She's here. We give thanks to God for his perfect timing, despite our efforts to get her to come a little early. God is so good.
12 hours old.
Elaina Halcyon Blakey was born on her due date, on Wednesday, February 1st, at home with the assistance of our wonderful midwife and her assistant, a nurse. After 5 hours of intense active back labor, she came into this world at 9:24 pm, weighing 7 lbs 14 oz, and 19 3/4 inches long.
Moments after she was born.
We are so thankful to have her in our arms, and we are all doing well. There will be more details and pictures soon.