"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Monday, December 6, 2010

Baby Abigail Kathleen has Arrived!!!!

Praise God that baby Abigail has arrived into our world
on December 5 at 12:33am.
Her journey was a safe one and her mother did an OUTSTANDING job!!!!

This lucky Grandma actually had the honor of cutting the cord.
Behind me is all of this technical and clinical equipment that hides behind wooden cabinet doors that make the room very homey when all is tucked and hidden away.

And times have sure changed since I had my babies (which coincidentally began on this same date 34 years ago, to be exact. Happy Birthday to Jonathan, my firstborn.). Now all the action takes place in the same room so Mommy and Daddy (and Grandma) can be right there watching everything that is going on. Especially thrilling was seeing a very purple baby turn bright pink with healthy cries filling brand new lungs.

And Josh and Kathleen had a birth plan that involved a lot of "skin on skin". So, even when our sweet girl was being examined and weighed, they asked me to be touching her. I knew I could do THAT job with no problem!!
And with pleasure.

Abigail has arrived in a room full of people who adore and love her.
Here's Daddy, who worked tirelessly behind laboring Kathleen, massaging her back with every single contraction, even when it meant bending over the birthing bathtub for 4 hours...

And Mommy, smiling but weary...

Auntie Hillary who wants to feed her gummy bears...

And a happy, old Grandma who wants nothing else but to rock her, the sweetest little baby all tucked up like a burrito.

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