Margaret Kelley, Apri l0, 2009. 8lbs 3oz, 19 inches.

Maggie had some minor problems with fluid in the lungs, more common for c-section babies, so she spent some time on oxygen, but otherwise she is perfect and delightful. Tom and I are thrilled.

The birth plan flew out the window, all with our consent and sometimes eager encouragement (for example, I got the epidural and feel that my life is no less complete for not having felt the head pass through the designated exit). More about that once I get more time.

She is here, and beautiful, and amazing. I can’t believe she’s really ours.