I am exhausted and am sure will add more detail later, but early this morning, 12:39 to be exact I became a grandmother! Asher Levi Langford, a beautiful baby boy was born, an 8.4 lbs healthy young man. She started in labor at about 3:30 a. m. , for a full 21 hours of labor.
I am so proud of my daughter Laura and her husband Taylor. As a first time mother, things did not go smooth for her but she kept working like a trooper. Taylor was so tender and attentive, affectionate when it was called for; and accommodating when she was struggling. I could not ask for a more loving son in law for my daughter, nor could I be more grateful for a daughter.
We had the boy in our home, in Valerie’s room to be exact. Valerie and Vicki were there to coach, massage and encourage as well. Taylor’s sister, Jannette and Joe were outside keeping support and getting us things we needed, and our two midwives, Colleen and Heidi were simply amazing. Their skill and attentiveness at the right times were crucial in this difficult birth.
We have always believed birth to be a natural process, but certainly one that comes easier with skilled hands on the receiving end. The last 45 minutes were critical and they were able to bring him to us with Heavenly Father’s help at the crucial moment when time was of the essence for him to have a healthy start. I cannot say enough about them.
Mom and Dad are resting. I have been up until 4 a.m. Joe and my sisterwives helped with breakfast, getting kids to school and covering work for me. I am so grateful to them, to all those who prayed and encourage us. We feel very blessed and humbled.
I will relate more of my personal experience later as I am overwhelmed with emotion, exhaustion and gratitude.