Oh, hooray!!!!!!! Colin and I are OVERJOYED to announce the birth of our healthy, happy baby boy! Little baby Devi was born this week after 28.5 hours of labor (the first 18 of which were unmedicated — oh my), and emerged with a lush head of dark hair that the doctor promptly styled into a curled cowlick.
At birth, Devi weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Pretty petite for the child of two parents over six feet tall!
We received world-class care for three nights in the hospital, and Colin and I have now arrived back home. Driving Devi up our street for the first time, the wind whipped the dry autumn leaves against our car, and I began sobbing. How miraculous that everything familiar can change in an instant!
Now, we luxuriate in our delicious new baby and new life… and catch whatever sleep we can between feedings and diaper duty.
So much love and appreciation to Colin, who has changed EVERY SINGLE diaper so far. What a phenomenal husband! Colin has also proven to be a true Baby Whisperer, capable of soothing each baby whimper (except for food production, of course) with his magic Dad techniques.
Colin and I are so thankful to family and friends for the love and support they’ve shown us and Devi, and for the outpouring of love from all of you.
Welcome to the world, Devi!
It’s a good one.
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