I am so pleased to announce the birth of my beautiful daughter, Neve (with a short E--have to qualify that!) Gabrielle! You may have suspected something when I went radio silent last week. I thought I still had a bit more time to go, but on Wednesday morning, my water broke, and off we went! By that evening, I was holding this amazing little girl in my arms. The last few days have been a blur of things, but my entire family surprised me and showed up to meet the new addition to the family. My parents, who I did know were coming, managed to find flights and arrive just an hour after Neve did! Then my sister arrived unexpectedly at the hospital the following day, and then the first night we were home, my two brothers and sister-in-law came through the door just as I was about to try to get a few minutes sleep (I almost wrote "before I went to bed," but that doesn't actually happen any more, so I've learned). Things are quieting down tonight as people need to return to work and their real lives while I still can't quite believe she's here. She is really the sweetest thing I've ever seen.
I suppose my blog maternity leave starts now--I'll check in as often as I can!