24- hours of pre-labor warm-up
24- hours of early labor
26.5- hours of active labor
3- hours of sleep in the above 74.5
8.5- hours of pushing included in the active labor total above
2:34 on the 5th- when Caroline Grace at last entered the world
7 - pounds, 10- ounces- Caroline's weight at birth.
20- inches- Caroline's length
14- inches- circumference of Caroline's head
10- perfect fingers with lovely long nails (shorter now- daddy trimmed them)
10- LONG toes attached to big feet at the end of strong legs
So many- overjoyed, grateful hearts.
It means the world to know that so many kept vigil with us through our long labor and delivery. Our birth team was incredible. Our daughter is beautiful. Thanks be to God. And thanks be to all of you.
* I know you're waiting for pictures. I may add pictures to this post later, but between feeding and sleeping and recovering... posting pics is a bit time consuming at the moment!!!