"Ready or not,
here I come!"
latest little Boling
We are thrilled to welcome our newest daughter to
this world. She was very accomodating in her arrival, announcing
her visit far enough in advance that we weren't awakened to entertain
her; and she was similarly considerate of the midwife's time, not
keeping her waiting too long. Once Laura arrived, Ariana gave her
about 10 minutes to settle in, made clear her intent to come, and five
minutes later used her rather well-developed lungs to let us know she
was healthy and well. (She did complain rather loudly about the
service, but once things were prepared to her satisfaction, she settled
2012 @ 1:10 AM
9 lbs. 8 oz.; 22" long
Labor? Well, I never know how
to count that anymore. 2 hours? 8 hours? 3 weeks?
I do know that despite the
quick delivery, Michele was rather tired (though she played her part
very well!) and was, I think, glad to bring the last few weeks to an
end, and is looking forward to obeying Laura's order to rest for a day
or two after this one.
Holding her, she hardly seemed like a newborn, both from sheer weight
and because her hair and other features are well-developed. The
birth assured that she didn't get smashed too much, so she looked
more like a real human and less like a newborn, too. (One of
these days, Michele's going to prohibit the publishing of anything she
hasn't had a chance to edit...)
Anyway, we're grateful that the birth went well, and our hearts are
filled with love for this new child that will make a wonderful addition
to the rest of our family, and I can hardly wait to see her siblings'
excitement when we introduce her to
them after they awake later this morning.