Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Welcome, baby girl!

After a lot of waiting, our third daughter (still unnamed) was born today at 1:17pm via cesarean section. She weighs 3.4kg and had apgar scores of 7 (1 minute) and 9 (5 minutes). She needed a bit of help starting to breathe due to wet lung syndrome (possibly due more to cesarean delivery than her dwarfism) and was taken quickly after birth the NICU where she was put on oxygen. Other than that, she seems healthy and strong. The doctors estimate that she may be home within 2-3 weeks which would mean she's likely to be home for Christmas! I haven't spent much time with her yet since I am still recovering from the cesarean. She looks so much like Maddy did at birth!

Thanks so much for your prayers, messages and other support. I will continue to update as we learn more.

15 comments:

  1. She's beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  2. beautiful!
    Congrates!
    Lux

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL!

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  4. Congrats! Welcome baby!

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  5. Awwww ,Nicole and Berney you have another beautiful girl - Congratulations on the safe arrival! You both are wonderful parents!
    Love Rah :)
    xoxo

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  6. She is adorable! Reminds me of when my son was born! He has dwarfism too and was only in nicu for 4 days. Sometimes doctors underestimate the strength of our little ones ;) Praying all goes well and she can be home soon! Congrats :)

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  7. Congratulations! I'm so glad you're both doing well! She is so cute!

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  8. Congrats!!! She's lovely! Just like your other kids!

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  9. I've followed your blog for some time now - no idea how I first came to find you, but I have to de-lurk to send you all so very many congratulations on the safe arrival of your new and delightful little girl. You are such a wonderful writer, and it is always a delight when you update and share your latest news.

    Sending love to you all - especially to your new daughter. Itching to hear her name, when you have chosen it!

    Janey

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  10. Congratulations she is gorgeous !

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  11. Congratulations! She looks very big strong and healthy. Sure she can come home with you soon.
    Evelyne

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  12. Sweet! Congratulations to you and Bernard. I bet Maddy and Lana are all excited. :)

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  13. Congratulations! lately I follow your blog every day. I feel very happy with the good news. Your baby is so cute. Nicole .. I hope you get enough rest. Don't worry so much, your baby is so strong and healthy, she need some time to recover. May you and your baby get well soon as possible.

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  14. She is beautiful

    Tricia Douglas

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