Tanis decided to make her grand appearance at just after 6 pm Monday Sept 14th as her grandparents were on the ferry on the way to Victoria. Paul phoned us moments after her birth and we heard her strong and determined cry.
The captain refused to turn the ferry around. But a few people on board came to congratulate us. Do you think we whooped it up too much?
What a beautiful sound to here her first cries. She was wonderfully knit together inside her mothers womb by our incredible Creator. We feel immensely blessed and thankful for her and for the safe arrival for both Allie and Tanis. God is so good to us. We do long to hold her.
We will decide this am if we will make the ferry ride back to Vancouver today to see her but we do fly out of Victoria tomorrow am. The best laid plans eh?
She weighed in at 9 pounds 6 ounces and is 21.5 inches long (just like her daddy 23 1/2 years ago) and both Mom and baby are doing just fine. Dad seems pretty chipper too.
We are thrilled.
It's a girl!! Completely unexpected in the Cortens male dominated clan.
I do not have any pictures!!! Is this driving me crazy????