Elizabeth Carissa was born yesterday at 12:29 pm, and she's just beautiful! She's 7 lbs., 10 oz., and 19 1/2", with a full head of dark hair and big blue eyes. The labor and delivery couldn't have gone better -- I only had to push through one contraction and she popped right out!
I feel great! I've been able to get some good rest, and I haven't had too much pain at all. Eliza is doing wonderful -- she just got a clean bill of health from the pediatrician and she's been nursing like a pro. She's a strong one, too; she's already holding her head up and trying to look around! Thank you so much to everyone who has sent us their good thoughts and prayers. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience!
Amy brought the boys to meet Eliza soon after she was born, and they were both so excited! They got to watch through the window of the nursery while she got cleaned up and checked out, and the they had so much fun holding her and giving her kisses. They are both proud big brothers! Joshy has been having a hard time with us being gone, but he is just totally enamored with his new baby. We just need to help him learn to be a little more gentle -- he is VERY enthusiastic in his loves! Sammy is just the sweetest, tenderest big brother you could imagine, and I'm very proud of him.
Dan and I came home with baby Eliza at about 7 this evening and we've just been relaxing. Eliza's been super sleepy today, so hopefully she'll still sleep tonight! As soon as I get this posted I am going to bed myself! Here are the pictures from our camera, but there are a ton more really cute ones that my dad took in this Facebook album: