Your greatness is not what you have, it's what you give.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A New Addition!

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.


AlisonH said...

Amen. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful story told with such joy! God bless.
Mary Miner

Elise H. said...

We are all so overjoyed! Cannot wait to meet mini-Moose. Quite the linebacker she delivered!!!

Karin said...

Oh I can't wait to meet him!!!!!

Mare said...

Oh My Goodness i just read your announcement! Congratulations to you and your Beautiful Family! I am so happy for you all...I'm sure your little Guardian Angel is watching over you all. Love to you..mare