Sunday, August 05, 2007

Geneva Elise Barrett Childs


Born 5:35 am, 8/2. 8 lbs 1 oz.

She came about ~30 seconds after the water broke with no one in the room but a very surprised nurse (who'd just arrived), the doula, and me. The nurse was next to me, struggling to pull on her glove, cursing, maybe stressed. I was telling her to calm down, but then I looked down and saw my little girl's head, already out. I reached down and caught her as she was born into the world, and that was one of the most beautiful moments of my life.

18 comments:

Cindy 7:56 AM, August 05, 2007  

Congratulations, and welcome to the world, Geneva. I'm so glad it looks like everyone is well. Great catch, dad.

Austin 8:21 AM, August 05, 2007  

Man, that top picture! You better keep that baby happy or she's gonna send some guys out to convince you.

Jacqueline 10:25 AM, August 05, 2007  

Oh, she's gorgeous! And fierce.

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Kerri 11:33 AM, August 05, 2007  

OMG! She is gorgeous! And she obviously was ready to make her presence known!! Congrats Emily and Hayden! Can't wait for Geneva and Ava to play together!

The Younger's 11:38 AM, August 05, 2007  

Wow, what a great story!!! She's beautiful, and I LOVE the name!!! All the best, Suzanne

Jennie & Paul 12:05 PM, August 05, 2007  

Amazing! We can't wait to meet her! Love and kisses!

CCT 12:11 PM, August 05, 2007  

Hurray! Congrats to both you and Emily. Sounds like Geneva is already a mover and a shaker! You'd better keep a close eye on that girl ;)

projectjen 2:51 PM, August 05, 2007  

Congrats on the new kiddo. Hopefully she won't be as angry with the world as little Abe was. Let me know if you guys need anything.
-j

Unkie Jeff 3:21 PM, August 05, 2007  

that's a mighty fine looking baby! H & E, you guys look great as well. Gonna be a fun baby filled holiday Season this year.

Martin 5:37 PM, August 05, 2007  

Congratulations, you guys, from all of us. Janice and I both just sat marveling over the pictures and the truly great story that came along with it... Hayden, you are probably one of the few fathers who can truly claim that they did something useful during delivery! Congrats!

Let's talk soon!

Cheers,

Martin

High 2:17 AM, August 06, 2007  

Gary here...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you two make really beautiful children. Congratulations.

Kari & Mike 9:31 AM, August 06, 2007  

Incredible! What a way to come into the world! She's a born leader. Congratulations to both of you. Can't wait to meet her!

Dave & Mona 5:35 PM, August 06, 2007  

I saw Geneva's picture and thought - it's a baby Hayden (which is meant to be a compliment, really ;-p). Congrats to the whole family -- we miss you guys sooo much. Any thoughts on a road trip to NC??
Love Dave, Mona, Townes & Seija

Greg 7:09 PM, August 06, 2007  

Great choice for the baby's name. Congrats to the newly enlarged Childs clan!

Anonymous 7:12 PM, August 06, 2007  

Wow, it's my first time to put something on someones blog. I got a nano ipod thing for xmas and it's still in the box (those people don't really know me).....but I thought this is the way to say hi and welcome to the new little one. What a great birth story to tell. Let's presume it means she will take the world by storm with nothing getting in her way. hahaha Congratulations,Hayden and Emily - Rebecca - Amherst, MASS

Anonymous 8:23 AM, August 08, 2007  

What a beautiful baby - who was clearly ready to meet the world! Congratulations again! She is a lucky girl to have such a great family!
Stephanie

Anonymous 3:38 PM, August 08, 2007  

Wow, sounds like quite a day. Sorry I missed it. But sounds like dad have it all covered. I'm very excited for you all and wish you as much sleep as you can get the next few months. Congrats!!! Danell

Doris P. Hardin 11:54 AM, August 11, 2007  

She is a real CUTIE!!
Congratulations with love to you all
Aunt Doris

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