Moose's baby brother Leo has finally arrived! Amanda awakened me yesterday morning around 4AM to ask if she thought she should call the midwife about the somewhat mild contractions she had been having all night. When she could barely speak through a sudden contraction we made the mutual decision to wake everyone and head for the hospital. One hour and fifteen minutes after we arrived out popped Leo! Amanda was a trooper working hard and consistently with each contraction and all natural, NO DRUGS OR EPIDURAL. She said later that she felt like she skipped transition altogether, even though she knows that's not possible.
Our little butterball weighed in at TEN POUNDS SEVEN OUNCES!!! 21 inches long.
The family looks content and how not fair is it for Amanda to look so good after all that work?!
Moose is thrilled to finally hug his baby brother. He was even more excited when he patted Leo on the back and was rewarded with a healthy belch.
I feel like Eliana Marie was watching over us all from heaven above to make sure Leo had a safe arrival. Thank you God for Leo's healthy entrance into our family and please continue to bless this family with good health and happiness.