At 5:30 a.m. Charity woke up on the morning of July 9th and knew she was in labor! The labor seemed to be going really fast (as is the norm for me and our other daughters) we left for the hospital about 9:30 and checked in at 10. The rest is a very interesting and important story. The story is told beautifully striaght from “the Mother’s heart” here. I’m just going to give you a picture story. Some are from my Iphone camera and some from Charity’s really nice camera so here we go:
This is my absolutel favorite. It looks as though Moses is smiling right back at his daddy!
This is Charity’s wonderful doula Mars whom we all love (originally from Jamaica)
and the midwife below Erinin (from Greece)
The view from the Garden Room next to where Charity was laboring:.
From the delivery room. Sweet hand still purple!
Could there be a happier moment?
I guess I’m happier to see him than he is to see me! It’s hard to get born!
This woman, this baby of mine, was positively incredible! The more chaotic it got, the more calm she became. She was a joy to behold!
The view from their hospital room: (It’s easy to see how he got his middle name!)
Being a new parent is thoroughly exhausting! They were such a dynamic duo. Ian was a champion and Charity, a true hero! Life has just changed forever for these two…for the better!
Below is my view on my fifteen minute walk home from the hospital:
The required car seat to carry him home was just a bit on the large side!
And there is Moses in his basket. Now all we need is some bulrushes!
Even with a few signifigant glitches, it was a glorious 72 hours! . More on our adventure at home before I left coming soon!