The Birth of Elizabeth Louise
Dec 21, 2011
Lizzie was due on Christmas Day, but she very graciously made her entrance on December 10th (a convenient Saturday, no less)!
Bernadette’s water had broken the night before, but labor hadn’t started on its own. Some pitocin took care of that and within a few hours she was ready for an epidural. After the epidural she went from 3.5cm to 9.5cm in under an hour! We’d all thought we had a long day ahead of us and instead we had a baby before lunch and the hat I was knitting Lizzie was far from finished!
Bernadette’s mom was there as an additional supporter, I just loved the emotion on her face during the delivery and you know I’m a sucker for a crying dad!
Lizzie arrived at 10:51am and there was not a dry eye in the room. Well, except for the doctor, but he had to see what he was doing. :P
I am so jealous of the warm welcome Bernadette and Clint were able to give their sweet daughter. She is so lucky to have had all these people waiting in the hospital to meet her!
The next day I was back to visit again. I got to babysit Lizzie while her parents ran down to the hospital cafeteria. We had a practice photoshoot and that sweet goddaughter of mine SMILED for me. One day old and smiling for pictures. She totally knew who was visiting. :) I even got to feed her a bottle of expressed milk. Heaven!
Lizzie’s slideshow is here. Get ready–you’ll be seeing a lot of this little cutie this year!
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