After being scheduled to be induced last Wednesday evening, my water broke on it's own at 2pm and within nine hours our daughter, Noelle Marie, was born.
She weighed 8lbs exactly and was 19 inches long. You can see more pictures of her here. You can read more about her at my sister's blog, here.
I think she is beautiful. I'm in love. I'm not sure how to write about this experience. So I'll save it for another day. I will just say, there are moments I'm not entirely sure I can go on, but God's presence is near and each day is miraculously better then the last. No one could have prepared me for the equal parts despair and joy which have saturated this experience.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all the love and support we've received. I am even more overwhelmed by the beautiful gift God has given us.