By K.J. Cardinal
She's finally here...and boy was the nine-month wait definitely worth it. I'm running on fumes right now after two eventful days that featured a false alarm yesterday and nearly an 11-hour labor session at the hospital today...I can't imagine how exhausted Angie is. So, I will be keeping this post brief. But here's what you need to know...
Anna Maria Cardinal
Born: October 5, 2007
Time: 5:47 p.m.
Weight: 8 lbs 2 ounces
Length: 20.5 inches
Angie is doing great. She was attempting to deliver Anna natural, like Sammy, but after dilating six centimeters, she decided to have the epidural...and what a great decision it was. Angie was actually smiling and laughing between her pushes. I think it probably only took 10 pushes to get Anna out too...that part only took about 10-15 minutes. Anna appears to be very healthy and happy. She has a small little purple raised mark on her nose...which is most likely a popped blood vessel or a blood blister that will clear up.
Here are some pictures. I'm punchin' out.