One interesting side note is that I had been praying that I would be able to have my baby early so my sister would be able to be there with me, given my mom couldn't, and she, Brynn, was coming into town for the Bell Womens Conference. The only complication was that I had been praying to have the baby on Saturday or Sunday, and I actually had her on Thursday, when Brynn was on the air plane to come here. She didn't even know I was in labor until she got the call when she landed that I had already delivered and was headed for an appendectomy. Unfortunately, however, I was unable to attend the conference wholeheartedly as I had so anticipated for a whole year, believe it or not. Moral of the story, be careful what you pray for, you might actually get it, and a whole lot more that you didn't ask for.
Our new family picture at the hospital.
Harris (4), Mandolin, Dave, Halen (6), Bevan, and Brigden (2).
I love, need, and completely trust her! Side note: She was one my dad's girlfriends in college and we didn't even connect the dots until after she had already delivered 2 of my children. Thank goodness they ended things years ago on good terms. Sweet lady!
Halen is so excited to have a sister and she should be, as I truly love and appreciate mine!
Brigden is all smiles holding his new baby sister. He didn't take his eyes off of her the entire time we were in the hospital room. He kept saying, "Mom, they're taking my baby sister. Where is my baby sister?"
Tammy, Dad's wife, holding Bevan. Bevan's bright blonde hair looks like she would fit better in the Parker family then in the Bells. Such is life.
My support crew. I am so blessed to have all of them. Megan, Collin, Kevin, Bevan, Brynn, Diane, Emmy, Brandon, Andrea. What a joy to have them all visit!
Dad was my major support, besides Dave and Machel, during the day. He stayed the entire day with us as we encountered the birth, CAT scan, and the appendectomy. I so appreciated having him there, more than he'll ever know. I am so blessed to have him in my life, as well as here on earth with me.