pretty chill baby, which is great, given that Toaster is such a lunatic.� Nursing is going well, if you ignore the extreme engorgement (which is now over) and the yeast infection (Thrush, which is not over).� No supply or latch issues, at least.

Her birth was spontaneous and unmedicated, like we hoped and planned for, but I did have to push for four hours.� That sucked.� We can all thank my pointy pubic arch, apparently.� In the end, she came out red and healthy and squealing.� She is still healthy, but less red and less squeally.� Instead of red, she’s doing that newborn molt thing, and is very flaky.

WordPress has a new photo system that makes it much easier for me to share photos, so that means (I hope) that I’ll be posting more frequently… Usually, I avoid posting if I don’t have pics, and the gallery system I’ve been using has been acting up lately.

Okay, so that’s all the news for today.� I’m sure I’ll be posting again soon, because these photos aren’t nearly worthy of GiGi’s extreme awesomeness and good looks.� Despite some minor sleep deprivation, we are both entirely smitten!

5 Responses to “It’s a girl!”

  1. Eileen says:

    Aweeeee!!!!! Her cheeks look extraordinarily chubby in that last picture!

  2. Jill Smith says:

    Awww! She’s just beautiful – great job, Mom and Dad!!

  3. jean skillman says:

    A great photo of Ginny with her granmom oviatt, really get to see just how pretty she is.


  4. Kathy says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! She is so precious! Hooray for babies!

  5. Amy says:


    You might enjoy my friend Brooke’s pregnancy/new mom blog. Her daughter Story is a few weeks older than Ginny:

    Not sure if you met Brooke at Camp Hon at PDF several springs ago. We were all so busy being hot and drinking beer.

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