Monday, June 6, 2011

She's Here!!!

This evening God blessed us with the gift of another precious daughter.

Victoria Kate arrived weighing 5 pounds and is 17 and a half inches long.

The c-section went beautifully but as she was being delivered, my doctor and midwife couldn't believe what they found. She had the cord wrapped 4 times around her neck and it was kinked in two places. They said she probably would not have survived a long labor and regular delivery.

She looks absolutely perfect, but we won't know for 48 hours if she will have any long-term medical needs. Victoria gave us a fabulous cry when she was delivered and really nothing else mattered after that. She's in the NICU now but I got a glimpse of her just after delivery and was able to see her a few minutes tonight.

A year ago I would have never believed that we would spent our 19 year wedding anniversary having a baby, but I must admit that it was a pretty special way to celebrate our marriage and God's goodness and mercy in our lives.

So Grateful,
Kathie

19 comments:

Christine said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you! Blessings on your baby Victoria!

Kat said...

I've been waiting for this post!!! Praising God!!!! Still in prayer for your little one while I celebrate!!!! WOO HOO!!!! God is so very good!

Rachel said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN! Praising God for His merciful gift! Cannot wait until you can share more about her.

Congratulations - what a glorious way to spend an anniversary!

ANDREA said...

So completely overjoyed for you and your family! You guys are so amazing and your strength thru the scary pregnancy was amazing! We love you and miss you tons!!

sierrasmom said...

I couldn't wait to get up this morning and check your bog!! Congratulations on your new precious daughter. and I also think its a great way to spend your anniversary. I love the name Victoria Kate!! I will pray that she is completely healthy!! Can't wait to see a picture...hint....hint!!!!
Kathie

Karen said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl! What a special way to spend your wedding anniversary. :) Praying for God's continued blessings in your family's lives.

Valerie and Jeff said...

Congratulations! What a blessing indeed! So very glad that she is here and that you are soaking in every miracle that she is! Prayers that she grows to be strong and beautiful in the Lord's plan for her! :-)
Valerie

Kristin Ferguson said...

Congratulations Kathie!!! This girl is going to be Something with all of her in utero antics!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your blessed addition! I'm thanking God with you that you both made it through the delivery ok and that you'll be able to take her home soon!!! Pure Joy!

Angela said...

Congratulations! Victoria is blessed to have been born into your family. I will continue to pray for your recovery and for Victoria. I am sure she is just precious!

Bonnie said...

We are so thrilled for your family. Now you need to update your profile on your blog. I look forward to watching Victoria grow within your family as you give us a glimpse of your life through "Goodness and Mercy." You truly are a blessing in my life. Thank you.

Sean and Lisa said...

Just can't stop praising God for His protection over both of you!!
He is so good, so faithful and so worthy of praise especially over this precious new daughter!
Congrats and big hugs. You did it girl! :)
Much love!
Lisa

t said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful way to celebrate your anniversary. I will continue to pray for you, Victoria and the rest of your family
Tracey Settlage

trustandobey said...

YEEEAAAHHH!!!
And you are both in one piece...praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!
Lisa
ps-cannot wait for photos!

Lelia said...

So thankful and happy. . .keep us posted as to how she's doing. Love her name. :)

Kim said...

Beautiful name! So happy for you. Praying she is doing well and you are healing without too much pain.

Kristin Ferguson said...

I check your blog daily for pictures and an update on Mom and little one but I'm sure you're a little too busy to be blogging right now. I'll try to be more patient.

Hope things are going well!

Jo's Corner said...

Saying Prayers for Victoria Kate and her family.

trustandobey said...

Hi Kathy,
Just thinking about you guys. Hope all is well there! Cannot wait for an update but most important is your R&R.
Lisa

Kat said...

Still thinking and praying for you! I would LOVE your address to send something to your sweet new one!