on november 16, just two days after her "guess date," cora dean miller arrived to join our family. she was a tiny little thing, weighing just over six pounds, but stretching out to twenty long inches! she was born in the water at our amazing birth center, surrounded by three midwives, our incredible doula and friend, and her loving parents. ethan was up bright and early the next morning (eating breakfast at 3:30 am) and came to meet his baby sister (that kid knew what he was talking about with his predictions!) before we all headed home together as a family of four.
she is named for three incredible and strong great-grandparents of hers--cora for my paternal grandmother, constance, and dean for my maternal grandmother dorothy and jared's grandfather donald (bud) who just passed away in late july. this little lady has got some big shoes to fill.
these first few weeks have been amazing and exhausting. more than anything, though, we are so so glad she is here with us.