Oh baby oh. Check out that farmer's tan!
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In other, actually exciting news, look there's a baby! :D
Note to the world: whoever said childbirth doesn't hurt is a liar. Unless that someone is Elastigirl from the Incredibles.
All about baby girl:
Presenting: Miss Arrow Jacobs. (
Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Length: 20 inches
That was a surprise for Taylor. He didn't believe me when I told him babies were usually about 21 inches. He was expecting her to be about 7 inches long. If only.
The entire day in the hospital, Taylor and I giddily chatted, happy that she was finally coming. We talked for hours about everything and nothing. We kept forgetting to pick a name for a couple days. When we finally did, it was only a couple hours before we left the hospital. Arrow is not her real name, but it's what I'll be referring to her on this blog :)
My mom told me that childbirth was a lot like pooping. I thought that was kind of weird, until it actually happened. During labor, your body really slows down the body's digestive system to focus on pushing the baby out. You actually use those muscles you'd use to poop to push out a baby.
So, basically, giving birth is a lot like winning an epic battle against constipation.
The best moment was when she laid on my chest for the first time. Her little face was very scrunched up. She looked directly at me though and put her hand to my chin. The nurse took her away and she started to scream. That does make a mama feel proud. :)
The next best moment was watching Taylor's smitten expression as he held his baby girl for the first time. I watched him weave in between the many nurses and docs doing their business until he found a spot to sit down and admire her. I loved that.
A post of all Arrow photos is to come soon. Like the nice, cool, creative kind done with a fancy camera. For now, I'm enjoying these pictures of Arrow and her daddy that I snapped with my phone.