She's finally here!

Ophelia Susanne was born at 4:01pm on Wednesday, July 16th. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She's the cutest newborn I've ever seen, although I suppose I'm partial.

Thank you to everyone for your phone calls and emails. I'm sorry if we haven't been able to get back to everyone yet, but give us time. We're busy staring and being amazed right now...

The second she was born, I said, "Is it a boy or a girl?" and the doctor simply turned her bum towards us for a look. Sam said with shock, "She's a girl!" We were surprised. But I had had a feeling over the last few weeks (supplemented with dreams) that she would be a girl, even though 99% of everyone who looked at me said I was having a boy.

As soon as we saw her (after a quick <10 style="text-align: center;">Grandma and Grandpa (mom's parents)

My niece Jane (surrogate big sister!)

My niece Mary (future babysitter and surrogate big sister!)

My nephew Peter (surrogate big brother) and niece Genevieve (future co-conspirator)

We're open for visitors to come over, so feel free! I think every day's plans include stare at Ophelia, play with Ophelia, feed Ophelia, change Ophelia, show off Ophelia.

And for all of you wanting to know "What will you call her?" we'll call her Ophelia. Weird, huh? For those demanding nicknames, Sam and I have been naturally calling her Ophi and Leelee, so there you have it.

The happy family

By the way, there are those newborn photos they take in the hospital (which usually look like crap, but these are actually pretty good) available here:

Or you can go to Web Nursery and put in Ophelia's birthdate and place. The password is Ophelia, and you have to know our last name.

3 Responses on "She's finally here!"

  1. I thought maybe you were going to call her O. Susannah...

    Becca says:

    Hahahahaha, O susannah hahaha


    I meant to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! you guys look so happy. And Ophelia's beautiful! Please post more pictures frequently so I can live viacariously through the internet whilst in H-town. I will try to do the same!

    Alissa says:

    Oh man. I was trying to figure out if yesterday for you would be loathing being pregnant on a 98 degree day, or being totally stoked to not be pregnant anymore. I'm glad it was the latter.

    I seriously can't wait to make weird faces at Ophelia.