And that, we did. Juliet Sejin Park came into this world at 12:27 pm, on July 23, 2010, weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces and 20 inches. Unlike her older brother Josh--who had to be forced out rather traumatically with forceps after 15 hours of labor and 4 hours of pushing--Juliet made her grand entrance after only 5 hours of labor and less than 1 hour of pushing.
Needless to say, I was in love.Mary jokes that I really wanted a daddy's little girl, but it's Mary who really wanted to have a girl. I saw the emotions in her eyes when we found out this baby was going to be a girl. It was a deep biological longing, much like how some men really want to have a boy. This is Mary and Juliet just minutes after birth, the brightness of the delivery lights still shadowing them.With Juliet resting comfortably, we, of course, had to celebrate. I'm not even sure if we're allowed to have alcohol in the hospital, but we didn't care. If there ever was occasion for champagne, this was it.Juliet and Mary are resting comfortably now. Mary told me just now, "She makes me forget about the last 9 months!" Isn't that so true.