Hello to all our dear friends and family! Tom and I want to thank you for surrounding us the past few days with your prayers, congratulations, and well wishes. I'm convinced that it's what got me through labor. : )
I had to put a little something in here about how great Tom was during labor. He was so supportive and was right there holding my hand (literally) the whole time, looking at the flow chart of the intensity of my contractions (some contraption they had me hooked up to) and telling me when I had made it through the worst part of each one. He has jumped in to his role as Daddy so quickly and with such ease -- I think he was meant to do it! Clare is so taken with him; it's beautiful to see her turn her head when she hears his voice or calm down immediately when he holds her after the nurses got done poking at her while we were in the hospital.
This whole experience, as Tom said earlier, has been just incredible. And I have a feeling that it's only going to get better and better from here on out! Again, thank you all for your prayers and support.
Love in Christ,