He’s Here

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My water broke a few short hours after my last post.

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After 2 hours and 45 minutes of the easiest labor I’ve ever experienced, Silas James McKeen was born.  Here are a few snapshots of  our first week.


11313170_10204371165069771_432125215221797895_oLauren woke up shortly after Silas was born.  She wasn’t too sure what was going on at first.IMG_7850


Our midwives love what they do!  Here is Robin hugging Silas, welcoming him to the world.


Two midwives and an apprentice attended our birth. In this picture, they are weighing Silas for the first time.  He weighed 10 lb. and was 21 inches long.  He is my biggest baby yet!  11357187_10204371166989819_1082539176909636262_o

After the excitement was over, Daddy held Silas for the first time.


The midwives checked in on us the next day.


David took over homeschooling those next few days.  As I sat holding Silas, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the chaos.

IMG_7944I am recovering well and Silas is doing great.  One of the kids said just today, “Mom, it feels like Silas has been around forever!”



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