she weighed 8 lb. 9 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long
she has lots (and lots) of dark, crazy hair and rosy pink skin
here she is with her daddy. she was so excited to finally meet him.
BUT an hour or so later i started feeling a terrible pain down south. within minutes the nurse was in the room telling me to turn over because the babies heart rate was dropping. the pain suddenly got really intense and the nurse (upon checking me) announced, "the baby is ready to come out!"
within minutes the room was full of nurses, students and a doctor that looked and talked just like dr. burke from the show grey's anatomy (my doctor was in the middle of a c-section). but i really liked the "dr. burke" doctor (whose real name is dr. harlem) so it was all okay.
about 15 minutes of pushing later sara was born!
first family portrait with our new little addition
here i am with my two little pals. scott has been such a good big brother to sara. he has been calling her sister sara for a couple months now and the name kind of stuck.
today sara is 5 days old. i can't believe time is passing so quickly! and i'm truly sorry to those of you who have had to wait for details on the birth or for me to return your phone calls. the past 5 days have been a whirlwind of aches and pains and juggling two kids but i'm sure things will mellow out eventually... right?
and one last final thanks to my mom for coming out to help. i can't stress enough how much fun we had with you and how much of a life saver you were. thank goodness grandma palmer is coming in a couple days. i'm sure i'll have many more photos to post soon!