Following my other post about the first half of my 37th week, the very end of it involved... having baby Alice!
I have been telling everybody she is 2 weeks early (38 weeks), but I suppose technically she is actually tail-end 37th week, if you're the sort of person that likes to split hairs.
She is still looking pretty newborn, squishy, and sleepy, but you will all no doubt see more of her over these summer months.
Welcome, baby Alice Iveson!
She may have been early, but she was definitely not undersized. Shockingly, she even outdid Dexter in the weight department (he was 7 lbs, 8 oz), coming out at 8 lbs, 7 oz; 21.5 inches. Anybody who knows anything about babies, knows this is a large and healthy child for a petite lady (me) and two weeks early too!
The most important thing to report is that everybody is healthy, happy, and doing very well.
Later on in the recovery room, a bunch of family descended upon us. My dad is such the super grandpa, with his animal crackers and his games.
And Dexter is being super duper sweet to his new sister! He loves to rock baby Alice in the chair and give her kisses and sing to her, even if it means waking her up from her happy sleep.
Things are busy here with two little ones, but I've got lots of help and support. One of my rules about having babies is saying yes to help, and being very direct and specific about what is helpful. Looking forward to reporting in again soon, with more pictures and stories of our recently expanded family!