Something very specail happened today, Daisy and I became parents of a lovely healthy baby girl. To say the least, it was quite an experiance. Daisy was due on the 14th, but Maria had other ideas., early this morning at 1 AM est., contractions began, 5:30 AM, Daisy said, let's go to the hospital, 6 AM, I had a shower.. lol.. 6:30 AM I came home from my usual coffee run.. OMG! 7 AM we arrived at the Hospital. At 8 AM, they said she was 6 cm... girl talk!! they later gave her an epidermal.. OUCH!! then we both slept until noon... snorring included! 1 PM it was push time... 2 PM it was push harder! 3 PM, it was give it all you got PUSH!! 3:20 PM, with the help of some "salad tongs" Maria came into this world. Daisy was exhausted, and in some serious pain, but she didn't take her eye off that child.. not for a second! All is well, daddy is proud as all heck, and both my ladies are resting well, about 200 yards from my home here in Grimsby, at West Lincoln Hospital. I must say that when we were in Daisys room, and the nurses came to take Daisy for a bathroom break, and I was alone with my baby, I was overwhelmed with emotion, as if it all just hit me.. She was sleeping so quietly in my arms, and seemed so much at peace... it was wonderful.. beyond words. Thanks for reading our story,,, pics are next... 1 in labor 2 first photo! 3 first hug from mom! 4 Daisy, My sis in law Jean, Lori (our nurse << so awesome!) and my bro Geoff 5 first nursing 6 getting the vocal choreds warmed up! 7 with auntie Syria 8 saying night night to Daddy When I kissed her goodnight, my whiskers touched her cheek... if you could have seen the reaction!!! o my! her head popped up, and she gave me such a look!! amazing! yes LaFoto.. Daddy will shave more often! thanks for looking!