Well, she was 11 days late and she may have exhausted me for the past nine+ months, but you know what? This gorgeous little girl was totally worth all the pain, all the exhaustion, all the worrying and freak-outs. She came swiftly into the world on March 25 smack on 12pm after a very quick hour and a half labour (I was induced - the drip went in at 10am, contractions started properly at 10.30, she was pushed out just in time for lunch - quite convenient, really. I did say I had hoped to have her by lunchtime!) and she has been smooched and cuddled and oohed and ahhed over ever since. We're all smitten with her and she has just fit in perfectly with our family. Here is a quick pictorial introduction and I will share her birth story a little later on. Quick deets...
Name: Annika Mae Graham
Date of birth: March 25, 2014 at 12pm
Weight: 4.12kg (9pd 1oz)
And some more baby spam from Instagram!
Me and all my babies...
A comparison of all the bubs at the same age
Miss Cranky Pants after her bath
She is SO cute, if I do say so myself. And any worries Zak had about only having sisters seems to have been quashed the moment he saw her. He and Layla fight over who is going to hold her first! And Annika seems totally happy to let them fawn over her - she seems to calm down when they're near. I guess she's used to all the noise and craziness after listening to it for so long in utero!
Oh one more - here is a little GIF of Immy giving her a smooch.