It's A Girl!!!!!!
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.)
Mom and Dad are completely enamored - and are enjoying every moment of parenthood. Big Brother Darwin is pretty fascinated, too!