Meet Lucy Pearl.
She was born December 7, 2011. She weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Holy big baby!
Labor was a mere three hours and absolutely fantastic, as far as childbirth goes. No surprises, no complications, and guided by one Zen Master nurse and our beloved Dr. Griffith. We were in and out in 24 hours. I use a mirror while pushing. Normally, when the Big Moment comes, the mirror is moved to the side to make room for the doctor. But the Big Moment came SO INCREDIBLY FAST that the mirror stayed and I got to watch her slide out. This is too much information for some of you. But for me, it was magical.
Lucy is here and our sighs of relief and adoration for her is overwhelming. She makes me miss
Margot fiercely. They both have this unique double swirl hair pattern that I think is an interesting trait to show up twice. But as Daniel put it, "I’ve never experienced so much healing so quickly."
She is sweet and docile and cuddly and charming and I just love her.