As you know, Abby has been pregnant with our first child, a little girl. Her due date was June 29th. The doctors decided this past week to induce her on Wednesday, June 22. On Saturday, the Lord had different plans. The Grove had a car wash to raise money for our students attending Word of Life Camp. Abby and I were there the entire time. Abby took things extremely slow though. When we got home (2 pm), I went out to cut grass, and she was resting. When I came back in the house, Abby said she was going to take a shower, because she was hurting. She was so nervous to tell me that she thought she was having contractions. She thought that I would freak out or something. So, she slowly told me that she thought she was having contractions. So, what did I do? I FREAKED OUT! We called the doctor, and he said when the contractions get to about 6 minutes apart, you can come in. Not long after we got off the phone with him, they were 6 minutes apart. So, we rushed to the hospital making every phone call known to man. When we checked in, Abby had only dialated 1 1/2 centimeters. So, they were going to send her home if she was not progressing. So, they gave us the option to walk around to see if she progresses. So, we began walking around. While in the hospital, her water broke! So, we moved into the labor room. Abby was begging for an epidural so they got one fast. The problem was that the labor was moving so fast, the epidural did not keep up. So, she did not have one until about 30 minutes before she began pushing.
My parents made it about 20 minutes before she started pushing. Abby’s family traveled in from Florida, but did not make the birth. Abby moved from 1 1/2 centimeters to 8 centimeters within an hour. It was unbelieavable. So, she began pushing. It took about 1 and a half hours to push, and Lynlee Jewel Evans arrived! I can say, “THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE THIS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!” Just to lay eyes on the little one for the first time is indescribable. She was born at 1:29 am on Sunday, June 19th. By the way, if you have not noticed, it was Father’s Day. What a Father’s day gift? I met my daughter on Father’s Day! Lynlee weighs 6 pounds 6 ounces, and is 19 inches long. She is tiny! She is amazing.
Later on after she was born, a nurse came into ask if we would be okay being on the news (WFMY2). I was like sure. Lynlee was the first baby to be born on Father’s Day in Winston Salem, NC. So, we were interviewed on WFMY2, and it was shown during the 11:00 pm show. Here is a link on their website: http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/179944/57/Triad-Fathers-Welcome-Newborns-On-Fathers-Day. They also interviewed a few other father’s as well. Lynlee is famous on her first day with us! Here are some pics:
Let me just say, IT IS AMAZING BEING A PARENT! Also, everyone told me it would come natural, and I thought that was untrue, but it certainly is true. It is the greatest feeling ever. I could hold my beautiful daughter all day long. What a precious gift from a GREAT GOD! We are completely understanding to the fact that this is a “God Thing.” If it were not for God and His goodness, we would not be able to be holding our beautiful daughter. We give Him all of the glory for this incredible miracle. We also give our daughter to Him. I want our daughter to be His.
Please continue to pray for Lynlee and Abby during this time.