Thursday, August 21, 2008


Today my sister in law AnnMarie gave birth to her 5th child, a little boy! I was able to be there for the entire birth and it was the most beautiful experience ever. I have gained so much new respect for AnnMarie- she was amazing. Pumped with Pitocin the last few hours, no epidural, no taring, and calm as a woman at a spa up until she hit 10cm. Little Joshua Lee Norton was born at 4:51pm weighing 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. He has a beautiful head of dark hair too. Watching AnnMarie has made me both excited and nervous for November to roll around... it's getting so close!

Are you wondering what the 23 means? Well, little Joshua is my 23rd nephew/niece. Amazing huh? There are 10 on the Mapley side: Tyler, Bailey, Chase, Brinley, Brooklyn, Ethan, Tatum, Chloe, Kennedy, and Grace. 13 on the Norton side: Jacob, Sam, Emma, Matthew, Jarod, Nathan, Jonathan, Grace, "Joshua", Sommer, Brandon, Olivia, and Logan. One more niece will be joining the Norton side sometime in October... the babies just keep on coming!


Tonia said...

How fun that you got to be there. That's a neat experience.

The Dalton Family said...

Oh wow, I can't believe she had him already. That just makes ours one step closer. Thats fun you got to be there.