We officially have an addition to our family – Brynn Elizabeth was born on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm and was 7 lbs 7 ounces and 20 inches long. She is beautiful, healthy, and we are all adjusting well!
It was a long day, between getting everything ready for the c-section, getting everything ready for the kids at home, traveling to the hospital, and waiting for the c-section (we were supposed to go in for the section at 3 and didn’t get in until 5), but it all ended well as she arrived safe and sound. After all of Blake’s medical issues, it is a HUGE blessing to hear that she is well and they haven’t found anything wrong – we know this is not the case with so many babies and we don’t take that for granted.
It has been a bumpy recovery, with having to stay 10.5 hours in recovery after the surgery because of low blood pressure and other problems (most people stay 2-3 hours) and having more pain than I remember before with Blake, but things are starting to turn the corner and we are encouraged by that. While most c-sections are required to stay in the hospital for 3 days, we were released after 2 because of the coming snowstorm that hit the city yesterday. I am so grateful they let us go and we made it home, because if we had waited until yesterday, I don’t think it would have happened…it was nasty!! And lets be honest, I wasn’t a bit sad to leave the hospital food – most hospital food has gotten better, but not this one, sorry to say.
The girls got a day out of school yesterday because of the snowstorm (apparently, its only the 11th time in the last 12 years they have closed public schools because of weather), which meant they got A LOT more time to bond with baby sister. All the kids are doing great with her…well after Blake realized he couldn’t grab her arm and pick her up, much like he does with his sister’s dolls. Kinsley and Emerson are over the moon with her and can’t get enough time holding her. Here are a few pics to introduce her to you:
We are loving this sweet little blessing from the Lord! We are so thankful for my parents who flew in to help with the girls while we were at the hospital and for my mom who is staying even longer to help us, especially as I am still recovering and we are adjusting to life with 4 littles. Please continue to pray as we transition and recover and that everyone stays healthy. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers!