Baby Lotus is here!

Started labor at 4:00am this morning on her due date…

Worked through each contraction doing my usual door frame standing push-ups;)

Pushed surprise baby girl out at 1:45pm into Jason’s hands! We are thrilled and fighting over who gets to hold her. .I thought it was just going to be Jason and I playing tug-of-war, but there are also three eager brothers pining for a turn.

The first two of Lotus can be clicked to see a larger size…

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My usual baby face gobbling and gave her the spiel about how sorry I am she has been born into a couple of cooky parents who will be mauling her with love every day for the rest of her life. Isaac chimed in to confirm its truth from first hand experience. haha!

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We did an initial hop on the bathroom scale and subtracted Jason’s weight getting a weight we thought was 7 pounds 2 ounces. But later when we got out the baby scale and zeroed it out for the blanket, diaper and clothes we got a whopping:

9 pounds 12 ounces! Jason had to triple check that.

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9 Responses to “Baby Lotus is here!”

  1. Jen Harris Says:

    OMG!!! HOW DID I MISS THIS??? Congrats! You got your girl! Blessings to you all!!

  2. Aundi Says:

    Zoe- You look GREAT!! I am so amazed by your strength and determination. I am SO happy that you now have your girl, and can’t wait for our girls to be the best of friends!

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    Congratulations! She’s gorgeous!
    Did you have an unassisted birth? I didn’t see anything about a midwife….and a midwife would have been carrying a sling scale. If so, wow!!! I mean, you’re already amazing, and that would just raise that level exponentially.

  4. Zoe Says:

    You don’t miss a thing, Elizabeth;) hehe

  5. Lisa Oswald Says:

    Congrats! She is perfect in every way. Just beautiful!

  6. Aimee Says:

    Congrats! I’m a little bummed you’re not joining me in the 4 boys club! LoL She’s a doll!! Welcome sweet baby girl!

  7. Jessica Says:

    A girl! Yay! She is so adorable and squishable, what a perfect addition to your little family. Congratulations.

  8. Elizabeth Says:

    (raises hand) Midwifery student here…. :-)
    That’s really amazing and I’d love to hear more about it if you felt like telling. Here or privately.
    And I suppose Lotus’ 9 pounds 12 ounces explains why I was thinking that gee, are you carrying twins in there???

  9. Robyn Says:

    CONGRATS AGAIN!
    She’s beautiful!
    A girl! So jealous!!
    Wow, she’s practically double Quentin’s size! He’s still probably not even 6 lbs yet. We’re swimming in preemie clothing over here.
    Hope all is going well with you guys! How’s the nursing going? Was she born at home?

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