May 31, 2007 is a day that will be etched in my mind forevermore. It began at 3:30 AM when my sweet wife Amy reported to me that her water had broke! Eleven days overdue, but we'll take it.
From there, it was straight to the hospital. The contractions began pretty much immediately. She was admitted around 4:00 AM.
Requisite calls were made to family members, who began arriving and assembling in the waiting room. Amy's labor progressed quickly, which has its plusses and minuses. She was incredible to watch during the whole process. What an amazing woman the Lord has blessed me with!
At 2:11 PM on May 31, 2007, Ella Kathleen Brannan was born! 9 lbs 10 oz of the cutest little thing I've ever seen in my entire life! Here she is, minutes old, already hamming it up for the camera:
Needless to say, Mom & Dad pretty proud. She's a healthy girl, though she's had some jaundice issues which contributed to a longer-than-normal hospital stay for the family. But we're home now, and life is good. Here are a few more pics:
Amy was nothing short of incredible during the labor and delivery. This was a 9lb/10oz child! Gentlemen, I can only say that your love and appreciation for your wife will grow beyond what you could consider when you see her holding your daughter or son. Mine certainly has. I love you incredibly, sweetie.