Alright so it was brought to my attention that by not updating I left the impression that something could be wrong (for those not following on facebook). So I claim sleep deprivation. I have lots and lots to write, but my brain is still fried, so here are the basics:
Our miracle, Gabriella Marjorie Susskind entered the world at 10:19pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. She weighed 7lbs 12.5 oz and was 21 inches long. She and Egg Basket are both doing well. Egg Basket was a rockstar who made this whole delivery thing look easy. Egg Basket returned home to her family after 24 hours and she and I are in regular touch. She is feeling well both physically and emotionally (so don't ask her!).
Gabriella (also called Ella but NOT Gabby) is amazing. She is beautiful and perfect and I am enjoying every moment with her. Even those late night awake sessions are a chance for me to just have quiet time with her and appreciate her presence. Her big brother is doing better. The first week was a bit dicey, but he realizes she is here to stay and is now being very sweet. He sings to her, reads to her, hugs and kisses her..and only occasionally tells her she is "ruining his life" :)
That is all for now..I will have lots more to say about this whole journey, but right now, my hands are a bit full :)