Friday, October 19, 2012

The Aftermath

There were a couple of birth photos that I didn't include in the last post.  We didn't get that many of them.  It's hard to do when the only person to take them is Peter and he's pretty distracted with me and the baby anyway.  But here is baby getting measured.  This was probably 1/2 hour to one hour after she was born.  She had been wrapped up and nursing before this.

Here is the cradle, all ready for her, except that I needed to change that blue bumper pad for the pink one.  (Same cradle that we always use that my dad designed and hand-crafted for my sisters and myself.) The beautiful blanket hanging on the corner made it's way from Oregon to be here for her, made by her Grammy. 
Home birth supplies. 
I looked for months for a used glider rocker and ottoman to buy.  For one reason or another, none of them ever worked out and I got to my due date and still didn't have one.  I really wanted one to keep in my room to nurse the baby.  I prayed and waited and finally concluded that the answer to that request must have been no, at least for now.  The week before Bronwyn was born, my friend from church found the chair in the above picture at a kids consignment sale for me for just $10!  That was such a blessing.  It was here waiting when Bronwyn arrived and we sat and used it the very first day.  It blessed me to use it, that the price was so much lower than anything else we had looked at and was so affordable for us, that my friend cared enough to look for it, purchase it and bring it to me and that the Lord cared about my desire and supplied what I wanted/needed at the right time.  Hurray!
First acquaintance.  :)
This is the birthing tub, now on the front porch and turned into the perfect place to have a tea party and read books with your little brother.  I did use the tub for part of my labor, but it was pretty short.  I didn't deliver the baby in it.  This tub was purchased by a couple of young couples at church and they share it was those who would like to use it. 
These girls, along with their family, brought us a wonderful meal the next day to help out and celebrate the arrival of Bronwyn...
...complete with a cake and sparkling cider! 
Tired daddy two days after the birth.  The picture below is the whole tired, hanging-in-there crew on Sunday.
So happy to have her here now.  These are special days.  Truly, we welcome little Bronwyn!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased that you have been blessed with 8 beautiful children! ...And good friends besides. Love you!

JoAnn

Kathy Poncy said...

What can I say. I am so very touched and feel so blessed to count you among the most special of friends - each one.

I love you all so much and pray for the best of days today. God's timing is so awesome.

Love, Kathy

Jennie and Julie said...

I'm so glad that you got these photos on before Grandma left, so that she could enjoy them with me. They are wonderful, and she looks especially good in yellow....smile.
Grammie

Lora said...

Congratulations again Julie and Peter and family! She's adorable. Thanks for sharing pictures of her too so quickly! I am sure you are busy!