And then there was Liam…
I was near being distraught the week in-between Christmas and New Years. I KNEW this baby was coming soon, and still nothing. I was the happiest woman alive Wednesday when I started with several rounds of nausea/vomiting. This can be a sign of labor starting, as it was for me with my last pregnancy. I joyfully went into my mid-wife appointment that day expecting to be sent to the hospital, and still nothing.
Our sweet New Year’s Day angel! Thank you Jesus for Liam Joseph.
Born 1/1/11 at 9:02 a.m. 9 .lbs 11.8 .oz, at 39 weeks.
The following night I started with contractions that were irregular and painful at times, and still nothing. The next day, New Years Eve, I had back pain in the morning and a few painful (and yet irregular) contractions. I was not impressed. My body was going to have to prove to me that THIS was it. That evening around 7 p.m. I started with contractions I could time. However, by the time the ball dropped I was falling asleep unable to time my contractions any longer. I was very discouraged.
Princess Naomi on her big daddy’s shoulders, and mothering Lil’ Liam.
Liam Joseph with his BIG brothers!
I woke up at 4:48 a.m. to a strong downward push and (eeeew) the audible sound of my hips popping, and (Praise God) my water breaking! THAT was my ticket into the hospital to have little Liam.
He was born a little over 4 hours later and this was my fifth epidural that has worked w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!!!!! My mom came and stayed over 2 weeks and we had several friends shower us with meals, love and visits afterwards.
Mommy and Liam. 1 day old.
THAT is Liam’s first smile!
Liam, ready for his first day out! We went out to eat and to the Children’s Museum.
Our own show? In the newsroom at the museum. Even Gaby has a mic!
“Mr. Science,” ZION!
Daddy was able to meet us for some Children’s Museum fun after work! He and Zion need a metal wall/marble set.
Jadin and Naomi always love the face paint.
“Vrooooom, Vroooooom,” Gabriel!
Naomi, cooking in a kitchen that is just her size!