Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ezekiel Stone Harding

Praise God! Ezekiel Stone Harding is here.
Angi and I walked up for our usual Wednesday Dr. appt. The appt. went well. No change. 3-4cm. The Dr. offered to loan us a book on a birthing method. She would get it on her Lunch break. So after lunch we were returning to the hospital. When we were almost there Angi mentioned that she had to use the Choo(toliet). She said I might have just wet myself. She thought the pregnancy had finally caused all bladder control to fly out the window. The next couple of steps she said no, my water just broke. We went in and saw the Dr. but because we weren't having any contraction she sent us to the home we are staying in.

We had been there about 2 hours when Angi had some very small contractions. I didn't think much of it. Then a very strong one. Seven minutes later a stronger one. 2 mins later a strong one. Then one every two mins. We called a wonderful nurse (Jacqui Besley) who very kindly offered to help us during the birth. She came and decided Angi needed to go right to the Hospital.

At the Hospital they checked Angi; after about a half hr of 1min long contractions that were 1 1/2 min apart, she was at 8cm. Next check half and hr later, she was fully dilated. Off to the delivery room.

In the delivery room Jacqui checked on Angi, Dr Kim Smith directed Angi, I counted for Angi (the hard work) and Angi pushed. 45 mins later 8:02 on the 24th Ezekiel Stone Harding was born. The whole thing was less than 4 hrs!

Ezekiel means "God Strengthens"- Which is our prayer for Him and for us raising him
Stone -comes from my Grandfather Henry Stone Harding (We pray that Ezekiel will follow Gramp's dedication to the Lord
Harding- means "of Hardy Stock" and the reason for that one is...uh

Thank you to all who prayed for us!! And Jacqui, Dr. Smith, Dr. Hedges, and the Nursing staff.

Angie and Zed, Z, Zek, (don't know yet)

Ezekiel after birth

7lbs and sleeping

Angie and Ezekiel both sleeping better knowing the other is there.


Jerry + Breanna said...

Congratulations! Praise God! SO happy for you and that it went so well. I like Z and Zed :) Good job, Angi!!!
Just got back from Target where I got you a WHOLE BUNCH of cute 6month and 12 month clothes for Ezekiel that we will personally bring in January as his belated welcome gift!! Love you guys and congrats again!

Sandy said...

Hongera, elf mabruuk, and however you sell congratulations in Gabra!! We're so happy for you, and can't wait to see what name little Z gets when he gets up to Kalacha... and to meet him ourselves of course. Good job, and Praise God!

Sarah Simmons said...

Congratulations, he is precious!! I'm so excited for you guys and what a blessing that everything went so well and that he came fast. Praying for the 3 of you.

Jessie said...

Awwwwwww, he is like so adorable, i am positive that you, uncle steve and aunt angie are so proud to have such a cute baby, i know i would be, i think that you should call him zeke for a nick name becase it is a really cute sounding name!! well i hope that i will get to see hi soon, like befor two years, lol well i have to go do my home work, please give Ezekiel my love,

Aaron said...

Congratulations Steve and Angie! I'm so excited for you guys. Enjoy the little one. They are truly a blessing!

Leslie said...

Congratulations! I just heard from Linda Burklin that you guys had a baby! I am so absolutely excited for you!

Philip said...

Congratulations sana kabisa! As yet another distinguished person born at Kijabe, I welcome Zed most heartily!

Roxanne said...

Congrats!! What a cool name, so glad to hear Angi did great and baby boy is healthy! praying for the 3 of you!!