Tuesday, 15 September 2009

She has arrived!

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????


Cheryl said...

Oh, how wonderful. congratulations grandma and grandpa!! You have no idea how much fun you are going to have!!! Right now, she's not saying too much but give her a couple of years. We love our little amanda to pieces, she is just tooooooo cute! and just think of all the pink, lace and tea parties in your life now!

Anonymous said...

Yeahhhhh!!!! We are also waiting crazily (is that a word?) for pics of Tanis..... Congratulations to you and Dave and Paul and Allie!!
Michele and Jan
(lurking while on coffee break...)

Mrs Manz said...

So happy for you guys - maybe you should extend your trip for just a COUPLE more days... :)

Angie said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting. I am glad to hear everything went well, and everyone is doing good. I agree...extend your visit for a few more days..and take lots of pictures :)

Original Inspirations said...

Congratulations Grandma! I agree, you should extend your trip. But failing that, get back there and spend a little bit of time with the little dolly and share some photos with us!

Kate said...

Comgratulations Grandma!!! Driving you crazy??? I'm surprised you're still standing! LOL I can NOT wait to see pictures of little Tanis! I knew if I missed a day of checking your blog she'd arrive. And I hope you got back on that ferry!!!!!!!!!