Sunday, December 14, 2008

ten fingers and ten toes

It's a girl!

Josephine Shai ("Josie") was born this morning at 7:19am after a speedy 7 hour labor and 4 pushes.

6 pounds 5 ounces

18 and 1/2 inches long


She is adorable and teeny tiny and I was shocked when she came out looking so petite. So much for OB estimates, huh?

She brought Gabe a train set as a gift, and we sang her happy birthday and ate cake, and at the end of it all, Gabe proclaimed, "I like Josie!" Apparently, his love can be bought. At least for a while. We'll have to keep the cupcakes coming.

Everything is wonderful, I feel great, Josh and I are bursting with joy, and I can't believe she is a girl! I can't believe I have two kids! I can't believe I love her so much already! Life doesn't more precious or more amazing than this.

39 comments:

chris said...

Congratulations!!!
Welcome to the world, Josie.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Congrats girl!
I'm so jealous you had a girl! (But I love my 2 boys!)

She's delicious.

Do you have wifi a the hospital? How on earth are you blogging so fast?

All the best. Enjoy her!

Can't wait to hear more!

(I'm still a tad behind on your blog!)

Beth said...

Oh my stars! She is divine. Plain and Simple. And a girl! And such a pretty one at that! And the name! I love it all! CONGRATS to you all and well done. Life indeed looks SO good. Enjoy it all x

KathyR said...

Oh, congratulations! What a sweetie.

divrchk said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad everything went well and everyone is doing so great! I love the name. I had a boy first and a girl 23 months later. It's the best. Enjoy!

Kris said...

Congratulations!!!

My Wombinations said...

Mazel Tov! Beautiful girl, beautiful name! She looks so much like Gabe. Let me know when you are up for visitors.

Butterflyfish said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Maribeth said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Lasha said...

What a gorgeous addition to your family. Congratulations!

Ninotchka said...

Que preciosa! Life really doesn't get much more precious. Enjoy this magical time. Se te quiere mucho!

Michele said...

Oh! She is perfect! Congratulations!

z. said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!

Lady Liberal said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
She's absolutely beautiful! And so happy to hear it was a quick labor and delivery!
So so happy for you!

Chamiza said...

congrats, she really truly is beautiful, she definately passed the tania krebs test for true baby beauty.

PT-LawMom said...

Congratulations! What a precious little one. :)

Monique said...

Wow! Congratulations. Life doesn't get much better than this.

Songbird said...

What a love!! So happy for all of you, hugs all around!

ttulizzy said...

Aw, how CUTE!! Congrats a million times over!!

Mom to Baby J said...

Congratulations!!!! I got goosebumps reading your post. And four pushes! You go! Welcome to the world little Josie. Baby J would be happy to show you around as well.

Congrats again!

OneTiredEma said...

Wow, I checked Saturday night and saw nothing doing and now? (And, whoa, that was not the same labor at ALL!)

Happy one day belated bday Josie!

Congrats to the whole family, she looks so precious... :-)

KLee said...

Happy Birthday, Josie! We're so glad you're here! Welcome to the world!

She's absolutely beautiful, HL!

Congrats, Mommy, Daddy, and Gabe!

Paula said...

From a long time reader (and lurker) I just have to say congratulations, she is beautiful!

ccw said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

I love her name

Rev Dr Mom said...

OMG, I can't believe I missed this yesterday.

She's beautiful!!

Congratulations!!!!!

one day in the life of me said...

Congratulations!!!

Girls as so much fun!!

The Mommy said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you & your family! She's beautiful.

Angie said...

Mazel tov!!! She is beautiful.

Nadine said...

Congrats!

What a little darling she is.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Congratulations!!!

liz said...

Mazel tov!!! She is a shayna maideleh.


(my word verification is brises. I guess that blogger thought you had a boy)

kathy a. said...

she's gorgeous! congratulations!!!

my blog said...

Aw, she's beautiful! Congratulations!!

I love her name! :)

Carol said...

She is gorgeous! I love her name! Congrats! Carol

Meika said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! I just *knew* you were having that baby when I was reading that last post. :) She is beautiful, of course, and I love the name you chose. Nice work on that quick and easy birth!

Meika said...

Oh, question - how did you choose her middle name? It's so unique.

Lisanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I thought about you a lot this weekend! She is BEAUTIFUL ... so neat that you have one of each! Life is amazing and such a gift. Sounds like labor and delivery went just fine! LOOOOOOOVE her name! I've always adored "Josephine." That's on our list of girl name ideas! Love the nickname, too! Gabriel and Josephine ~ what a lovely family!!!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

i haven't been around in a long while and look at what i missed! congratulations, mama. josie is beautiful. :) enjoy your babymoon.

mothergoosemouse said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful.