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THE BIRTH OF

Odelia Joy Samuel

Born Thursday, April 21, 2016

11:25 P.M.; 6lbs 14oz,  20.5 inches long

Place: St Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA

(This hospital is located 30 minutes South of Berrien Springs, Michigan)

Noah's Birth      Odelia's Birth    Video Intro of the Room     Video Interview with Noah    Leslie's Photos

 

St Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA

Registration at 9:15 a.m. April 21, 2018

The main lobby and registration area

On the way to the elevator

Weighing in

The peanut.   Marguerite in a labor position to help her feel comfortable while in labor

Mom and Dad (Annick and Barrington) comforting Marguerite before delivery.  It was 20.7 hours of waiting.   We stayed in the room and slept in the room that night.

It's about time.   The doctor and nurse team, about seven of them, came in to the room at 11:10 p.m. to begin delivery.  The delivery was 11:25 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016.   About 12:30 a.m. everything was over and Marguerite was hungry.  Leslie and I went to Walmart to get some fruits.   Then about 1:15 a.m. we all went to sleep in the room (Marguerite, Leslie, Annick, Barrington, and the baby)   It was a long, long day.  We all were tired. 

A few minutes after birth

Check up on the table

There eyes meet for the first time

One hours after delivery with a head piece designed by the nurse

Noo Noo (Annick, Marguerite's mother) helps her dress while in the hospital

Big brother, Noah, holds his sister the following day in the hospital room.   He is happy

 
 

Odelia's beautiful fingers

Aunt Serita shares in the moment.

Odelia's first day at home.