She's here!

Announcing the arrival of Sunday Joyce Cardinal. Born on Sunday September 6th at 4:08 pm. 7 pounds 1/2 an ounce. I can't explain how hard the day was. It was beautiful and painful and long, and when I thought I couldn't take it anymore, there she was. Elizabeth pushed through some insane pain. I have no doubt she was on the edge of coping with it. Our baby girl is perfect and I can't stop staring at her. This morning I asked Elizabeth what she thinks newborns dream about. I was thinking that when you have nothing in your brain to dream about, sleep must be a bit dull. So today I took her outside and showed her the tomato plants and the shop where daddy makes his bikes. I let the sun warm her head. I hope she dreams about tomatoes riding bikes.