Friday, December 3, 2010

Baby Girl

Tuesday morning Brian and I were of one mind that it was time,
for the safety of this mama,
to go to the hospital and have a c-section delivery.

Over the weekend I had become pre-eclampsic; 
extreme swelling, blood pressure issues and other unsafe stats.  
As we prayed, we were at peace with the thought of a c-section. 
We also both felt that there was something holding the baby up,
such as being wrapped in the cord. 
We were then very happy to have our good friend and ob doctor do the section.
 At 9 pm, our wee one was safely delivered from the womb
with the cord wrapped around her neck.

She weighs 7 lbs, 6 oz, is 19 ½ inches long,
and is the most beautiful baby we have ever had. 
Of course, we say that with each baby.  
Each baby is the prettiest and the best,  
Marilla Cuthbert of "Anne of Green Gables" would say.

 We named her Olivia Serene.
Olivia means peace, and Serene also means peace.

Mama still has a way to go before she can go home, but is improving daily.
Olivia, however, well, you can see for yourself: 

Praise the Lord for a safe mama, 
a new sweet bundle, 
and the soft whisper from the Holy Spirit telling us it was time.

God is Good!


Susan said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful family you have. How good of the Lord to give you peace about the C Section. And to bring lovely Olivia safely into the world.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! She is precious.

Finding Balance mommy said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. I've been wondering if you were having her all week since Monday was your last post. :-) Blessings on your family and I will be praying for a quick recovery for you.

Love her name!

Theresa said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats. Hope you are able to go home soon.
~Theresa from PW

Mrs. Patterson said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful! ;) ;) What an exciting time for you all!
So happy you made it through beautifully! We will be praying for you guys!! --Your new cyber friends. :) Sara(The Patterson family!)

MamaAnt said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

May the Lord grant you a speedy recovery and very little pain, managed only by the least amount of medicine and prayer. May He bring you all home safely. Amen.

Miranda said...

Oh she is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Julianna, Brian and family:
congratulations on your newest bundle of blessings , Olivia.
May God's grace always shine upon her.

Best Wishes ,

Kristin said...

I too, was wondering if you had your baby. I was missing all of your "serene" mama posts. I'm sorry you had to have surgery though ass I have had multiple c-sections, but am glad you both are doing well! She is beautiful and I love all of the hair! Love the name Olivia. So feminine and graceful sounding.
Best wishes and may God bless you all during this special time.

A Country Helpmeet said...

Simply Precious! Congratulations!

Greg and Donna said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful. I pray you will have a speedy recovery.

Nanny Ree said...

Congratulations what a beautiful baby & such a lovely name ~ I hope you will soon be home! Marie x

KellyinPA said...

Congratulations on your newest blessing, she is beautiful! Praying that you are able to heal quickly and return home to your family, Julianne.

Duane and Carin said...

Many blessings to you!