Our baby is here, making our family of five feel complete and whole and perfect. She is a girl and we are (still) in shock! Most of us expected a boy, except for River and Austen who have been calling her Chase the girl baby for a few months now. At one point I thought I should prepare them for a brother, telling Austen, "Remember, we don't know what the baby is! It could be a little boy baby." and she shook her head and said with confidence, "No. There's no boys in there." When I reminded River that he could be getting a little brother, it put him in tears. "But I want another sister!" They obviously knew something we didn't. They are both quite proud that they were right and Mama and Daddy were wrong!
born October 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm
8 pounds, 4 ounces
19.5 inches long
This photo was taken by my mom. I have a similar photo of River making the same face the night he was born! I always wanted my own mama with me as I gave birth, and this time she was able to, since we live in the same city. I was so lucky to have her there! She wrote a beautiful blog post about Chase's birth, here. Hopefully soon I will be able to sit down and write out her birth story and share it!