Sunday, December 21, 2008

12.21.08

World's Fastest Post!

After a whirlwind of doctor's appointments Thursday morning, Matt and I came home to wait for things to get started, but before we knew it, we were on the phone with my doctor who was telling us to get the hospital right away to be induced. My bloodwork showed extremely high urine protein and low platelets. So in a very panicky/excited/hullaballoo, we quickly threw our things together and rushed off to the hospital!

A more detailed version of this is coming, but we had a big scare involving a blood clot (that thankfully didn't exist afterall) and visions of going home empty handed. It was terrifying. Thankfully God had us covered and at 2:11am, our daughter was born!!

I am so happy to introduce to you... Lillian "Lilly" Rebbecca C. We are absolutely enamored:) (More pics to come-- I am so mad at myself for accidentally turning on some crazy camera setting so my pics are all really grainy. If anyone can help me fix this, I would be so grateful. These are such priceless moments!!)





You can see how teeny tiny she is in that carseat! Even her newborn outfit from Auntie Lisa is hanging off of her little bod. She was 6lbs 15.5 oz at birth and is down to 6lb 6oz today, but if she keeps up nursing like she did for 3.5 hours straight this morning, she should be plumping up quickly!

24 comments:

Katie said...

She is absolutely beautiful! You have a baby!! yay!! I'm so happy for you, I cried tears of joy. Welcome to the world Lilly

Patty Wood said...

What a beautiful baby, Katie. Welcome to our world, Lilly.
Congratulations to you and Matt

Trisha.R.Jackson said...

She's absolutely beautiful!! Happy Birthday Lilly :).

I LOVE her screaming shot. Just priceless. Hope you are recovering well.

rosebud78 said...

Congratulations! It is so awesome to see another success story on SAL. She is so beautiful. Your pictures are great!! It has been a real pleasure to follow your blog and your story all the way through. Can't wait for all your Mommy Updates now. ;) Hugs, D.

Fumbling Towards Adulthood said...

First of all, I hope you're feeling okay, mama -- I can't imagine how stressful Thurs-Fri were for you, and I feel so bad that you had to go through all of that worry and fear. :( But the end result is GORGEOUS and healthy and wonderful -- I can definitely see both you AND Matt in her little face. Amazing!

I can't wait to meet her -- I am sooooo happy for you guys! And I can't wait to see more pictures. :)

Amber said...

Congratulations!!!! I've been waiting for this post. Welcome to motherhood, it's a wonderful adventure! She's precious and I love the name. Hope you, Matt, and Lilly have a wonderful Christmas!

Lynda said...

yippee! congrats! she looks gorgeous and what a beautiful name!

can't wait for the full story but glad all IS well and there was no clot! how scary.

hope you are doing well and i can't wait for numerous cute overload posts! take care! xo

Lauren said...

Congratulations!! Happy Birthday to Lilly! She's a real doll... absolute gorgeous.

What a great Christmas present!

P.S. My word verification to post this is "nummies"... probably what baby Lilly is saying after 3.5 hours of nursing! =)

Our Life in Pixels said...

YAH *clapping hands*!!! So excited for you and that all is well now. Love the name!! So adorable, just like her! May you rest! Thought and Prayers, Sarah

Joanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!
NOW THE FUN BEGINS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

Joanne said...

She is so sweet. Congrats!!!

A said...

She is SO pretty! Congrats to you and your hubby! I am so glad she is happy and healthy and in yours arms :)

Justin and Natalie said...

Oh Katie! She's BEAUTIFUL! I'm so happy for you!

Jennie! said...

Congratulations, Katie! I'm so happy for you guys!

Nine said...

Congrats, Katie! Lilly is absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad everything worked out in the end! What a wonderful Christmas gift!!! Happy holidays!!

the d'angelo family said...

A GORGEOUS Christmas miracle!! You truly are blessed! Congratulations Katie and Matt on the birth of Lilly! Enjoy your Christmas and Best Wishes for a wonderful 2009 with your little one!

Michelle said...

She's beautiful! So happy for you, you've gotten the most perfect Christmas gift. Congratulations Momma!

Priscilla said...

I am SO excited for you!! What a great Christmas Present!!! She beautiful and you will be great parents!! Congrats

Bryna said...

Congrats to the new parents!!!! Welcome to the club! It's a wild ride.

I love the name, very pretty! And enjoy getting your feet back.

:)

Baby and Me said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!

Annie Marie said...

Congrats! I've been following your story for the past year and am so excited to see your happy ending (or should I say beginning!)
Lilly is beautiful!

Wifezzilla said...

CONGRATS!!!

Christyn said...

HECKS YEAH!
Welcome, bebe!!

ellen said...

congrats on baby Lilly!! I really like the extra "l" in her name!!!! My own little bean in the belly kicks his congrats as well! :)