Saturday, January 03, 2009
Well, my brother and sister in law have been expecting their first child to be born around February 3rd but she decided to come early. Lydia Grace Englehardt was born this morning, Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 at 8:52 a.m. She is 5 lbs., 11 oz. and is 19” long. They were hoping for a natural birth but Wendy (new momma) had high blood pressure and preclemsia so after trying the usual drugs had to have a cesarian. Both parents have survived the excitement although they are exhausted and Lydia is doing excellently.
For me this has been a weekend full of activity that isn't quite over. My birthday is tomorrow so last night I had a bunch of girl friends over for a pajama party to celebrate. Of course the evening was punctuated with ongoing reports of the delivery process and we didn't go to bed until 4 this morning. Everyone was up realtively early and after coffee and food everyone packed up to head home and my sister and I headed off to the hospital for a nice long visit. We arrived shortly after Lydia was back in her mother's arms from all the tests and watching since she was a premie. We had a lovely visit and will be back again tomorrow.
The only sad point to the weekend is I have to go back to work on Monday after two weeks off. Just trying not to think about that. Well, it's almost 8 pm and I think it is time to go to bed to catch up from last nights festivities. I hope everyone is having a lovely new year so far.