Monday, March 29, 2010

New Photos

We are all well and greatly enjoying spending time with our new baby. She has been a wonderful blessing and addition to our family. Here are just a few more recent photos taken within the last couple of days.

Azariah has expressed a great desire to be around and touch Evalyn. We've been brave enough to let him hold her a few times now, although he is just learning the meaning of "gentle." He tries really hard, but doesn't always remember how fragile she is.

Here Evalyn is sunbathing in the living room. I would like to think that her golden skin is the result of my husbands genes, but it is jaundice.

We hope you enjoy the pictures. We will try to put new ones up frequently as babies change and grow so quickly.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Eyes wide open

Here's a look at Evalyn with her eyes wide open. Big brother, Azariah sneaks in the video at the end!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Baby Evalyn's arrival

Friday at about noon I began having some cramping and decided to put Azariah down for his nap and take a nap myself. When I woke up at about 2:00pm I noticed that I was having some contractions periodically and decided to soak in a bath. I wasn't sure that I was going into labor, but remembering the speed of our first labor and delivery, decided to call Joshua anyways (he was at Disney and about an hour from home). At 6 we went for a walk and called our midwife to check in, although I had Joshua tell her I wasn't ready for her to come out to our house yet. At this time contractions were coming pretty frequently but seemed to be varying in intensity...I think perhaps I was in denial that our new baby would soon be here. From then on, I was pretty focused and continually deeper into the process. Our midwife arrived at 8:00pm, since she had about an hour commute, and found us in the hardest but final stages of labor. We moved from the bathroom to the floor in our bedroom and soon after, with just a few GOOD pushes, Evalyn departed her home in my womb and entered into the world.

We praise God for how smoothly the process went, and are thankful for all you who were upholding us in prayer.