Thursday, August 27, 2009
Introducing Evelyn Rose
She's here!!! Evie arrived at 1 pm on Thursday, August 27 at National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. She weighs 6 pounds, 6 ounces and she is absolutely beautiful. We are amazed at how long her little toes are. She has reddish brown hair, but not much of it.
Katie is exhausted but doing well, otherwise. Jamie and I were able to visit both of them from about 3 pm until end of visiting hours at 8:30 pm. Evie stays in a little crib right next to Katie's bed. At least, she stays there now that Jamie and I have come home. While we were there we never put her down.
I did pretty well finding my way to the hospital. Some very nice people on the bus told me when I got to the right bus stop and gave me directions from there. I followed the directions carefully for about 3 blocks and then decided to create a shortcut. That was great until I realized I was lost. I just started asking people were the hospital was. It is truly amazing how many people in Dublin have never heard of the maternity hospital! The one lady who knew, said I should take a taxi because it was a long way from there.
Finally, I saw a group of young people with a map. They were on a scavenger hunt and kindly allowed me to study the map. Turns out I was pretty close and got to the hospital in great time of only two hours! Go me.
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.