Friday, October 1, 2010

Special Delivery

Hmmmmmm

Last Sunday morning were were awakened around 2:30 in the morning with the phone call we had been waiting for. We were expecting a call that said Cynda was in labor, but the call we got was David telling us that baby Elisabeth was here. Within 15 minutes we were on the road heading to Baton Rouge. 8 hours later we got to meet Elisabeth for the first time.

Elisabeth and Papa

Grandma and Elisabeth

When Rebekah was born three years ago the delivery was very fast. From the time the doctor broke the water until she was born was 20 minutes. The doctor went back to her office in the hospital and turned on the monitors - realized what was happening - and turned right around but wasn't able to get there in time. Around the hospital Rebekah was known as speedy baby. Rebekah is no longer the speediest baby. Elisabeth was even faster.

Bekah and Elisabeth

Around two in the morning Cynda woke up to sharp labor pains. She told David that she thought it was time to go to the hospital. Before they could get to the van her water broke. Cynda knew that they could not make it to the hospital in time so David called 911. While he was on the phone Cynda yelled, "put down the phone and come here, the baby is coming now!" David delivered the baby at 2:18. The EMS arrived shortly after. If Rebekah was speedy baby, Elisabeth is lightning!

I Love You Dad

I knew that I had a great son-in-law, but I never thought he would be delivering babies. Elisabeth's sisters are now very knowledgeable about how babies are born. Not many kids these days get to witness their siblings birth. Rebekah is quite jealous of her Mommy Time, but Autumn is quite the big sister and loves to mother Elisabeth.

Bekah and Mommy

Happy Sisters

After visiting a few hours and getting to hold Elisabeth I had to turn around and make the 8 hour trip home. I'm getting way to old to travel 800 miles in 22 hours on two hours sleep. It has taken me all week to catch up on my sleep. Early tomorrow morning I will get back on the road for Baton Rouge. My wife Gina stayed last week to help out. I'm looking forward to seeing her and the whole family tomorrow, but I'm especially looking forward to holding Elisabeth again.

My First Day

23 comments:

  1. That is the plumpiest face I have ever seen on a newborn!!! She is absolutely precious! Congratulations to all of you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. A sweet and beautiful child. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations! Very precious grandbabies..all of them :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Mazal tov! Wonderful pictures of life and new life and bonding. A home delivery, wow!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations!!!

    NOTHING beats a new life.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh many, many congratulations!

    Beautiful children!

    Grandchildren are God's reward to us for being parents. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I definitely see the Olympics in their futures. However births like that really takes that old guilt trip saw "I was in labor with you for 32 hours and this is how you treat me---" totally out of the picture.
    She is beautiful and from your smile, you don't look a bit sleep deprived.
    Little Sis really looks proud also.
    Don't you love how the wrap new borns like tacos these days.
    Enjoy that beautiful baby Richie.

    ReplyDelete
  8. such a beautiful bundle of joy!

    congratulations, drive safely Richie

    ReplyDelete
  9. Heartfelt congratulations, what a lovely child!

    Please be careful when driving. Take a rest, a nap, even stay overnight.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awwh! Congratulations, Grandpa and Grandma! And to mom and dad, of course. Beautiful baby!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Congratulations on becoming a granddad again! And she is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. That is lightning speed indeed.
    Great captures.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am very happy for you and yr family :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congratulations! She is just beautiful:()

    ReplyDelete
  15. All three girls are beautiful. I know you are both very proud grandparents. Enjoy your time with your lovely family.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, congratulations, Rich!!!! What a beautiful baby girl!!!! All your granddaughters are simply lovely!! I'm so thrilled for you...you and Gina must be overjoyed!!! ~Janine

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congratulations, Gina and Rich, on the new arrival! I bet you would move heaven and earth for your grandchildren. 800 miles is nothing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a sweet looking baby! Love her round little face. But boy! What a fast delivery. Dad must be proud.
    Congratulations on being a grandpa again. All the girls are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Just stopping to see if you'd posted anymore pics!!! Congrats, again!!! ~Janine

    ReplyDelete
  20. More pics coming as soon as I have time to go through them.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congratulations Rich! I am so happy for you!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congratulations. May God bless you all...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Welcome, speedy girl! That is super duper news. Congratulations to all of you, and God bless!

    ReplyDelete