Born at 5:10am on her due date of November 12th after 16 hours of labor (with only an hour at the hospital), Cora came into the world with a full head of hair (currently looks dark brown), weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz., and measuring 22.5 inches long. She’s a big little girl! Nicole delivered naturally and did super. She’s pretty tired but is doing okay.

“Ciara” rhymes with “Tiara” and and sounds like “Sierra”. We’ll see if she keeps that dark hair (Lincoln’s fell out in male pattern baldness fashion). Meanwhile, leave a comment and tell us who she looks like, because, um, we sure don’t know. Maybe Lincoln? (Link’s newborn pics)

We’ll try to have more pictures and updates soon, but you know how it goes. Kid updates come exponentially farther apart. 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, starts school, ends schools, gets married, grandchildren. Something like that.

Love,

Mark, Nicole, Lincoln, and Cora.