Our little miracle has arrived! Owen Kristoffer Lyman, born Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 5:54pm. 8lbs 5oz, 21" long, 14.5" head. We had a beautiful, un-medicated, husband coached birth and both mom and baby are healthy and well.
We arrived at the hospital at 7am to have my water broken, but snowy conditions prevented my midwife from arriving at that time. She broke my water at 1230 with little water to show for it and Kris and I spent the next 2 hours doing some techniques to bring on labor. At 2:30, contractions began and at 5:30 I was feeling the urge to push, and only a short 26 minutes later our little Owen arrived into the world. It was a very quick labor and delivery with no complications. Kristoffer was a perfect coach and I feel even closer to him than before being able to have such a wonderful labor and delivery experience without medication. I felt great after delivery and was able to be up and walking within an hour!
So, without further ado, our son: Owen Kristoffer Lyman
Marin already has proven her gentle love as a big sister with sweet kisses and head butt's and is a big helper, we are so proud of her.
We are also incredibly grateful to our Father in Heaven for blessing us with a beautiful, healthy new addition to our family. To be entrusted with such a sacred and sweet little spirit is such an honor, and we pray every night that we can be the loving, gentle, spiritual parents our children deserve.