The moment we’ve all been waiting for!! The final maternity photo.

After 41 excruciatingly long weeks (my word), we welcomed our beautiful little baby girl, Sonora Lily, into our lives on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8:28am. She weighed 7lbs 11oz and she was 20.5 inches long.

And she is perfect.

Love her quirky little faces – smoosh!

Oh man, this past week was crazy. One day I was pregnant, the next…baby! I am still trying to figure out if this is all real.

I’ll write more about last week’s happenings and the [edited] birth story (yep, I’ve decided to share it!) later on this week. But all I’ll say for now is that our daughter is a perfect, tiny squishy doll. She is such a little honey – sleeps a TON, hardly ever fusses and is just a snuggle bunny. Her daddy is totally smitten. And I can’t forget to mention that her hairy sister adores her, too. Sadie is being such a good dog – very gentle and very calm.

I am sad that the maternity series is now ending, but I am so happy to have a BABY IN MY ARMS to snuggle and kiss and nibble. *squish* And I’m even more excited to share this new adventure with you all. Stay tuned for the exciting tales of raising Sonora…