Alice Elizabeth Spencer decided to make a dramatic entrance into the world March 22, 2013. After winning first prize for longest gestated Spencer baby at 40 weeks 5 days, she started her decent into visibility waking me up at 1 am with my first felt contraction. By 1:30 we were flying out of the neighborhood in a mad panic. She was born (in the hospital) at 2:01 am. Just to add a little creative flair to the already dramatic entrance, she thought she’d come out still inside her amniotic sac without breaking it. The medical professionals were quite impressed. Chris just kept hearing things like, “This is really cool,” and “Wow, this is neat.” I’m not quite ready for the word “neat.” I’ll need a few
weeks, months, years, to move past words like, “horrific pain, total panic, hysterical agony.” Alright, maybe not years. The euphoric relief of her arrival is in fact cool and neat, and a wonderful blessing. Only 18 inches long but weighing in at 7lbs 6oz (another record breaker) makes her a round little ball of cute chubbiness. We are so very thankful to our good Lord for bringing our little Allie safely into our arms.