Here are the pics and details we promised.
She is 53cm tall which is 20 and 3/4 inches
A very happy Daddy!
A very happy Opa!
A very happy Opa!
She looks quite a bit like Ami did.
On Saturday and Sunday I felt really groggy. It's winter here in South Africa and I picked up the cold bug from somewhere. I didn't go to church on Sunday and said to my mom that if I have to have the baby while I'm sick I don't know that I'll have the energy to deliver. I had an uncomfortable night with a runny nose, watery eyes and a yucky cough. On Monday morning I woke up at 5:48am and thought I felt some contractions. They were not intense, but definitely something to make me think, this could be it. I woke Brian up at 6am and contacted my midwife. She said I was so casual about the pains in my text to her. She told me to take a warm bath for about 45 minutes. I did that while Brian packed the car. I was only in the bath for about 8 minutes when I decided to get out and call her. I told her that the pains were getting closer, about 5 minutes apart and that we were on our way to the hospital. We arrived at 6:45am. She had worked night shift and was handing over her patients. She showed us our room and I walked around trying to endure the pains. Then I told B that they were coming quicker. Like every two and a half minutes. He called Sue from her office. She checked and I was 9 cm dilated. WOW! She broke my waters. I got into the tub and one push later Allison was born at 7:20am. It was amazing! I am SO thankful to God Who gave me the strength and energy to deliver Allison. To think that I was in the same hospital at 27 weeks with contractions and unbelievable pain. And then severe cramps again at 32 weeks. God in His grace has given us this precious gift and our hearts' greatest desire is that she will come to know Christ and serve Him all her days.
Thank you to all of you who have faithfully prayed for us over this time. All praise, glory and honour to God Who gives life and life eternally.
P.S. The Austin T. Duncan Test appears to work in the Southern Hemisphere as well as the Northern! Would have been fun to have tried it with all the others too :)
P.P.S. 9 years ago on June 16th, 2000 my gorgeous husband dropped my engagement ring out of a hot air balloon, while getting ready to propose to me. He then pulled out the real ring and got down on his knee. I said, "Yes" and here we are with a blessed brood of Biedebachs!