Penelope Marie was born Monday, July 23rd at 9:47 pm
7 lbs 2 oz, 20 inches long
24 hours of labor, 1 hour of pushing, hardest thing I have every done x100. Even with the epidural.
Cutest and most special baby ever, in my humble opinion. We are so, so, so happy.
A million more pictures to come, of course. Maybe a little birth story but no promises. It’s going to take a long time to process all that. It was good… Intense, but good.
We are doing well and are settling in at home. Zach’s mother is staying with us and that is a huge help. My parents are arriving today for a visit. Lots of friends coming over and just so much love all around. I’m healing up and recovering rather fast, breastfeeding is going good (certainly not always easy though) and everything just seems to be in order. We are excruciatingly happy.
I have a Running for Two Part V (?) post to share- I did indeed continue to run up until I gave birth. I ran 4 miles with Zach on my due date and went into labor the next day. It’ll be a while before I can run again but I can’t wait.
Thank you all for reading and for all your support and encouragement. I can’t wait to experience what is ahead with my little precious Penny!