It's been a draining week here at the Larson Markol household. My pregnancy ended dramatically on Sunday/Monday at 2:08 a.m. when Ella Marie decided she couldn't wait any longer to see us. Born at 31 weeks and just barely six days (yes, I worked really hard for those extra six days and will take full credit for them), she weighed 4 pounds on the nose.
Long story short: she's doing great. Here are a couple pictures of her. Both were taken on Tuesday. I think that was the 19th? My days have all run together.
I will update more when I can, but I know many of you were anxious to see her at all. So here she is. Introducing Ella Marie Larson Markol. Daddy's smitten. Big brother Declan can't wait until she can play with him. And Mommy just wants her home.
Thanks for all your good wishes. They helped a lot.