Thursday, April 19, 2007

It's a Girl


It's a girl - 8lb 6oz! She has lots of dark curly hair and is a real beauty - has all her fingers and toes and is perfect in every way. Mom, baby and dad are doing fine, but Grandma needs a nap!!!!

Things started to move around four am for Butterfly. The Boy called us at 5:20 and said "You don't have to hurry, but you might want to come to the hospital now." Well, I did hurry and I am glad I did. We got to the hospital around 5:45, the doctor arrived 5 minutes later and didn't even have time to put his shoes on. The baby was born at 6:20 (or thereabouts). Butterfly had maybe three or four major contractions and Smudge popped out smooth as glass. Within seconds the baby had a good healthy cry going, and so did The Boy and I. AC/Grandpa was waiting out in the hall, but he could hear Smudge bellowing away, and was shedding a few tears of his own.

By 8am Butterfly was moved to her room, Smudge was all wrapped up in a tidy blanket and was being passed around for hugs from Grandma, Grandpa and of course Dad!!!!

I really do need a nap now, but will write more later and post lots and lots of pictures.



Cate said...

Congratulations! I have been checking AC's blog this morning to see if smudge had been born. She's beautiful!

Cathy said...

Oh Cuppa! She's beautiful! You're beautiful! We ALL feel beautiful at moments like this. Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey with us. Hugs all around. Grandma . . it sounds so nice.

turtlestack said...

The most incredibly beautiful grandneice of the universal universe!!!

marmalade said...

WOW! Ben and I are so excited. She's BEAUTIFUL. Ben is singing right now about the baby!

sending you all our love.


karla said...

Oh! My! OH! MY!
She is beautiful.

Big fat tears of joy are being shed as I type this.

A big hearty congrats and a huge welcome to the world to baby Smudge.

Freya/Alianora said...

Congratulations are in order! You all must be very happy and proud of Butterfly, and to meet this adorable new member of the family. She is gorgeous!! =)

methatiam said...

Wonderful and wondrous!
How beautiful!

Heather said...

YAY! Congratulations! I love that top picture - she looks kind of elf-like, with that little corner poking out above her hat like an elf ear. :-)

Judy said...

Oh! She is SO beautiful!

You two are going to have such fun together!

Granny said...

Just look at proud granny and that beautiful little girl.

Congratulations and best wishes to all the family and special congratulations to you and AC upon joining the ranks of grandparents.

Not that I planned it, but Smudge and I share a birthday.

Christi said...


She is just beautiful!

Linda said...

She is gorgeous! That first photo is a heart stopper. Congratulations to you all. That baby is already well loved.