Looking out the recovery room today, I was so excited (though I'm sure my leading ladies weren't quite so enthused) to see snow blowing in the wind, just like it did when I last added to my family. Snow in Portland. And it actually stayed!!! I love snow. It's so beautiful. It makes everything look clean and new. Like you are living inside a snow globe on the night stand at Grandma's house. It's the kind of weather where you want to get all cozy with your family and enjoy each other. I'm so glad that Claire brought with her the thing I've missed the most, since moving to this rain puddle.
Alright, I know what you really want. Pictures of little Claire Elizabeth Belnap. She weighed in at a stout 9lbs 9ozs, with a 14.5in head, a long 21.5 inches, and a thick full head of dark hair. When Claudia became pregnant I announced to my elders quorum that in about 9 months they would behold the pinnacle of human evolution, a veritable genetic masterpiece. Well I should say I delivered on my word:
This video isn't very good, but it's supposed let you hear her little squeaker. Claire's little nickname right now is Squeaker because of her very unique crying:
Hope you all love as much as we do!