Jessica Day George

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!

Yes, gentle readers, I have been keeping a secret from you.

A very big secret.

Of course, if you have had the good fortune to see me in person some time in the last few months, the secret was readily apparent. 

But now comes the big reveal:

On Tuesday, October 7th, I gave birth to a bouncing baby girl!

Eight pounds, eleven ounces, twenty-two inches long, and ten days early, if you can believe it.  Fat cheeks, and a serene expression like a very small, red-headed Buddha.  Yep, tons of red hair!

And now, for the purposes of this blog, she shall be known as Baby Girl. 

All hail Baby Girl!

18 comments:

Q said...

Aw! Cute!

Rebecca Joy said...

Wow - that's so cool! My baby cousin was born just around the same time. Babies are so awesome. :)

Celes said...

Wow! Unexpected. But happy. Very happy indeed! Congratulations!

Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury said...

Hooray for you and the rest of your family. I'm sure glad she came ten days early, though.

I hope you're doing okay.

lacy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I guess that explains why you wouldn't take any first born children huh lol

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Our youngest is a red head--not quite as red as yours, a bit more orangey, but still beautiful. It was a huge surprise, but has been so fun. We get comments wherever we go.

Anyway, best of luck!

Cayenne said...

Yay! Congratulations! Love the red hair and that book you are reading sounds very intriguing.

Alyson King said...

Congratulations!

MissKitti said...

Congratulations!

myrna said...

Congratulations! I think babies are the funniest people in the world, but maybe I'm just loopy from lack of sleep the first couple of years. My first baby had red hair when she was born too. I have some great pictures of it standing straight up when she was jumping on a trampoline a few years later. It's not so red now. She'll be ten this month.

Sycamore said...

Congratulations, Jess!

Sheila S. said...

I am so glad that she is here and is healthy and beautiful!!
When we saw Angela last weekend she said that you had already had the baby. Congrats and I know you will have fun dressing her up. ((HUGS))

That is so awesome about both of your books up for awards. I am not surprised though, I loved them both!

Frogster said...

Congratulations! That's great news!

Maribeth Kayla said...

Aww. I wish we got to see her.

<3

Merissa said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Congratulatoins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

melinda said...

Hooray! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you. A boy and now a girl... that is bliss. --Seriously, I used to wish for red hair. Love it. Until I dyed mine and it was a bad idea... Anyway, I'm so happy for your family.

Jina Lim said...

Congratulations Jessica! I'm sure the little one is very adorable! Love your "Dragonskin Slippers" and "Dragon Flight" series by the way. Anyways, I'm really happy for you guys :)