We are grateful to the Lord for answering many prayer in the safe birth of Samantha. She was born at one this morning, June 16; she was 8lb 14oz and 20'' long. The main part of labor went beautifully (Dana is amazing!). But when it came to the end, Samantha's head was turned sideways and it took longer than usual. Finally, we were told that if she didn't come out soon, she would have to have a c-section. Dana basically had two more pushes to try. And she did it! (with help from the Dr. turning her head and pulling her out). Thank you Carrington, Dr. Womack, and all the nurses! It was a stressful exit, the cord was around her neck, and she swallowed some fluid, so she had trouble breathing at first. Her first couple of hours were in the nursery. But she recovered quickly, returned to us, and nursed like she knew what she was doing!
We named her Samantha Rubie because Dana's Granddaddy's name was Sam and both of our Grandmothers' names were Rubie (or Ruby).