Sunday, December 30, 2007

Elisa Marie

Well, our baby was born on December 13th at 11:57pm. Everything went well with the labor and delivery. It truly was an amazing experience. I'll never forget my first glimpse of Elisa. She was hanging by her ankle, and I said, "Oh, I don't think I'm ready for this!" Then they put her on my stomach and all I could say was, "Oh, you're so beautiful." This is a picture of her when she's just a few minutes old. When the doctor first saw her crown he said she was, "bald as a cucumber." But, as you can see from the picture, she proved him wrong! Here are a few more pics.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ready or not...

Well, today I am officially 9 days past my due date.

It wasn't bad at first, being overdue that is. But as the days have come and gone, and come and gone, and come and gone... well, you get the point... I have started to get a little impatient. It's a huge mind game. Every night I go to bed thinking, "Maybe I'll go into labor tonight." And then in the morning I think, "Maybe I'll go into labor today." But so far it hasn't happened.

The risks (and here we are talking about the risk of the death of the baby) greatly increase once you hit two weeks past your due date. So tomorrow morning we are going to go in and induce. I feel relieved and disappointed at the same time. This definitely was not my first choice for how the birth would be. But we prayed about it and I feel like this is what we are supposed to do. And the goal is not a certain kind of birth experience... the goal is a healthy baby and a healthy mom. So, here goes. :-)