our daughter has arrived

I have tried to sit down and write this post several times this week but I start boo hooing tears of overwhelming joy.  And let's be honest, I would much rather be holding my new baby girl than writing a blog post.

Finally, our daughter Penelope Rose is here! I say finally but really she was right on time just like her big brother. Both of my children were born on their due dates without any kind of induction. Even the nurses that had been in labor and delivery for 13 years had never heard of anyone else doing that. I guess I have a timely cooker. ;)

These are some of my favorite photos from labor and delivery. The amazing Jessie Dewey (Imago Vita photographer as well as the owner and photographer of Jessie Leigh Photographry) is responsible for blessing me with these images. Words will never be able to express how much these photos mean to me. My labor was faster than any of us could have anticipated so she literally bolted into the delivery room seconds before the baby's arrival.

Fresh out of the oven.

I was so happy that they put her right on my chest after she was born. They couldn't do that with my son because they had to suction him right away.

Hello world!

Penelope Rose. 6lbs 5oz. Born on her due date December 4, 2011 8:33pm.