After a 32 hour labor (with 5 hours of pushing!), our daughter, Penelope Frances Trott made her appearance into the world on October 10th at 3:53 am. She weighed 7lbs, 10 oz. and was 20 inches long. We're tired, of course, but we're getting used to (slowly) parenting and having her here is so worth everything we went through to bring her here. Yay baby! Yay Penelope!
As much as I love letting Anil pretend that he's the one that's pregnant, I figured that it probably made sense for me to just get it out publicly (I've been blogging about it here on Vox for friends and family) that, yes, Ben and I are expecting a baby later this year.
If you know me, you know that I'm a worrier and that all that Italian blood in me has made me incredibly superstitious. My biggest fear has been that something bad would happen to the baby and if more people knew (especially the blogging world as a whole), it would be even harder to get through. Even writing publicly about the baby now makes me feel that I seem overconfident. So, until I'm holding a healthy baby, I'll still be scared (and then, surprise, surprise, the real worrying begins).
I need to be a public person with my role at Six Apart, but having someone else to protect and take care of has made me realize how much of a private person I really am. The balance of being public for work and private for life can be difficult at times and we're constantly figuring out what our comfort zones are on a daily basis.
But we're really excited and are completely amazed by how fast this all goes. There seems to be a bit of a baby boom going on in my circle of friends and that makes us even more anxious to meet our little one!
I couldn't let Tuesday pass without a tearjerker clip. And damn, this one (like last week's) features members of the main cast in old people makeup. Still, if it makes me cry within a few seconds, it's got to be posted.
Edward Scissorhands Ending
Don't forget to post your own with the tag "tearjerker tuesday."
In the car Ben and I got to talking about Raising Arizona -- it was on television the other night, apparently. I've never been able to watch the final scene (H.I.'s dream) without crying. I don't even think I can describe the dream without crying.
So I decided to subject all you Voxers to it and christen today "Tearjerker Tuesday." What movie scene brings you to tears every time? Tag your post with "tearjerker tuesday."