August 30, 2007

  • SHE'S HERE!!!

    Bridgette is a most accommodating child, not beginning the birth process until after Jessica got up this morning, sent Jessica to the hospital at bit after nine a.m., and arrived at 2:43 p.m. after Jessica pushed exactly twice.  And having had an epidural, Jessica was feeling no pain, in any case.

    Jessica hastened to add that last push, she pushed really, really hard.    

    Still, it was a remarkably easy birth.  Beth, you may want to point this out to Faith, urging her to think "Whatever my cousin Bridgette can do, I can do better." 

    I hope y'all have checked out my Flickr site, as I was sending photos to it this afternoon.  Here are some of the pictures I took with my ordinary camera:


    Above is, of course, Jessica with Bridgette, shortly after the latter's birth.  Isn't she a poppet?   

    We could only visit in the L&D room a few at a time, but when Bridgette was taken to be cleaned, poked and prodded, we could gather around to coo and admire to our hearts' content.  Here's Don helping Brianna take a photo of her new baby sister:


    Jason and eldest daughter, Kirsten, waiting for Jessica to be taken to her regular room:


    Here's our newest poppet:


    She's precious, isn't she?  Don, Jason, Jonathan, Dmitry and I went to wait in the room Jessica would be brought to; here she is arriving:


    After she was settled, the cell phone began to get a work out, between placing calls and receiving them:


    Jessica and Brianna sharing a laugh:


    The new family of five:


    Don and me with Bridgette:


    Bridgette with Uncle Dmitry:


    Her and her Granddaddy:


    And her's one of Bridgette by herself:


    Isn't she adorable

    Thank you, LORD, for Bridgette's safe - and f.a.s.t! - delivery in perfect health.  (You do remember Faith and Beth over there in Japan, right, LORD?  We beg the same boon for them.)

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