Dear Family & Friends,
Lucy Elanor Stewart arrived this on the morning of 10.22.11, Saturday, at about 5.00 am. She weighed 6 pounds & 14 ounces and was 19.9 inches long. She has a headful of very dark brown hair and steel-gray-slate-blue eyes. The pediatrician declares her to be perfectly healthy.
Haley endured intermittent labor, at home, for about 24 hours, with strong, erratic contractions. She and Daniel arrived at hospital at 2.00 am and the midwife arrived about 3.30 am. “Doula Marmee” arrived about 4.15 am and had merely unpacked her comfort aids before Haley had four strong contractions, in quick succession.
Suddenly, Haley experienced the overwhelming urge to push and the baby’s head crowned. Daniel and I were the only ones in the room at the very moment, although the nurse and midwife were nearby. Daniel was preparing to catch the baby, when the nurse and midwife came running into the room. Within a matter of seconds, Lucy’s head emerged, and she slithered out, in one swift movement. It quite made my head swim.
The first sound that Lucy heard, besides our voices, was a recording of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. What a glorious morning!
Haley is doing very well and both mother and baby will go home on Monday.
Here is Benjamin with his new little sister:
Thanks for your prayers!