hi friends! Emmanuel Ruth was born on December 31 weighing 6 lbs, 15 oz and 20" long. As Mikkee said, she was on time but just barely, just like her mother. I don't have the patience to blog from a phone, so for now I will just say that the whole experience - from general malaise Thursday afternoon to holding my girl Friday night, rubbing her shock of black hair, to trying my hand, or other parts, at nursing, to now, with a pale pink bump dozing on my chest as we wait to be discharged from the hospital - it has all been ... more than I could have hoped for.
pictures to follow. Hopefully this afternoon, and for the next twenty years.
Happy New Year.