Friday, January 2, 2009

Liberty Florence Slocum

Praise God Liberty is Here!! Sean and I went for a walk on New Year's Eve and we were a mile and a half from the car when my water broke! It was a cold wet walk back to the van. We went home cleaned up ate something and headed to the hospital. My contractions were not bad at all but when we were walking the halls the nurse said, "You look flushed we better check you." So we headed back to the room and I was at 9 1/2 cm!! I was so excited I couldn't believe it. Seriously the calmest labor ever. That was at about 9:30pm we thought we would get the tax write-off for 2008 but I will spare you the details she wasn't born until 2:24am on January 1, 2009. The longest, most difficult frustrating 5 hours of my life.

I am so thankful that she is here and arrived safely and is healthy (a wee bit of jaundice). We had great labor and delivery nurses and Jessica was there for much needed encouragement and shared joy!

Liberty was our heaviest girl at 9 pounds 6 ounces and just under 22 inches long. She came out fist first and definitely not missing any meals. She did not have any vernix and was dry and wrinkly. We missed being the first baby of the new year by about 20 minutes.

Proud papa with little Libby.



10 comments:

Hilary said...

Many, many congratulations. I am so happy for all of you. Liberty is beautiful (looks like a roly-poly Ian to me!) Can't wait to meet her (and hear more of the birth story... especially since we have the same OB/GYN!) I'm just glad she's finally here.

Stacy said...

Congratulations, Carolynn! I saw Tami's post this morning but couldn't WAIT to read the details! :)

Liberty is adorable!
Good job, mama!

But, seriously. 5 hours for that final 1/2 centimeter? Ugh. I'm SO sorry.

Blessings to all of you!

Syndi said...

She is beautiful and I'm so glad she's here! I can't wait to meet her. Welcome home!

Charles and Naomi Jenkins said...

Praise God! I am so thankful to read that things went well and she is here. I can't wait to talk with you about the delivery....:)

amy said...

Yay and Yay Carolynn! I am so happy and thankful with you that she is here healthy and you are no longer pregnant!

shawn said...

Happy New Year!! I LOVE her name. I stole a photo from tami's blog to put on mine, and the file said "Liberty" so I had a hunch... she's beautiful!! Congratulations!

Chantel said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to meet her and I too, would love to hear the rest of the birth story, if you are sharing. =) See you Tuesday?!?

Steph :o) said...

We have been away for a few days, and I couldn't wait to get home and check your blog! *grin* Congratulations, my friend. Liberty is SOOO beautiful!

astringer35 said...

Whooo-hooooo! Happy, happy day. I'm so glad YOU'RE healthy and well and baby is too! Love you girl!
Anissa

Teamo said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. I wish we could have been there to see her. we enjoyed our visit so much. Hugs and Kisses
-Christine