17 August 2002

Update: Claire Elise Garver was born this morning at 2:16 am. She's healthy and happy, weighing 7 lbs., 5 oz. and at 20.5" long. Laurel is exhausted, especially since the pushing phase of things began at 8:50 pm yesterday. Claire was face up, but managed to turn herself around with quite a bit of pushing from mom and eventually emerged through some coaxing with the doctor's forceps. But both Laurel and Claire are doing great.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!