ZOE STATS: 6 lbs 9 oz, 20.5 inches, born on Bart’s mom’s birthday! (Happy Birthday, Ruth!) Her hair looks brownish with a little curl (for now?), and she’s got all her parts (including potentially her father’s ears… we’ll see once she fully unsquishes).
This picture was taken just minutes after birth… Don’t worry, many more to come – we just haven’t gotten settled yet (read: little/no sleep yet), but we’ve had many requests for photos. Hospital time is timeless, really, with people in/out of our room every 15 minutes or so all night long, and getting OUT of the hospital today was quite the undertaking. But we just got home. Whew.
My sister arrived around lunchtime today from GA (thank goodness!), and I’m sure we’ll be spending the next few weeks (years?) figuring out exactly what we’ve gotten ourselves into ;) Thanks so much to everyone for all your well wishes! We are all AOK and just getting settled in. Great news = Zoe is already eating, peeing and pooping! Good girl!
BIRTH STATS (read at your own risk): Contractions started at 11:30 pm on Tuesday night; water broke at 12:45 am; active labor started at 2:45 am (at 4 cm dilated); pushing at 6:50 am and 7 pushes later, Zoe. Um, OUCH. No drugs, no induction, no episiotomy, no tears, no IV. In other words, 100% natural birth – we did it!
And there’s the update for now.
Hope to get some rest while this beautiful little girl is resting :) A couple more pictures below for your enjoyment from the car ride home and the hospital room. Oh, and by the way, we had nothing to do with the hat (Cedars-Sinai nursery gift), but I think it’s hilarious. ENJOY!