Sunday, December 28, 2008

She's Here!

Abigail Monae (finally!) arrived at 5:59 p.m. on Saturday, December 27th! She weighed in at 6 lbs, 13 ozs, and is 19 1/2" long. I was not in the delivery room, but I did get to meet her in the NICU shortly after her birth.

When Abigail was born, she wasn't breathing quite right, so they took her to the NICU. She was only there for a few hours before being transferred to the regular nursery. Her nurse said it was shortest amount of time she's has a baby in the NICU.

I probably spent an hour with Abigail in the NICU between the two visiting times they had while we were there. I also spent time with her birthmother in the recovery room and in her regular room before we left. Please pray for her birthmother as she works through this process and recovers from the c-section.

It was a very long day yesterday. Mom and I left for the hospital at 9:30 a.m. and didn't get home until after 11:00 p.m. I ended up just spending the night at my parents' house with Steven, and then I'm heading back up to the hospital later today (1 to 1 1/2 hour drive). Mark is still in Iowa with his family and will be coming home tomorrow afternoon/evening.

I've posted more pictures on Facebook, but I wanted to at least get a few posted up here before heading to church. I'm sure you'll agree that she is quite cute!


Blueberry said...

she is beautiful! congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Patti said...

Congratulations!!! Abigail is beautiful! :-) Enjoy and savor the moments. Patti

stephanie garcia said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Katie said...

Congrats, she is so pretty!! She looks so sweet and healthy. Can't wait to see more. I know your so tired. Happy New Year sweet family!

Pam said...

Congratulations Mark and Rebekah!! She is beautiful!! So happy to hear she is safely here, and praying for her birthmom and for Mark as he grieves with his family. Glad you will all be together as a family of FOUR soon! I checked your blog late Sat night but there was no news, so I just continued to pray. Yesterday was too busy to check. THANK YOU for posting pics here, as I am not on facebook. She is such a cutie, and I could swear in that one picture posted farther up she is smiling!!