Lillian Beatrice was born Saturday morning, 12-March at 1:11 am.
We were blessed with an amazing birth. I had been having contractions every evening for a week, and Friday night was starting out as usual. But then my water broke at 11:20 and my contractions went from every 10 minutes to every 3 mintues almost immedietely. We called the midwife and our friends who were arranged to watch Simon and we went straight to the midwife center. We arrived around midnight and one very intense hour later Lily was born. She was born in the tub, not something I had really ‘planned’ but the warm water did help me cope with the very fast labor.
My friend, the extremely talented Emily Weaver Brown, was there during the birth. These were taken by her and there are a few more here. (nothing too graphic of course, all safe for work and family and such:-)
We went home about 5:30am and were in bed for a nap by 6. Scott and Yvonne brought Simon home after lunch and he got to meet his new sister.
He loves children and Lily is no exception.
Here is a little video of the first time Simon really checked Lily out.
The first night was rough, she was very hungry and isn’t attaching very well, so it looks like we’ll have to work hard at nursing, but hopefully we can find a way to make it work this time. Sunday has been a very good day, Simon has been his usual happy self, playing and happy to have Daddy home and Lily has been eating well and taking some naps – although we’ll have to work hard to keep her up so she’s tired tonight:-)
We are overwhelmed with thankfulness for our two healthy children and a safe and amazing birth. The Lord is so good to us.