Friday, July 20, 2007
Evelyn Claire Cowart!!!
Well, she's here and she's beautiful! Evelyn Claire Cowart was born at 7:13 AM on July 12, 2007 . She weighed 6lb 6oz, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She has dark hair, thin eyebrows (for a Cowart anyway), long fingers and toes, tiny ears, and what appears to be an early receding hair line. Her hands and feet are all wrinkly, and she has Mary's mouth when she cries. She's already resumed normal newborn activities - sleeping, eating and pooping.
It's been a long week with lots of emotion and excitement. Rae went into labor with 6-minute contractions around 9 PM on Wednesday, July 11. It was a long, sleepless night spent with family, episodes of Frasier, and contractions every five minutes. Labor progressed slowly until 7AM the next morning when the nurses paged the on-call doctor, who was already on her way to the hospital. It was too late, though. By 7:12 AM, Evelyn peeped her head out, just before the nearest doctor walked in the door. Dr. Norman, who we'd never met, slipped her gloves on quickly, released the cord around Evelyn's neck, helped her arrive safely at 7:13 AM, gave a sigh of relief and said, "Hi! I'm Dr. Norman."
Here are some photos.