Elisabeth Jane Schuette was born today at 11:24 AM. She weighed 8 lbs 6 ounces at birth and measures 20.5 inches long. Patty and little “Isla” are doing fine, although they are both alternating between hungry and exhausted. I was thrilled to be a part of this amazing process and I find myself in the unusual position of being nearly speechless. It all makes sense to me now. Every decision I’ve ever made in my life has led me to this point, and every decision I make from now on carries an added dimension because it involves her. I could not possibly be happier about that. She is a beautiful girl and she is going to see so many amazing things in her life. I can’t wait to see some of them with her.
Oh, and her nickname is pronounced “EYE-la.”
Because we like it.