Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Love Lucie

Say hello to the newest member of our family: Lucinda Hope Gustafson Kennedy.



Early yesterday morning I left for work at the farmer's market, and just an hour later I recieved a phone call from Nicole letting me know that contractions had started. I rushed home, but as the day wore on it seemed to be a "false alarm". We went to bed last night around 11pm or so, and contractions started again. About 2:30am I awoke startled when Nicole announced her water had broken. I lept out of bed and nearly tripped over myself as we gathered our things for the hospital. Contractions began to come very quickly. The thought began to cross both our minds that we might not make it to the hospital. Fortunately, with great concentration we were able to make it down the three flights of stairs in our building and to labor and delivery at Swedish Covenant Hospital in time. Nicole only labored a couple more hours, and we were very surprised when with just one big push little Lucie nearly shot right out! Our midwife wasn't even ready yet to catch her!

We're glad to say that delivery went fine and that both mother and baby appear to be in good condition. Lucinda is 9lbs 7ozs with long black hair. The three of us have spent the day resting and recouperating from all the excitement.

We know many people have been thinking of us and praying for us. We're grateful for all the love and encouragement, and giving thanks to God for this new little blessing.

7 comments:

Patty said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to meet her. Hope you are all getting some rest now. Let us know if there's anything you need!

Anonymous said...

It's good to be a grandma...
"I love Lucie" too. Look at all that hair. Can't wait to get my hands on her.

Love, G'ma K

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so glad all went well. Marge

Anonymous said...

We are so excited to be grandpa and grandma again. She is absolutely beautiful. We can hardly wait to come and see our "precious" little Lucie.

Love, Grandma G

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is so cute!!!

Evie's Story said...

Praising the Lord with you. She is BEAUTIFUL!! What a blessings. Have had you on my heart and been praying!

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful!