2 weeks early, 2.5kg and 47 cm long:
She's so TINY! I walked into the room and my sister had her sitting at her feet and I laughed out loud at just how darn little she is. Newborns are minuscule!!!
The genes in my family are strong, and there was little chance that she wouldn't have the almond shaped dark brown eyes and dark hair. My sister has olive skin and it looks like so too does the bubby. All along I thought she was going to be a she and she is!
I held her until she threw up on me. And then I gave her back to my brother in law who totally took care of her and even helped her whilst she threw up more (see above). I love how he is so natural at looking after her. I think it's AWESOME!
My sister and her husband have been together, gosh it must be 15 years now. And I love watching their relationship grow and deepen. We took him to get some dinner tonight and then dropped him back at the hospital and on the way he told us all about the birth and so on. That's her story to tell but I loved listening to how deeply he loves her in the way that he was telling it and in what was important to him through the whole birth process.
A truly happy day today!
The baby will named as is Jewish custom for girls at the next Torah reading - that would be tomorrow but will likely be Saturday morning in Shule (boys are named at their bris).