Wednesday morning I woke up for the last time pregnant.
Baby was ready to come out, and after 3-4 pushes (that I couldn't feel!) it was here. The cord was around the neck, and once the doctor had it cut she held up the baby and asked us what it was. Both of us were in a state of shock to look and see it was a girl.
Even though all you really want is a health baby, I really wanted a girl. We got the best of both worlds, she was healthy (scoring 9's on her Apgar tests) and a girl.
I had thought that if this baby were a girl I wanted to name her Audrey Claire. But as we stared at her, before we started making all our phone calls to family, I knew that she was Claire (which was the name we had picked out if James were a girl). And Elizabeth, which is my middle name.
She looks just like James!
James at birth
There was someone super excited to get to the hospital, her big brother!
Our family of four. It feels just right.