Posted by: aaronkennard | July 11, 2008

New Baby Girl!!

Nan did an amazing job and had an 8 pound baby girl at 7:27 tonight!!!

This picture looks old school, but believe me, it’s not.

The birth went so perfect and smooth, it was phenomenal.  I took the kids to our friends the Stouts at about 12:30 this afternoon…thanks Kristy!  Then Nan called our midwife Jean at 2:30 because she was starting to consistently have contractions.  Jean and her assistants arrived at our house between 3 and 4 and our friend Erin Fox-smith came over to get video and photo footage. Nan just did her thing and did it well.  She moved from the bed in our room, to a birth ball, to a stool, to the toilet.  Then she would change it up.  At about 7 it was getting pretty strong and our baby girl came out at 7:27.  Nan is an inspiration to me…although the chances are good I’ll never be giving birth to a child, I really love the example she is to me.  The way she just takes care of business is just amazing, and an example to anyone.  She made it look practically easy – just another day at the office for her.

We haven’t decided on a name yet…we’ll keep you posted on that one!

After the delivery of the Baby and the placenta 20 minutes later, Nan got up and went for a quick run to loosen up and get back into the groove.  She’s got to get training again, 9 months is a long time to take off you know.  Then she took a quick shower while I held my amazing new little girl for a while against my chest to keep her warm.  Then they brought us up some delicious panang curry takeout to eat in our bed and Erin also brought home Abe and Breanne from the neighbor’s house…they were completely psyched about having a new baby sister.  (OK so that part about Nan going for a run was not true, I confess, she just went straight to the shower, but the way she was beaming and bouncing off the walls to have the baby out she probably could have.) 

I feel extremely blessed to have a healthy new daughter and a healthy and amazing wife who are both now asleep upstairs.  Tiring day for them both obviously.

Here’s what Abe and Breanne had to say about their new sister:


  1. Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

  2. How wonderful, Aaron and Nan! I’m so glad that everything went well.

  3. Congrats on the beautiful baby girl! We’re very exited for you. Can’t wait to meet her.

  4. Wow! I am so completely impressed with you and the best part is that I totally believed the part about you going for a run. I did not even doubt it!

  5. Congratulations on another sweet girl to love. Way to go Nan!

  6. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful baby girl! Your kids are so darn cute and I am truly impressed you could do a natural labor. I also believed your husband when he said you went for a run! You have always been one tough cookie =).

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