Official Gold Release

Gina and I are the proud new owners of a 2002 model Ana Rachel McGrath.
 

SPEC SHEET: 2002 Ana Rachel McGrath
Base Price..............$0
  with accessories......$14
Curb weight.............8lbs 8oz
Color...................White w/ brown trim
10 fingers..............Y
10 toes.................Y
Cries...................Y
Poops...................Y
Coos....................Y
Talks...................N (new feature for release in Q4)
Official release date...Sunday, June 2nd, 9:50pm



Labour was killer--first indications started 9am Friday, true labour started 4pm Saturday, intense labour started noon Sunday, and she was fully dilated for 4-1/2 hours Sunday night! The midwives had never seen that length of time at full dilation without ending in a special birth, but Gina was absolutely amazing. She had the strength and determination of a Hercules.

Close up

Here she is at home on my knees, 14 hours after delivery. We got out of the hospital quick. Gina asked to go home two ours after delivery, but they wanted her to at least sleep the night there because of how exhausting the labour was. But by 10am the next morning, we were headed home.

Arriving home

Here we are arriving home. It was Ana's first ride in a car. She didn't complain too much, but wasn't particularly impressed either.

Three days earlier

This is Gina the Thursday before delivery. Let's get a closer look at that belly...
 

There's a baby in that belly


Big belly.

With her dad

And that's about all I have to say for now. I gave her a bath this morning for the first time, and she didn't like it. She slept on my chest for four hours last night. I'm really really tired right now. Gina's tired too, but she's happy. I'm going to bed now.