Saturday, April 21, 2007


Here she is!!

Luciya Leona Davidson
Thursday, April 19, 2007
11:25 p.m.
8 pounds, 6 ounces
21 1/2 inches
Maui Memorial Hospital
Wailuku, Maui

After 28 hours of intensely painful labor at home, we decided to head to the hospital. Ton Ton called the hospital as we headed out the door to let them know we were coming and to get the dope ready.

After what felt like the bumpiest car ride in the world, we were whisked into Labor and Delivery. The sweet nurses ushered us in at about 6:30 pm. I was 5 cm dialated.

The doctor broke my bag of waters an hour later and soon I was 7 cm. The next thing I knew we were ready to go!! It was amazing. We got a mirror so I could see the progress as I pushed. Tutu held my left leg and Ton Ton held my right. Luciya was ready to head on into the world! She came out within 4 contractions worth of pushing so hard I thought my neck veins were popping. By that time the drugs had worn off enough that I could feel her coming out!

I will never forget the exit of her body from mine into the world. It was so amazing, so emptying, so freeing.

She was crying immediately and they placed her on my tummy.

I have been falling in love for the past 38 hours. All that crazy pain was most definitely worth it. Her soft, soft skin is the most delicious thing I have ever tasted.

Thank you for all your warm thought and prayers. I know they worked!!

More to come......

With love
Shemmy and Luciya


danielle :) said...

yay emily. congratulations. she is absolutely beautiful. and you look dazzling!!