Sunday, August 05, 2007
So this is our new little guy, who arrived last night at about 11pm. He took his time getting up to speed after his emergence, causing us some stress and keeping our midwives working hard for an hour or so after the birth. Turned out all good, though. And he's wicked cute -- just look at those cheeks! As Tannis said in the original post, he's a hefty 9lbs 14 ounces, and seems to be figuring out the nursing thing...so look out.
Tannis didn't have a very long labour, but she spent most of it in the birthing pool, which was apparently fantastic. Maybe I haven't mentioned it before, but Tannis is a superhero. There's no other way to say it, really -- she has amazing superpowers. I don't know how anyone could see a woman giving birth and not be overwhelmed by awe.
The girls are thrilled by their new little buddy. Ivy stayed up through the action and Ella woke up to meet him at about 4:30am while I was rocking him to sleep. This morning they took turns holding him for long stretches where they'd sing to him and stroke his hair gently. Beautiful.
And now we have an extra person in our house. An extra little person in our family, just like that. A miracle.
Posted by Tannis at 9:25 AM