May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
-Irish Blessing

Monday, April 23, 2012

She's Here!

As some of you probably expected based on my last post, our littlest (and biggest, but more on that in a moment) girl has arrived safe enough and sound enough.  She was born on Wednesday via c-section at 39 weeks and weighed a very hearty 9lb 5oz (at 39 weeks!)  In my case, thank goodness for c-sections  :)  It's a little nerve wracking when your OB is using the word "enormous" when delivering your baby!!
I crocheted this hat after the girls picked out the yarn and only later realized it is a true rainbow hat for a rainbow baby.

She has developed jaundice serious enough to require bili lights so that is a bit worrisome but we trust our ped and will faithfully keep her under the lights in the hopes that tomorrow's level is much much lower.  Thankfully she is able to be under the lights at home so she can remain under our watchful eyes.

We are all extremely relieved and excited to welcome her into our fold. Life is super busy around here right now and I wouldn't have it any other way (though I could do without the jaundice).

Life is truly beautiful.


  1. She's beautiful!

    I'm so happy she made it here safely.

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is adorable!!! :)

  3. Beautiful! So happy for your sweet family!

  4. Congrats!!! I had my rainbow baby on Saturday! I wish you and your fam all the best!

  5. Thank you all for your comments :) We are quite smitten!

  6. Congrats! so happy to see she arrived safe. Jaundice is a pain, the lights aren't always fun but they will soon pass and she will be fine.

    1. Felicia,
      Thankfully the lights are done with now as baby's levels dropped ALOT. The lights were so stressful for all of us as were the repeated blood draws and the multiple needle pokes for each one that our little girl endured (I found it very disappointing how lab techs could not get blood out of her arms each time... :( ) But, all is on the up and up finally and we are so relieved!

  7. She is beautiful... congratulations!!!!

  8. So glad she is home, out from under the bili lights and no more pokes! Poor girl, I hate when babies get blood drawn. So happy for you, momma...congratulations!

  9. Dearest Mandy. Your new baby girl is so beautiful and precious. Congratulations. Just as Niki said "so glad she has arrived safely." I am giving you my email, could you send me your address again? I would love to send your new little one a little something.

    Valerie Hinebaugh



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