What a week we had -- one of the most amazing and memorable weeks of my entire life! I am blessed beyond measure and overcome with gratitude to be tucked in safely at home with my two loves.
We welcomed our sweet baby girl Johnnie Keturah into the world at 6:24am on Wednesday, August 24. I'll share our delivery adventure in a little more detail later, but she was in my arms just under 3 hours after I had my first contraction. We almost didn't make it to the hospital in time! I guess the earthquake stirred her into action and broke S's fever just in time for him to join us in the delivery room.
At birth she was 6lb 15oz and 19 & 3/4 inches long. She has a dimple on each cheek when she smiles -- which just kill me -- and lots of dark hair. So far her favorite pastimes include sleeping on her dad's chest, making sweet squeaking noises and snuffling for snacks. Her favorite person is her mama (mostly for the snacks!) but her best friend is her daddy, who is excellent at kisses and giving baths and changing diapers.
Life is good! We're all doing well and are thanking God for our health and safety. But lest you think Miss Johnniecakes is all sugar and snuggles, I leave you with this:
She also has some feist in her. Love it. S got me a new camera as a baby gift, so rest assured there will be more photos of her coming your way as I continue experimenting with it. (The first image in this post was taken with the new camera.) Okay I'm off to feed her and stare at those beautiful dimples!