Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-10-11: The Day that Lena Esther Hamilton Entered Our World!!!

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DSC_0748.JPG, a photo by gkhamilton on Flickr.

Last night at 10:18, Kathy gave birth to our first child, Lena Esther Hamilton! Lena is a beautiful, healthy baby who stole our hearts from the moment that we first laid eyes on her. Kathy and I will be staying here at St. Vincent Hospital for the next few days as Kathy recovers from her C-section surgery.

I will continue this BlogSpot post throughout our stay here at St. Vincent (we've been here for 50+ hours so far), uploading additional photos and telling Lena’s story. The hospital’s WiFi network is not playing nice with my computer’s security programs, so I will add each section (including this opening) and a few select photos each time that I am able to connect online.

Thank you, friends, for your prayers and supportive words as we watched God miraculously move to bring our baby daughter, Lena, into this world!

9/13/11 Tuesday update:

For the remainder of our nearly 101 hour stay in the hospital, I didn't find a good opportunity to continue this post as I had planned. In fact, Kathy and I just got home from the hospital and have put baby Lena down in her new bassinet for the first time!! I'll post a brand new BlogSpot post here early next week.


Christi said...

Wow...I don't think I have seen Kathy more beautiful than right here. That is one precious baby you have too. So happy for the three of you!

Holly Kalton said...

Welcome to the family, sweet Lena! Garth and Kathy -- soooooooo happy for you both. You both are adventure lovers, so this parenting gig will be right up your alley! I know God will bless the Hamilton3 greatly. Hope to see you all at the next family reunion!

Garth Hamilton said...

Christi- I totally agree. Baby Lena is such a little cutie right now, and I hope that she gets Kathy's stunning good looks as she gets older!

Garth Hamilton said...

Holly- We definitely both love being in a good adventure. Judging by how this started, this one is gonna write itself. But we've never done anything anything quite like this... we're ready for the ride!