Evelynn Joan was born on Saturday morning at 6:15 a.m. She was 9 lbs, 13 oz (yes, you read that right!) and 22 inches long. I’ll spare you her head circumference, shall I?
She was peacefully brought into the world with a natural water birth at our home. Labour was just under 4 hours long and, much to Brian’s joy, we had excellent midwives here to help with the delivery. Both of us are doing very well. She’s simply perfect – very alert, bright eyed and contented. She looks a lot like her sister at this point but her hair is very dark and there is a lot of it!
Her first name means optimistic and radiant life but we added the extra “n” for a connection to my own middle name (Lynn) and it is pronounced with soft “e” sound. Her middle name has great significance for us as it is my beloved mother’s name and means God loving heroine.
Anne and Joseph are over-the-moon. The look of wonder on their faces when they met her will stay with us forever. Anne is absolutely dazzled by her new little sister and her gentle, helpful soul is in full delight. Joe is very tender-hearted about the whole thing, frequently calling her “beautiful” and “our baby” before telling the world that he loves them all.
We are so thankful for the love, support and prayers we have received.
We’re still in “baby-moon” mode right now – I simply can’t get enough of her and our (sometimes overwhelming, let’s be honest, shall we?) new status as a family of five.
I am writing out her birth story tonight while it’s still fresh (read: I’m still crying about it) and I can’t wait to share more with you, my beautiful village.
Love to each of you with a full heart (and very full arms!),