I suppose most of you have guessed, from my absence here, that our new baby girl has arrived!
Sonja Mae Nevarez was born on May 9th, at 3:11 pm. She weighed 8 lbs, 10 oz. Quite a big girl! She's a content and healthy baby. The only minor complication was that she fractured her right clavicle at birth, so had to wear a sling on her arm for a week, to hold the collarbone still. It's already healed over enough that we took the sling off a few days ago. She's much happier now, able to stretch her arm around.
Our older daughter is thrilled to be a big sister.
She's already planning to turn Sonja into a reader: big sister has brought her rocking chair into my room so she can read to the baby while she's nursing.
She pulled all the old baby books we saved off her shelf, says she's going to give them to the baby, and is reading aloud through the pile.
Myself, I've hardly read anything since Sonja was born. In two weeks I've barely made it through several chapters of Bound. I have a few reviews to write of books I read just before the delivery; they'll probably be kept short and sweet. And posting here will be spotty for quite some time, at least until the baby starts sleeping through the night and I can get some decent sleep again! Until then, it's catnaps all day and hardly any pages turned. But I don't mind. Here's a few more pictures.