She’s here! Finally! At 9:45am this morning after putting up a heck of a fight to stay inside, she’s here! Ok fine…I won’t delay…here’s the three of us still in the OR this morning.
Ok…so for the details.
We got here at 7am and got our room and things got underway. After getting a slight delay for the NICU team to be ready in case it was needed they took Erin back to the OR at 9am to get her going. I got escorted back at 9:33 and things got underway. Within 15 minutes our beautiful baby girl was here and making all kinds of noise. But of course…like she would…she didn’t make this easy either.
Her official birth time was 9:45…but it likely could have been about 9:41 or 9:42 if she didn’t put up such a fight. She was transverse and had her back facing out. The team we had with us was amazing and kept everything calm and moving forward despite the difficult baby that refused to help.
So…for everyone who put in an official guess the other day on Facebook…you all lose. Some were close…guessing length but not weight, or weight but not length, but no one was dead on for both.
Isabella Grace weighed in at 7lbs 8oz and 19 inches. For being 37 weeks, we are beyond happy with her size and can’t image how big she would have been at 40.
It’s been a crazy day with lots going on but we definitely want to thank both of our sets of parents and families that offered support throughout the day. We’ve had amazing care and amazing support from everyone at PSU Hershey Med and know that they will continue to take care of us in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.
It’s taken a while for me to get a chance to sit down with the laptop and share all of this, and we even considered just making a quick post on Facebook and doing a blog post later, but that didn’t seem right. We’ve created this blog so that people beyond our Facebook friends can follow. This blog is for everyone who has ever struggled to conceive and/or have a cleft palate/lip baby. We are sharing our story to help each and every one of you and we truly appreciate your support!
Once again….ISABELLA GRACE IS HERE!!!!!!