Thursday, November 27, 2008

Riley has arrived...(it's a girl)...

Margaret and I went into the hospital on Monday. We were inducing her, since she had been due a few days before, and we didn't want to miss Thanksgiving. They started her on pitosin, which is intended to induce contractions; the doctor stopped the pitosin in the evening so Margaret could eat and rest. They started her back up at midnight. When the doctor came on Tuesday morning, he broke her water to speed up the process. However, by 7 o clock that night, Margaret had only dilated to 5 cm's. After contracting so long, Margaret was pretty exhausted, so we decided to go with a C Section. The procedure took about 45 minutes total, and by 8:36, Riley was here. She was 7 lbs. even and either 19.5 or 20.5 inches (I'm not sure which are official). They stitched Margaret up, and we spent the next 36 hours in the hospital until they discharged her. Our nurses were a bit shocked that the doctor allowed us to go home, since the minimum time after a C Section is usually 3 days. But Margaret's been doing well, and so has Riley. I'm amazed at how quickly Margaret's recovering. And I'm even more amazed with how well Riley's doing. Here's a couple videos of her first moments, and a few of my favorite pictures as well. I'm hoping to post more soon. God's blessed us enormously over the last year, but none of it compares to how much he blessed us this past week. Thank you to everyone who's prayed for us and supported us over the last 9 months. We wouldn't be where we are without you. :)
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10 comments:

Melissa Vossler said...

a huge, huge, huge congratulations to the both of you. what a amazing blessing you have received. it's hard to imagine...but the emotions, and love, and goodness only gets better each day :)

Shannon said...

most precious thing ever. so sweet :)

Pteri Tart said...

Awwww! Glad to hear you are both doing so well!!

Megan R. said...

Congratulations you guys!!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!! And, you are the woman for laboring for so long and ending up with a c-section. I think I would have thrown a shoe at somebody! Congrats and enjoy her, they grow up waaaay too fast--Carson turned one month old exactly yesterday!

Kristin said...

Congratulations!!! Your daughter is beautiful! I am so happy for you both!

Liz said...

Oh Marge I'm so happy for you! Congratulations to you both! She is absolutely beautiful, just like her mother!

Olive said...

It's wonderful to see so much happiness! Congratulations to the two of you, she's gorgeous!
Love,

Olivia

Megan Marie said...

lovely. sometimes it's funny to think that woman do this sort of thing over and over again. after experiencing it once, you'd think they'd be done. but the pain is hard to remember when you are so blissfully thankful. Congratulations.

Melanie said...

Oh Marge! She is so beautiful! GOD is SO GOOD! Congrats to you both!!I am bawling!

CW said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!

She is beautiful...May God Bless your happy home : )