Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain...Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Eliza!

We checked into room 602 at Ruby Memorial and I met my nurse for the day - Holly.  I absolutely LOVED her!  She had the most precious disposition that never wavered, no matter how busy she was.
They started the pitocin around 9AM and in no time I was having some pretty good contractions.  This may sound very strange, but I actually really enjoyed labor.  It was all so fascinating to me.  The Lord created a miraculous process. 

The first line = Eliza's heartrate.
The second line = my contractions.

It was about an hour before the contractions became quite painful and for some reason I decided to tough it out a while.  Both sets of grandparents hung out with us all day and it was just a marvelous time.  Every 4-5 minutes I had to close my eyes and grip the bed handles, but otherwise we had a ball hanging out. 

Grandmamma Ann

A basket of goodies Kyle and I put together for the L&D floor:

Between toughing it out a while, an epidural that took a left turn on the way in and waiting on the 2nd epidural to kick in, I ended up feeling it all through 10cm.  It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't a waltz in the park, either.  Again, I really just enjoyed every moment.  I was perfectly comfortable for the most difficult stage - PTL!

Elizabeth "Eliza" Childers Boyce
9:33PM August 27, 2010
6 pounds 5 ounces/19.5 inches

Right as they handed her to me:

This little lady looks EXACTLY like her Daddy

First moments with family

Granny K and Papa 

Grandaddy Harry and Grandmamma Ann
Aunt Annie and Uncle Wyman made it up in perfect timing!

As did Great Aunt Victoria!!


  1. Congrats again Victoria! She is so precious and I just love looking at her pictures. BTW, you looked absolutely beautiful right after giving birth...jealous! :)

  2. what a beautiful day it was!! she is just SO SWEET!!! What a GIFT from the Lord!!!