Baby Girl came in at 7 lbs 1 ounce, 19.5 inches long. She's got a full head of black hair [for the time being] with absolutely the cutest toes you ever saw in your life. More importantly, she's healthy.
I've never felt so relieved/happy in my life....
I gave her a couple of traditional family names along with a very beautiful Italian/Spanish "first" which has already been shortened by unanimous public decree into an unexpected diminutive...Anza [pronounced "ahn za", not "an za"].
You'll just have to believe me when I say I never planned to come up with a cutesy combo like "Ana and Anza" [I use the "ah" sound for the "a" as well], in fact the nickname never occurred to me at all. Blame it on my younger sis, she started it.
Anyway, we're fine. The rough stuff actually went down last week. Just took me a little longer than some to get out of the hospital.....and longer than I expected to think of something to say.