Mbingo Baptist Hospital: view from Mbingo Hill

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cathen Elizabeth Young

I suppose the birth of our first child, miss Cathen Elizabeth Young, is as good a first blog entry as any!

 Cathen Elizabeth Young

Cathen was born on August 17th at 11:29 after a relatively short labor. She is 6 pounds and 18 inches, placing her about the 20th % for both weight and length. The delivery went smoothly, and Lindsay and Cathen are doing very well.

It is humorous/ironic that Lindsay dropped her mother, Kay, off at the airport the morning of the 16th with every intention of not having this baby until September 1st. However, the OB appointment that afternoon brought new plans to the table, and try as we might, Kay's flight was already pulling out onto the tarmac when she got the update. So, the induction process was begun, and the next morning we were proud parents of a beautiful little lady.

Kay did make it home safely, and it is a huge blessing that she is able to alter her itinerary and will be returning to Denver on the 24th - about the time that I have to head back to work - to lend a hand.

My first bath!

All clean
Cathen is awesome. Lindsay looks graceful as ever. This is truly a day that we will always cherish. We thank God, and we thank you for your support and prayers. More to come...

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created." James 1: 17-18 

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