While Korinna recovered from her sedation we received her test results. She was hearing fine! Most parents would have jumped for joy but I was heart broken that our journey was no where near over. I know for a fact my expression changed and my heart broke a little more. Of course, you know God has a way of lifting your spirits and filling you with peace. So we headed home to get ready for a dinner with friends as we celebrated my friends birthday.
We returned home and I took a little nap with Korinna only I couldn't really relax because I felt that my little bundle of joy and a bundle of contractions. They were 15 minutes apart and more bothersome than uncomfortable so I got up and trudged away at preparing dinner and getting the house ready.
By 9 am we were getting ready to push. They coaxed me out of the shower and put me in bed. By 9:30 I was getting ready and at 10:18 on August 20th I delivered a brand new baby girl 8 lbs 3 oz 19 1/2 inches long. When I lifted her onto my chest I immediately noticed that her hair was wavy and thought wouldn't it be cool if she had curly hair. I also noticed how amazing she was, how much I loved her and how happy I was to finally be holding her in my arms. By 7 pm we had finally chosen a name, Elaina Davis.
Korinna's first time meeting her baby sister. I can assure you that this was the most excited she has been for a new sibling. Each time her reaction gets a little less enthusiastic.
My sweet friend holding Elaina for the first time. She will kill me for posting this picture and for sharing this little tid bit. But Oh Well! She was sick, very sick during her pregnancies and this day was no different. She walked in and said, "Give me that baby so I will remember how worth it this is." If you know her you know how funny this was and of course holding a baby does remind you of all of your hard work you have had to do on your end and all of the hard work God is doing to get your little one to you.
Tomorrow my second E will be 8 years old and my- oh- my has my heart wept tonight as I have looked at these baby pictures of you. You have grown up so much. You are so mature. You can run this house better than I can. You have such a compassionate heart and you strive to always do right. You pride your self on being honest (almost brutally). You still love the violin though practicing has become less fun. Reading is an addiction for you and I hope this love continues. You dream of being a mommy, a teacher at Rise and a violinist. Your favorite band is Third Day. You tend to be shy around kids your own age but with grown up you feel at home. Homeschooling you has been a joy and I look forward to watching you grow.
I love you little E to the moon and back and God loves you even more.