Our little one has finally arrived!
In a whirlwind three-hour labor, the newest edition to our family arrived on Earth Day, April 22nd. Our hearts are overflowing with joy as we welcome Dinah Whitney Clegg into our family.
She weighed in at 7 lbs, 0.9 oz, and was born at 39 weeks and 1 day, just like Eleanor. She measured 20.5 inches – a full inch and a half taller than any of her siblings. Dinah is an amazing eater and sleeper (thank all that is holy!). Her eyes are gray and we’re looking forward to seeing if they’ll turn hazel like Zach and Zoey’s or brown like mine.
For my part, I felt so much relief the moment she was born and have since felt better than I have in months. I am so thankful to have brought Dinah safely into this world, for both of us to have survived (and in her case, thrived) a positively horrendous pregnancy. And I’m thrilled beyond words to not be pregnant anymore.
I’ll write all about her birth story and all the things that have happened in her first few days of life soon, but for now I’m going to go relish her sweet baby scent and kiss her soft baby head and just soak up every second of newborn joy that I have so been looking forward to for so long.