June 26, 2007

Our essay on birth



































Monday, June 18th, my wife and I were woken up by a phone call at 5am. There was another scheduled c-section that morning and they had finished early and the nurses wanted to know if we could come in earlier than our scheduled 8am. Bags already packed, we headed down to Orem Community Hospital. They started processing Callie in just as family started arriving. Callie's dad had flown in from Texas, all her sisters were there with their husband bright and early Monday morning.

Dr. Judd and Dr. Gordon performed the c-section, just like they did with the twins Ila and Ruby. Same room almost 2 years later. We even got to be in the same room that all of our other 3 kids were born/taken care of in.

Everything went fine. Callie is doing great and Lulu is fantastic. 1 week and a day later not much has changed. Other than the fact that somehow we were blessed with another little one without any complications, all 10 fingers, all 10 toes and cute as a button to boot. She sleeps, she eats, she poops. She NEVER cries.

Life is truly grand.

14 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations! Love the name....
Glad to hear everything went well. She is beautiful.

dude said...

those photos are so cool. good job

Julila said...

Those pis are so awesome...Lulu is beautiful!!!!!!!

jen said...

that must be an aunt tapping on the window. wonderful capture. made me misty eyed. lucky baby.

Rebekah said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful baby, beautiful pictures too!

Kikibug said...

A-MAZING!!!!!!! That was so wonderfully beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing that~ and for being talented enough to capture the moment so perfectly! Lulu is SOOO BEAUTIFUL. I can't wait to meet her in person.

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TSimpson said...

The perfect photo essay. Congratulations Jon! She is a beautiful baby.

nhsphoto said...

she is beautiful, jon! congrats. the photos are great.

Erin said...

jon, these are great! your family will love having these later on, and i'm sure lulu will enjoy seeing all the joy that happened on her birthday...

congratulations!

Jessica said...

Congrats Jon! The images of the reactions through the glass are priceless. Lulu is adorable already!

duston todd said...

it is great to see your artistic vision on such an emotional and personal story.
...and what a trip to think our kids are only days apart. another crazy coincidence.

love the photos.
congrats.

Audra said...

I don't know how I missed this. Congrats Jon! She's such a doll!!

threewinks said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. And your photographs of the birth are beautiful as well.