My little girl was born last night, Thursday [January 2], at eleven-thirty. She’s very strong and in very good health. They tell me she weighs eight pounds. Let’s say six, which is still not bad. She seems very sweet… I barely suffered a half hour. What I felt before was practically nothing. She’ll be baptized tomorrow, Saturday.
Saint Zélie Guérin Martin
Letter CF 84 to her sister-in-law Céline Fournet Guérin
3 January 1873