Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcome To The World Farah


Erica and I are proud to announce that our daughter Farah joined us on Saturday August 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm pacific standard time.  She weighed 7 lbs 9 oz. and was 20.25 inches long.  The labor and delivery process made running a 100-mile ultra marathon look like a little jog through the park.  I am extremely proud of how brave Erica was throughout the process, and much like running an ultra we encountered some unexpected circumstances. In fact there were many similarities that I saw between running a 100-miler and delivering a baby...however... I knew better than to mention that to Erica in the moment ;-)  Although I did get her to choke down a Clif Blok Shot during the labor I got deservedly snapped at when I offered her a Gu in between contractions!  Seeing Farah come out and hearing that first cry made my heart melt in a way I never could have imagined. What an amazing process!

I have some more pictures posted that you can see by clicking HERE

When we found out we were pregnant many months ago the doctor told us that our due date was August 28th which serendipitously happens to be my birthday as well.  How cool!  The odds of it actually happening weren't the greatest...but as we got closer to delivery every time Erica asked when this baby was going to come out I kept saying, "we're gonna have the same birthday!"  I'm so happy to share my birthday with my beautiful daughter and we're both so proud to be parents to a healthy little girl.  As you can imagine my life has changed already quite a bit.  I missed a scheduled 32 miles of running this weekend (to commemorate my 32 years alive) due to labor, and have been getting intermittent sleep of every 2-3 hours.  However, I snuck away for an 8-mile run today and I must say that I felt an extra spring in my step.  

So the next chapter of our lives has begun and we couldn't be happier.  Thanks so much for all the loving support, well wishes, and generosity.  

More will be revealed....

10 comments:

shel said...

oh my gosh, what a BEAUTY! congratulations to you both, what a wonderful journey you are embarking on. i believe i mentioned before that my first daughter and husband share a birthday, and it just makes things so wonderful for them to share their special day.
may she have a blessed and fruitful life.

Derrick said...

Huge Congrats Yassine!

nancy from finger lakes said...

congratulations, yassine! what a beautiful family you, erica, and farah make. you all look so serene. savor the joy, accept any awkward surprises with humor, and, um, keep the gu to yourself ;-)

Rob said...

Time to start shopping for a jogging stroller. I am so happy for you and your family. Daughters are precious (I have 2).

Yassine said...

Thanks so much everyone! We're gonna have some great parties on the 28th of August in the years to come :-)
Nancy...congrats on GLER and Rob...I've already got the jogger ready to rip! ;-) Take care my friends

Sara said...

Congratulations, Yassine! I am very happy for you, and how cool that you and your baby daughter share a birthday! Take care!

olga said...

Congratulations, guys! Same birthday is cool, and easy too - my both kids were born same day (unplanned). Stay healthy, good luck with your family's 100M race+++!

Scott Keeps Running said...

Congrats to Mommy, Daddy and Baby!

rustyboy said...

Congrats, man!

Anonymous said...

brooo!
i am so stoked to watch the video (the link in fb was broken). FINALLY! farah is so cute and actually seems to dance w/ the music, ha ha ha! the way she does an 'oh' w/ her mouth is so so funny and cute. i wanna come, steal her for some moments and cuddle her =^_^=! she'll be a knockout when she gets older. watch out papa, he he ;-)!
you looked a bit shy on the vid, taking on your daddy's role, uh? he he ;-).
god bless!
acmae