Meet Mabel Gray.
As it turned out, she was as eager to meet us as we were to meet her. Her Friday birth date turned into a Monday birth date as contractions came and came again, sending us to the hospital earlier than we'd expected wondering whether that day would be the day. Indeed, it was. Mabel was ready.
And at 7:05pm on Monday evening, our baby girl arrived. A peanut by our family's standards, at 7 pounds and 14 ounces of flailing, screaming perfection. We're resting, recovering, and falling more in love with our Mabel girl by the minute.
Background on the name: our Mabel is named for J's beloved mamaw, Mable. Baby Mabel's middle name, Gray, is in honor of my grandpa Gary. It's a perfect fit for our sweet girl.