Congratulations David & Winnie!!
A new arrival came into the world.
"Audrey has a sister." Kie excitedly informed me just after 06:00 yesterday; both of us were surprised because we heard nothing from David or Winnie the evening before.
Baby Spot, as she was called prior to birth, came into the world at 04:27 on July 19, 2016. David and Winnie have since named her Louise.
Baby Louise's fast arrival could well have been scripted in a Hollywood... really!
|Winnie holding Louise a couple of hours afterward|
Winnie went into labour around 03:50 and of course as planned, David and Winnie immediately notified the midwife and Catherine (Winnie's Mom) to look after Audrey. The midwife could not be contacted so David called 911.
As the minutes passed, the situation soon became very apparent to the expectant parents that Louise was not going to wait for help to arrive.
Just like in the movies, David was on the phone with 911 receiving instructions as he delivered Louise into the world at home while Audrey looked on.
Catherine and two ambulances arrived at David's home at the same time but Louise had already arrived.
For those who are doing the calculations and wondering, the answer is yes, Winnie's labour was all of 35 minutes or so. Audrey arrived quickly when she was born therefore a short labour had been expected for Louise; but nothing this fast.
|Louise - 7lbs 2 oz.|
"... for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed." (I Samuel 2:3b)
This next image came in from David, the best one of Louise that I have seen so far... I'm assuming more are to come.
|Louise - July 21, 2016|
|Audrey with her new baby sister Louise|
|Hello from Louise Winifred on July 22, 2016|
In her Mom's exact words, "In 45 minutes, she turned her father into a midwife, our bathroom into a delivery ward and her sister into an apprentice."
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