Hannah, Hebrew: Grace
Grace, English: God's Riches At Christ's Expense
"Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace God's grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin!"
Monday, September 10, 2012
8 pounds, 4 ounces; 21 1/2 inches
Labor started about 4am with contractions mild and 15 minutes apart. At 11 am contractions still were quite mild and 10-15 minutes apart. My mom and grandma were here to help with Ruthie and Asher. We all walked the half mile to the resort to play for a bit and walk home with Tony for lunch. When we got back home around 12:30pm, the contractions were getting stronger and were now 5 minutes apart. I called the midwives and they were on their way. Tony filled the birth pool with water and got the kids ready to leave while we waited for the midwives to arrive. The midwives, Ruth and Sonja, arrived about 1:45pm. Grandmas and the kids left for the park. Contractions were getting more intense and closer together. Moved into the birth pool to push and Hannah Grace was born at 2:55pm. Ruthie & Asher came back home around 5:30pm to welcome their new baby sister!
A couple more pictures:
PS: All pictures were taken on Day 2 (Tuesday).