Friday, March 20, 2009

We are proud to announce the arrival of...

our beautiful daughter, Bettina Lynn!

Betti arrived last night, weighing 2.85 kgs and measuring 46 cm long. She is a tiny little thing and, because of that, has been transfered to a local hospital to be observed for low oxygen levels in her blood. She looked great last night when she left so we are hopeful for her swift return!

The short version of a story goes soemthing like this: Our normal day turned into a crazy one yesterday when I started having contractions around 1 pm. I was resting and drinking water and instead of them going away, they became more frequent and stronger.

We went into the hospital around 4 pm and the contractions started coming regularly and were rather strong. So, after much discussion, my doctor, Brian, and I decided to do the c-section last night.

The long story will be written soon, I'm sure. I have a lot I want to write about the experience!

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that Betti is here, the guessing game is officially over (Congratulations Ms Lisa!!!!), and ask for prayers that Betti comes back from her little excursion soon!

12 comments:

Susan May said...

Congratulations! We've never met, but yesterday I was briefly in your town, catching a bus to Au, and you came to mind. I wondered how you were and if your baby had come. I will pray for all 4 of you. God bless you and your family!

Hoppy said...

Congratulations, Meghan and Brian!!!! And now, big sister Marion!!! Wonderful news! Looks like Grammie's timing continues to be impeccable. Can't wait to see the pictures. Love to all.

Stacey said...

Congrats Mom, Dad and Big Sis! I hope baby Betti comes home soon.

Janell said...

Congratulations! I'm off to google the weight conversion now! :-) I can't wait to see pictures and hear the whole story! Big hugs to all of you!

haslupfamily said...

Congratulations!!!! I hope she is able to come home soon!

Cissy said...

Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to everyone..especially Mom for doing such a wonderful job and Grammie for PERFECT timing!!!

Luv, Cissy

vudean said...

Congrats! We are so very excited for all of you. We are thinking of little Betti and cannot wait to see some pics! Heal well, lots of love! The Merritts

Z said...

Congratulations and best wishes!

Heather said...

Congrats to the whole family! I am very happy for you! Welcome to the world Betti!

De Campo said...

In honor of shooting out another organism, I will hold off making fun of the name Bettina for a good three weeks.

Congratulations!

mrsmac said...

Thanks everyone!!!! I really appreciate all of your comments, they mean so much!

vudean said...

sMeghan and Brian she is beautiful!!!! We are so glad she is doing so well :)