Drum Roll . . .
Baby J has arrived. Not exactly on a red carpet, but latex and gauze served even better. Baby J made her appearance without incident this morning, Monday, September 24 at 8:12, via cesarean section. Baby J seemed to be quite put-out at the impudence of the two doctors who rudely extricated her from her warm, though wet, hiding place.
She seems to have recuperated from the surprising event and is doing well. At 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 inches long she is a beautiful brown-haired, squinched-up baby. She came with a complete set of all the regular accoutrements: 10 fingers, 10 toes, two ears, etc. She has thick little thighs, a barrel chest, and broad shoulders. She looks the picture of health. She has a very cute cry and loves to cuddle with her mom.
She had a bewildering few moments when we tried to get her to nurse the first time, but she caught on quickly, and, at the second go, she did a superstar job--her parents are so proud.
Here are a few pictures of Baby J.
Mom and Baby are doing well, both resting.