Friday, 19 June 2009

Elena Laura Sorensen

One week ago we met our little daughter face to face. Elena (elaine-uh) was born Friday, June 12 just after 11:00 p.m.  The labor process was a bit longer than I had expected (27 hrs pre-labor and 20 hrs active labor) but with the support of an amazing husband and my mom it was possible. We delivered at a hospital in Tijuana with a great doctor who respected our wishes in an unmedicated, natural birth.  He actually let us deliver in the private room we had been in all day rather than the operating room that is standard.  Having noted Ryan's iPhone, he asked if he'd put on music so our precious little girl arrived to the remix of the song, "Amazing Grace".  So many prayers were answered throughout those hours of labor. We are so grateful to our Creator and King for his special care of us and little Elena. 

Uncle TJ came to visit the first week

Just a few hours old and warmly greeted  by our staff. Elena will have lots of babysitters!
Enjoying time with Grandma Becky (Steph's mom)


  1. Oh you guys! She is gorgeous! And 20 hours!! Geeze, good for you! I can't wait to see more pictures!

  2. Wow! She is beautiful!! And you look GREAT after just having a baby!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you, you will be an absolutely wonderful mother!!! :) She is adorable and I can't wait to hold her...sometime!! Love you!

  4. Sorry, that wasn't from Daniel, it was from Kim... oops!

  5. Congrats Ryan and Steph. She is beautiful and I know you are both very proud and excited new parents. God is great isn't he?

    Erin Mummerts mom!!