Friday, September 16, 2016

Benaiah Jasher Lance




Benaiah Jasher Lance
“YHWH has Built”  “Upright”
Was born to Trey and Deborah Lance
Sept 14, 2016
He weighed  7 lbs 1 oz and is a beautiful boy.

It was quite the adventure for the Grandmas!!!  
Deborah had been having light contractions on and off for two days.  They were gradually getting a little stronger so we called the midwife and let her know she would probably be needed later on.
The girls were being goofy with the chalk, so we decided this would be a fun way to let Trey know it was time to wrap things up at work and head home.
These pictures were taken at 4:30 pm.
 

Trey got the message and started heading home while we started getting the birthing pool out. The contractions were still light so we were having a fun time with it.
Tracy is making sure there aren’t any lumps in the padding under the pool  :)

The contractions started getting stronger so we called the midwife to come on over while we started getting water in the pool.
I couldn’t get the hose fitting off the washing machine which was our first plan to fill up the pool.  But, Trey was prepared and had bought some other fittings.  (I’m sure if he had been there he would have been able to get the hose off the washer.)  Tracy was able to get the hose hooked up to the shower head and we were in business.
You can tell that we weren’t too concerned yet, because I’m still taking pictures :)  
That was the last picture until after the birth :)

We got the pool half full before we ran out of hot water in the tank.  In the meantime, Deborah’s contractions were getting pretty strong.  She got in the tub while we started heating water up.  She wasn’t in there long before she was feeling the urge to push.  There wasn’t enough water yet to have the birth in the pool so we moved Deborah to her bed after the next contraction.  Trey got home at 7 o’clock and Benaiah was born at 7:12 pm!  Tracy and I were able to talk with Deborah’s midwife as she drove, despite poor cell reception, and the birth went very smoothly.  We didn’t really have time to get nervous which was a huge blessing.  In fact the whole day was a huge blessing from YHWH, we really felt His peace and we are very grateful!
The proud Grandma’s after their first solo and truly accidental midwifeless homebirth :)
 
Since this was my first time really assisting in a birth, Tracy took the lead while I helped out.  Since she got to catch Benaiah, I got to dress him for the first time.
Zadok wasn’t sure what to make of Benaiah at first, but he warmed up to him real fast.

Mom and baby are both doing great and resting quietly.


 Grandma and Sarah are helping take care of Zadok. (Grandma is learning how to take selfies :)  )

I am working on getting the blog updated.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! He's beautiful and I'm so glad that you were blessed with a safe, but exciting birth! -Ashleigh&Misha

Susan said...

Thanks Ashleigh & Misha :)

lynn said...

Blessed is the new little one. Congrats to the Grandmothers and Mom for following the baby's lead. Glad to read a family update.

Stacy said...

Congratulations on a smooth birth and healthy family. I so love seeing your blog updates.

Anonymous said...

Susan, just checking in to see what excitement you all are up to. It is wonderful to be able to follow you Blog!

Tenie (Christine Gettys Hull)

Susan said...

Tenie!!!!
That's crazy that you found my blog. We were just in NC visiting my mom. We're building a house in ND and we're taking a much needed break. At the moment we are visiting Abigail's family in Puerto Rico.
Where are you living now? Kids?