This has been the year of the baby! It seems as if a lot of Kim's favorite people had a baby, or will soon. As you've seen, Mary Montes and Brinley. Jenny Rienstra and Nathan.
Today, it was Kim and Rashon! Congratulations to them on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Maleah Roshell. Born at 12:38 today, weighing in at 6lbs 8oz and 19" long!!
What a precious little blessing!
These two are a great couple, already parents to two wonderful children, Mariah and Micah - we were all very excited to greet Maleah into their family!
Kim had Maleah at St. Joseph's hospital, right where all three of the bambini were born. She actually worked last night (remember, she is an RN there on the 5th floor). I had been texting her last night around 11:30p.m., asking her advice on a shoulder problem I'm having (and she was right on with her answers!). Around 1:45 a.m., she began having contractions...she actually, stoically, made it through most of her shift, completing rounds and preparations before a technician helped her walk downstairs to maternity to have her baby around 4:30 a.m.!!!
Angie called us bright and early to give us the news, that Kim was in labor. Ahh, St. Joe's. Great stairs! My Pumas are the best running wear I've ever owned!! We've been so looking forward to meeting little Maleah. Angie and her family are amazing in these types of situations. Angie, Andrea and Janene rotated between Kim's room and the waiting room. Well supplied with Starbucks etc. Incredible support, while keeping the communication flowing to everyone.
It was a long labor, and, being up all night, Kim was understandably exhausted, but healthy, thankful and in good spirits, as always. Prayers answered!
Kim was always very fond of Kim and Rashon. They always treated us as though we were their aunt and uncle. Including us in their children's birthdays, etc. Allowing me to help them find their home for them, despite having another uncle in the real estate business. So, it was comforting, that when Kim was placed on the 5th floor for much of her treatment at St. Joseph's, there was Kim to help her through the night. Kimmy so appreciated that. So did I.
When we went out back tonight, to say goodnight to Mama, all the bambini blew their kisses skyward. We began to walk back in and Tonio said "I still can't believe Kim had her baby today! She is so beautiful."...
PS Ok Casey, you're next!