It occurred to me shortly after I posted my review of The Crossover that doing so before I officially announced the baby was not particularly well done; my excuse, I suppose, is that I’m still on Percocet and I wanted to review Crossover before it went back to the library. We are, however, VERY proud and happy to announce that our newest girlie is safely here. She weighed in at 8 lbs, 7.8 oz and measured 19.5 inches long, and she is beautiful. (Yes, I know, I’m her mom. But she is.) We’ve been home from the hospital for a few days, now, and the sleep is getting better, which is good (especially since, on our first night home, she didn’t settle in bed until 4 am). I’m sporting a fabulously purple stomach–I did NOT bruise like this with my other c-sections–and still moving slowly, but that is also getting better. In other words? All is as it should be.
Anyway. I don’t stay awake enough to type for very long right now, so I’ll close this by giving a quick shout-out to The Princess in Black. This (fairly) new chapter book offering by Shannon Hale is the perfect length to read to my middle (provided it’s a longish reading session). The story is fun, the illustrations are fun–she loved it, and my husband and I both read it to her more than once. If you’ve got a 4-5-year-old and you’re looking for another read-aloud option, this is a good one.