Saturday, March 26, 2011

…a birth to remember

I was invited to be alongside my dear friends Dawn and Dave as they were having their latest edition to their family a few days ago. Much to the very joy of Dawn, things went very, very different than previous deliveries. Which means instead of a 4-5 hour labor with many moments of intensity…it was 13 hours of labor with much fewer moments of intensity. A wonderful blessing indeed. On top of it, it afforded us many hours of visiting that we may not have had if it had gone differently. Yay for that!
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Although, during the last hour, things indeed do go pretty quick and little John Patrick arrived in a bit of a hurry. Yay! Dawn was relieved I am sure and little John, well, he was still a little upset over the whole thing, well just for a few minutes Winking smile!
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He was all checked over…ten fingers, ten toes, you know the check up!
All the proper measurements were made.
In his first wee little diaper…
He was finally left to rest and after I had all my shots I wanted, we turned the bright light back off again.
…so he could open his little eyes up.
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Daddy sayin’ “hi”.
Finally momma gets to see him again. Awwww, priceless!
After all was said and done and Simply Dawn was settled in her new room, Dave and I took off at 3:00 am. Yep, a little late and we ventured out into one of our worst winter storms this year. I would not have made it home on the roads and since my kids were at Auntie Lorrie’s I ventured out into the snow and made it to Lorrie’s who live relatively close by…although my parking job was a bit precarious at the end of her driveway. Lets just say that it was a miracle that I made it that far!!!


  1. Wow what a blessing! I teared up at the photo of baby and mommy! Those moments are so priceless!