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Baby Zoe has arrived!

Well . . . Zoe Lyn Zahner is here.  She arrived last night (5/26/2010) at 6:50pm.  She is a big girl weighing in at 8lbs, 2oz.  22in.  Delivery went pretty smoothly (thank God for epidurals! – I think I benefited from it as much as Rachel).

Zoe was 1 week late (taking after her father) so we had an induction scheduled.  Rachel really had hoped that Zoe would come on her own though so she told her on Tuesday night that she had until 4:30AM to start the process naturally.  Again, just like her father, she waited until the last minute deadline and sure enough the contractions started on their own right before we left for the hospital.

It was a great day (thanks to the epidural) – one of the best, most memorable ones of my life.  I have a newfound appreciation for my wife and this amazing miracle of life that she’s created.  Zoe is just beautiful.  She has a full head of dark hair.  She looks like Rachel except for her chin which matches daddy and big brother.

We’ll be at the hospital until at least Friday night.

Thanks for all the prayers.  Here are some pictures from the last 2 days.

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