Melody is here
December 17, 2010
First thing Wednesday morning with our nurse Luwanda. We’ve just been induced; “labor pains, what labor pains?” We’ve been at the hospital since 11:00PM Teusday night.
6:14 PM, Wednesday night, Melody is born!
Melody is put under the heat lamp. She weighs in at 7 lbs 10 oz and measures 20.5 inches long. Doesn’t she have beautiful skin!
Mommy and baby bonding
And Daddy too!
Can hardly take my eyes off that little girl.
Melody meets her big cousin Samuel and Aunt Kim
Melody and Aunt Sara
Melody and Grandma Little
Melody and Grandma Bowden
Melody and Grandpa Bowden
Melody and Grandpa Little
Melody says, “Dad, will you please quiet down so I can get some sleep?”
Absolute beauty, testimonies of grace.
We leave the hospital this morning at 11:30
So there you have it, Melody is here, we are home. Thanks for all of your prayers, visits, meals, and love. As for the labor itself, HJ was induced at 8 on Weds morning, although she had begun contracting on Teusday evening. Labor started getting intense at about 2 in the afternoon. Contraction after contraction came without a chance for a breather or rest, so we quickly opted for an epidural. HJ got instant relief; such relief that she took a few naps and wanted visitors! At 5:55 Wednesday evening HJ began pushing, and Melody was delivered within twenty minutes, at 6:14 PM.