Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's A Girl!!!!!!

Baby Bun has arrived and she's perfect!

Miss Deirdre Colina Gorman was born at 11:44 am on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008. She was 6 lbs 4 ounces and 19 1/2" long - perfect in every way. She is absolutely precious and she and mom are doing great. Labor was a little long for mom's taste (11 hours), but the actual delivery (post-epidural) was a breeze - about an hour of some focused, painless pushing and little Deirdre (pronounced Dear-dra) arrived on the scene, a beautiful head of dark hair and all.

You may be wondering about the sequence of events, since the last you heard - per my post last Wednesday - Bun was coming soon, but "not today!" Well - thanks to Blogger's handy-dandy scheduling feature, I wrote up that blog post on Tuesday evening about 7:30pm, scheduled it to be posted first thing on Wednesday morning, and then promptly went into labor 45 minutes later, around 8:15pm. Talk about the power of suggestion! Johnny and I panicked appropriately for a couple of minutes - me screaming about my water breaking (which, in the end, wasn't entirely true) and Johnny hopping around on one foot trying to change out of his pajamas pants into something more appropriate for an unscheduled trip to the hospital. We composed ourselves for the 25 minute ride, while I wondered why in the world I had thought it might be "fun" to go into labor the old-fashioned way (as opposed to a scheduled inducement.)

Stay tuned for plenty of pictures in the coming weeks, but enjoy these first few in the meantime. Don't you agree she's the prettiest girl on the block?

Mom and Dad are completely enamored - and are enjoying every moment of parenthood. Big Brother Darwin is pretty fascinated, too!

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sara and Johnny! She is gorgeous!!!

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  2. What a lovely little baby girl! It is rare to see a newborn so perfect. Look at all of that hair! Congrats - it sounds like you earned a medal after 11 hours of labor. Enjoy your new biscuit.

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  3. Congratulations Sara & Johnny, and welcome Deirdre! She is so beautiful and perfect. We are thrilled for you guys, and look forward to meeting her soon!

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  4. Sara and John, I am SO HAPPY for you!!! Congratulations and best wishes.
    Nick

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  5. Wonderful news! Welcome little Deirdre, congrats to you Sara and best wishes for the whole family~

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  6. WOWZA!!! Quite a journey you've endured! It is so great to know you and yours are all well. Please keep the updates flowing! Big hugs- Chris Cossu McNeal

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  7. Awwww!!!!!! She is gorgeous! I am so excited for both of you and glad everything went so well. Enjoy your new little bundle of joy - it truly is a miracle. Love to all of you and I can't WAIT to meet Dierdra - what a beautiful name.

    XOXOXO Laura

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  8. Ooops! I meant Deirdre : )

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  9. Dierde Colina Gorman is the most beautiful little girl in the world. She has the sweetest little face and the most serene little expression. Much love to her parents who handle all that they do with grace a dignity. I love you both very much and look forward to meeting Diedre very soon. Love, Aunt Peggy

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  10. Yaaaaaaaayyyy! Congratulations. I’m so happy. That’s such wonderful news. Take it easy and come visit when you can and bring the new little one. All the best to you, Johnny & Deirdre.
    Laura

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  11. Sara and Johnny! Deirdre is such a beautiful little girl and we are so happy for you both! We can't wait to meet her!

    love,

    Tim, Jamie and Jorge

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  12. Congrats guys! Deirdre is gorgeous. She looks snug and happy as can be in her little moses basket. Enjoy this special time with her, and we look forward to meeting her soon.

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  13. Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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  14. Sara and Johnny, Congratulations on the birth of Deirdre. She is precious. Having a baby girl is such a joy. Enjoy; all the hard work is worth it.

    Mari

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  15. She is so lovely. Mazel Tov! And may she bring you wonderful times and much joy.

    Warmly, Rosalind Joffe

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  16. Dear Sara & Johnny

    Congratulations!!! Deirdre is absolutely beautiful. Katie just gave the SMC crowd the good news. Enjoy your beautiful baby girl.

    Lots of Love,
    Keri

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  17. She's awesome! Congrats to you and Johnny for a beautiful little girl. I can't wait to meet her. My trip to DC will be coming soon. I'll wait to get the go ahead from Johnny and I'll definitely come down for the weekend. I know it's been years overdue....lol All the best, and we'll talk soon

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  18. Enjoy a lifetime of love with you new daughter. She's a beauty!

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  19. I've been out of town and look what you did. She is beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  20. John, Instead of cigars you should be passing out rolled up $100, and we can smoke those!

    Congratulations! And I thought people bought babies in stores....

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  21. What a pretty little sweetheart!

    We are sure she will bring you lots of joy.

    Congratulations,

    Debbie & Sandy

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  22. Awesome! She's gorgeous already, but I guess we expected that. We're all happy for you, and can't wait for a visit to Henninger when things are more manageable. Take care.

    Lauren (Meschter)

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