Ariel Margarete, Our New Pea-Nut is a She-Nut :)

Can you believe it?! We have a little girl! I still can’t believe it.

Her name is Ariel Margarete, she weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long at birth. She was born at 7:10am on July 21, 2009. Margarete is my mother’s middle name and was the name of my great-great-grandmother on her fathers side.

After I posted here yesterday, I realized that things were moving along rather quickly and that there was no time to grab the laptop. We were only here for about an hour and a half before she was born. It was just about as perfect of a labor and delivery as I could ask for. I got to stay home through most of my labor and had just enough time to check in, wait for my midwife to get here and deliver Ariel.

We finally got the laptop here tonight so I could post and let you all know. I have some pictures to post, but they are not ready yet. I don’t know if I will get them posted before I get home. I have to see what kind of photo editing program William has on the laptop.

Ariel is a quiet, little thing and loves to sleep. She loves to eat too! She is doing a great job with nursing and loves to cuddle up with mama. I think she is spoiled already! Her brothers love her and are so excited to have a little sister. Even little Owain smiled and laughed when he saw her.

She is sleeping now and I desperately need to lay down and get some good sleep…at least try to anyways. I will be going home tomorrow and my parents will coming down for 10 days. It will be nice to have some help at home for a while as we all adjust. Their trip could not have been scheduled any more perfectly!

Time for a quick snack and off to bed for a quick nap before she needs to eat again.

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