Elliott has already given you lots of early Halloween treats with pictures of little Sophie Carla. I have been trying to upload pictures for 3 days now, but blogger is not cooperating.
I had Elliott take a sideview picture of me the night before Sophie was born... it is so amazing to me that she was in my tummy as big and cute and fuzzy as she is... How do babies fit?
We are so excited to finally have her with us, in arms. She is a very sweet baby, the first of my newborns to actually sleep, like I have always heard newborns do! She is also a great nurser, and has probably gained back all of her initial weight loss. I was so suprised when the nurse weighed her at birth and told us she was 8 lbs 5 oz... At a week early, I expected her to be smaller. Emma was a week late (!) and she was only 7 lbs 5 oz, or something like that.
The 3 other munchkins could not love her more. The first thing they said after church yesterday was, "Where's Sophie?" It has been so much fun to see how they react to her.
Although it was painful, this was my easiest labor and delivery... and also recovery. I don't feel like I can run a marathon, but I also do not feel like I have been hit by a truck, which is usually how I feel for a couple of days. I think I did a much better job of relaxing through my contractions this time.
All in all, we are a happy family. I feel so complete now that Sophie is with us, and am glad she decided to join us early!