Johanna has arrived!

Thursday, August 23rd, Johanna McKay Shiffler entered our lives. She was born at 10:18am, weighing 7.1 oz. Bobby thankfully rushed home the night before from a business trip to be with me during my contractions. Bobby and I felt blessed with how my labor turned out. We worked hard together that night! And Johanna came after 4 pushes, into the bright noisy world, completely healthy! And yes, Bobby's favorite name, Johanna, won. Thankfully it has really grown on me.

Caroline was thrilled to see mommy after her time away. I was so grateful to feel so healthy and strong after the delivery to pick up and hold my little girl.

Daddy couldn't be any prouder. Two daughters-- who would of thought!
Yes, that excitement from Caroline is genuine. She was thrilled to have a real baby to take home.
Caroline is taking a picture of her new "pet". She loves to show Johanna her toys, "read" books to her, and pick her up (before her mommy stops her.)