Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Elliana Joy Hylkema

IS HERE! Elliana Joy arrived on Friday, February 27th at 6:46 am. She was 8 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long. She is absoultely perfect in every way, we're in love all over again. Big Brother Noah loves his sweet sister sooooo much. Every time he came to visit us he would say, "Hi, Mommy! Baby? Elli-nana? Kiss? Touch?" He's so very, very sweet with her.

My c/s was scheduled for yesterday, March 2nd, but I ended up going into labor late Thursday night. We stayed home for awhile making sure that this was it, and finally at about 3am, I realized yes, this was really it! We got to the hospital just after 5am and she was born an hour and 45 mins later! After the doctor hooked me up to the machines and checked me (4 cm and 90% with contractions every 5 mins) he said, "we need to get this baby delivered" (he had a feeling I would go quickly). Hylke said, "so, we'll have a c/s in a couple hours?" The doctor looked at him and said, "no...the team is getting ready now!" He was not kidding...before I knew it we were in the OR getting ready to meet our sweet girl! The c/s went so well....a very different experience than the one I had with Noah.

Elliana was born with lots of amniotic fluid in her lungs and was having a harder time breathing, she ended up going to the NICU for about 4 hours to have her O2 levels checked and her breathing observed. She bounced back right away and is perfectly healthy!

We are home now, and I'm trying to take it easy and recover from the c/s. Many more pics to follow.


Julie said...

oh so sweet! so glad it went well. she is beautiful. congratulations!

Julie said...

adorable. can't wait to hold her!

krisnsean said...

We rejoice with you and how smoothly things went. Elliana is SO precious! Much love to you guys :-)

The Paskins said...

Praise God! I am so happy for your family...and I have lots of ribbons and bows to share with you :)

Jodie said...

Thank you all for the congratulations! We are loving our little one. Sarah, I would LOVE to borrow whatever bows and ribbons you have to share. ;)