Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy 10th Birthday, Josie Elizabeth!

Lizzy was born on January 17, 2000. It was a holiday, Martin Luther King Day, and we had had company for the long weekend in anticipation of her being born. But, she waited to come late Monday night, after most of our company had gone home. I remember sitting in the rocker w/ Samuel wrapped across my belly that evening and having a few contractions. I wasn't sure if I was really in labor or not, but we decided to go ahead and go to the hospital. We left the house sometime after 10:00 p.m. and by the time we arrived at the hospital, I knew I was in real labor. She came so fast! The doctor rushed in for me to push a couple of times and she was here. She was born at 11:48 p.m. that night, weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces. I will never forget that moment for the rest of my life. Lizzy, we are so happy that God gave us our beautiful baby girl! Happy Birthday!