Georgia Reese arrived safely into our arms at 2:07pm, today, August 11th, 2009. She is our chunkiest girlie yet, weighing in at 7lbs, 15oz. She's also the shortest, at 19 inches! Labor began at 12:00 noon with pitocin and breaking of the water and lasted almost exactly 2 hours! Because of the fast labor, poor little Reese's face is one black and blue bruise. She even has to have a sign on her bassinet that says, "I have a bruised face", so that other nurses don't take her away to administer treatment. The Doc says that it's quite possible that she has a headache and facial pain because of it, but even so, our little girl is easily consolable and very alert.
The girls, sat in the room behind me as their little sister was born....ecstatic to be a part of it all. How wonderful for our whole family to be together when Reese was born! The girls were immediately enamored with her. The words of Holland: "Aw, Ree-eese! I'll never stop loving you!" Liv made a pot holder for her little sister while she was waiting for her to be born. I imagine Liv has lots of plans involving her little sister and all the projects she can teach her someday.
Thank you to all of you for your prayers and encouragement. We will post pictures when we can!