Well, tonight at 4.36am (though the official records list 4:45), little TAG was born (no, I’m not giving her name). Though smallish at 4lb 7oz and 18″, she’s healthy with a strong cry and unapologetic appetite. Scarlet* was amazing. If it weren’t for subtle facial expressions, you’d never know that she was having powerful contractions (as shown on the equipment). Though her sister and mom convinced her to take a pain killer (and as a side-effect get a half-hour’s worth of sleep), she was inspirational to watch.
I, and a few non-intimates, were ushured out of the room as her water was broken. About five minutes later, she exerted one (yes, just one) push and TAG was out. I watched over mom and pop as they took a well-deserved 3-hour nap before finally being able to get some snaps of the newest addition to the family.
So…I’ve been awake for over thirty hours, and I’m a little fatigued. I think I’m going to take a wee nap.