S: Penn Thomas Shifferly ~ February 21, 2011
BC: Lovingly made by Mamaw Barb
FC: Penn Thomas Shifferly February 21, 2011
1: Mitch, Em and I left Decatur at 5:30 A.M on February 21st, 2011 to head to Dupont Hospital to meet baby Penn. We were in the midst of a major ice storm and the roads were terrible . When we got to 469 we came to a halt. Traffic had been stopped due to the ice. Em's contractions were getting stronger and she started to panic. She finally said to Mitch through clenched teeth "Either drive on the berm to get around traffic or get out of the way and let me drive!" LOL. Mitch got us around the traffic and told the police that we had an emergency and they let us through. It was a little tense but we finally made it to the hospital in one piece.
3: Making a decision to have a child-it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.. Elizabeth Stone
5: Circle of Love | Circle of Life | Circle of Love | Circle of Life
6: What a joy for me to experience the birth of my grandson firsthand.
9: Being silly is Em's specialty even while giving birth! Gotta love her!
10: Nurse Melinda and Midwife Andrea Yoder
11: The traditional braid.
12: Penn Thomas was born on February 21, 2011 at 12:27 p.m. He weighed 7lbs 10 oz and was 20 3/4 " long
13: I loved you before I knew you.
15: Before you were conceived we wanted you Before you were born we loved you Before you were here an hour we would die for you.
16: Tender moments...
18: Big Sissy Olivia & Penn
19: "Every good and perfect gift is from above." James 1:17 | Love you More !!
20: Penn came into the world looking like he had been in a fight. His little face was black and blue because he came down the birth canal so fast. | Mamaw Barb
21: Nana Ruth and big sissy Olivia braved the weather and drove to the hospital.
23: So small, so sweet, dancing in on angel feet...
24: Papaw Tom and uncle Dick, drove through the horrible weather that evening to see you, and pick up Mamaw Barb. | When a child is born so are grandparents. | We worried that we could not love all our grandchildren as much as the first - after 5 we know that was needless worry. | Uncle Dick
25: Big brother Briggs couldn't come to the hospital. | He was sick with a fever the day you were born. | Big brother sure missed you and your mommy! | Our Little Glow Worm!!
26: "Children are a gift from God, they are his reward." | Psalms 127:3