fresh, new baby

she’s here! matilda louise arrived a few hours after her due date passed at 5:50am on september 25th. she tipped the scales at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

needless to say, we are all in love.

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matilda (she likes it when we call her tilly) popped out four hours after labor began, graciously justifying my worries about a quick birth and making me very grateful that we had 4am highways to drive to the birth center instead of nearly-any-other-time-of-day highways. her birth felt like a replay of josephine’s birth, but in triple speed. i feel very lucky to have experienced the labors i had. and, as i said to ned between contractions, now we are done. our family is complete.

5 Responses to “fresh, new baby”

  • Jillynne Says:

    Oh joy – so happy for you all!

  • Erika Says:

    I’m in love too! And filled with gratitude for your beautiful, wonderful family of 4. Welcome, Tilly! Ellie & Max can’t wait to become best friends with you!! And love to the best big sister in the world too! What a big, special job she has now. All my love, love, love…

  • Tracy Says:

    Congrautlations. What a sweetheart. I lover he name and nickname. Can’t wait to meet her and catch up with your whole family!

  • Polly Says:

    Welcome Tilly! We are so glad you are here and we can’t wait to meet you.
    Glad that your birth went well.
    Polly and fam

  • Eleanor Says:

    Oma, Ned and Josephineq
    So excited to see the new member of your beautiful family. The story of Tilly’s birth sound similar to the description your mother had of your birth Oma. Quick!
    Love to all,